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  • Teachers voice displeasure at education cuts

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Educators across Kentucky were taking their concerns over funding cuts literally to the streets on Monday.

        And members of the Bullitt County Education Association were right there with them.

        While educators weren’t able to travel to Frankfort to be part of a larger Kentucky Education Association rally, local teachers did hold signs outside Bullitt Central High School and show their concerns about proposed cuts.

  • Sewer users get news on higher rates next billing

        PIONEER VILLAGE - An upcoming change in sewer rates left many Pioneer Village residents with questions and concerns.

        Bullitt County Sanitation District, the organization responsible for the changes, hoped to answer questions and calm concerns during a public forum.

        Jerry Kennedy, district manager, addressed the new wastewater situation facing the city.

        BC Sanitation purchased the city’s current wastewater treatment plant from owner Jim Walser at a cost of $400,000.

  • Recount puts Boggs back in race for seat on city council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - On election night, Tim Boggs lost out to fellow incumbent Harry Cooper by five votes for the sixth and final Democratic nomination slot for the fall city council race in Hillview.

        On Friday, action by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress allowed a recount in the Brooks 12 precinct, reversing the final standings.

  • City hopes to get some solution to foreclosures

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problem is not unlike one being faced by communities across the nation.

        With the growing number of homes falling into foreclosure, finding a legal process to allow local governments to have the properties properly maintained without the possibility of financial burdens has been a problem.

        The Shepherdsville City Council is looking toward its attorney, Bill Wilson, for a solution.

        And code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe hopes that solution is soon.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 14:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Recanvass results in no election changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two candidates wanted to make sure final election figures were correct ask for a recanvass.

        And, at the end of the process, the numbers did not change.

        First District magistrate hopeful Dennis Mitchell and county judge/executive candidate David Strange each ask the Bullitt County Board of Elections to look once again at the precinct totals.

        Upon adding up all the numbers once again, the results did not change.

  • Fox Chase looks to change location of monthly meetings

        FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council plans to host monthly meetings at Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview beginning in July.

        The council decided to move primarily because the meeting room at Jewish was offered free of charge.

        Currently Fox Chase meets at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village. Fox Chase pays Pioneer Village $50 per month to rent the space.

  • Four arrested in meth raid

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - On June 8, 2010 Shepherdsville Police K-9 Officer Kenny Waters was patrolling the city and detected a strong chemical odor in a residential neighborhood.

        After locating the exact address of 335 Arrowhead Drive, Officer Waters contacted the Bullitt County Drug Task Force. A methamphetamine lab was located in the garage of the residence.

  • Work to begin on MW sewage treatment plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials and representatives from Derrick Engineering and W. Rogers Company were all smiles on Monday as they gathered to sign the contracts to begin construction on a new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant.

    “I thought this day would never come,” said Mayor Joetta Calhoun. “It’s exciting to finally be coming to the end.”

    The signing ceremony, which took place at the City Annex Building on Monday morning, was the final step in a journey that has taken over a decade.

  • Four charged with operation of meth lab in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab last week.

        According to task force director Blaine French, the agency was acting upon complaints from the public.

        When the detectives arrived at the scene, French said they dismantled an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine lab.