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  • Various agencies continue to make pitch to help others during holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--In the spirit of Christmas, it is tradition to try and give back to those who are less fortunate during this giving season.

    Several cities in Bullitt County will continue with their goodwill this year.

     

    Lebanon Junction

    The Christmas basket project has been around a long time in Lebanon Junction. Allie Phillips, one of the coordinators, said “it's a community affair.”

  • Youth will be served by Lady Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – It says a lot for your basketball program when you an lose six seniors and still be ranked 12th in the state in the pre-season coaches’ poll.

         That is where the Bullitt East Lady Chargers find themselves this winter – young and talented. The ‘talented’ part is where the high ranking comes from. The ‘young’ part is what keeps veteran head coach Chris Stallings awake at night.

  • Session to help answer flood questions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--There are a lot of questions and the time is running out for residents who could be affected by the revised flood elevation maps.

    The city of Shepherdsville is hosting an informational session on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Bullitt Central High School.

    The session begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Shepherdsville councilmember Dana Bischoff James spoke to members of the Bullitt County Public School Board last week.

    One word of warning from James was that the school system might have facilities which could be affected by the altered elevation maps.

  • One case sent to grand jury, other one pleads in BE incident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Recent arrests on Bullitt East High School grounds has left many with concerns.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 18,  afternoon around 2 p.m., the Mount Washington Police Department received a phone call on two possible intoxicated subjects trying to pick up a student at Bullitt East High School, said Chief Roy Daugherty.

    After arriving on scene, the officer found the two subjects who smelled of marijuana. Andrew Marchegion, of Jeffersontown, admitted to having marijuana in a vehicle on school property. He consented to a search.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 1, 2014

    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.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Records seized from chief, fire dept.

    CLERMONT - An investigation of Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and its long-time chief, Julius Hatfield, resulted in the seizure of records and computers on Tuesday.

  • Comments result in call for action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The controversy involving statements made by a local fire chief has led to several officials seeking action.

    And, one has asked Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield to resign.

    Hatfield, the long-time chief, made comments recently to a television reporter when she questioned actions taken by the fire district.

    Already under an examination by the state auditor’s office, the question revolved around spending and why several of the district’s six firehouses were not manned.

  • Sheriffs seize records in Southeast Bullitt investigation

     The Bullitt County Sheriffs Department has seized records from Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and chief Julius Hatfield as part of an ongoing investigation.

    As of Tuesday, no charges have been filed. However, Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Sheriffs Office said the next step will be to take information to the Commonwealth's Attorney to discuss the matter going to the grand jury for possible indictment.

  • AARP salute to Veterans continues to grow annually

     The Mt. Washington AARP fundraiser was no stranger to generosity this year. The annual Veteran’s Day dinner had to be moved from the Senior Center to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville this year due to high attendance in the previous years.

    President Vivian Adams said they have been “overwhelmed” with donations.

    Currently the amount raised is about $7,200 with more coming in.

  • Convenience store to again give back by offering free Thanksgiving dinner

     HILLVIEW - The Guru Market Spirit Gas Station in Hillview knows how to dish out the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.

    Employees and their family members will prepare free meals for the store’s third annual Thanksgiving dinner event.

    Owner Ishwar Patel said the store, known for its Broaster chicken, will offer a complete meal with broasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and a roll.

    Guru Market distributed about 700 free meals last year. They are preparing to serve up to 900 this year.