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  • April showers brings healthy flowers

     A few rain showers could not keep hundreds of people from attending the plant sale held at the Bullitt County Extension Service on Saturday.

    There were lots of plants, as well as yard decorations, available for purchase.

    This is an annual sale conducted by the Master Gardeners program in Bullitt County.

  • Fiscal Court freezes OT starting May 5

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an immediate concern rectified, the long-term future of the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service would be in doubt.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court adopted and then revised a resolution putting a freeze on any overtime on Tuesday.
        The effective date on the resolution was later changed to May 5.
        The overtime freeze, as well as freezes on new hires and transfer of funds and a new invoice policy, were implemented due to a desire to get a handle on financial spending in county government.

  • Restrictions amended to get project back to work

    HILLVIEW -- Earth moving equipment is back in operation at a construction site in northern Bullitt County.
        A stop work order was issued for construction by Brooks Crossing LLC at its residential and commercial development at the corner of John Harper Highway and East Blue Lick Road.
        After three hours of discussion on Thursday, planning officials opted to allow work to resume, under certain conditions.

  • Bike park locations raises concerns from area neighborhood

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Youngsters and local teens may be excited about the chance to shred at a new a BMX/skate park, but other residents are not.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Bruce Gooden asked the council to consider another spot for the bike park.

    The proposed placement for the park is right in front of his house he said, where the tennis courts are located at the city park behind Mount Washington Elementary.

    Gooden said, “I don't think it's going to help my property resale value.”

  • Water rates will increase in July for Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington residents can expect to see an increase to their monthly water and sewer bills beginning Wednesday, July 1.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Mayor Barry Armstrong said Louisville Water recently informed his office of a rate increase of 2.4 percent. Also, the consumer price index increase from the department of local is .8 percent. Thus, customers can expect to see a total increase of 3.2 percent applied to their bills in July.

  • Something still smells in Mount Washington for resident near sewer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The stench continues.

    Resident Barbara Saltsman, who lives on Redbud Drive, said the smell from the sewer plant is so bad at her house she can't sit on her deck or cookout.

    “It's a disgusting odor day and night,” she told the Mount Washington city council.

    Saltsman said she's owned her house for more than 40 years, but the smell has increased since 2007.

    The plant was operational in 2010.

  • More rye provides dough for city's sewer coffers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a "rye" twist, the city of Shepherdsville has a little more cash flow, thanks to more Beam Suntory pipe flow.

                The bourbon distillery is producing more of its rye whiskey product, meaning more pressing is taking place at its Clermont plant, according to mayor Scott Ellis.

  • Privatization one option to be studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Should Bullitt County contract out its emergency medical services?
        Should rates on its medical runs be increased?
        Should the number of ambulances be reduced?
        Less than 24 hours after Bullitt Fiscal Court imposed and then revised an overtime freeze which could have immediately shut down services such as EMS and the jail, the Emergency Services Committee held its regular meeting.
        The hot topic of the day was how to eliminate scheduled overtime with EMS.

  • Dennie Memorial comes back stronger after fire destroys church in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--After a long journey, the congregation at Dennie Memorial United Methodist finally has a place to call their own again.

    Sunday morning, members and other community members, including the Lebanon Junction mayor, gathered for the dedication.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 27, 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.

    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.