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  • BBB study shows romance scams can lead to fraud

     LOUISVILLE – With Valentine’s Day comes a surge of activity on dating websites, with singles looking to the internet for a love connection.

    Unfortunately, these sites are rife with fraudsters who use affection to manipulate their victims out of their money.

    Worse, a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) report finds, online romance scams often escalate as scammers turn their victims into unwitting accomplices to fraud, known as “money mules.”

  • Greenbriar to receive repairs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — An intersection where it is common for cars making a turn to wind up in the ditch will soon be improved.

    That is, as long it is OK by the state Department of Transportation.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved its road department the task of widening the Fisher Lane and Greenbriar Road intersection.

    Since the state right-of-way is involved, permission must be secured, according to road department foreman Robert Watkins.

    Magistrate Shaun Logsdon said the deep dropoff of the road is a common complaint he hears.

  • MW looks for grant to provide fitness tips at park

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s not an infomercial: in just seven minutes, visitors of the Mount Washington Community Park will have access to a free full-body workout come this spring.

    The first in the state, Mount Washington was awarded a $30,000 grant to build an outdoor bodyweight circuit training system through the Fitness Campaign.

  • Fox Chase carries on business as mayor has to miss meeting

     FOX CHASE - With the council sworn in and ready for business, Fox Chase began its first business meeting of 2019 without mayor Owen Taylor.

    Council member Wayne Muscar was selected by the council to sit in as moderator for Taylor, who was out of town due to the passing of his mother.

    The council heard first readings by city attorney Mark Edison on three tax ordinance proposals which will set rates in the city on real property, personal property and public utilities.

  • MW embarks on downtown plan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — One year has gone and the second has begun with the city of Mount Washington’s five-year plan.

    Community Planning and Development Director Lori Puchino brought along engineer Robert Martin to speak to the mayor and the city council about the plans for the upcoming multi-use pathway development in downtown Mount Washington.

    Previously planning a 12-foot pathway and a 6-foot sidewalk, Puchino said the city plans to save money by shrinking to a 10-foot multi-use pathway on one side and a 5-foot sidewalk on the other side.

  • Pitcock hired as MW police chief

      MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new era has begun at the Mount Washington Police Department.

    After 24 years, former chief Roy Daugherty retired in January and former retired chief and returned assistant chief Rodney Hockenbury decided it was time to make his retirement permanent.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong appointed Troy Pitcock as the new chief of police for the city.

    Pitcock joins the agency with a diverse background in law enforcement.

  • Tower issue could delay work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The multi-million dollar communications system upgrade in Bullitt County could hinge on a radio tower.

    Bullitt County officials are in the middle of an upgrade to its Central Dispatch system and that includes work on new radio towers.

    The hope was to have the system, which would include the relocation of Central Dispatch, in place by mid-2019.

    However, without the ability to add to a tower leased by the county, the project could be delayed indefinitely.

  • Magnus Rewards has new look at how to get your message out

     CLERMONT - A new local business and Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce member hopes to reward the local community while earning its own rewards.

    Magnus Rewards, based in Mount Washington, is billed as the future of local advertising, featuring a rewards app that connects consumers and advertisers, allowing consumers to earn points and earn discounts by watching ads.

  • BBB: Hot Topics - February 2019

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for February 2019!

  • Mayor breaks ties, favors annexation requests

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Owners of three tracts of property would like to become part of the Shepherdsville corporate limits.

    And the mayor of Shepherdsville believes it would be best if the city had some controls over how the 400 acres develop in the future.

    On Monday, mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke the tie in favor of two large annexation requests — a move that angered a majority of those who packed the government center.