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Today's News

  • 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.

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS

     You don't have to go far for a story when it's in your own building.

    Firefighters from Shepherdsville, Zoneton, Nichols and Southeast Bullitt fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at the home of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing.

    The fire was restricted to the warehouse area of the plant. No one was hurt.

    Due to the smoldering rolls of newsprint, fire officials were on the scene over 24 hours.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    There should be no delays in the production of the newspaper.

  • 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.

  • Burress, Spainhour attend judicial college

     FRANKFORT -- Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College that took place Jan. 25-28 in Louisville.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.

    The judges attended courses on domestic violence, science and the law, computer forensics in court, alternative ways to resolve disputes in cases, personal jurisdiction, judicial writing for trial judges, evolving areas of law and recently published cases, and court technology, including eFiling.

  • Close the Deal to be directed by Higher Ed group

     FRANKFORT -- The popular Close the Deal program has been transferred from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Close the Deal helps high school seniors make the transition to college or careers. It recruits community and business leaders to foster a college-going culture at their local schools.

    Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen said she will continue to support the program because she believes that it is important to the Commonwealth.

  • Does Bullitt County have connection to George Washington?

     Nathaniel Pope was born in 1603 in Gloucester, England. 

    In 1630, he married Lucy Anne Fox in England.  They started a family before leaving England and traveling to America.  Before leaving England, Nathaniel and Lucy had four children.  They were Nathaniel, William, Margaret and Elizabeth Pope.

    Nathaniel and his family boarded the ship which departed from England and made the long journey to America. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.