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Today's News

  • Hill enjoys opportunity to expand role in schools as new MW resource officer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Sgt. Becky Hill has had a passion for teaching the DARE program for many years, recently she was given the opportunity to focus on it full-time.

  • Mount Washington looks at tax on abandoned property tract to help clean up city

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington means business. At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong said he was interested in implementing an abandoned property tax.

    The issue has been a hot topic at meetings for some time now.

    Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street Program, has asked the council several times to address the excess of abandoned properties,businesses and excess signage.

    Though it is in the preliminary stages, Armstrong said action must be taken to “clean up the city.”

  • Darnell unveils book on history of Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A lifetime passion will now be forever memorialized in the pages of a book.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 23, 2015

    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.

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 at KY 1116

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) in Bullitt County.

    The signal heads are currently in place and will be turned on flash this week to make motorists aware of new traffic conditions.

    The signal is currently scheduled for activation on Tuesday, March 3.

    KYTC staff will test the traffic signal next week and adjust the timing as needed.

  • Mediation sought to settle legal dispute

     CLERMONT -- A lawsuit filed between two fire entities may be settled outside the courtroom.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department voted Tuesday to enter into mediation in its legal issues with the board of trustees.

    A request for a temporary injunction was granted against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The issue revolved around seeking to stop the trustees from contracting with another entity to provide fire protection.

  • Shepherdsville residents get to talk flood insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent changes to flood insurance regulations by the federal government are on their way, soon to be followed by changed in flood plain area designations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The double whammy leaves many area home and business owners in a precarious situation, substantially increasing rates.

    An educational seminar hosted by D.M. Fleitz and Associates at the Shepherdsville Government Center was designed to assist owners with various ways of limiting the cost increases.

  • Butler selected chief; pay to increase for certifed firefighters

     CLERMONT -- A chief and two new board members have been found.

    But the question of whether retired fire chief Julius Hatfield should receive any type of severance pay will have to be answered another day.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. board tackled a wide range of issues at its first meeting since the retirement of Hatfield, who served as chief since 1990.

    First, the board had to select a new leader of the department.

  • The Mole Hunter just part of annual Home, Garden and Remodeling weekend show

     LOUISVILLE -- The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World will offer incredible seminars throughout the Show weekend, Feb. 27 through March 1 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

    Each ticket includes access to the seminars offered on the day of the visit, which are filled with helpful information delivered in a fun, interactive manner.

    Throughout the weekend Jeff Wallitsch, Wallitsch Garden Center, will teach about gardening on a budget, as well as container gardening. 

  • Snowy week results in productive week at home

     We started the week of February 16 with the record-breaking snow levels in some parts of the state, and it ended with record low temperatures in others.

    In between, we endured more snow and saw the emergency workers and road crews of the state working hard to keep us safe. 

    With 100 Representatives covering all corners of the state, and the state police and transportation officials encouraging motorists to stay off the roads, House Leadership exercised caution and delayed legislative proceedings for the House of Representatives.