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Today's News

  • Johnson denies allegations, will not resign

     FERN CREEK — He opened his press conference in song, joined by family and friends.

    And the tune Dan Johnson would sing during his meeting with the press would be that he had no intention of resigning as state representative of the 49th District.

    On Monday, a lengthy report authored by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan said that a 17-year-old claims that Johnson molested her on New Year’s Eve in 2012.

  • Probe leads to call to resign

     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.

  • Beam to invest millions into warehouses; schools work

      CLERMONT — A major expansion is planned which could mean that up to 15 new warehouses would be built to store and age Jim Beam bourbon.

    The investment could be as much as $585 million.

    Normally, that would be a tremendous increase in taxable property assessments, which would mean high dollars for governmental agencies such as the school district.

    However, under an agreement with Bullitt Fiscal Court, the county will actually lease the property to Beam Suntory through an industrial revenue bond issue.

  • Teen charged in May 13 death of motorcyclist

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- On May 13, Aaron Jennette and a passenger Tiffany Banules were riding on his motorcycle westbound on John Harper Highway.

    It was around 11:15 p.m. when Jennette was stopped to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive in Bullitt County.  He was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Michelle Wyatt.

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and the newly constructed Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County.

    The signal is currently on flash in an effort to make motorists aware of the new traffic conditions.

    The signal will be tested and timing adjusted this week.  Weather permitting, traffic engineers plan to change the signal from flash to normal operations the week of Dec. 18.

  • 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.

  • Major changes in vaccinations required for admittance into school for 2018-19

     Important immunization changes are outlined in 902 KAR 2:060 for 2018-2019 school year.  Please note the following changes in order for your child to attend school:   

    *Effective July 1, 2018:  ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  

    These 2 shots must be given 6 months apart. Please DON’T DELAY in getting these started. 

  • 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.

  • Johnson to sponsor medical marijuana bill

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mount Washington, recently announced plans to sponsor legislation, in junction with Senate Majority Caucus Chair and Louisville Republican Dan Seum’s, in order to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.

     Seum has said he will file a bill that would legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for adults in an effort to get more tax revenue for the state’s pension systems. 

  • Johnson Works to Secure Bronze Plaque for Bullitt Army Veteran, Hero

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has successfully obtained a distinguished bronze plaque for the gravesite of Bullitt County native Charles C. Howlett.  

    The U.S. Army Tech 5 Tanker amicably wore our nation’s uniform during the tumultuous times of World War II. Tech Corporal Howlett served in Europe from October 1944, to January 1946, with no time lost. His campaign saw many conflicts, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.