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Today's News

  • MW could start liquor sales earlier on Sundays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those wanting to watch a game at noon on Sunday in Mount Washington might have the chance to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their restaurant meals.

    An ordinance amending sections of the Alcoholic Beverage Licenses chapter was read at a recent city council meeting that would allow Sunday sales to begin at Noon rather the current 1 p.m. 

    All locations selling alcohol would still have to end sales at midnight each night.

  • Allen retires after taking MWMS to new heights

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three hundred and fifty thousand miles.

    That’s how far Dr. Denise Allen has driven to and from work the past 12 years.

    In measures of time, that’s an estimated 5,760 hours or 720 eight-hour workdays, the equivalent of three years of work for an educator.

    That Lexington-based drive ended this summer though, when Allen retired as principal at Mount Washington Middle School.

    “I’ve spent 20 percent of my life here,” she said.

  • Weatherization funding still available for Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Summer is here and the weather is heating up, but a local agency hopes to help take out the worry for some homeowners needing a little more summertime assistance.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering its Weatherization program, designed to assist qualified families and seniors in paying utility bills and preparing their homes to be more energy-efficient.

    The program is offered annually with assistance from the Department of Energy and funded in part through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Former KSP detective charged with false statements during hearing

     LEXINGTON – John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the grand jury indictment of a former Kentucky State Police Detective for making false statements, while under oath, during a United States District Court hearing in Lexington. The statements were made while testifying about the destruction of evidence tied to the prosecution of defendants charged by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. For that reason, the Eastern District was granted a recusal in this prosecution.

  • County attorney to participate in driving safety campaign

     If you choose to drink and drive in Bullitt County, County Attorney John Wooldridge is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 16-Sept. 4.

    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • Hunters Hollow still looking for answers on sewer district

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Like the Rolling Stones, the Hunters Hollow City Commission just can’t seem to get any satisfaction.

    Mayor Linda Parker inquired about updates to the ongoing situation involving potential surcharge rates to city residents due to a blown sewage treatment plant, followed by the sequential service takeover by the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    City attorney Mark Edison said nothing else can happen until there was a decision made by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

  • Concern over use of property in Yorkshire leads to BOA hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Martin Whelan recently brought a concern to the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    He was concerned over the operation of a business in a residential neighborhood.

    Besides wanting to give the other party an opportunity to speak, Bullitt Fiscal Court members did not offer any alternatives.

    However, Whelan will have an opportunity to bring his concerns to the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.

    At its 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, Stephen Smith will apply for a conditional-use permit.

  • Two NB students face consequences in conduct code breaches

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School went on a soft lockdown Friday morning after a bullet was found inside the school.

    It was the second incident in two days at the school. Principal Chris Ver Dow notified parents on Thursday that a student was overheard saying they brought a weapon to school. Though no weapon was found, that student would face consequences per the Bullitt County Public Schools Code of Conduct.

  • Culvert repairs on Belmont Road

     LOUISVILLE -  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for culvert repairs on KY 251 (Belmont Road) in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be mitigating erosion underneath the culvert over Crooked Creek (mile marker 1.6) near Lebanon Junction.

    Contract crews have begun working in this area and some temporary traffic stoppages are possible. Flagging operations will be used to direct traffic through the work zone particularly when heavy equipment will be in operation near the roadway.

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.