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Today's News

  • Traffic switch on Interstate 65 as of Dec. 15

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a change in the traffic pattern on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Pavement repairs in the southbound lanes have been completed between mile points 118 and 123. Contract crews have begun moving barrier wall today in preparation for work on the northbound lanes in this section of I-65.

  • Hatfield to take paid leave as fire chief

     CLERMONT - Admitting that the negative publicity which has occurred the past month has distracted from the important work to be done by the firefighters, Julius Hatfield submitted a request for a leave of absence as chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • Fire board begins work under new leadership; comments are heard

      CLERMONT - In its first meeting without Julius Hatfield leading the meeting, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees listened to several comments in regards to recent events.

    But the mood was fairly calm as board members began to figure out what happens next.

    Hatfield, under fire for comments made to a television reporter and on a deputy sheriff’s body camera, resigned last week from his position with the fire board. He remains fire chief.

  • Former U of L executive pleads guilty to fraud, embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE - A former University of Louisville accountant, promoted to Executive Director of the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (DFGM) pleaded guilty today, in U.S. District Court, to a seven-count federal indictment including charges of theft and bribery in programs that receive federal funds, money laundering, mail fraud, and filing false federal income tax returns, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for multiple robberies

     A Louisville man was sentenced on December 16, 2014, by Senior U.S. District Judge John G, Heyburn II, to serve 37 years and 10 months in prison for the robbery of a bank and a neighborhood business located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $120, 714.62 announced John E. Kuhn, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    There is no parole in the federal correctional system.

  • Company settles alleged false claims violations

     RMD Holdings, Ltd d/b/a Nationwide Fence and Supply Co. (Nationwide) agreed to pay a $1,750,000 to settle allegations that it circumvented the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements in federally funded construction projects. Of that amount, $416,000 will be paid pursuant to a stipulation of settlement being submitted for Court approval today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

  • UK students map out proposals for series of possible hike, bike trails

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is the best way to relax and enjoy Bullitt County?

    How do locals get their exercise in? How does the county intrigue tourists to visit the area?

    These were some of the many questions addressed by students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Landscape Architecture class during a presentation at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service Office.

    Eighteen students participated in the Greenway Project Proposal: Envisioning the Future Connectivity of Bullitt County.

  • Williams enjoys every day of life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were two things that occurred on December 7, 1914, that changed the world for the better.

    One was the World War I Christmas Armistice, a call for soldiers throughout the world to cease fighting on Christmas Day in honor of the special holiday.

    The other was born in Bullitt County, possibly near the Bardstown Junction area, and has brought joy to everyone who has met her since.

  • MW to look at adding meat to its sign ordinance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A big change is coming, one that could really affect how businesses advertise in Mount Washington.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, the group had the first reading of a new sign ordinance sponsored by council man Brent Wheeler.

    Wheeler said his purpose of redoing the ordinance was to beautify the appearance of the city and rid it of “eyesores.”

    “We’re going to move forward with making this town presentable,” he said.

  • Postal service tries to restore some convenience for Clermont customers

    CLERMONT - The Valero Food Mart on Clermont Road is now an even more convenient store thanks to the U.S. Postal Service.

    Valero now hosts a 'village post office" for postal customers, designed as an alternate access location for local residents, according to USPS VPO coordinator Nick Walker.

    "There's been a nationwide reduction of post office hours," he said. "Clermont recently experienced reduced hours."