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  • Very little fire as first forum talks about smoking ban

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The debate over a possible county-wide smoking ban has prompted strong support and opposition across the community.

    However, when the Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention Coalition hosted the first of four public forums to discuss the issue the only ones speaking on behalf of a possible ban were the forum’s sponsors.

  • Police investigate scams in Bullitt, Jefferson

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The buyer should always beware.

        That is the message sent out by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department and the Better Business Bureau.

        After a local couple was scammed by a roofing and paving contractor, Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said his investigations, along with the BBB, has resulted in five scam operations.

  • Schools progress toward goal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.

  • Property tax rates stay same in Hebron Estates

    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.

    That equals $92 for a $100,000 home.

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

  • State investigating fish kill on Salt River

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large number of fish are dead along the Salt River in Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

        The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the situation, believing it to be a natural occurrence.

        Fish and Wildlife first received calls about the fish last Thursday. when about 30 fish were reported dead in a Salt River tributary.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 27:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Lane closures and delays possible the entire length of the roadway for resurfacing.

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    Jefferson County:

  • LJ police station getting closer to completion

        LEBANON JUNCTION - City police will soon have a place to call their own after years of sharing City Hall with the mayor and the city clerk and it’s all thanks to the dozens of people who have lent a hand to convert the former library on Main Street into a police station.

        What began as an empty 52-by-22 foot space in July has since been sectioned off and drywalled, creating an office for the chief of police, an interrogation room, a reception area, storage and space for each officer to have his own desk.

  • Mom concerned over slow police response to sex act on street

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman upset with the lack of police action got even more concerned when her comments moved into a different direction.

        Crystal Lyons presented her concerns to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday. The problem arose on Sept. 6 when a number of children, including her’s, were playing in the Hickory Acres subdivision off Highway 44 West.

        After seeing a strange car driving slowly through the neighborhood, Lyons said she sent all the kids home.

  • Officials get second round of viewpoints

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While health officials received plenty of negative comments on a proposed countywide smoking ban during their first public hearing held early last week, Thursday night’s forum was much more balanced.

    The Mount Washington City Annex was the scene of the second public forum hosted by the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention.

  • NCLB targets being met in Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.