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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 16:

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    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • Enrollment numbers lag behind 2009 as school year begins

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a smooth opening as the Bullitt County School District welcomed its newest elementary - Crossroads - to the fold.

        But enrollment for the 2010-11 school year is lagging slightly behind the third-day totals from a year ago.

        According to numbers released by the Bullitt County Public School System, 12,419 were in attendance on Friday, compared to a total of 12,571 in 2009-10.

        Redistricting this year has equalized most of the schools.

  • Police investigate Shepherdsville shooting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are investigating what led to a shooting on Friday evening in Shepherdsville.

        According to Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department, a male victim was found shot in a parking lot of the Northside Apartments at around 8:32 p.m. on Friday.

        The apartment complex is just north of the Shepherdsville Post Office on Buckman Street.

  • Assessment scores look good; NCLB standards still rising

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The scores are getting better but the bar is growing taller.

        Bullitt County Public School officials are happy with some trends they are seeing in recent MAP assessments and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.

        But Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, warned school board leaders that the number of schools failing to meet the federal No Child Left Behind standards could grow.

  • Ready or not... public schools will open doors Wednesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With two new school facilities ready to open their doors, a number of schools still undergoing major renovations and temperatures hovering around the 100 mark, it’s time for students to return to classes.

        The Bullitt County Public School System will open the new year on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

        A quick look at some of the changes planned at each of the facilities:

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  • Thompson set to face newest challenge as task force boss

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for a new challenge, Danny Thompson couldn’t think of a better one to tackle than to become the new director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

        With a small staff, Thompson will lead a team fighting one of the biggest battles in Bullitt County - drugs.

        “Ninety percent of all crimes are related to drugs in some way,” said Thompson. “If you’re going to fight crime, you have to fight drugs.”

  • Superintendent ready to another busy year of curriculum changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The building frenzy experienced by the district over the past decade as started to slow.

        But the momentum experienced in the classroom over the past few years continues to grow upon a solid foundation.

        Entering his fourth year as leader of the Bullitt County Public School System, superintendent Keith Davis is eager to see the 12,000 students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

  • County secures grant funds for bus shelters

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County will receive funds to construct bus shelters for its local transportation program operated by Louisville Wheels.

        However, the federal money will go through TARC.

        Bullitt County was funded $36,490 and Jeffery Holman of TARC said his agency has nothing to gain from the award.

        The Regional Mobility Council wrote the grant and TARC provides administration for the loan. The county will decide where to construct the bus shelters.

  • Heater use leads to garage fire

    HILLVIEW - No injuries and no charges were filed following a garage fire at a Hillview residence caused by an electric heater.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to the initial call at the 100 block of Keebler Drive Thursday afternoon.

    ZFD Battalion Chief Garry Key found the resident, a white male, inside the garage with a garden hose. Key said the resident was attempting to put the fire out himself while smoke exited through aluminum siding above the garage door.

  • County 'energized' with $300,000 federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.