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  • Lebanon Junction looks at ways to deal with nuisance in city

    LEBANON JUNCTION--The overhaul is here.

    At a recent meeting of the Lebanon Junction city council, the council heard the first reading of an abatement of nuisances ordinance.

    Current city ordinances, 154 and 95-1, obligate residents to cut weeds and bushes more than 6 inches above the ground, prohibits the disposal of rubbish or other trash in city streets, and prohibits the unsheltered storage of none operating vehicles or farm equipment.

  • Red Cross joins partners to get smoke detectors in north homes

    HILLVIEW -- Thanks to a grant from the American Red Cross, homes in Hillview and Pioneer Village could be a little safer.
        Similar to a program undertaken several years ago in the Big Valley community, a grant from the Red Cross could place up to 5,000 smoke detectors into northern Bullitt County homes.
        And, there is no cost to homeowners.

  • Bevin carries county; faces recanvass on Thursday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was an uneventful election day for local officials.
        But there is still a little work to be done by local election officials on Thursday.
        And that work will be conducted by election officials in all 120 counties.
        With two of the statewide races being decided by 83 votes in one race and 1,427 in another, a recanvass has been requested.

  • Council talks about outside council

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Shepherdsville City Council may create a position for legal advice outside of the city's attorney.

    The council is considering the creation of a licensed attorney position to assist council members with individual legal issues pertaining to city matters.

    Bernard "Bernie" Brown made initial request, noting that council members would need separate representation on legal issues that were distinct from the city.

  • Construction projects suspended to ease holiday weekend travel

     Drivers traveling along Kentucky roadways may find their path a little easier this weekend.

    Although road construction season is now underway, work on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be alert for lane closures in many locations.

    “We want to make travel as nearly carefree and stress free as we can,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “But most of all, we want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely.”

  • KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer Ellis Murder

     Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • VOA program can assist Vietnam vets with housing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • Relay for Life allows survivors to share stories

     HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.

  • UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 PRIMARY ELECTION

     The unofficial results of the Bullitt County 2015 Primary Election held Tuesday, May 19:

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - REPUBLICAN:

    *Matt Bevin, Jenean Hampton - 1,438

    Hal Heiner, K.C. Crosbie - 1,207

    James R. Comer, Chris McDaniel - 658

    Will T. Scott, Rodney Coffey - 212

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - DEMOCRAT:

    *Jack Conway, Sannie Overly - 2,070

    Geoff Young, Johnathan D. Masters - 675

     

  • Bullitt East media specialist suspended for procedural error in handling funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- No matter who you are or who you might be married to, if you don't follow procedures, you face the ramifications.
        According to Eric Farris, legal counsel for the Bullitt County Board of Education, Kellie Davis was suspended for five days without pay.
        Davis is the wife of superintendent Keith Davis and has served the past 13 years as librarian at Bullitt East High School.