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  • Opponents breathe new life into budget debate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County government did have a budget in place when the fiscal year started on July 1.
        Fiscal court members voted 3-2 to approve a revised $19.3 million budget.
        While budget supporters Rick Clements, Joe Laswell and John Bradshaw said little during the 20-minute special meeting, opponents Ruthie Ashbaugh and Melanie Roberts didn’t hold back on the reasons they opposed the proposal.

  • Fireworks stands pop up in all areas of county; some face hefty financial costs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Like Valley Forge just before Washington crossed the Delaware, Bullitt County is experiencing the emergence of numerous tents in the name of America’s freedom.

  • Hebron Estates residents warned to beware of place

        HEBRON ESTATES - There are a handful of Hebron Estates residents that attend Manslick Road Church of Christ in southern Jefferson County.
        They can attend Sunday services without fear now, as one of their own is in custody, charged with robbing their homes.
        Pioneer Village Police chief D.J. Reynolds reported the arrest to the Hebron Estates city commission during their June business meeting.

  • Older folks need to watch weather

        Older people are at high risk for developing heated-related illness because the ability to respond to summer heat can become less efficient with advancing years. Fortunately, the summer can remain safe and enjoyable for everyone who uses good, sound judgment.

  • Sunday liquor in LJ impossible at this time

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Should Lebanon Junction explore the idea of allowing the sale of alcohol by-the-drink after 1 p.m. on Sundays?
        Chris Yates thinks so and he recently went before the Lebanon Junction City Council asking for their support.
        Though he’s a resident of Radcliff, Yates spoke on behalf of Lebanon Junction establishment Little Rick’s Bar and Grill, which recently opened.
        Yates argued that Sunday sales would benefit not only local businesses, but the city itself.

  • Despite heat, fireworks show, day of activities remains ready to pop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On July 4 the United States of America celebrates its 236th birthday on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

    This year also means that for officially one percent of those celebrations (rounded up), Bullitt County has hosted its own official party.

    The 11th annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast returns to the Paroquet Springs Conference Center on Wednesday.

  • 300 jobs may be added to workforce in distribution positions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County appears to be in a position to pick up another 300 distribution jobs. And the company’s name is not one you would soon forget.
        On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved up to $3 million in tax incentives to a Los Angeles-based on-line retailer.
        Nasty Gal, which was founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso as an eBay store, received approval for the incentives.

  • OPEN BURNING BAN ISSUED

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Due to the current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Bullitt County, Judge Executive Melanie Roberts issued an Executive Order effective at 3:15 today banning all outdoor burning in Bullitt County. 

    This prohibition is in effect from 3:15 June 29, 2012 and will remain in effect until current and predicted weather conditions improve and the extreme threat of forest fires decreases.

    THIS BAN DOES NOT INCLUDE FIREWORKS.

  • Kentucky begins ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ campaign

     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Record temperatures predicted for week

     UPDATE - The National Weather Service in Louisville predicted 100-degree temperatures through Monday.

    Continued high pressure will keep record high temperatures in the area throughout the weekend and the first part of next week through Independence Day on Wednesday.

    NWS is comparing the week-long heat wave to what occurred in the United States during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.