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  • Household chemical disposal on Saturday

    CLERMONT--For a second year, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to get rid of their hazardous household items.

    Thanks to a grant through the state of Division of Waste Management's Kentucky Pride Fund, residents of Bullitt County will be able to take items to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 4., from 8 a.m. until noon.

    According to Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield, the first event last fall was a success.

  • Recycling returns to school district

    Answering the initiative for environmental stewardship, Bullitt County Public Schools is implementing a comprehensive recycling program in October.

    “We have had a tremendous amount of students and teachers reach out about wanting to recycle,” said District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph. “We did a very successful pilot the second half of the 2013-2014 school year. Students at Bullitt East High School did a wonderful presentation this past spring on what recycling meant to them.”

  • School administrators indicted for failure to report abuse

     A federal grand jury charged a Grayson County, Kentucky, man with violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse as well as threatening/intimidating a witness.  The grand jury also charged several other school officials with failing to report the abuse, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Stephen E. Miller, age 44, previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield, Kentucky.  He resigned the position following complaints of inappropriate sexual activity toward two women. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 29, 2014

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate rises slightly to keep revenue same

    HEBRON ESTATES - A decrease in overall income led to an increased tax rate in the city of Hebron Estates.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved a real property ad valorem tax rate increase of 9.312 cents per $100, up from last year's rate of 9.264.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the commission that the city experienced some growth amounting to an increase of about $200,000. However, Homestead Exemptions in the city decreased the overall taxable assessments.

  • Solution still sought for sewer plant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While nothing official resulted from the meeting, for the first time in many months, there appeared to be at least a little optimism in finding a solution to a failed sewage treatment plant.

  • Crowd listens to various views on legalizing pot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A full room of citizens heard facts and figures from the experts about marijuana, an education Bullitt County Partners in Prevention was hoping for.

    PIP sponsored the "Marijuana: Legalize It?" forum featuring guest speakers and inviting legislators to discuss societal issues prior to the potential decision to make the drug legal in Kentucky.

  • Sixty Women Pilots to Descend on Lebanon Junction Sept. 26-28

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Not since the heady days of the Civil War, when Lebanon Junction was truly the gateway to the South, have this many Northerners come together to enjoy the Kentucky experience in Bullitt County.

  • Pioneer Village celebrates 40th by burning note

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It may have been a devastating tornado that put Pioneer Village on the national map in 1996, but the city has officially moved that event into its historical files.

    Today Pioneer Village heads forward, celebrating with a 40th anniversary party that included the ceremonial burning of its tornado debt, along with the presentation of a new city flag.

    The day-long celebration was highlighted by a special ceremony to raise the flag and burn the debt papers, hosted by mayor Gary Hatcher and former city police chief Rodney Hockenbury.

  • Physician charged in patient death

     A Louisville physician was charged today, by a federal grand jury, with prescribing medications that resulted in the death of a patient, as well as multiple counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, health care fraud and money laundering announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.