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Today's News

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2015

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB is calling the IRS scams an “epidemic.” A BBB employee received a call from someone representing themselves as the IRS, saying they have been trying to reach her, and that this is her final notice before a lawsuit is filed. The scammer wanted payment immediately. 

  • KSP charges man with child pornography

     On January 7, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown units, arrested Gregory Witte, 54, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Witte was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Your Community Bank merger with First Federal now effective

     NEW ALBANY, IND. - The signs outside of First Federal Savings Bank facilities in Bullitt and other counties have been changed.

    Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc., the holding company for Your Community Bank and Scott County State Bank, has announced that is had successfully completed the acquisition of First Financial Service Corp.

  • Southeast board takes accountability actions

     CLERMONT - David Blakeman said it was very important to make sure the taxpayers know where their money is being spent.

    As interim chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees, Blakeman has that as his mission.

    At a special meeting Friday, the board took several steps to get control over something they didn’t have before -- the finances of the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department.

  • Governor outlines top 2014 accomplishments

     FRANKFORT - This year, Kentucky smashed records for business investment, created nearly 15,000 new jobs, enrolled more than half a million Kentuckians into affordable health care, slashed costs on critical transportation projects, and invested more money into K-12 education than ever before.

    These are among the Top 10 accomplishments of 2014 announced by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Extracurricular programs do help the kids

     A comprehensive review of existing scientific research into the effect of extracurricular on student outcomes was published in Developmental Review in 2012.  

    It reviewed 52 studies published in the previous five years.  There are two things you need to know about academic research. 

    One is that it is hard to explain because there are so many different things or combination of things that could explain a certain outcome.

  • Crisis LIHEAP begins application process Jan. 12

     Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc.begins operating the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on January 12, 2015. 

  • WIND CHILL ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a wind chill advisory for Bullitt County until 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Arctic high pressure entered the area Wednesday afternoon, with some northern areas of the region reporting wind chills below zero.

    A low temperature of 1 is forecast this evening, with wind chills as low as 10 to 15 degrees below zero.

  • LIGHTS, CAMERAS, NO ACTION...Court listens to fire concerns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For those who attended the Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday looking for some answers, they probably left a little disappointed.

    While there were comments and concerns addressed about the status of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District, there were no decisions to be found.

    The meeting was the first since fire chief Julius Hatfield withdrew his Dec. 4 resignation from the Southeast Bullitt board of trustees.

  • CONFLICTING SIGNS: MW Council thinks twice; decides to keep sign laws

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Recent discussion about a new proposed sign ordinance has left many confused.

    The Mount Washington City Council had a second reading of a sign ordinance which would overhaul the current one and eliminate items such as signs being hung on utility poles and require people to obtain a permit for yard or garage sale signs. 

    Another element which would affect a lot of businesses is signs with moveable type or flashing arrow signs will only be allowed to be displayed 30 days a year.