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  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: MARCH 2010

    BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR - MARCH 2010:

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    HOLIDAYS:

    17:

    St. Patrick's Day - Early Release Day

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    DISTRICT-WIDE EVENTS:

    2:

    Statewide tornado drill at 10:07 am

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    3:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at Bullitt Lick Middle, 1:30 pm

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  • Jewish assists Hillview response

    HILLVIEW - The Hillview Emergency Response Team visited Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

    The team consists of about 20 volunteers trained for various emergency situations.

    Team coordinator Tom Jean, Sr., said the group assists other emergency units throughout the county. They organized a shelter at the Hillview Community Center following last year’s ice storm.

    The team also assisted refugees with Hurricane Katrina relief assistance at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds.

  • Saturday event to kick off child abuse prevention state observance

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Celebrate Kids!! Kickoff for Child Abuse Awareness is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, noon to 4 p.m. at First Street Park in Shepherdsville.

    Bullitt County CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo said the event would be full of fun activities in lieu of a worthy cause.

    The fun activities include an Astro-Jump, clowns and face painting.

    A pie-throwing contest promises to be a lot of fun. Prestigiacomo said local officials would donate their services as targets. Each pie cost $1 to throw.

  • TARC riders rally troops to save daily route to Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Riders of the Transit Authority of River City’s Bullitt County Express, Route 66X gathered one last time to voice their concerns and offer suggestions to TARC officials before the board of directors makes their final decision on cutting the route on Monday morning.

        It was standing room only in the Bullitt County Fiscal Court chamber on Thursday night when nearly 100 people gathered for the final public hearing to discuss the board’s proposal to cut bus service to the county.

  • LJ woman dies in Tuesday accident

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A Lebanon Junction resident dies as a result of an accident on Highway 61 Tuesday afternoon.

        Felisa Rollins, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner Morris Proffitt.

        Rollins was headed northbound in her vehicle, a red Ford Focus, at the top of the 61 hill just south of Belmont Road.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 22

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 22:

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    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Traffic stoppages are possible in each direction near KY 61 (mile point 104.6). The stoppages are possible daily between 1-4 p.m. for blasting operations off the roadway for a water company project. A rolling road block will be utilized with traffic being stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time.

  • Low bids helps to lower cost of MW sewer plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials were pleased last week as bids for the new waste water treatment plant expansion project were revealed during a public bid opening ceremony at the city annex building on Thursday afternoon.

        Companies from as far as Florida competed for the project, but ultimately it was Lexington water utilities contractor W. Rogers Company that submitted the lowest bid of $12.9 million, nearly $1.2 million below the city’s original estimate for the project.

  • Cases against men go to grand jury

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of cases involving 20-year-old men and inappropriate behavior with minor girls will go to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        In separate probable cause hearings on Monday afternoon, cases against Robert David Beard, 20, and Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, were sent to the grand jury for possible indictment in the next 60 days.

        The cases revolve around an investigation by the Pioneer Village police department.

  • YMCA makes second offer to help

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chances that the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central High School opens this summer are much greater than a year ago.

        In fact, for a second time, the Bullitt County YMCA has made a financial offer to assist in the opening of the pool.

        However, magistrates said they only recently learned for the first offer may last June.

  • New route planned through grant program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there are concerns that TARC will pull its morning and afternoon express route from Bullitt County to downtown Louisville, another form of transportation is getting set to begin.

    Beecher Hudson is preparing to offer three routes through Bullitt County into various locations in Jefferson County. While primarily targeted toward the elderly and low income, the bus routes would be available for anyone.

    Hudson’s company, Louisville Wheels, is not unfamiliar with Bullitt County as it has provided Medicaid transportation for 35 years.