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  • Hillview honors Burton; city, Fox Chase, host cleanup days

    HIILVIEW - While work continues to clean up limbs left by the storm, Hillview residents have an opportunity to get rid of their junk on Saturday.

    The annual cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 4.

    From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., extra dumpsters will be in place at the works department garage at the end of Prairie Drive.

    Works foreman Jim Bohannon said that no hazardous materials would be accepted, as well as household garbage.

    The county cleanup weekends will not be held in the spring. The project could be held later this summer or fall.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of April 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of April 12:

     

     

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Shoulder closures and delays possible between mile points 109 and 116 for installation of median cable barriers.

     

     

    Jefferson County:

  • Highway 44 traffic issues

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Traffic along Highway 44 in Shepherdsville could be difficult due to maintenance issues.

    The Shepherdsville Police received notification through CSX that the crossing at Highway 44 East next to Publishers Printing would be closed at various times during the remainder of the week for repairs.

    Road crews working along Highway 44 West near Buckman Street have limited the traffic to just one lane.

    If Highway 44 East is closed, traffic may detour through Adam Shepherd Parkway, Second Street or Cedar Grove Road.

  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory for Cedar Grove area lifted

    CEDAR GROVE – The boil water advisory for residents impacted by the water main break at Omega Parkway and Cedar Grove Road has been lifted.  According a release from the Louisville Water Company, water quality tests confirm that the water is safe to drink.

    Residents whose refrigerators have automatic ice machines should allow the receptacle to fill twice and discard the ice.  Those with a chilled water line on the refrigerator door should allow it to run for approximately one minute before using.

     

  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The boil water advisory for Mount Washington residents has been lifted.

    A broken water main at Highway 44 and Greenbriar Lane left many customers and local schools without water Thursday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m.

    Mount Washington Utilities Superintendent Ronnie Fick said the break would probably take two to three hours to repair and customers might experience low water volume temporarily.

  • April Fools' Rocks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A dumptruck lost a load of gravel along N. Buckman Street Wednesday afternoon.

    The truck tailgate released in front of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing offices, causing gravel to spill onto N. Buckman, primarily in the southbound lane.

    The truck continued southbound along N. Buckman through Shepherdsville. It was eventually stopped by Shepherdsville Police units near Highway 480.

    The N. Buckman southbound lane was covered with the loose gravel from Adam Shepherd Parkway to W. Blue Lick Road.

  • Bullitt man guilty of re-entering country

       LOUISVILLE – Jose de Jesus Ornelas-Rodriguez, of Bullitt County, pled guilty on March 24, 2009, to charges of illegally re-entering the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Ornelas-Rodriguez, an alien and citizen of Mexico, pled guilty and admitted that on or about Oct. 23, 2008, he was found in the United States, after having been previously deported from the United States, and did not have the consent to apply for re-entry into the United States. 

  • Officials know importance of task force to combat drugs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  – The affect of methamphetamine is far more than simply the people that are manufacturing, trafficking or using the illegal drug.

    Many aspects of society are affected and law enforcement officials believe the current drug task force in Bullitt County is the most effective way to combat the problem.

    Danny Thompson, chief deputy Bullitt County sheriff, has been in law enforcement for four decades and has seen the influx of methamphetamine.

  • Man facing sodomy, rape charges

    BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County has been indicted for sexual misconduct with a minor girl.

    According to the indictment, Daniel Ray Keith of Brooks has been charged with first degree rape and sodomy, both Class A felonies punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    He is also facing Class B felonies on second-degree rape and sodomy charges. These are punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Former MW fire official to repay money

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former firefighter has entered a guilty plea and will have to repay over $15,000 taken from the taxing district.

    Anthony Judd entered a guilty plea on Tuesday afternoon to forgery and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Judd was given a five-year sentence on each count and they would be served consecutively for a 10-year sentence.