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  • City hopes to get some solution to foreclosures

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problem is not unlike one being faced by communities across the nation.

        With the growing number of homes falling into foreclosure, finding a legal process to allow local governments to have the properties properly maintained without the possibility of financial burdens has been a problem.

        The Shepherdsville City Council is looking toward its attorney, Bill Wilson, for a solution.

        And code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe hopes that solution is soon.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 14:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Recanvass results in no election changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two candidates wanted to make sure final election figures were correct ask for a recanvass.

        And, at the end of the process, the numbers did not change.

        First District magistrate hopeful Dennis Mitchell and county judge/executive candidate David Strange each ask the Bullitt County Board of Elections to look once again at the precinct totals.

        Upon adding up all the numbers once again, the results did not change.

  • Fox Chase looks to change location of monthly meetings

        FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council plans to host monthly meetings at Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview beginning in July.

        The council decided to move primarily because the meeting room at Jewish was offered free of charge.

        Currently Fox Chase meets at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village. Fox Chase pays Pioneer Village $50 per month to rent the space.

  • Four arrested in meth raid

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - On June 8, 2010 Shepherdsville Police K-9 Officer Kenny Waters was patrolling the city and detected a strong chemical odor in a residential neighborhood.

        After locating the exact address of 335 Arrowhead Drive, Officer Waters contacted the Bullitt County Drug Task Force. A methamphetamine lab was located in the garage of the residence.

  • Work to begin on MW sewage treatment plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials and representatives from Derrick Engineering and W. Rogers Company were all smiles on Monday as they gathered to sign the contracts to begin construction on a new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant.

    “I thought this day would never come,” said Mayor Joetta Calhoun. “It’s exciting to finally be coming to the end.”

    The signing ceremony, which took place at the City Annex Building on Monday morning, was the final step in a journey that has taken over a decade.

  • Four charged with operation of meth lab in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab last week.

        According to task force director Blaine French, the agency was acting upon complaints from the public.

        When the detectives arrived at the scene, French said they dismantled an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine lab.

  • Man charged with dumping meth trash into creek

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Nelson County man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and then dumping materials used into a creek.

        The Bullitt County Drug Task Force wrapped up a three-day investigation with the arrest Monday of Jerry Wayne Summitt of Nelson County.

        Summitt, 46, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and additional charges are possible, according to Blaine French, director of the task force.

  • Schools set to survive tough test on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As state legislators worked on a budget for the next biennial, local education officials were hoping for the best but expecting for the worst.

        Thanks to growth and a conservative budget over the last few years, the Bullitt County Public School District should be OK for another year; however, finance director Denise Smith says the 2010-11 tentative budget is a very lean one.

        “This is a very lean budget,” said Smith. “This is a very challenging budget to do.”

  • Budget gets OK to be sent to state after controversy over DLG opinion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Does Bullitt Fiscal Court have to take any official action on the proposed budget before it can be sent to state officials for approval to its form and content?

        Apparently, it depends on who you ask.

        By Kentucky statute the Judge/Executive’s office is required to send three copies of the proposed county budget to Frankfort for consideration by the Department for Local Government after the first reading of the budget ordinance.