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Today's News

  • City’s effort to regulate signs encouraging, challenging

     With this summer’s Homearama coming to town, Mount Washington officials are looking to tidy up its house.

    And they have also asked the county officials to join in the spruce up efforts.

    While miracles cannot be worked over the next two months, the discussions by Mount Washington city officials are encouraging.

    They are looking to get a handle on the signage which can been seen throughout the community.

    This is a very noble effort. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

  • Saying Goodbye

     We’ll start out with a bit of a stretch in relevance to Bullitt County.

    However, those stock car racing fans in the area will remember Andy Hampton. And I know Bullitt County has a whole lot of stock car fans, especially during the era when the weekly races were held at the fairgrounds and then at Louisville Motor Speedway.

    He was one of the first big-time racers from the Louisville area to make it in NASCAR. His best finish at the Daytona 500 was ninth.

    Hampton died at the age of 87 on April 1.

  • Former secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

     Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, admitted in federal court today that he solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks from a private consultant during his tenure. 

    Longmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official, before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell. 

  • Pioneer Village in line to get its own Dollar General store

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s not the Wild West, but a general store could soon be coming to a pioneer village.

    The Pioneer VIllage City Council heard the first reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear the way for the construction of a new Dollar General store location.

    The property is a 2.3-acre strip of land owned by Brookland Realty, Inc., located between Old Preston and new Preston Highway south of the John Harper Highway.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • Seven Counties, Centerstone join forces

     LOUISVILLE -- Centerstone and Seven Counties, two leading behavioral healthcare organizations, have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. 

    By joining together, the two organizations will be able to better meet the needs of people of all ages and expand access to innovative services and programs in each of the communities they serve and across the nation.

  • Lot of great things happening in school system

     Rather than focus on a particular issue this month, I will very briefly hit the high points of a few things that may be of interest to the Bullitt County community about its school system:

    *The Run for the Spirits Gala, sponsored by the independent Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, is coming up on Friday, April 22.

    This important event is not only a lot of fun, the money raised is awarded by the group to teachers and programs to provide items for their classrooms that may not otherwise be affordable. 

  • John Brown Cundiff was a Confederate Soldier

     John Brown Cundiff; Jr. was born around 1830 in Kentucky.  His parents were John Brown; Sr. and Elizabeth Younger. John‘s father John Brown Sr. was born in Virginia in 1799. 

    His mother Elizabeth Younger was born 1799 in Virginia.  John Cundiff Sr. married Elizabeth Younger in 1820, in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  John Brown Jr. had several brothers and sisters.  

    John’s father died in 1855 at the age of 56 years old.  He died in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

  • Fired employee sues county, co-worker

      LOUISVILLE -- A former animal control officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his employer and a person who used to be his employee.

    Attorneys for James Edward Miller filed a federal civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

    The lawsuit names Bullitt Fiscal Court and Delsie Williams as defendants.

    On May 27, 2015, Miller and Williams were terminated as employees at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Fireworks vendors to pay lot more in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Sparks flew a few weeks ago when city officials proposed new regulations on temporary fireworks stand operators.

    A new version of the ordinance was supposed to be considered by the Hillview City Council at its March 21 meeting.

    However, mayor Jim Eadens said that due to so many changes in the original document and a council not really sure where it wanted to go, the matter would be tabled for the evening.