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  • Election memory cards ends up in tie vote

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kevin Mooney is in charge of holding elections in Bullitt County.

         As county clerk and chair of the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Mooney is the focal point when issues arise over election activities.

         With the county now using paper ballot scanners and the eSlate machines, Mooney is concerned about the lifespan of the memory cards used by both systems.

  • Interest continues but JCTC out of room in Bullitt

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no room at the inn.

         The Jefferson Community and Technical College Inn, that is.

         With classes ready to start today, there is not a vacant seat in the house.

         Bullitt County campus director Donna Miller said that every seat is full and her quest now it to look for additional space for additional students when the winter semester begins in January.

  • Tuesday last day to file for election

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Activity picked up a little as candidates filing for office in November have just a few days to throw their names into the hat.

         The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Bullitt County Clerk's office.

         In the past week, a number of candidates have placed their names on the ballot, especially in the municipal races.

         As of Friday afternoon, the most crowded field is in the city of Fox Chase.

  • Filing deadline Tuesday for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking and few offices are filed as the filing deadline for the November election nears.

  • In all areas, Dare to Care shows need does exist

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It may be called the “land of milk and honey,” but, in reality, the community of Mount Washington faces the same thing as communities throughout the world.

  • First day of school bus accident; no injuries reported

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A smooth first day of school for Bullitt County ended with a non-injury bus accident Wednesday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Police and Bullitt County Sheriffs units responded to an accident on Second Avenue involving a school bus at 4:43 p.m.

    SPD Ofc. Mike Miller said the bus, No. 73, turned onto Second Ave., which is a no outlet street.

    When the driver realized the mistake, an attempt was made to turn around in a residential driveway. During the attempt, the bus knocked over two mailboxes and part of a chain link fence.

  • ATV accident claims life

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A man lost his life on Saturday evening from injuries suffered in an ATV accident.

  • Temporary lane closure on southbound I-65 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane of southbound Interstate 65 will be closed in Bullitt County between mile points 111 and 112.

    This lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 8th, from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    KYTC crews will be performing pavement repairs.

    The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

  • Smith selected as director of secondary education

      The new director of secondary education for Bullitt County Public Schools is Robb Smith who is closing out a seven year run as North Oldham Middle School Principal. 

  • Economic development, tourist key to overall county plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the Bullitt County Strategic Planning Task Force's effort to build upon the county's success in attracting new industry and visitors, the organization's economic development and tourism committee plays a pivotal role.

    As executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, committee chairwoman Freida Howe said proper planning is important for the county's future.