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  • Tax Quiz...Will school tax rate increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County may be soon paying a little more in taxes.

         Of those facing higher taxes, the biggest portion could go to the Bullitt County Public School System.

         A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss a proposed rate increase on real and personal property.

         Under the proposal, the current rate of 57.6 cents per $100 of real and personal property would be increased to 59.6 cents.

  • Roadwork: Week of Sept. 17

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Sept. 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 245:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Bullitt County line and KY 61 (mile points 0.0 and 7.1) due to shoulder repairs.

    Jefferson County:

  • Local wineries earn top honors in competition

     LOUISVILLE - Continuing a standard of excellence over the past five years, Bullitt County wineries dominated the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

  • Breckinridge escapee arrested in Bullitt

     David Dowell, the inmate who walked away from a work detail in Breckenridge County, has been arrested by deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office.

    At 11:35pm Tuesday September 11,2012 deputies located Dowell on Skyview Court in Bullitt County.

    He was arrested without incident.

    Earlier, Bullitt Central dispatch received a call from Louisville Metro Police regarding an anonymous caller providing a description of a home on Skyview where Dowell was hiding.

  • BULLITT COUNTY REMEMBERS 9-11

     The North Bullitt JROTC program again hosted an observance for the 9-11 tragedy.

    The senior cadets quickly organized the event as it came just a month after school started for the new year.

    The cadets raised the flag while a moment of silence was also held to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 11 years ago.

    The second annual Bullitt County 9-11 Remembrance was held on last Sunday in downtown Mount Washington.

  • Hillview safety fair to raise public awareness

     HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  • Car vs. tree leaves local man unharmed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A single vehicle collision left a distracted driver unharmed early Tuesday afternoon. 

    William McLawhorn of Mount Washington was driving west on Highway 44 East when the 2009 Honda Civic he was driving left the roadway and crashed into a tree at the corner of Highway 44 and Fisher Lane around 1 p.m. 

    McLawhorn couldn't recall what happened exactly, but he said the crash occurred after he was distracted by the bright yellow rods along the center line of Highway 44 in front of the Keystone Cinemas. 

  • Bus, car crash on Brooks Hill

     HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County school bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Emergency units were dispatched to the scene around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Brooks Hill Road and Willabrook Drive in Hillview.

    Zoneton Fire Capt. Tracey Key said six patients were treated at the scene, including one juvenile from the bus.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 10

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Sept. 10:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 245:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Bullitt County line and KY 61 (mile points 0.0 and 7.1) due to shoulder repairs.

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Shoulder closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.

  • Shepherdsville Police to receive body armor vests

     FRANKFORT – The city of Shepherdsville has been awarded $5,500 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program (LEPP) to purchase body armor vests for its police department, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.