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  • Accidents common as major portion of Preston opens to traffic; various factors listed as causes

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Bullitt County residents couldn’t hardly wait any longer for the new stretch of Highway 61 to open.

    And now that it has, drivers can’t seem to wait for the traffic lights.

    The Pioneer Village City Council discussed concerns relating to the number of accidents that have taken place at the new intersection of Highway 61 and John Harper Highway in the short amount of time the roadway has been open.

  • Butler hopes he has opportunity; already making positive moves

    CLERMONT -- The advice from some of his friends has been to run.

  • Fox Chase opens year on fast track

    FOX CHASE - The first meeting of the year for the Fox Chase City Council involved little business, but addressed an issue of concern for its residents: speeders.

    Mayor Owen Taylor informed the council that constable James Scrogham has offered his services to patrol Fox Chase streets. Scrogham was scheduled to speak with the council but was absent due to a family emergency.

    Taylor said the biggest issue with allowing Scrogham to patrol was the lack of an available radar gun. He mentioned purchasing one would cost anywhere from $100-$500.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 9, 2015

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • I-65 pavement repairs in Jefferson County scheduled Feb. 10-12

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures this week on southbound Interstate 65 in Jefferson County.

    These lane closures are necessary for repair of a damaged section of concrete pavement between Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line, mile points 125.1 to 123.1.

  • Bullitt ranks in top 10 for teachers salaries

    New data based on 2014-15 salary scales reveal Bullitt County Public School teachers rank 8th highest in pay out of 174 districts in Kentucky

    Superintendent Keith Davis said such compensation is one of many reasons educators should seek employment in Bullitt County Schools.

    “Our district clearly honors the work of our teachers and pays them at a comparatively high level,” he said noting the chart depicting the state’s top 30 districts (below).

  • First responders, community mourn death of BC EMA's deputy director

    NICHOLS -- Les Bandy died doing what he had been doing for the past 35 years -- finding a way to help his community.

  • Magistrate asks, Mount Washington OKs insurance tax compromise

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--There's good and bad news for Bullitt County Fiscal Court. 

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, the council proposed to decrease their insurance tax premium contribution to the fiscal court from 1 percent to 0 percent. 

    In other words, Mount Washington would join the other seven municipalities in taking all 5 percent of the county's insurance premium tax.

    Second District magistrate Gary Lawson asked the council to reconsider.

  • Louisville man charged with child porn crimes

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County man was arrested on charges related to child pornography Friday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Troy M. Martin, 44, is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Murder mystery dinner set for February 13

     SHEPHERDSSVILLE -- Looking for an alternative to the traditional dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day?

    The Bullitt County Arts Council can help with that.

    On Friday, Feb. 13, they will be a sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater night, “Thirteen Deadly Reasons.”

    It will be held at Rivers Edge Event & Venue Resource at 416 S. Buckman St. from 6:30 to 10 p.m.