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Today's News

  • Red Cross joins partners to get smoke detectors in north homes

    HILLVIEW -- Thanks to a grant from the American Red Cross, homes in Hillview and Pioneer Village could be a little safer.
        Similar to a program undertaken several years ago in the Big Valley community, a grant from the Red Cross could place up to 5,000 smoke detectors into northern Bullitt County homes.
        And, there is no cost to homeowners.

  • Relay for Life allows survivors to share stories

     HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.

  • KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer Ellis Murder

     Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • Construction projects suspended to ease holiday weekend travel

     Drivers traveling along Kentucky roadways may find their path a little easier this weekend.

    Although road construction season is now underway, work on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be alert for lane closures in many locations.

    “We want to make travel as nearly carefree and stress free as we can,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “But most of all, we want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely.”

  • Skate park location still not keen to all

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While some skaters and bikers may be excited about the construction of the new BMX/skate park, it is still raising some concern from local residents that live near the proposed location.

    Tom Burks said he did not like that the bike park would be located between a residential area.

    He said he thought there would be a lot of injuries and there’s only one emergency exit.

    Burks said he’s lived there for nine years and sees the park continually used by young women and children and grandparents with their children.

  • VOA program can assist Vietnam vets with housing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • MW has money to spend in budget

     

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After years of doing little to address infiltration problems with its sewer system, local officials plan to spend about $5 million on the issue in its new 2015-16 budget.

    “We should’ve started this six to seven years ago,” said City Treasurer Peggy Brinkman.

    The sewer department will work on replacing 8,000 feet of sewer lines and manholes and do sewer taps on Meadowview Drive (which will also affect customers on Evans Lane, Valley Drive and Fairlaine Drive) expected cost is $438,608.

  • Judge asked to raise tax rate

      HILLVIEW -- A counteroffer by the Hillview City Council has been rejected by a company which had previously won a verdict of over $11 million.

    And, now, Truck America Training LLC has filed a motion asking a Bullitt Circuit Judge to set tax amounts at a rate that would ensure the city pays its judgment.

    The writ of mandamus was recently filed against the city after its undisclosed counteroffer was recently rejected.

    As of April 15, 2015, the interest in the $11.4 million judgment in 2012 has increased the total amount to $15.1 million.

  • New roof may be solution in mold issue in MWMS

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Roof issues may be the source of mold problems at Mount Washington Middle School.

    But the source of bed bug issues at Bullitt Central High will be a much harder mystery to solve.

    Both were topics of discussion for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Monday.

    Superintendent Keith Davis updated members on the two problems experienced in the past week.

  • Bullitt East media specialist suspended for procedural error in handling funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- No matter who you are or who you might be married to, if you don't follow procedures, you face the ramifications.
        According to Eric Farris, legal counsel for the Bullitt County Board of Education, Kellie Davis was suspended for five days without pay.
        Davis is the wife of superintendent Keith Davis and has served the past 13 years as librarian at Bullitt East High School.