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Today's News

  • No sewer surcharge allowed on Hunters Hollow system

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The pipeline to satisfaction for Hunters Hollow residents affected by a failed sewage treatment plant finally received some flow.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the Hunters Hollow City Commission that bankruptcy trustee Robert Keats had been permitted by a federal bankruptcy judge to drop a surcharge case.

    Originally, Keats was seeking a ruling from Kentucky Public Service Commission that would lead to substantial rate increases to plant customers to pay for the failed plant. 

  • Arnold receives Eagle Scout honor

     Johnathon W. Arnold, 17, of Mount Washington, KY has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

    Arnold was recognized in ceremonies on August 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington..

    A member of Lincoln Heritage Council, Troop 776, Arnold is one of a very small number of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle Scout rank, according to Scoutmaster Steve Heimer.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 15, 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.

     

  • North gets first shot at Mercy. East awaits

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Girls’ Sixth Region Soccer Tournament gets underway on Monday with all three Bullitt County teams represented for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

    The game everyone will focus on right out of the gate will be on Monday when North Bullitt collides with five-time defending Sixth Region champion Mercy. The two teams met in the semi-finals last season with the Jaguars pulling out a 1-0 victory.

  • Dragons breath fire on Cougars early, then roll

     PEEWEE VALLEY – For the second time in as many weeks, the South Oldham Dragons started fast and never looked back in defeating a play-off bound team from Bullitt County.

    On Friday, it was Bullitt Central that the Dragons jumped on top of 21-0 in the first quarter en route to a 42-7 victory.

    South Oldham wrapped up the number one seed for Class 5-A, District 3 with the win despite having a district game remaining with North Bullitt this Friday. It is the third straight district title for the Dragons.

  • East beats North to claim Bullitt Cup

     HEBRON ESTATES – Scoring on four of its first five possessions of the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers pulled away from arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday for a 40-19 victory in the 39th meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

    Besides the obvious importance of beating your county rival, the win had multiple overtones for the Chargers.

  • Beshear, BOAT outline plans of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local team received a boost from a state official on its ongoing battle with the recent drug epidemic.

    The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) welcomed Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear to speak with local officials about drug-related issues and the ongoing struggle to combat them.

    The event was hosted at the Bullitt County Detention Center, with various officials and concerned residents invited to share their concerns and suggestions.

  • Citizens seek Chapeze to be scenic byway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A group working to protect the scenic value of the Chapeze Lane area got a shot in the arm from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to get the same level of support from Bullitt Fiscal Court. But that can’t happen until the court hosts a special  meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the courthouse.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Sewer surcharge request dismissed by PSC

         FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied an effort to impose a surcharge on customers of a failed Bullitt County sewer system in order to pay off debts of the bankrupt company that abandoned the utility.

    The proposed surcharge would have imposed a $17 monthly fee for a period of 20 years on the 700 customers formerly served by Bullitt Utilities.

  • Dooley reinstated to position after long, costly legal battle

      MOUNT WASHINGTON—After nearly six years, the question has finally been answered: Michael Dooley is the chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District.

    In the latest of executive session meetings to work out plans, a motion was approved to bring the matter to a conclusion after Dooley was improperly terminated in 2012.

    As of Oct. 2, Dooley officially returned to work as Mount Washington’s fire chief.

    “I’m just happy it’s all done,” he said.