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  • Federal OK needed to begin Hwy. 245 project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Bullitt County Tourism Director Troy Beam was hoping to see the Interstate 65 exit 112 interchange beautification project get underway last fall, the project has hit a snag. 

  • Rockin' for a Cause

     A large crowd turned out Friday night at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The fund-raiser was to help relocate the Bowman Valley School, a one-room schoolhouse for African American students. It has been donated to preservation but money is needed to move it to a safer location next to the Woodsdale Schoolhouse next  to the Board of Education office.

    Todd Bodenheimer presented his tribute to Elvis as the main entertainment.

  • Parks panel wants input, cooperation from cities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - To get a better handle on what parks activities are currently being held throughout the area, the Bullitt County Parks Committee will seek input from the various municipalities.

  • Here is the steeple...

     Workers were busy last week at Vine Hill Baptist Church, which is located on Highway 245 across from Bernheim Forest.

    The wooden cross that sat atop the church for many years had begun to deteriorate and church members decided it was time to replace it

    A new steeple was installed last week and pastor Greg Crenshaw took these pictures of the occasion.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 28

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 28:

    Jefferson County:

    US 31:  Roadway is reduced to one lane in each direction on the Clark Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River (mile points 0 to 1.1) due to steel and sidewalk repairs. 

    Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day for two 30-day periods, one for each side of the bridge.

  • Mt. Washington finds way to save phone money

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington officials recently entered into an agreement with a major cellular service provider that will put more coin in the city's coffers. 

    During their last regular meeting, members of the Mount Washington City Council voted to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to sign a lease agreement between the city and New Cingular Wireless, formerly known as AT&T Wireless.

    Under the contract the company agrees to pay the city $200 more per month to lease space on the city's Armstrong Lane water tower for three antennas.

  • Shepherdsville to begin seeing benefit of inceptor line

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - The long-debated, often-questioned decision to run a large gravity-fed sewer line under the Salt River is starting to pay off.

         Over seven years ago, the city of Shepherdsville undertook a project to install a large interceptor line under the river to basically take all the sewage from north of the river to the treatment plant.

         This entailed creating a special project team with employees and equipment to do only that work.

  • Work underway to grow Paroquet Springs facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - More than a year and a half after the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission first envisioned a grand patio adorning the front of Paroquet Springs Conference Center their vision has finally come to fruition. 

    Having entered into an agreement with Brooks contractor EH Construction, the commission recently broke ground on an elaborate garden patio, which is expected to be completed by this spring, weather permitting. 

  • Garbage bids to be awarded Monday

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials in Shepherdsville wanted a little time to sort through bids submitted by three companies before awarding its next garbage collection contract.

         Current franchise holder Eco-Tech was joined by Waste Management and Rumpke in the bidding process.

         The present contract was extended to March 31, 2013, to give Shepherdsville officials time to look at its present ordinance and to give companies time to present a proposal.

  • Icy Friday results in dicey ride on roads

          LEBANON JUNCTION - Parts of the county escaped the light path of freezing rain which sweep across the area on Friday morning.

         But others got just enough of the frozen precipitation to make driving and walking hazardous.

         As a result, students in the Bullitt County Public School System got an unexpected three-day vacation as classes were cancelled on Friday.