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  • Foster brings leadership skills to Bernheim job

    CLERMONT - From coaching football to leading a school community, both positions require a lot of leadership skills.

    Willie Foster now has the opportunity to use his on-field abilities in the classroom.

    The former Bullitt Central assistant principal relocated to Bernheim Middle School, taking over as its new principal.

    Foster, a Bullitt East graduate and former football player, brings nine years of education experience to Bernheim. He fills the vacancy left by Bob Bright, who took another administrative position over the summer.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2010

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: August 2010

    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    3: School Administrator Training at Zoneton Middle from 8am-4pm

    5: SFS Orientation at Bullitt East; Registration 8:30am, Program at 9:00am

    6: New Educator Orientation at Bullitt East from 8am-3pm

    10: OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

    11: FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS

    12: VIP Campaign at PSCC from 6-8pm

    18: EARLY RELEASE DAY

  • Hunters Hollow tax rate stays same; revenue will decrease

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - New tax rates will bring a slight increase in taxes for Hunters Hollow residents, but the city itself will not accumulate as much revenue.

    The 2010 ad valorem tax rates on real and personal property, along with public service companies, were established by the city commission during its August meeting.

    The real property tax rate remained at 10.45 cents for every $100, the same rate as 2009.

  • Conway pledges to work hard in race for U.S. Senate seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jack Conway is in a sprint race. With less than 80 days until the general election, Conway is running scared.

        But he’s not scared because of who is following him. The state attorney general is scared of what might happen if he doesn’t win the race for U.S. Senate.

        Conway was one of the featured speakers during the annual FDR dinner hosted by the Bullitt County Democratic Party.

  • State furloughs will affect local office services

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kevin Mooney’s office is not a state agency.

    The residents who visit the county clerk’s office to get a motor vehicle registration renewal are not looking to have any dealings with the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    Those who visit Layne Abell’s office in the judicial center to renew their driver’s license are not concerned whether the facility is governed by the executive, judicial or legislative branch of state government.

  • Federal grant could help MW with utility costs

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A $125,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant recently awarded to the city by the U.S. Department of Energy could help local residents conserve a lot more than electricity.

    Grant writer and administrator Bryan Kirby of Community and Economic Development Associates explained that $45,000 of the grant would pay for around 300 home and small business energy audits to show people how to save energy and money.

    “Basically these audits will show people how to get the biggest bang for their buck,“ Kirby said.

  • Police investigate second shooting

    UPDATE: 08/23

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are investigating the second shooting over the weekend.

        According to Capt. Ken Bernardi, the Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a shooting at around 6:18 p.m. on Sunday.

        The shooting occurred in the 200 Block of Fifth Avenue in the Salt River community.

        The victim, who was a white male in his 30s, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital by air ambulance.

  • Police charge caregiver in assault of grandfather

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been charged with failing to care for his 87-year-old grandfather.

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, a call was received on Wednesday that an elderly man had been beaten up and needed medical care.

        Danny Ray Bruce, 44, was taking care of his grandfather the past couple of years at their home on Highway 44 West, according to McGaha.

  • Guthrie, Hornback make stop to talk politics in Pearl's renovated convenience store

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a center for political activity, but for 23 years it has been just that, providing a forum where countless politicians and candidates have gathered with the people.

        U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Republican state senate candidate Paul Hornback recently visited Pearl’s, making them two of the newest politicians to visit the Mount Washington landmark.

  • Y closer to managing parks program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Agreeing to try something new, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a new agency managing its recreation programs.

        And, at the same time, the court members agreed to set aside money to help the parks program acquire and maintain green space.

        Fiscal court voted 4-0, with magistrate Eddie Bleemel not present, to agree to contract with the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the baseball, softball, basketball and Tae Kwon Do, as well as the swimming pools.