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  • 2009 audit looks much like 2008

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recently-released audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s financial records was nearly an identical copy of an earlier appraisal by state auditor Crit Luallen’s office.

        And the audit for the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2009, has a long list of recommendations to improve financial controls for the county.

        The 2009 audit came quickly upon the heels of the December release of the 2008 financial review, which resulted in many of the same findings and recommendations.

  • Drug indictment count remains high for 2010

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The arrests related to drug activity in Bullitt County have not slowed.

        During the recent session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury, 28 individuals are now facing felony indictments.

        Dana Marie Gray, 29, of Shepherdsville, and Christopher P. Cavanaugh, 28, of Brooks, have been indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and complicity to criminal mischief.

  • 'Joint effort' to bring awareness to pot problems

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Special seminars have been hosted in the past to raise meth awareness within the community. Now Partners in Prevention members are engaging in a “joint effort” to focus on a more traditional local problem: marijuana.

    “A ‘Joint’ Effort” is the name of a marijuana workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 6-8 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School.

    PIP president Thrissie Dohn said the group planned to focus on marijuana as a “gateway drug” that could lead to use of harder drugs such as meth.

  • Fox Chase looks at tax rates for upcoming year

        FOX CHASE - Taxes will likely increase in the city of Fox Chase, but more for the companies than the residents.

        The Fox Chase city council held first readings on ad valorem tax rate ordinances during their March meeting.

        A new real property ad valorem tax rate of 13.92 cents per $100 was approved, up from the previous year’s rate of 13.90.

  • Parks board to suggest YMCA manage pools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At the end of May, the three public swimming pools in Bullitt County are slated to open. And in its first meeting in over 13 years, the parks board made its first major decision.

        The three current board members voted unanimously to recommend on Tuesday that Bullitt Fiscal Court enter into a management agreement of the pools with the Bullitt County YMCA.

        The agreement would only be for the 2010 swimming season.

  • Arrest made in MW scrap theft

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A tip from an area metal seller led to the arrest of a Bardstown man Wednesday afternoon.

        Mike A. Snodgrass, Jr., 41, was taken into custody by Mt. Washington Police at a Louisville scrap yard.

        MWPD Det. Buddy Stump said Snodgrass was detained after allegedly stealing $500 worth of scrap aluminum from a resident of Stout Lane.

  • Committee asks for cuts to be made

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Finding enough money to address all the wants is difficult in good financial times.

        But to prepare a budget during a time of economic recession with a growing population, inflation and expenses outpacing revenues, Bullitt County Fiscal Court members have quite a task ahead them as the Judge/Executive’s office prepares a budget for the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year.

  • Subdivision plan meets with questions; decision tabled

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Subdivision plan approvals are made to be simple.

        However, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will often find reason to delay a decision pending some additional work.

        Such was the case recently for a 238-acre subdivision for the Korfhage Family Trust.

        Billy Frank Harned presented the 22-lot subdivision plan to the commission. The property would be off of Ridge Road.

  • Man injured by hot tar at Lebanon Junction project

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A construction worker received severe burns after being covered with tar at a school construction site.

        The incident took place at Lebanon Junction Elementary school shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

        A male employee with Tatum Construction was working with the tar in the central front section of the school building.

  • What could special education use with $3 million?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When is the last time education had an extra $3 million to spend?

        Thanks to federal stimulus funds, Bullitt County finds itself in that position for its special education program.

        But special education director Monica Tharp isn’t going out and spending it all at one time. During a recent special meeting, Tharp talked with school board members about what is planned for the extra funds.