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  • Lebanon Junction plans for future emergencies

        LEBANON JUNCTION - In an effort to better prepare for emergency situations, Lebanon Junction has taken action to establish tornado shelters in the city, and purchase safety equipment for those working in potentially dangerous confined spaces.

        The Lebanon Junction city council recently allotted $10,000 to be used for a confined space kit, which includes harnesses, air monitoring equipment, helmets, rope and other gear.

  • Alternative programs to offer more options

        SHEPHEDSVILLE - The plans are far from complete but there will be a change in the alternative programs offered to Bullitt County students this fall.

        And there are plans to offer more opportunities for those who are gifted, especially in the areas of math and science.

        The Bullitt County School Board unanimously approved a sweeping series of changes that could ultimately allow more students to be part of an alternative program.

  • Ten battle for six Democratic council slots

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A total of 14 candidates filed for the six seats on the Shepherdsville City Council.

        However, the four Republican hopeful will have the chance to sit back and watch 10 Democrats battle for the six party nominations in May.

        In November, the six surviving Democrats and the four Republicans will do battle.

  • Tourist commission to change meeting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Starting in June, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission will meet at a different time.

        In order to give directors more time to get financial records prepared for the previous month, commissioners agreed to meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

        The meetings are held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and are open to the public.

        The commission continued to look at items to upgrade the current facility.

  • Sheriff’s office to use safety grant to decrease number of area accidents

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the past, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t been able to participate in some of the state highway safety grant programs.

        Due to the requirement of matching funds, chief deputy Danny Thompson said the funds were not always available.

        However, thanks to a change in the funding format, the sheriff’s department will join several local police agencies in providing more patrol and safety checkpoints through October.

  • House, Senate hopefuls make Chamber pitch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much can you say about a political race in five minutes or less?

        Candidates running for state House and state Senate seats in Bullitt County said a lot in a little time during a luncheon forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

        Unlike the prior luncheon featuring candidates for county judge/executives, there were no fireworks.

        All four candidates for the state Senate seat open due to the retirement of Gary Tapp were present.

  • Budget request caught; county to save $65,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The conservation district almost got a big financial boost from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        But, as the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes.

        In presenting its annual budget to fiscal court for approval, the district’s revenue included a $92,000 contribution from county government.

        That is similar to a request made last year but rejected by county government.

        The county instead continued to fund the $27,000 annual amount.

  • City to wait a little longer for extra patrol

        HILLVIEW - It might be a few more weeks until officials with the city of Hunters Hollow know if they can count on Hillview police officers to provide some coverage to their municipality.

        With a recent decision by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department to not allow deputies to utilize vehicles for off-duty work, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates suddenly found themselves without the added law enforcement protection.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of May 17

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Incumbent faces primary foe who worked as deputy

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the incumbent versus a person who served as her top assistant in the race for Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the Republican Party primary on May 18.

        Incumbent Melanie Roberts is looking for her second term as the county’s top official. To do that, she must first defeat Depp Rasner, who served six months as Roberts’ deputy judge.

        The styles are different as so are the messages.

    Melanie Roberts