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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of February 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 8:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mt. Washington council voices concerns over location of new school

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Where is the best place to put a new school?

    Just one week after Mount Washington residents raised concerns about a proposed site during a school board meeting, the issue was addressed by the city council.

    Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis spoke to the Mount Washington City Council in regards to a proposed elementary school site adjacent to the current Mount Washington Middle School location.

    One of the many reason for the selected location was that the school board already owned the property, Davis mentioned.

  • Hotel evacuated due to fire, no injuries

    HILLVIEW - Occupants at the Fairfield Inn evacuated into icy conditions Tuesday morning following a small fire inside the hotel.

    Firefighters responded to the scene on Brenton Way at 10:37 a.m. Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies said the fire was confined to one room, though smoke filled the third floor.

    Orkies said the fire began in a trash can in the corner of a room. He said the sprinkler system had the fire out by the time firefighters reached the scene.

  • Rezoning would allow more industrial development

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another phase of the Cedar Grove Business Park is closer to becoming a reality.

    Salt River Development LLC received a favorable recommendation from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to rezone over 115 acres to Light Industrial and another three acres to B-2 Central Business.

    The property, which is part of the city of Shepherdsville, would be adjacent to the current business park.

  • BREAKING NEWS: HIGH WIND WARNING FOR BULLITT COUNTY

    The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Bullitt County in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    Winds 25 to 40 MPH blew through the Bullitt County area Wednesday afternoon. The second wave of strong winds began around 4:30 p.m., with some gusts reported as high as 70 MPH.

  • Committee tries to save sewer plans

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In its current state, the planned sewer plant expansion and sewer line extension isn’t passing the smell test for Shepherdsville city officials.

    But instead of throwing the planned $18 million project out with the trash, a committee will hope to salvage the project.

    Meeting in executive session for the past couple of months, Shepherdsville officials addressed rumors that the planned expansion of its sewer plant and extension of a line to southern Bullitt County was dead.

  • Local teachers give coaches excellent marks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In only its second year, the placement of curriculum coaches seems to have been a positive one in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    But instead of taking perceptions as the gospel, teachers were given the opportunity to take a short survey on the effectiveness of the 16 coaches currently working in the school district.

    Of those who took the survey, 423 teachers had utilized the curriculum coach at their school and their responses were favorable on every question asked.

  • Board opts for alternate calendar; fall break turns to Turkey week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students and teachers won’t start back to school quite as early in August as proposed.

    But they will each return to the classrooms a day earlier than this year.

    With a draft proposal from the calendar committee in hand, Bullitt County Public School Board members received two other options Tuesday evening from superintendent Keith Davis.

    In looking at the options, board members unanimously accepted a version that would alter some of the original proposals.

  • Southeast Bullitt battles house fire near Cedar Grove Road

    CEDAR GROVE – A Thursday morning fire severely damaged a home near Cedar Grove Road.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire units responded to a call on a house fire at 599 Wilderness Trail around 10:45 a.m.

    The homeowner, Rob Wafzig, was not at home when the fire took place.

    The house received heavy damage to the roof on one side. Southeast Bullitt chief Julius Hatfield said an interior stairway leading to the second level had been damaged and firefighters could not access the upstairs rooms from inside.

  • County still faces issues over facilities

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If snow falls in Shepherdsville, it might not be a good idea to park or walk too close to the county courthouse or the judicial center.

    You might wind up with some snow crashing down upon you.

    Justin Howlett of Garland Industries said many of the plastic snowguards placed atop the judicial center had already popped off.

    And the courthouse never had any type of safeguards installed.