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Today's News

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.

  • Homeless issue still on MUW mind

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last month the Metro United Way hosted a gathering of local officials and concerned citizens to discuss the state of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    A second meeting was hosted to further the concerns mentioned at the first meeting, in hopes of establishing a task force to address and solve local issues.

    Moderator Barbara Sexton-Smith, who has worked with homeless issues for the past 25 years, returned to discuss results from the first meeting.

  • School Board upset that work done without approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The work had to be done.

    And it had to be done while school was not in session.

    But should it have been done without notifying school board members?

    The consensus during a recent work session of the Bullitt County Public School Board was that the sewer line work at Maryville Elementary was necessary.

    However, board members were not happy to get a negotiated change order for $21,000 from its contractor, Parco.

  • Louisville woman charged with Social Security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman was recently charged with several counts involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven year period, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the three-count Superseding Indictment, returned April 20, 2016, Janice M. Arnow failed to disclose the death of her husband and continued to receive and spend OASDI payments made by the SSA between October 2003 and October 2014.

  • Louisville dentist charged with illegal distribution of controlled substances

      LOUISVILLE– A Jefferson County, Kentucky, dentist was charged by federal Information today with the illegal distribution of controlled substances announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Couple continues battle to find comfort for daughter

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—At first glance, Leighanne Hastie looks like a regular 3-year-old.

    “Day to day, if you look at Leighanne, she looks like a normal little girl,” her mom, Heather, said. “She goes to gymnastics class on Mondays and she likes to go to her Bible class. She doesn’t look like a sick kid or one that has a disability.”

    The only difference comes in the form of a neurological disorder called epilepsy, which causes the toddler to have daily seizures.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘Enhanced’ tag taken off county in EDA work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the past five-year period, Bullitt County’s percentage of new job creation led the state of Kentucky.

    But starting next June, Bullitt County will be in a different category of incentives that can be offered. It will be a system that the county and its municipalities had worked under years ago.

    The question is whether going from an “enhanced” community to one that isn’t “enhanced” will make a difference in pursuing companies from coming to the county.

  • 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.