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Today's News

  • Sen. Hornback’s Frankfort recap

    FRANKFORT – While we passed several important bills this week, my efforts were centered on reviewing the House’s proposal, House Bill 265, for the state’s two-year budget.

    Each year, spending will be roughly $9 billion or $18 billion total over the two-year budget cycle. The Senate proposal carries about 6.58% authorized debt which is lower than the House’s proposal of 6.8% and even lower than the Governor’s proposal of 7.1%. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 26

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 26:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to shoulder work.

    Jefferson County:

  • The clock is ticking for the Kentucky General Assembly

    FRANKFORT In one key way, legislative sessions are a lot like March Madness: The intensity picks up as the number of days winds down.  That makes this week, then, the General Assembly’s version of the Final Four.

  • New ordinance on scrap, precious metals pays dividends for officers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recently adopted ordinance is already paying dividends for law enforcement officials.
        According to Det. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Timothy Gravell was charged with misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property and failure to comply with an ordinance dealing with scrap metals.
        And although no charges were issued, Gravell was allegedly involved with a accepting items which were part of a recent robbery at the Most Awesome Flea Market.

  • County sets clean-up days for April, May

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those who have been storing up all your junk since the last clean up days in Bullitt County, get ready to haul some things away.
        For the first time since 2008, Bullitt County residents will have an opportunity to get rid of those junk items.
        Solid Waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said the cleanup dates will be on April 28 and May 12.
        On Saturday, April 28, dumpsters will be set up at North Bullitt High School, Bullitt East High School and Nichols Elementary.

  • Hebron Estates surveys plan to annex additional property

                HEBRON ESTATES - Further property could soon be annexed by the city of Hebron Estates pending survey results.

                The Hebron Estates City Council voted in February to annex property between the city's east border and Cedar Creek. A large portion of the property is owned by the Bailey family farm.

  • Unmarked EMA vehicles will now be identified with county decal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Dealing with concerns over operations of the Bullitt County Emergency Services were quickly addressed by a new committee set up by Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        As a result, look for three take-home vehicles operated by Emergency Management Services and Emergency Medical Services to be clearly marked.
        Despite some concerns of director Mike Phillips, magistrate and committee member Ruthie Ashbaugh's concerns over the lack of markings won out.

  • MW looking at new uses for city annex

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The council chamber of the Mount Washington City Hall Annex Building, which serves as the official meeting place for City Council, may soon double as a reception hall if the council decides to rent it out.
        During their last regular meeting, city officials discussed the possibility after receiving inquiries from local residents who expressed interested in renting the space for events.
        Councilman Greg Gentry said he would have no problem with it as long as there were no liability issues.

  • Hillview considers three sanitation bids

        HILLVIEW - Garbage customers in the city of Hillview could have a new hauler starting in May.
        Or they may have the same company.
        The Hillview City Council opened bids for a two- and four-year sanitation contract but wanted some time to study the proposals before making a decision.
        With the current contract with Waste Management set to expire at the end of April, the council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m.

  • Ability to pay debt concern to council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville has been able to borrow funds to make keep the municipality afloat.
        But, at some time, it will have to pay the piper.
        Councilman Bernie Brown wants to make sure the city has the money and is placing funds in a reserve account as required by its bond ordinance.
        "We can't just hope," Brown said when told by city officials that they didn't know if the funds for the first bond payment could be made on June 1.