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  • MW council keeps tax rates same on second try

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When councilman Shot Dooley decided to sponsor two ordinances setting the city’s tax rates for 2010, his intention and understanding was that the rates would remain the same as last year‘s.

    But when council heard first reading of the ordinances, one of them set the personal property tax rate at 11.3 cents on each $100 of assessed value, slightly higher than last year’s rate of 11.1.

  • Police clear first person; looking for another man

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still looking for a man who allegedly committed a sexual act in public.

    However, Shepherdsville police officers are not looking for the man named by a resident of the Hickory Acres subdivision at the Sept. 13 city council meeting.

    Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett said the investigation is continuing into Crystal Lyons’ complaint.

  • Suit filed after death of jail inmate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A lawsuit seeking undisclosed damages has been filed in Bullitt Circuit Court against the jailer, several employees and the agency that provides health care in the jail.

    The lawsuit, filed by Debra Belcher on Sept. 15, revolves around the death of Melissa Czaja.

    Belcher’s daughter was an inmate at the Bullitt County Detention Center from July 26 through Aug. 3. She was picked up for a warrant on an overdue $34 fine.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 4

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 4:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Lane closures and delays possible the entire length of the roadway for resurfacing.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Jobs fair to be held in Shepherdsville in search of seasonal workers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With over 300 employees already working for GSI Commerce in the Cedar Grove Business Park, another 400 seasonal workers are being sought.

        A job fair will be held on Saturday in a continuing effort to find workers for the busy holiday season.

        The company recently held a meeting of local agencies which might have employees who are looking for work.

  • Very little fire as first forum talks about smoking ban

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The debate over a possible county-wide smoking ban has prompted strong support and opposition across the community.

    However, when the Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention Coalition hosted the first of four public forums to discuss the issue the only ones speaking on behalf of a possible ban were the forum’s sponsors.

  • Police investigate scams in Bullitt, Jefferson

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The buyer should always beware.

        That is the message sent out by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department and the Better Business Bureau.

        After a local couple was scammed by a roofing and paving contractor, Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said his investigations, along with the BBB, has resulted in five scam operations.

  • Schools progress toward goal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.

  • Property tax rates stay same in Hebron Estates

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    That equals $92 for a $100,000 home.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

  • State investigating fish kill on Salt River

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large number of fish are dead along the Salt River in Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

        The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the situation, believing it to be a natural occurrence.

        Fish and Wildlife first received calls about the fish last Thursday. when about 30 fish were reported dead in a Salt River tributary.