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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of August 2

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 2:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) due to concrete pavement repairs.  The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights Monday – Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Board reverses decision on change in districts

        CEDAR GROVE - It looks as if David Cross won’t have to reorder those campaign signs after all.

        Reversing its June decision, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to return to the drawing board and not immediately change the five voting districts.

        In June, the board voted to alter the maps to bring the voting population more in line. However, that decision was reversed after learning that Cross had already filed to run in the Third District.

  • MW races fail to draw anticipated excitement

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those wishing to have their names on the fall ballot have just one more day to make a trip to the county clerk’s office.

        The filing deadline is Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the county clerk’s office    in a number of races which had registration deadlines in the fall.

        What many expected to be a large field of candidates in Mount Washington hasn’t proven to be correct.

  • Three arrested, one sought in armed robbery

    HILLVIEW - Three people have been arrested and tanother is being sought in a burglary that nearly turned into a fatal attack in northern Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Preston Mobile Home Park off Wilma Avenue on Thursday evening after four people broke into an occupied home.

    And one of the three people arrested had been sought as one of Louisville Metro Police’s most wanted.

  • Low salary of director to be considered later

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The level of pay for the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force could be a factor in the number of people who apply for the full-time position.

    But members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force board of directors don’t believe that issue can be accomplished in time to hire a new leader.

    With the recent resignation of Blaine French, Larry Ethington has been the interim director. However, Ethington has informed the members that he would not be interested in the full-time appointment.

  • Bright takes LaRue Middle post

        CLERMONT - While one middle school has filled its position for principal, another is in the job hunt.

        Earlier this summer, Bernheim Middle principal Bob Bright resigned to take a similar position at LaRue County Middle.

        “When you look at Bernheim Middle School under Bob Bright’s leadership for the past three years, it is nothing short of amazing,” said LaRue superintendent Sam Sanders. “The school has positively transformed in every aspect.”

  • Ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday

    FRANKFORT ee" Governor Steve Beshear’s ongoing effort to make Kentucky roads safer takes a big step on Thursday, July 15, when a new law takes effect to ban texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

    Kentucky recorded more than 57,000 crashes last year - and more than 200 fatalities - attributed to driver distraction and inattention.

  • Three schools eligible for transfers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The academic year has yet to begin and parents and students at three Bullitt County middle schools will soon have to make a decision about their educational future.

        Students at Bullitt Lick, Zoneton and Hebron Middle schools are eligible for transfers due to those schools failing to meet the federal No Child Left Behind act.

        The NCLB figures for the past school year have not yet been released.

  • Shepherdsville arrests man for acts at park

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Sunday morning 11 July at 1150 Shepherdsville Police and a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 42 year old Timothy L. Burkhart, a w/m from Shepherdsville.

    Deputy Troy Johns observed an individual at an electrical panel mounted on a pole in 1st Street Park and called for Shepherdsville Police.

    Burkhart was attempting to remove the copper wiring from the pole and panel and had broken the electrical meter box.

  • The Proposal: Parks board may be poised to make change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There has been no decision made but there is no doubt a strong feeling that the Bullitt County Parks Board could propose a change in the operation of its program.

    On Thursday, several individuals from the public posed questions and concerns to the parks board. The comments would play a part in the board’s recommendation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.