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Today's News

  • Safety precautions urged during Fourth of July activities this year

    With planning for Fourth of July celebrations already in full swing, Prevent Blindness Kentucky is urging the public to refrain from purchasing or using fireworks.

    In 2007, approximately 6,300 Americans were treated in emergency rooms across the country due to fireworks-related injuries around the Independence Day holiday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

    Unfortunately, more than 40 percent of all fireworks injuries were to children under the age of 15.

  • Police to be on watch this weekend for impaired drivers in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding everyone to “Drive Smart” during the July Fourth holiday period.

    Officers will be out in force, cracking down on any violation, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. The "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" enforcement blitz will run from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country's most recent recession.

    It's a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America's birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Mount Washington pool opens Thursday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After a long wait, the Mount Washington swimming pool is set to open Thursday.

    Workers were stocking snack bar shelves and readying the facility for swimmers Wednesday afternoon. The pool is full and maintenance repairs are complete.

    A county budget crunch shuttered the pool until recently when city officials agreed to pay for and make needed repairs to bring the facility into federal compliance. The city also received some volunteer help from a local citizen experienced in pool repair.

    The county has agreed to pay operational costs.

  • MW pool close to reopening

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Swimmers marooned on dry land could be returning to the pool as early as next week after city officials stepped in to help repair the facility.

    A county budget crunch recently shuttered three of the county's four public pools. The Maryville pool in the north end has been open since early June.

    County officials claimed repairs to bring the pools into federal safety compliance would be a drain on budget funds.

    But if all goes as planned, Mount Washington's pool will soon be open for business.

  • Some suggestions on budgetary constraints in county

    Believe it or not, I can feel the pain about to be felt by members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Government should be run like a business. So, when the economy takes a tumble, so do government agencies.

    As a publisher, I get to tackle my budget each fall. Like government leaders, you look at trends for the past 9-10 months. You look at revenue and expenditures.

    You make your best guess. And neither budget can run in the red.

    For me, running in the red could lead to a new job.

  • County experiences online holdup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An online banking scam has allegedly resulted in half a million dollars taken from Bullitt County.

    Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said that through an online banking transaction someone from the Ukraine took $500,000 out of a county account through First Federal Savings Bank.

    Roberts met Tuesday with the county attorney, county sheriff, county treasurer and First Federal officials to discuss the issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday for further discussion.

  • MW dealership could lose ability to sell new Chrysler, General Motors vehicles

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The announcement that Alex Montgomery Chevrolet Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Mount Washington was included in both the Chrysler and GM mass dealership cuts wasn’t news that General Sales Manager Larry Baker wanted to hear.

    But he promises it isn’t a death sentence for the business that has more than 79 years of history in Mount Washington.

    “It’s not as big of a deal for us as it is for others because Alex has another Chrysler dealership,” Baker said.

  • Salt River, STM win suit over land dispuit

    HILLVIEW - A jury recently determined that a utility company did not improperly take land belonging to a family that had maintained the l30-foot strip of ground for years.

    The jury found in favor of Salt River Electric and STM Realty in a suit filed by Paul and Lori Price.

    The property in question is off East Blue Lick Road and has since been sold to Sabert Corp. which has built a 250,000 square foot plant in the area.

  • Pow Wow success

    The Red Crow Indian Council’s annual Intertribal Pow Wow at the Shepherdsville City Park was another outstanding success.

    Record crowds came out to learn about the many facets of Native American lifestyles.

    Included in the two-day festival was a series of dances from the various tribes.

    Proceeds from the Pow Wow go to help local Native American school activities, as well as various Native American activities throughout the country.