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Today's News

  • Hillview praised for efforts to battle drug abuse

        HILLVIEW — The holiday season is a festive one that is commonly associated with parties.
        However, as the holiday season was in full swing, Jennifer Stepp was present to praise Hillview officials for its efforts during 2016.
        It was in the past year that Hillview police officers saved nearly three dozen lives by using the narcan program.
        This drug helps keep those who have overdosed alive long enough to get treatment.

  • Easier, safer access to Cedar Grove now open

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The  construction of a new interchange on Interstate 65 was exciting.

    But, for those who travel Buffalo Run, the most important news is that getting back on Cedar Grove Road would become a much safer adventure.

    With negotiations between the city of Shepherdsville with landowners and developer Browning Investments, a new, safer way to get to westbound Cedar Grove opened on Thursday.

    Shepherdsville City Councilmember Gloria Taft and Bullitt County Economic Development director John Snider opened Bison Court.

  • Bullitt jobless rate improving

     Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In addition, for the first time since December 2007, only one county, Magoffin (12.2 percent), had a double-digit unemployment rate in November 2016.    

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.6 percent. 

  • Court approves pay hike for electrical inspector position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Uncertainty over electrical inspections and the availability of inspectors may have been solved by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Debating over the past few months over pay to the replacement for retired electrical inspector Lawrence Froman came to a close last Tuesday.

    Without any public discussion and following a short closed door executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to promote Ronnie Blankenship to the lead electrical inspector at the rate of $52,500 per year.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners all sworn in, ready to start new year

     HEBRON ESTATES - The year’s end meant completing old business and preparing commissioners for new business in Hebron Estates.

    Returning commissioners Bob Denner, Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker were all sworn in, following the November election, at the city’s December meeting.

    Among the business completed was a unanimous vote allowing mayor Jerry Clark to sign a four-year contract extension with the city’s new trash collection servers, Waste Management.

  • Lebanon Junction officials no longer at loss to determine water shortage

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- At times, there was more water purchased than was sold.

    But, thanks to a new meter, the losses which ranged from 10-15 percent per month may be a thing of the past. 

    Public works director Chaz Sullivan said that a new meter was installed at the truck stop and that seemed to completely solve the shortage issue.

    The water loss dropped to 1 percent, well under the goal of 10 percent.

    He said it took time to find the meter, which was leaking water.

    In other business:

  • BBB warns of tax scams

     Submitted by Mindy Eaton, Director of Communication & Marketing, BBB

  • MWES more than renovated school

     Once a Mount Washington Elementary Brave, always a Mount Washington Elementary Brave.

    I spent seven years inside that school and it’s bittersweet to think about the changes that have been made, no matter how needed they were.

    Thanks to a terrible speech impediment, I spent from preschool to fourth grade earning scratch and sniff stickers twice a week if I could say my name correctly.

  • 2016 was another busy year

     Another year has come and gone.  They say time flies when you are having fun!  I don’t know about having fun but the clerks certainly have been busy this past year.

    The state continues to make changes to its computerized accounts receivable program.  

    Unfortunately, we are still required to run both the manual and computerized accounts receivable programs because the computerized program is still not capable of generating all of the needed reports. 

  • Eagles overcome slow start to beat Collegiate

     LOUISVILLE – Welcome back Travis Dunnavan.

    After having played less than a full game this season, the North Bullitt boys’ basketball program was certainly glad to have the team’s leading returning scorer from last season back in the line-up on Thursday against Collegiate. The game was a late addition to the schedule after both teams failed to qualify to play in the Boy’s Louisville Invitational Tournament.