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  • Issues down to one in fire tax lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The legal fighting may soon be over in a lawsuit started in 1999.

        A trial set for this week involving the city of Shepherdsville and the fire taxing districts of Nichols and Southeast Bullitt is not being held.

        Instead, the parties have agreed that the only motion still open to consideration in the boundary dispute is whether Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress is going to grant a new trial to the taxing districts.

  • Belcher's bill on teen suicide signed into law by governor

        FRANKFORT - Public middle and high schools will now be required to distribute suicide prevention materials by Sept. 1 of each year, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Linda Belcher, (D-Shepherdsville).

        House Bill 51 was signed into law by Gov. Beshear this week.

        House Bill 51 also requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide suicide prevention information on its Web site by Aug. 1 of this year.

  • Hillview looks to annex new Brooks school

        HILLVIEW - Employees at Brooks Elementary hoping to avoid paying an occupational tax when the new school opened in August shouldn’t be spending that anticipated windfall just yet.

        While the city of Shepherdsville received a request to stop its deannexation measures along Highway 1020, the city of Hillview apparently has a way to reach the new school.

        Currently, employees at Brooks Elementary are paying a 1.5 percent occupational tax to the city of Hillview.

  • Longtime fixture in Lebanon Junction community dies

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A fixture in the Lebanon Junction community for years passed away on Tuesday, March 23.

        Margaret Marie Norris, 80, died at Parkway Rehab and Nursing Center in Louisville.

        The former Margaret Marie Boone was honored for her work both in the military and in her community.

        The native of New Hope, Ky., was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Her commitment to the military and its veterans continued after leaving the active service.

  • BREAKING NEWS: NORTH AREA MUSIC FEST CANCELED

    Due to Power issues the North Area Music Festival for tonight (4/1/2010) is canceled.

    The festival will be rescheduled for sometime in mid-April.

    The exact date and time will be determined and students/families will be notified in advance.

  • 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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    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.