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  • 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.

  • KentuckyOne Health donation will help save lives in Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - When someone is experiencing a heart attack, emergency medical responders are often the first line of care. 

    Having the latest technology can make the difference between life and death. 

    KentuckyOne Health officials recently presented new technological equipment to Bullitt County EMS, which will help to ensure that patients who may be suffering a heart attack get the care they need more quickly.

  • Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 24, 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.