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  • State officials recommending public start getting their influenza shots

     FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get the flu vaccine now to reduce the spread of illness this coming flu season.

  • Governors announce Sherman Minton Bridge repair plans

     NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said today the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis.

    The bridge will remain closed during repairs, which are expected to take approximately six months. Preliminary cost estimates are $20 million. Contractor bids, which will be opened in mid-October, will include incentives for early completion.

  • Health board to appeal decision on smoking ban

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A month after Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled the comprehensive countywide smoking ban passed earlier this year by the Bullitt County Board of Health unlawful, the board took action Monday to appeal the ruling.

    The board voted 4-2 in favor of appealing the Circuit Court decision after going into executive session during a special meeting held at the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Policy stands...No religious materials

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The school system’s policy on the distribution of religious information is very clear.
        It is not allowed.
        However, the practice has apparently been different than the policy and attorney Eric Farris is concerned that would open the district up to possible litigation.
        On Tuesday, a policy was presented - and rejected - to school board members that would allow the distribution of material at the middle and high schools but not at the elementary school level.

  • School board tax hearing on Monday; could be hike OK’d

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the Bullitt County Public School Board follows a recommendation from its superintendent, property owners will be paying a little more on their tax bills in October.
        With state funding shrinking, superintendent Keith Davis will recommend that the board accept an increase in the real property tax from 55.2 cents per $100 of assessed value to 57.6 cents.
        On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $24.

  • Decrease by county could mean loss of over $180,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Taxpayers in Bullitt County won’t have to worry about paying increased rates when bills are delivered next month.
        However, that decision to keep the real property tax rates the same will result in the county receiving $181,000 less revenue in the coming year.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously agreed to keep the real property tax rate at 9.3 cents per $1,000 of assessed property. On a $100,000 home, the county would receive $93 in taxes.

  • Shepherdsville looks to put curfew back in place

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Lakes of Dogwood are not unique.
        But they are the latest in a series of complaints over the years about issues such as vandalism and thefts.
        Much of the blame over the years has been pointed at juveniles who are running the streets of Shepherdsville at all hours of the night.
        With that in mind, Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland was given the task of looking at past ordinances and developing a new one which would include a curfew for juveniles.

  • State helps to pay for paving of county roads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to some extra money sent down from Frankfort, several county streets will be resurfaced.

  • Long overdue water main project in LJ underway

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

  • On-street parking, fireworks to be regulated in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE - You can no longer park on the streets of Pioneer Village and you can only light up your fireworks a few days a year.