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  • Tourist numbers rebounding in mid-year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members appeared pleased during their September meeting as they received some encouraging numbers.

        August reports on Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, general tourism, hotels and restaurants showed some improvement compared to the past few years, which tourism officials indicated may be a sign of recovery.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 18

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 18:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance.

  • Colorfest returns to Bernheim this weekend

        CLERMONT - Billed as “one of Kentucky’s top favorite fall festivals”, ColorFest will take place again this weekend at Bernheim Forest.

        The annual celebration of autumn’s most symbolic change is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.

        Bernheim marketing and communications officer Susan Ritter said the 15th annual celebration should be one of the best ever for viewing the foliage.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 11

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  • Melcher, Martha Stewart to talk purple martins on national TV

    CLERMONT - A local bird enthusiast earned an opportunity to share his vast knowledge on national television.

    Clermont resident Larry Melcher will appear on an episode of The Martha Stewart Show on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    A maintenance employee with Ford in Louisville, Melcher recently appeared in a New York Times story about purple martins, a small migrating bird.

    Because of Melcher’s expertise on the species, along with knowledge of creating houses specifically for them, he was contacted by Martha Stewart’s producer.

  • Hillview tax rates will seek slight rise

        HILLVIEW - Tax rates will go up slightly for property owners in the city of Hillview.

        After having a real property tax of 11.45 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Hillview City Council unanimously agreed to take the compensating rate of 11.61 cents.

        As a result, a person with a $100,000 home would see an increase of $2.60 for the new year.

        The city council could have approved a rate of 12.07 cents without fear of voter recall.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rates to go lower when bills sent out

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Public service companies who pay taxes to the city will find an increase in their tax rates when they receive this year’s tax bills.

    During the City Council’s September regular meeting, members voted unanimously to adopt three ordinances setting 2010 city tax rates on real property, personal property and public service companies.

    The new rate for personal property and public service companies was set at 34 cents on each $100 of value of all taxable property.

  • Walking encouraged this Sunday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three years the Second Sunday Kentucky organization has emphasized family fitness and fun throughout the Commonwealth.

        Each year Bullitt Countians have been offered an opportunity to participate and do something healthy on the second Sunday of October.

        Hoping to grow each year, two Second Sunday locations were hosted in Bullitt last year. This year a third site will be included. Participating Second Sunday locations will be hosted in Hillview, Shepherdsville and Mount Washington.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners keep tax rate same for year

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

    With gross and net income down from the previous year, a potential tax rate increase was non-existent. He said staying at 9.2 was the maximum the city could implement without facing a recall vote.

  • School district moves up in race to improve test scores

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Overall, educational leaders in Bullitt County were pleased with the federal No Child Left Behind marks released on Thursday.

        But they said there is so much work to be done to make Bullitt County the best school district in the state that there is really no time to enjoy the progress made.

        In the transition index, a listing of how districts are doing in terms of academic trends following the elimination of the traditional CATS scoring, Bullitt County continued to make major strides.