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  • Hillview City Fair...From pies to rides to pet contests

        HILLVIEW - One of the city’s most popular events is getting bigger...and better...this weekend.

        The Hillview City Fair is planned for May 27-29.

        The Hillview Recreation Department has worked hard to add some new amenities to the established event.

         Among the new activities are a pet show, karaoke/talent show, dessert cook-off and a pie in the face of a local official.

  • Bus service between county, Louisville begins new program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - This week marked a momentous occasion for those who have spent years advocating public transportation for the elderly, disabled and low-income people of Bullitt County .

    On Monday community leaders and public transit advocates gathered at the Valu Market on Oakbrook Circle to commemorate the inaugural trip of the Bullitt County-Louisville Intercity Bus Service.

  • House fire in Brooks area; no injuries

        BROOKS - An afternoon fire damaged a Brooks home Monday afternoon.

        Zoneton Fire units responded to the residence at 311 Marvin Ave. around 1 p.m.

        ZFD Asst. Chief Kevin Moulton said an initial report by a neighbor claimed that someone might be in the house when firefighters arrived.

        According to Moulton the fire was primarily located in a master bedroom. Other areas of the house received smoke damage. An investigation was ongoing.

  • Budget panel starts work on tight figures

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first step was taken to propose recommendations about the upcoming 2010-11 county budget.

        The committee, composed of magistrates Joe Laswell and David Walker, held its first meeting Tuesday. Another meeting is planned for Wednesday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m.

        Department heads came forward with some of their requested changes.

  • Arrest made in multiple vehicle thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On April 25, 2010 Shepherdsville Police arrested Daniel J. Miller of Shepherdsville and charged him with 1 count of Burglary III and 8 counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking from a vehicle.

    These thefts occurred from March thru April. There are at least 15 separate incidents within Shepherdsville and possibly other thefts within Bullitt County that have been attributed to Mr. Miller.

  • City applies for tasers rifle grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tasers have been effective alternatives as non-lethal weapons for law enforcement officials throughout the country.

        Capt. Ken Bernardi said the Shepherdsville police department has been pleased with the weapons. However, there are situations where the 25-foot limit to the probes won’t help in controlling the situation.

  • MW council considers limiting merit pay

           MOUNT WASHINGTON - For years the mayor’s office has had the power to grant pay raises to city employees based on merit.

        In recent budgets the city council has set aside about $10,000 to be used at the discretion of the mayor for city employee merit pay increases.

        During the April 26 regular council meeting, councilman Dale Walter proposed an ordinance that would limit the amount of merit pay increase the mayor could give to individual employees.

  • Hillview acquires St. Mary property

        HILLVIEW - Church and state are never to meet.

        However, the city of Hillview has ended its mission of finding a new home to its governmental offices.

        On Monday, the Hillview City Council approved the financing to purchase the St. Mary Catholic Church property on Crestwood Lane. The parish was merged with St. Jerome in Fairdale and all activities are now conducted at the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta facility in Jefferson County.

  • Lebanon Junction plans for future emergencies

        LEBANON JUNCTION - In an effort to better prepare for emergency situations, Lebanon Junction has taken action to establish tornado shelters in the city, and purchase safety equipment for those working in potentially dangerous confined spaces.

        The Lebanon Junction city council recently allotted $10,000 to be used for a confined space kit, which includes harnesses, air monitoring equipment, helmets, rope and other gear.

  • Alternative programs to offer more options

        SHEPHEDSVILLE - The plans are far from complete but there will be a change in the alternative programs offered to Bullitt County students this fall.

        And there are plans to offer more opportunities for those who are gifted, especially in the areas of math and science.

        The Bullitt County School Board unanimously approved a sweeping series of changes that could ultimately allow more students to be part of an alternative program.