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Today's News

  • Leadership calls for Johnson's resignation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During his first political campaign in 2016, Dan Johnson was asked by leadership in both political parties to step down for postings on his social media page.

    On Monday, both parties were again asking the 49th District state representative to step down immediately.

    The latest call for resignation comes on the heels of a report by reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

    The five-part report was released on Monday on the investigative reporting team’s website.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  • Communication system to be upgraded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Since William Mahoney returned to the Hillview Police Department, he has been very vocal about his concerns over the communications system.

    There were too many times when his radio did not work, especially inside buildings.

    And it was not that the radios were broken.

    The current system used by Bullitt County was just not up to date and communications were at times impossible.

    That presents a very dangerous, and possibly fatal, situation for law enforcement officials and the public.

  • Sheriff’s merit board will have to get own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Not considering the merit of the board, there must be funding if the agency exists.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board doesn’t look to be going away any time soon.

    And, as it remains in existence, it will need some money to fund things like a hearing officer and an attorney.

    Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell told fiscal court members that he didn’t have funds in his budget to cover the merit board expenses.

  • Group pushing to making Chapeze special area

      SHEPHERDSVILLE—Citizens preferring a tourist neighborhood to an industrial one, and those in favor of the opposite, gathered in front of Fiscal Court recently during a special meeting to share their concerns and ideas.

    The issue on the table was over the possible development of the land near the Chapeze Lane area.

    Finance officer Keith Griffee headed the public hearing, opening by reminding those in attendance that the meeting was for the court to hear from both sides of the issue and that no action would be taken.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 in Bullitt County December 12-13

     Louisville, KY (Dec. 11, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has granted a permit to CSX railroad for the temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) in Bullitt County. This roadway will be closed for repairs at the railroad crossing near East Blue Lick Road (mile marker 1.6).

     

    Closure of Coral Ridge Road is scheduled from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists.

     

  • Roberts to serve as president

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts will be alone in a prestigious group as she becomes the first female to serve as president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association.

    Roberts will also be the first Bullitt Countian to serve in that role. She served the past year as the first vice president.

    She said she was proud to represent the county as a leader of the group.

    The goal of the organization is to better serve government in all 120 counties. The group has an annual convention.

  • Deficiencies will cost builder...but it could be worse

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—An unfinished building site could cost the city of Mount Washington $25,000 a day.

    Instead, it will cost the builder an amount only determined by how long it takes him to finish the site…one year later than originally planned.

    A hearing was held for Jones Brothers Builders regarding the incompletion of the Dollar Tree building site, located on Shadowmeade Lane off Bardstown Road.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 10, 2017

    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.

     

  • State highway crews ready for winter season

     LOUISVILLE – Whether it’s a few flurries or a few inches, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are prepared to battle winter precipitation and keep traffic moving in a safe manner.   

    Over the past weekend,  District 5 maintenance staff monitored weather conditions.