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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 26, 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hodgenville bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former bookkeeper of an Elizabethtown, Kentucky, health provider was sentenced this week to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $541,224.88 in restitution by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for embezzling funds through wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Jeanne E. Goodsell, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, was charged in a seven count criminal information, on May 8, 2015 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on June 4, 2015.

  • Sanitation District gets OK, moves to hike rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to allow the Bullitt County Sanitation District to set its own rates — with some limits.

    Two days later, the board did just that.

    Customers of the BCSD will soon see a 12 percent increase to their bills. On average, the increase would be less than $3 a month.

    District manager Jerry Kennedy said he was worried when he entered the fiscal courtroom on Tuesday and the seats were nearly full.

  • Hunters Hollow customers urged to voice surcharge opposition

     HILLVIEW — Now is the time for northern Bullitt County residents to raise your voices, especially if you are a customer of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Currently, the state Public Service Commission is considering the reopening of the surcharge request by creditors of the old Bullitt Utilities.

    The requested surcharge could add as much as $17 per month to Hunters Hollow customers.

    Hillview attorney Tammy Baker said now is the time for customers to voice their concerns over the request.

  • NB student facing discipline following threat

     The following message was distributed by North Bullitt High School Principal Chris VerDow Friday afternoon:

    Dear Parents and Partners,

    North Bullitt High School and Bullitt County Public Schools are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with parents in our effort to provide the very best education for students.  Key to that partnership is open communication.