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  • Street Rods will be seen in county during national show

     LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Breakfast starts fund-raiser day for arts center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Arts Council is looking for a place to call their own.

    Beginning next month, the group will start having fundraisers to build an arts center.

    “It’s something we are all pretty excited about,” said Arts Council President Donna Burke.

    She said they are looking at a few pieces of land and have made up a tentative drawing of the building which will include an art gallery/gift shop and meeting/event rooms for the three divisions of the council.

  • Filings slow as deadline nearing for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.

  • CASA’s Summer Night Out

     Each summer, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bullitt County (CASA) hosts a major fund-raiser.

    The Summer’s Night Out was held over the weekend at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The dinner and auction provides funding for CASA, which is a group of volunteers helping children who are in the court system by no fault of their own.

    Alex Cline provided some pre-dinner music while the crowd enjoyed socializing with one another.

  • Treasurer warns of misleading unclaimed property postcards

     Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of  suspicious mail, email or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the Official Kentucky State Treasury letter head.

    The Treasurer ‘s office was recently notified of the suspicious  mailings by the National Unclaimed Property Association (NAUPA).

    "The majority of these mailings are coming in the form of a postcard with a Denver, Colorado postmark and an unclaimed property message notification,” Treasurer Hollenbach said.

  • Construction to begin on I-265/KY 61 improvements

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Louisville.

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 28 to add turning lanes at some of the I-265 ramps and build additional travel lanes on KY 61.

  • Status of hospital beds sought

     HILLVIEW - When Jewish Hospital Medical Center South opened its door to the community in 2006, the ultimate goal was to have more than an emergency room and diagnostic testing facility.

    The hope was that the largest county in Kentucky without a hospital would someday be removed from that list.

    Now, with no signs of any movement toward fulfilling the 60 beds approved through a certificate of need process, there is a push to find out what is actually going on with the hospital’s plans.

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Agencies join forces to benefit welfare of others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County agencies show more strength when working together for the common good.

    A number of local organizations provide representatives to the Council for Families and Children, a non-profit that pools local resources toward improvements for local residents.

    CFC will conglomerate with a Seven Counties Services organization, the Adult Local Inter-Agency Council (LIAC), to form a larger body as the Bullitt County Inter-Agency Council.

  • Hillview approves new budget as fiscal year begins

    HILLVIEW - Pending litigation aside, the Hillview City Council still makes certain the bills are paid.

    The council approved the city's 2014-15 fiscal year budget ordinance, in effect as of July 1.

    The council also approved an amended budget ordinance for the 2013-14 fiscal year ending on June 30.

    The city will claim just over $3 million in total resources available for appropriations, including an amount of over $303,000 carryover from the amended 2013-14 budget.