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  • Jail gets OK to hire P-T to help with EPOs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County jailer Martha Knox thought the plan to handle the electronic emergency protective orders taken out by victims would work.

    However, her plan to pay staff members a set fee to come back into the office when needed to handle those orders is not working.

    To deal with the situation, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to allow Knox to hire three part-time employees whose only duties would be to come in, when needed, to assist victims.

    No matter the time needed to complete the electronic filing, the person would be paid $50.

  • Monnie Goetz enjoys her time on track at Churchill Downs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Monnie Goetz has always known she belonged on a racetrack.

    And every Kentucky Derby for the past 31 years, that’s exactly where she’s been.

    The self-employed Mount Washington resident is the “pony person” on the track, hired by trainers to escort horses to the gate.

    “As soon as they leave the paddock at the Kentucky Derby, they come into our hands,” she said. “We make sure they get to the gate and hand them off to the assistant starter.”

  • County cleanup days later in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the most anticipated and most appreciated county service will be a little later this spring.

    But, don’t fret, the Bullitt County cleanup days will be held again this spring.

    Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said the dates have been moved back to May to avoid some conflicts in dates.

    Cleanup days are scheduled from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Paroquet Springs hosts health fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.

  • Shepherdsville miniature horse to be part of KET’s show this week

     KET’s next Kentucky Life spotlights Patrick, a 22-year-old miniature horse  with an international social media following; Second Stride, which gives  Thoroughbreds a new life following racing retirement; and the National Farm  Machinery Show.

  • Special meeting for fiscal court

     There will be a special meeting for Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday, April 25.

    The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. and there is only one item on the agenda.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts will present her 2017-18 budget to the magistrates.

    The budget is to be presented to the court members by May 1.

  • Mosquito Proof Your Yard This Spring To Reduce Mosquito Population

     FRANKFORT – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 23, 2017

     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.

     

  • LG&E, Ky. Utilities agree on rates

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and most parties to the utilities’ rate review have reached an agreement filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission today.  

  • FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT

     Members and visitors were welcomed to Kings Baptist Church for a flashlight egg hunt.

    Before it got dark, the group ate dinner and the children crafted reminders of what the Easter season is truly about.

    Pastor Derrick Ousley delivered an Easter message before beginning the hunt outside where all age groups were welcome to find the candy-filled eggs.

    Several baskets were also given away to different age groups, including a Vacation Bible School preview basket.