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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 27:

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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:

  • LJ police station getting closer to completion

        LEBANON JUNCTION - City police will soon have a place to call their own after years of sharing City Hall with the mayor and the city clerk and it’s all thanks to the dozens of people who have lent a hand to convert the former library on Main Street into a police station.

        What began as an empty 52-by-22 foot space in July has since been sectioned off and drywalled, creating an office for the chief of police, an interrogation room, a reception area, storage and space for each officer to have his own desk.

  • Mom concerned over slow police response to sex act on street

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman upset with the lack of police action got even more concerned when her comments moved into a different direction.

        Crystal Lyons presented her concerns to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday. The problem arose on Sept. 6 when a number of children, including her’s, were playing in the Hickory Acres subdivision off Highway 44 West.

        After seeing a strange car driving slowly through the neighborhood, Lyons said she sent all the kids home.

  • Officials get second round of viewpoints

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While health officials received plenty of negative comments on a proposed countywide smoking ban during their first public hearing held early last week, Thursday night’s forum was much more balanced.

    The Mount Washington City Annex was the scene of the second public forum hosted by the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention.

  • NCLB targets being met in Bullitt

        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.

  • Public forums set up to talk about smoking

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Do you have an opinion - pro or con - regarding a possible smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County?

        If so, the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention will hold a series of public forums to hear what you think.

        Recently, an air quality survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky.

        At the forums, those results from the January/February 2010 testing will be shared with the public.

  • Man pleads to manslaughter; could get 20 years

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanted endangerment.

        According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • School tax to increase by 4 percent plex proposed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Gary Wooldridge favored a compromise agreement on the proposed increase in the school property tax on Tuesday.

        However, as chairman with the tie-breaking vote, Wooldridge was placed in what he considered not a very tough position.

        While he didn’t want to see taxes increase by the proposed amount, he also realized that the school district couldn’t keep moving forward with some additional revenue.

  • Maraman steps down from council; Samuels to fill seat until January

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For the first time since 1995 the people of Lebanon Junction will not have Ozzie Maraman representing them on city council...at least not for now.

        When Maraman retired from Lebanon Junction Elementary School on June 1 after 28 years of service on the janitorial staff, he was told that he wasn’t allowed to hold public office for at least three months after retirement, according to Kentucky statute.

        With his hands tied by the state, he was forced to submit his resignation to the council.

  • All clear after NB gas leak

        HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School received an all clear following a brief evacuation Thursday morning.

        Principal Tracey Lamb said students were evacuated due to a gas smell within the building.

        Zoneton Fire units responded to the school. No gas leaks were detected upon an investigation.

        Students were evacuated approximately 15 minutes, Lamb said.