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  • Three to fight for mayor's seat in MW

    Calhoun

        With a lifetime of government service under her belt, including two terms as a city councilwoman, Mayor Joetta Bass Calhoun, 66, hopes to continue that service in a second term.

        When she ran for office in 2006 her primary concerns were local infrastructure and the financial well being of the city.

  • County attorney race draws two familiar faces

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being in the court system on a daily basis, Monica Meredith Robinson knows she can make a difference as the next Bullitt County attorney.

    On Nov. 2, Robinson will again do battle with incumbent Walter Sholar for the prosecutor’s seat in district court.

    “I feel like I can better serve the people of Bullitt County,” said Robinson. “And I think people are wanting a change after 20 years.”

    Throughout the campaign, Robinson has pointed her discussions at issues both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Two battle for constable's seat in Second District race

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - One believes the office of constable is serving the public very well as it is.

        The other is looking to transform the constitutional position.

        Incumbent Mike Alphin will be challenged by Republican nominee Clifton Hudson in the race for constable of the Second District.

  • Non partisan council race in MW draws big crowd

    Barry Armstrong, 68

            With 36 years of service on City Council Armstrong hopes to continue that service in another term.

            If elected, Armstrong said he would continue to demand attention for Highway 44 improvements.

  • Forum heats up as allegations fly in attorney's contest

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The third time was the charm for organizers of a series of public forums for candidates in the 2010 general election.

        With the largest number of candidates slated to speak, the VFW Post 5710 in Shepherdsville saw its biggest crowd.

        It also saw its most heated battle on the stage.

    County attorney

        Hitting the ground running, Monica Meredith Robinson drew the first speaking position and she went on the attack of incumbent county attorney Walt Sholar.

  • One magisterial seat guaranteed to change in '11

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one thing guaranteed in this fall’s general election.

        There will be at least one new member of Bullitt Fiscal Court when January 2011 arrives.

        With incumbent Eddie Bleemel not running for re-election in the Second District, at least one of the four seats will change. Incumbents Buddy Shepherd, Joe Laswell and David Walker are running for another four-year term.

       

    First District

    Ruthie Ashbaugh

  • Nine to battle for only six spots on Fox Chase council

        FOX CHASE - There will be a new mayor when January rolls around.

        And nine people have filed for the six positions on the city council.

        William Broughton served eight years on the city council and decided that he would run for the office of mayor.

        When current mayor Alice White opted to not run for re-election, Broughton finds himself unopposed for the four-year term.

  • Wiseheart challenged by Cross for school board seat in Third

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With its original boundaries still in place, the lone seat being contested on the Bullitt County Public School Board will be in District 3.

        Incumbent Tim Wiseheart will be challenged by David Cross for the four-year term.

    David Cross

        Cross is not necessarily against some of the directions being taken by the school system.

        However, he also thinks getting a new perspective is not a bad thing.

  • Developer in MW ready to build with rezoning

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - If the local housing market picks up and weather permits, a Bardstown real estate developer could soon begin constructing several new homes off Hubbard Lane after the city council recently approved a zoning change recommended by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The council unanimously approved an ordinance rezoning nearly 20 acres of property flanked by Highway 44 and Hubbard Lane from R-2 Residential to R-3 Residential at the request of property owner Slam Investments LP.

  • Countywide burn ban canceled

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County open burning bad was canceled following Tuesday's severe weather front.

        State forestry and local fire officials agreed that the risk of uncontrolled fires from open burning was tremendously reduced following the heavy rains.

        County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts rescinded an executive order banning open burning throughout the county effective immediately.