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  • Justices poses questions on smoking ban

    FRANKFORT -- There was no hiding behind a smoke screen Thursday for attorneys representing the Bullitt County Health Board, Bullitt Fiscal Court or the eight municipalities.

  • Shepherdsville officials begin expense side of budgeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before putting numbers down on paper for a final proposal, members of the Shepherdsville City Council met on four evenings with department supervisors.

  • Residents will have place to dispose of junk this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  • Officers volunteer time to be part of local honor guard

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • Fox Chase will look at tax rates for new year

     FOX CHASE - Taxes for Fox Chase residents will remain the same for another year.

    The council unanimously approved three tax rate ordinances at their March business meeting, maintaining the same rates that have been set for the past few years.

    The real property ad valorem tax rate remains at 13.88 cents per $100 of real property value.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the council that decreases in taxable property, including a decrease due to Homestead exemptions, would lead to  a slight decrease in taxable income for the year.

  • Group hopes to help others deal with addiction issues

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scott Prewitt gets it. He understands what it's like to have family members become addicted to drugs.

    The Shepherdsville resident has been through it all, and decided to find a way to share his experiences to help others going through similar situations.

    With assistance from Lynn Foster, Greg Troutt and D.J. Troutt, a local group was formed called Better Tomorrows, designed to offer numerous ways and means of support for everyone involved with the addiction of a loved one.

  • Fish Fry Fridays

     If it is the season of Lent, it must be time for those fish fry Fridays.

    Throughout Bullitt County, churches and other organizations have hosted a Friday full of fried fish and other food items.

    At St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction, the fish fry starts at lunch and continues through dinner.

    This is the final Friday fish fry for Lent at places such as St. Aloysius, St. Rita, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis, Hillview Government Center and the Mount Washington Lions Club.

  • Thirteen face charges for alleged roles in drug ring

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Thirteen individuals were recently indicted for their alleged roles in a case involving the manufacturing and trafficking of methamphetamine.

  • St. Clair again seeks new trial in kidnapping case in 1991

    FRANKFORT -- For the second time in as many months, a man already found guilty of four murders was seeking relief from the Kentucky Supreme Court.

  • Local artists produce video in honor of UK basketball

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Some Bullitt County residents have taken their love for UK basketball to a new level.

    “Around here (when the Cats do well in the tournament) it’s the Fourth of July, Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled all into one,” said longtime UK fan Tom Greenwell.

    Recently he got together with other friends of his, also dedicated fans, Allen Peavler and John Wigginton to write a song about the team’s season. The video, “UK Season to Remember 2014” has now received more than 4,000 views on YouTube.