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SHEPHERDSVILLE - Visitors to government offices in Shepherdsville might want to make sure before they make a trip over the next week.
Due to construction and computer updates, normal schedules for several offices will be altered.
Bullitt County was awarded a federal homeland security grant of $127,000 for the installation of a large generator.
Deputy Judge/Executive Lisa Craddock said that the courthouse would be closed from noon on Friday, Oct. 12, and would reopen at noon on Monday, Oct. 15.
Rudy Hawkins, the county properties coordinator, said that the generator would be large enough to operate all the courthouse offices in case of a power failure.
In the past, the county’s generator would keep essential functions, such as lighting, in operation during an outage.
That generator has been moved to the road department.
In its place is a larger generator.
Due to the transfer over the weekend, preliminary preparations must be done to get the building ready. If everything goes as planned, all courthouse operations should be ready to go by noon on Monday, Oct. 15.
Other county facilities near the courthouse will remain open to the public. These include Central Dispatch and the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex, which houses planning and zoning, property valuation, code enforcement, parks and recreation and county clerk.
Craddock said that during the shutdown period, residents can still call and leave a message or they can check out the website at www.bullittcountyky.org.
As another part of the homeland security funds, another generator was secured for the Mount Washington City Hall Annex, according to Hawkins.
The grant for $109,000 will go to that location because it is the home of the backup system for Central Dispatch.
While there is no deadline to have that equipment installed, Hawkins expected it to be done by the end of this year.
On Monday, Oct. 8, the driver’s license division of the Bullitt Circuit Clerk’s will be closed.
The state will be replacing equipment during that day.
There will be no written test of any kind given on Monday, Oct. 8. Testing will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The rest of the circuit clerk offices, as well as the courts, will be open on Dec. 8.
With the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts taking a furlough day on Monday, Oct. 15, all services in the judicial center will be closed.
Bullitt County Attorney’s office will be open at Noon on Monday, Oct. 15, in the courthouse.