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  • PSC hearing full of talk; no report on sewer plant issue released

     FRANKFORT -- The possible surcharge on customers of the Hunters Hollow sewage system was not on the table during a recent hearing of the state Public Service Commission.

    What was under discussion was some of the events leading to and following the March 2014 failure of the privately-owned sewage treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road.

    Members of the PSC listened to a full day of testimony. No results have been released.

    Since the failure of the treatment plant last spring, temporary provisions have been put into place.

  • Voter registration deadline April 20

     FRANKFORT -- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    * Be a U.S. citizen

  • Tax rates to remain same for Fox Chase residents

    FOX CHASE - The tax rates for the city of Fox Chase have been approved.

                The city council unanimously approved rates for real and personal property, as well as for public services. The rates remained the same as the previous year.

                Real property tax rates were set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. Personal property and public service tax rates were set at 17.45 cents.

  • Crash at Highway 44 and old Bardstown Road slows traffic

    Update Tuesday, April 14 at 10:11 a.m.

    Detective Dan Kelty has confirmed the driver was arrested for DUI and taken into custody. A woman was taken to Baptist East Hospital.

    The two vehicles were traveling west on Highway 44 towards Shepherdsville. The woman paused to make a righthand turn onto old Bardstown Road and was rear-ended by the man.

    "He wasn't paying attention," Kelty said.

  • Shepherdsville mayor under investigation on sex allegations

      A press release from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office at 4:51 p.m. Monday, April 13:

    The Criminal Investigation Division was contacted in December about allegations involving the Mayor of Shepherdsville Scott Ellis.

  • Tickets still available for the annual Boy Scout dinner Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Jose Cubero, Bullitt County Friends of Scouting Chair, announces the annual campaign benefiting Scouting in Bullitt County will be held April 14, 2015. The event will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Bullitt County Shrine Club. The guest speaker will be Kentucky Sports Radio’s Ryan Lemond.

     

    Mr. Lemond is Co-Host of the extremely popular Kentucky Sports Radio show and works closely with UK athletics.  Ryan attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he studied mass communication.

     

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 13, 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.

     

  • Larry Dangerfield selected LJ mayor

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Spring showers has also brought new leadership to Lebanon Junction.

    At a recent city council meeting, city attorney Walt Sholar read a letter of resignation from former Mayor Steve Masden.

    Sholar told the council they had 30 days to fill the position. Qualifications for the position included an applicant who is at least 25 years-old and a resident of Lebanon Junction.

    He said the appointee would fill the position until the next election.

  • Kentucky participates in the second annual national texting enforcement crackdown

      FRANKFORT - In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement agencies in Kentucky are stepping up efforts to persuade drivers to put down the phone as part of the second annual national texting enforcement crackdown – U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

  • ‘Heroes’ sought for MW Spring Festival festivities

     MOUNT WASHNGTON -- Are you veteran?

    Live in Mount Washington?

    Then the Mount Washington Family Spring festival coordinators are looking for you.

    Bill Willoughby, a coordinator of the festival, said the theme this year is “Our Heroes.”

    He said it was a natural choice, for the Mount Washington Lion and Lioness clubs, since it is their motto.

    The group is seeking the oldest veteran in Mount Washington to serve as this year’s grand marshal in the parade on Saturday, May 9.