Southeast Bullitt Fire Department selects new chief
Southeast Bullitt Fire Department selects new chief

After months of scrutiny, Erik Butler was selected as the new full-time chief for the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department. He has been acting chief since Julius Hatfield stepped down on Feb. 1.

February 10th, 10:15 pm by Travis Ragsdale
SE Bullitt and Shepherdsville Fire Depts. restore mutual aid for first time since '99
SE Bullitt and Shepherdsville Fire Depts. restore mutual aid for first time since '99

There is currently a verbal agreement between the departments, and an official agreement is expected within a month.

February 4th, 3:54 pm by Valerie Chinn
Testy exchange breaks out in courtroom one day after SE Bullitt Fire Chief resigns
Testy exchange breaks out in courtroom one day after SE Bullitt Fire Chief resigns

At the beginning of the hearing, one attorney told the other to "Shut up."

January 30th, 3:15 pm by Valerie Chinn
Embattled Southeast Bullitt fire chief resigns from department
Embattled Southeast Bullitt fire chief resigns from department

In the letter, addressed to three Bullitt County officials separately, Julius Hatfield says his resignation stems from 'negative scrutiny' on the department. 

January 29th, 3:26 pm
Southeast Bullitt Fire Department sues fire district over voiding contract
Southeast Bullitt Fire Department sues fire district over voiding contract

Fire department has asked a judge for a temporary injunction to prevent the district from hiring anyone else

January 23rd, 1:54 pm by Jason Riley
Ky. Attorney General's office to assist Sheriff's Department in Southeast Bullitt Fire investigation
Ky. Attorney General's office to assist Sheriff's Department in Southeast Bullitt Fire investigation

Chief Julius Hatfield is under investigation for insurance fraud, abuse of public trust and other charges.

January 20th, 3:25 pm by Valerie Chinn
Edelen: Southeast Bullitt Fire "a mess" that needs to be straightened out
Edelen: Southeast Bullitt Fire "a mess" that needs to be straightened out

The Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District's lax financial controls have led to “questionable” practices including the fire chief other employees getting Christmas bonuses and the chief's wife being paid $63,000 over four years with no accounting of the number hours she worked, according to an examination released Thursday by Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen's office. 

Resignation alters leadership of Southeast Bullitt Fire Corporation Board
Resignation alters leadership of Southeast Bullitt Fire Corporation Board

Chairman Milford Hatfield resigned from his post Tuesday after he stormed out of Monday's Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board meeting.

January 13th, 9:38 pm by Travis Ragsdale
Resignation, pushing and shoving at SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board Meeting
Resignation, pushing and shoving at SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board Meeting

The situation at Monday's Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board meeting was volatile and violent as one board member resigned and another shoved a journalist.

January 12th, 9:55 pm by Valerie Chinn
Bullitt County residents pack fiscal court meeting, demand answers
Bullitt County residents pack fiscal court meeting, demand answers

A packed Bullitt County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning centered on one topic: embattled Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield.

January 6th, 4:02 pm by Valerie Chinn
County leaders react after SE Bullitt Fire Chief is back on the board he had resigned from
County leaders react after SE Bullitt Fire Chief is back on the board he had resigned from

Julius Hatfield is citing a legal loop hole that allows him to withdraw his resignation.

January 5th, 4:45 pm by Valerie Chinn
Questions about the future remain following heated SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board meeting
Questions about the future remain following heated SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board meeting

Community members and Southeast Bullitt firefighters voiced concern about the process during a meeting on Friday. 

January 3rd, 10:27 pm
Embattled SE Bullitt Fire Chief asks to withdraw his resignation from protection district board
Embattled SE Bullitt Fire Chief asks to withdraw his resignation from protection district board

Julius Hatfield -- who is under investigation for fraud and abuse of public trust -- resigned, but at a special meeting Friday, read a letter stating his intention to withdraw his resignation.

January 2nd, 10:56 pm
Vote expected on voiding contract between SE Bullitt Fire Protection District and Fire Dept.
Vote expected on voiding contract between SE Bullitt Fire Protection District and Fire Dept.

There are five items on the agenda for the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board Meeting.

January 2nd, 4:23 pm by Valerie Chinn
SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board to hold special meeting Friday night
SE Bullitt Fire Protection District Board to hold special meeting Friday night

The board is expected to vote to void the contract with the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, and a vote to take back what belongs to taxpayers, including fire stations, equipment and other property.

January 2nd, 10:37 am

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