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  • Old problems resurfacing at closed quarry

    FOX CHASE - Law enforcement officials regularly made calls to the old quarry that sat between the subdivisions of Ruhl Acres and Fox Chase.

    There were abandoned stolen vehicles, late-night parties and other improprieties.

    This was at a quarry which was off limits to the public.

    After a fire blanketed the area with smoke in the 1980s, things had been relatively quiet at the old quarry.

    Unfortunately, the past summer has brought some flashbacks for long-time residents of the area.

  • First zoning hurdle cleared for 200 jobs

        HILLVIEW - The first step to what may be landing a manufacturing plant that could eventually hire up to 200 employees was taken last week.

        However, the public hearing before the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission got off to a rocky start.

        Needing an attorney to represent the Willabrook, Inc. partnership, John Wooldridge stepped to the forefront to present that case, as well as his client’s, G.W. Chandler.

  • Brainstorming held to bring ACT scores up in area

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The fact that Bullitt County Public Schools’ ACT composite score has fallen behind the state’s average over the past few months has prompted concerns that perhaps BCPS students aren’t as prepared as they could be for college or life after high school.

  • Shepherdsville Police investigate domestic shooting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of KY 44W shortly after midnight on 2 September.

        Officers responded on a report of a female victim suffering from a single gunshot wound as a result of a domestic assault.

        The victim, Connie Polly, 43 y/o white female, was taken to University Hospital.

  • Moffett hopes to bring common sense answers to state's problems

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Phil Moffett has a huge task. But it is an important one for the future of the state.

        Moffett, a Louisville businessman, has filed as a Republican candidate for the office of governor, a race to be contested in 2011.

        He made an appearance recently at the Voices of Democracy meeting.

        “I’m not a politician,” Moffett told a crowd of about two dozen people. “I’m just really sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

  • Ed Snider, charter planning member, dies at age of 90

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man who was the last charter member of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to retire several years ago, died on Friday, Sept. 10.

    Edward W. Snider, 90, of eastern Bullitt County, passed away on Friday.

    He was a farmer, a retired employee of General Electric and a World War II Marine Corp veteran.

    He was a former chaplain for the VFW Post 5710 in Shepherdsville and a former member of the 4-H and FFA councils and a member of Kings Baptist Church.

  • Transition between parks, YMCA begins with basketball season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the agreement in place for the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the sports programs currently offered by the county’s parks and recreation, work has already begun on the transition.

    The Bullitt County Parks Board chairman Steve Larimore said he was very pleased that interim parks director Ed Etherton had already met with YMCA executive director June Daugherty just a day after fiscal court approved the management agreement.

  • Rest area note writer in custody

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly wrote a note and left it in the welcome center on Interstate 65 has been arrested.

        Thomas M. Napper, 37, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and charged with false reporting of an incident, a misdemeanor.

        Scotty McGaha, a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, said the note was left on March 6, 2010, at the rest area. It said that he abducted children from Indiana.

  • County tax rates to remain same when bills sent

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 11 years of his serving as magistrate, Eddie Bleemel said he was able to not increase property tax rates for Bullitt County.

        His final year of office would be no different.

        In a matter of seconds, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to adopt the same real property tax rate as in 2009.

        The resolution also keeps the tax rates for other categories the same.

  • Smoke free? Public input to be sought on plan for public places

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should smoking be banned or limited in public places in Bullitt County?

        That will be a question posed to the public over the course of the next few months. Based on that feedback, the Bullitt County Public Health Board or Bullitt Fiscal Court would be asked to possibility pass legislation to ban or limit smoking.