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Today's News

  • 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.

  • UPDATE: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for string of armed robberies

     A Louisville convicted felon was sentenced recently in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 481 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the armed robbery of eleven area convenient stores and fast food restaurants in December, 2012, and January, 2013, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Parking Lot Survival Guide: AAA Helps Motorists Stay Safe While Shopping

     Mall traffic can be overwhelming for shoppers who are heading out for their last minute bargains. AAA recommends that drivers exhibit the holiday spirit by safely sharing the lot with pedestrians.

    Distracted driving could also result in additional holiday expenses. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found about 20 percent of all vehicle collisions happens in parking lots.

  • Shepherdsville closes out some on-going sewer work; sets rules on newest lines

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The future potential growth of Shepherdsville's south end is one step closer to a solid liquid foundation.

    The city council will hear the second reading of an ordinance allowing the city to impose tap-on fees and implement services on the South Bullitt Interceptor Line.

    The ordinance would legally complete an agreement from 2009 between the city and Salt River Investments, Inc., for the line originally placed to serve Beam, Inc.

  • 911 Dispatchers spread holiday help in Hillview

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has become an annual event, the Bullitt County 911 Center has again dispatched some extra Christmas cheer.

    The center's employees donated $426 to the city of Hillview toward their annual Operation Santa program/

    This is the fourth year for the donation, according to deputy director Carla Johnson.

    The money is collected from dress-down days at the center. For $1 an employee can wear clothing of their favorite sports team.