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  • Luncheon pumps awareness into heart disease

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Kentuckians, far ahead of cancer.

    "Our goal is to increase awareness of heart disease," said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department education coordinator. "It affects everyone. We want to promote facts and healthy lifestyles."

    The Health Department features life-changing information and tips, along with a good time, during its annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Reaction mixed to budget changes

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a mixed bag of reactions directed at members of the Shepherdsville City Council just two weeks after approving mayor Scott Ellis' budget adjustments.    

         Part of the adjustments included salary increases for city employees, hiring of several additional workers and retiring some of the existing debt.

         Tim Wade, a police officer who is also leader of the city's police association, thanked councilmembers for moving in a positive direction.

  • City, county to negotiate taxing dispute

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - A lawsuit alleging that Bullitt County employees were not paying their occupational taxes to the city of Shepherdsville is currently in litigation.

         But, there is a possibility that a settlement could be reached.

         After a short executive session, the Shepherdsville City Council gave mayor Scott Ellis and attorney Joseph Wantland the ability to negotiate a settlement with Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Pools can’t open unless ADA steps are taken

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The talks of an indoor swimming facility in Bullitt County are still alive.

  • Federal OK needed to begin Hwy. 245 project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Bullitt County Tourism Director Troy Beam was hoping to see the Interstate 65 exit 112 interchange beautification project get underway last fall, the project has hit a snag. 

  • Rockin' for a Cause

     A large crowd turned out Friday night at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The fund-raiser was to help relocate the Bowman Valley School, a one-room schoolhouse for African American students. It has been donated to preservation but money is needed to move it to a safer location next to the Woodsdale Schoolhouse next  to the Board of Education office.

    Todd Bodenheimer presented his tribute to Elvis as the main entertainment.

  • Parks panel wants input, cooperation from cities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - To get a better handle on what parks activities are currently being held throughout the area, the Bullitt County Parks Committee will seek input from the various municipalities.

  • Here is the steeple...

     Workers were busy last week at Vine Hill Baptist Church, which is located on Highway 245 across from Bernheim Forest.

    The wooden cross that sat atop the church for many years had begun to deteriorate and church members decided it was time to replace it

    A new steeple was installed last week and pastor Greg Crenshaw took these pictures of the occasion.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 28

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 28:

    Jefferson County:

    US 31:  Roadway is reduced to one lane in each direction on the Clark Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River (mile points 0 to 1.1) due to steel and sidewalk repairs. 

    Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day for two 30-day periods, one for each side of the bridge.

  • Mt. Washington finds way to save phone money

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington officials recently entered into an agreement with a major cellular service provider that will put more coin in the city's coffers. 

    During their last regular meeting, members of the Mount Washington City Council voted to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to sign a lease agreement between the city and New Cingular Wireless, formerly known as AT&T Wireless.

    Under the contract the company agrees to pay the city $200 more per month to lease space on the city's Armstrong Lane water tower for three antennas.