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  • 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.

  • Accident on Highway 44 in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Traffic was backed up along Highway 44 and Old Bardstown Road this afternoon following an accident that resulted in minor injuries.

    Mount Washington Police, Fire and Bullitt County EMS responded to the scene around 3 p.m. after a white Buick sedan and a red Ford Ranger pickup truck collided in the 10000 block of Highway 44.

    The incident occurred as the Buick was traveling in the westbound lane and the Ranger was headed East, according to MWPD Patrolman Michael O’Donnell.

  • Quick action results in arrest of burglary suspect

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - An observant victim and quick acting deputies led to the arrest of a Louisville man who was caught in the commission of a crime.

    Daniel S. Price, 21, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday morning.

    According to Det. Tim Waters of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a call came into dispatch at around 10:40 a.m.

    The homeowner heard some noises at her Winchester Drive residence and realized that an alleged burglar was still inside.

    He had knocked on the front and back door and then entered through a kitchen window.

  • Highway 44 may soon see some work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Anyone who has traveled Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington can tell you about the congestion at Armstrong and Fisher Lanes, Bells Mill Road and Bogard Lane.

    As a Shepherdsville resident who has traveled Highway 44 for 18 years, state Rep. Linda Belcher said she understood that something had to be done to relieve the congested area, so she’s been working with state and local officials to get things moving.

  • Police search for bearded stalker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - About a month ago, a 16-year-old high school student was awaiting for her bus in the Pryor Valley community.

        A man driving a dirty white van stopped to ask her if she wanted a ride to school. He offered to take her to McDonald's for breakfast or a stop in the park.

        She knew something wasn't right.

        And when he stepped out of his van to clean out a space in the back, she knew things were really not right.

  • Plenty of smiles at schools that were under the 'gun'

    HILLVIEW - You might have to pardon the smiles on the faces of many principals who are the academic leaders of their schools in Bullitt County.

    While there is much work to be done to reach the district’s goal of being the best in the state, Thursday’s release of the spring test results were welcome relief to many.

    But the results also gave officials an idea what areas still need improvement.

    “It has been a total attitude change,” said Brooks Elementary principal Cheri Lineweaver. “It has been a total team buy-in.”

  • MW council keeps tax rates same on second try

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When councilman Shot Dooley decided to sponsor two ordinances setting the city’s tax rates for 2010, his intention and understanding was that the rates would remain the same as last year‘s.

    But when council heard first reading of the ordinances, one of them set the personal property tax rate at 11.3 cents on each $100 of assessed value, slightly higher than last year’s rate of 11.1.

  • Police clear first person; looking for another man

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still looking for a man who allegedly committed a sexual act in public.

    However, Shepherdsville police officers are not looking for the man named by a resident of the Hickory Acres subdivision at the Sept. 13 city council meeting.

    Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett said the investigation is continuing into Crystal Lyons’ complaint.