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  • Groundbreaking Dec. 4 for MW branch library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- To celebrate the start of construction for the new 12,700-square-foot Mt. Washington Branch Library, a groundbreaking event will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the new facility, located at 214 N. Bardstown Road. 

  • Hillvew hosts Winterfest this Saturday

     HILLVIEW - In the city that boasts one of the longest-standing Christmastime traditions with the Operation Santa program, another event is becoming Bullitt County’s kickoff to the holiday season.

    The city of Hillview will host its ninth annual Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center, sponsored by the city’s recreation department.

    The free event is designed to get the community officially into the holiday spirit.

  • Sid Griffin: Mt. Washington mayor, community leader

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  • Consumers should use caution at ATMs, gas pumps

     FRANKFORT – It’s a common practice today to use a credit or debit card to purchase gas or withdraw money from an Automated Teller Machine or ATM. But beware; criminals may have installed devices to steal consumer information that results in unauthorized account access.

  • Concrete repairs may affect travels this week on I-65

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures this week on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement repairs.

    Dates and locations of this scheduled work are:

     
    ·        Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. until midnight – I-65 North right lane closed between mile points 106 and 108

  • Special salute by Legion Post 157

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville presented a special Veterans Day tribute to honor all veterans.

    Chaplain J.R. Lewis presented the POW/MIA table setting, ceremoniously honoring prisoners of war and missing comrades. The Bullitt County Sheriffs Explorers presented the Colors.

    Post commander Dirk “Mac” McCoy made a special presentation to Marilyn Ogle and her husband, veteran Danny Ogle, with  a plaque representing the military medals and honors earned by Marilyn’s father, Allen Brock Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 15, 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.

     

  • HOPE filling void for those seeking help

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A group of dedicated Bullitt Countians wants everyone to know that when times are tough, there’s always hope.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County is a non-profit organization striving to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in the area.

    “We’ve recently applied for a 501-c-3 tax-exempt grant,” said state Rep. Linda Belcher, who serves as a HOPE board member working with services.

  • KSP Warns Motorists of Increased Deer Activity

     FRANKFORT ― The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” says KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Assessment Team seeks community input

     The Bullitt County Assessment Team is working on the Community Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment Survey for Bullitt County. If you live, work, or play here in Bullitt County, your input is requested.

    Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey! We are hoping to complete 1000 or more surveys for Bullitt County.

    We have this survey online and in paper copy as well. For information, as well as suggestions for places to host paper copies, call 955-5355.