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Today's News

  • Fire groups closer than ever to contract

     CLERMONT — In the past, the sizzle of the conversation between members of two groups working for the people of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was pretty explosive.

    But, on this particular Saturday, that sizzle in the kitchen of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department came from the bacon and not the banter.

    After about two hours of discussion, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board were shaking hands and checking out if there were any leftovers in the kitchen.

  • Work begins on homeless shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the disbanding of The Shepherd’s Shelter, Bullitt County’s primary resource in the struggle against homelessness, other organizations have attempted to step up and meet the needs.

    Those local organizations have been working together, with assistance from Metro United Way, to develop the Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, attempting to combine all local efforts toward a common goal.

  • Dollar Sunday collections through March

     The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  • President's Day

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With a new president in office, talk of presidents past is high.

    For fifth graders at Old Mill and Mount Washington Elementary, the chance to talk to one of the most well-known presidents became real as Abraham Lincoln visited the schools.

    Sort of.

    Funded by the Family Resource Center, Kentucky Chautauqua performers presented the 16th president’s life and lessons to the students.

  • Spring Forest fire season now in place for Bullitt

     FRANKFORT – The Spring Forest Fire Season is now in effect through April 30 in every Kentucky county. 

    This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season.

    The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.

  • Hunters Hollow continues to discuss its biggest issue -- sewer service

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - With one back-up out of the way, the Hunters Hollow City Commission waits on another to clear city sewage issues.

    The fears of city residents were eased when water was still available after the Jan. 1 receivership deadline ended for the Bullitt County Sanitation District to handle the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

    City attorney Mark Edison said BCSD remained in charge of the plant and would continue to handle those duties until the Kentucky Public Service Commission held a hearing and made a ruling.

  • EMS, jail must make changes in procedures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two Bullitt County entities have some work to do, according to state auditor Mike Harmon.

    According to the audit released by Harmon’s office, Bullitt County government was spared any recommendations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.

    However, there were recommendations for improvement in the Emergency Medical Services and with the Bullitt County Jail.

    Emergency Medical Services

    The major issue involving EMS was the lack of strong controls over receipts.

  • Local BOAT agency receives another Naloxone donation

     The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (a local Non Profit) received another generous donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaleo, the Richmond, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company.

    The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team uses the donated EVZIO to build Overdose Rescue Kits to combat the increasing numbers of overdose deaths throughout communities.

  • Legislators say cut in judicial seats will not happen

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In December, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced a plan for realignment of district and circuit judges in the state.

    The plan was just that — a plan.

    And that plan must be approved by the General Assembly. Any changes would not go into effect until 2022.

    But the legislative contingency in Bullitt County said they would not approve any loss of judicial seats locally.

  • Kingston Davis plays soccer with some of world’s best

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Kingston Davis got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen to train with some of the world’s best soccer coaches in Barcelona last November.

    Davis attended a week-long camp last summer and received his invitation to join the FC Barcelona Camp  a few weeks later.

    According to Davis’ dad, Brian, only about 7 percent of the kids who try-out get the invitation.