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  • Rest area note writer in custody

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly wrote a note and left it in the welcome center on Interstate 65 has been arrested.

        Thomas M. Napper, 37, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and charged with false reporting of an incident, a misdemeanor.

        Scotty McGaha, a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, said the note was left on March 6, 2010, at the rest area. It said that he abducted children from Indiana.

  • County tax rates to remain same when bills sent

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 11 years of his serving as magistrate, Eddie Bleemel said he was able to not increase property tax rates for Bullitt County.

        His final year of office would be no different.

        In a matter of seconds, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to adopt the same real property tax rate as in 2009.

        The resolution also keeps the tax rates for other categories the same.

  • Smoke free? Public input to be sought on plan for public places

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should smoking be banned or limited in public places in Bullitt County?

        That will be a question posed to the public over the course of the next few months. Based on that feedback, the Bullitt County Public Health Board or Bullitt Fiscal Court would be asked to possibility pass legislation to ban or limit smoking.

  • Private Roads: A thing of the past?

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Is there a place in Bullitt County for private roads to be maintained by the property owners?

    Or is it just a situation where people will eventually be asking elected officials to bring the roads into the governmental maintenance system?

    Such was the case for the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Faced with the technical review of a subdivision on the Arson Moore farm in Mount Washington, planners talked for an hour before voting 10-1 to approve the plans.

  • $13M housing project proposed for Saltwell Drive

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A $13 million multi-family development could be in line for the city of Shepherdsville.

        But developers have just over a month to complete paperwork needed to make the project happen.

        And city officials just heard the details on Monday.

        Developer Steve Poe and attorney/property owner Thomas Givhan outlined the project to the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 13:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

  • Hillview purchases St. Mary site

        HILLVIEW - The Rev. Bob Ray was met with hugs as he entered St. Mary Catholic Church for a final time.

        Despite the smiles and good wishes, Ray knew that it was a bittersweet day for many in attendance.

        Consolidation of Catholic parishes over the years did not avoid the people of St. Mary in Hillview. The parish was consolidated several years ago with St. Jerome in Fairdale and is now Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

  • BCPS school board votes to raise tax rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County will be paying a few more dollars to the public school system.

            By the narrowest of margins, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday evening to take the 4 percent allowed and to raise its tax rate when bills are sent out later this month.

            After a proposal to only raise the real property tax by 2 percent failed, the board voted to increase all rates by the amount allowable without fear of voter recall.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 6

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 6:

    No interstate lane closures September 3-6, 2010 due to the Labor Day Holiday

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

  • Curve claims another life

        HILLVIEW - A driver died following a collision with a dumptruck on Highway 61 Monday morning.

        The accident took place in front of 4456 N. Preston Highway just after 11 a.m., according to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines.

        Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Mike Cook said a black Dodge pickup truck was headed northbound when it crossed the line into the northbound lane, making contact with the rear tire area of a dumptruck headed southbound.