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  • Watch out for deer on the roads

        FRANKFORT - Deer movement increases in November as the shorter days and longer nights of fall trigger the breeding season. Motorists need to watch out for deer crossing the road at night or during the day, especially on rural roads.

  • BE dedicates tree to veterans

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - In honor of those who have given service the United States Armed Forces, a special ceremony was held at Bullitt East High School to pay homage to the men and women who have served in uniform.

        On Veterans Day students and faculty gathered outside the school to dedicate a tree to those currently in the nation’s service, those retired from active duty and those who have given lives in the name of freedom.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Recanvass results same as election night

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Election took about 70 minutes to reconfirm what it revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

        Of the three races which had requests for recanvassing, there were no changes on Friday.

        In the race for 49th District state House of Representatives, Linda Belcher collected 7,878 votes to 7,777 for challenger Russell Webber.

  • Recycling center upgraded; usage up

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To the surprise of many, Bullitt County has been in the recycling program for over a decade.

        And Larry Hatfield, who currently oversees the solid waste program for the county, would like to see more people become aware of the new and improved facility.

        Not only has the county devised a system to keep items out of landfills, it is even making a few dollars on the recyclables.

  • Smoking ban proposal gains steam as forums conclude

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth and final public hearing held to discuss a proposed countywide smoking ban drew a full house on Thursday night as dozens gathered at the Bullitt County Health Department to take part in

    the debate.

        The series of hearings hosted by the health department and Partners in Prevention began on Sept. 20 to gather public input.

  • Beam family looks at past, future of firm

    CLERMONT - Back in 1795, the first barrel of whiskey was produced by Jacob Beam.

    The production of bourbon continued until 1920 when prohibition was declared and the distillery was shut down.

    But when prohibition was repealed in 1933, Jim Beam took just 120 days to get the distillery back in business.

    On Friday, over 300 employees, vendors, public officials and even country music stars Montgomery Gentry gathered together to celebrate an anniversary.

  • County still in hunt for seat plant

    HILLVIEW - There is some hope remaining that a major supplier to Ford Motor Co. will locate in Bullitt County.

    But the chances of that happening in the city of Hillview could be dashed.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens discussed the future of Magna Seating of America on Monday.

    The city council had two key components to the $13 million plant opening in Hillview - zoning changes on separate properties west of Interstate 65. In order to build the manufacturing plant, zoning changes would be needed.

  • Four injured after MWPD cruiser crashes into home on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four men were taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Wednesday night after a police cruiser crashed through a local home.

        Jeffery Mueller, 45, was seated in his living room when the cruiser, driven by Mount Washington police officer Timothy Morris, 33, crashed into his home near the corner of Dennis Drive and Highway 44.

  • Governor orders work to resume on Highway 480

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road project that was on the back burner for several years suddenly got a kick start on Monday.

    With students from Cedar Grove Elementary looking on, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that work would resume immediately on the widening of Highway 480.

    The $5.7 million project would widen Cedar Grove Road from Interstate 65 to just past the elementary school.

    Beshear said that the state of Kentucky had been aggressive, despite the tight economic times, in moving forward with infrastructure projects.

  • LJ gets good financial report in audit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Despite experiencing a decrease in total revenue and an increase in total expenses during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, a recent audit shows the city in good shape.

        During the October regular meeting of City Council CPA Cheryle Beauchamp presented the 2009-2010 audit prepared by Stiles, Carter and Associates and while the report recommended city officials remain prudent, Beauchamp proclaimed that Lebanon Junction was financially sound.