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  • Scottish Rite honors top mason, citizen for 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They have both promoted their community for years.

    And both have been involved in making Bullitt County a better place to live and work.

    The Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club honored Elaine Wilson and James Ron Sexton for their contributions during the organization’s annual awards banquet.

    Rodney Burress, Scottish Rite trustee and newly-installed chaplain for the next year, said Wilson deeply deserved the honor as the Outstanding Citizen.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 4

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 4:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.

    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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  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY

    Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed Friday, January 8, due to inclement weather.

    All school activities including sporting events are also cancelled on Friday.

    For more information call your school or the BCPS Central Office, 869-8000

  • Transportation Cabinet road conditions update

    As snow continues to fall across the Louisville area, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in District 5 are busy treating the roads with salt and in some areas even plowing.

    Road conditions vary across the district from partly covered to mostly covered.

    Motorists should use caution and slow down as roadways will remain slick due to continued precipitation and extremely cold temperatures. State and contract forces will work around the clock to clear highways.

    Current conditions for Buliitt County are as follows:

    WEATHER - light snow

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

    Bullitt County Public Schools are closed Thursday, January 7, due to inclement weather.

    For more information call 869-8000.

  • Pastor says not enough done to get out voters

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - People hoping to raise some discussion on the merits of the Sunday alcohol sales in Shepherdsville may have been disappointed on Monday night.

    Those wishing to make comments either pro or con will have to wait until the second reading of an ordinance allowing the Sunday sales of alcohol.

  • Audit outlines room for improvement

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An audit of the financial records for Bullitt County government revealed a dozen deficiencies.

    The audit, released on Thursday by Crit Luallen, auditor of public accounts for Kentucky, disclosed areas where Bullitt County records failed to meet the standards expected of the governmental agency.

    The deficiencies of county government recordkeeping included concerns with the paperwork of the detention center.

    Of the recommendations, all those involved in the process said that cures are not impossible.

  • Former Mount Washington employee guilty of theft

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - An employee who had city equipment in a storage building on his property could face seven years in prison.

    A Bullitt Circuit jury recently found Daniel Lee Campanell, 31, guilty of receiving stolen property over $300 and of being a persistent felony offender.

    The evidence was that Campanell took the city equipment and was going to sell the scrap metal for money.

    During the two-day trial, the jury gave the defendant one year on the criminal charge but enhanced that to seven years for his previous felony convictions.

  • Water hike will help LJ's good budget

    LEBANON JUNCTION - While the numbers may not look like it, the city of Lebanon Junction is surviving the rough economic times quite well.

    And, things should look better in the future.

    Auditor Cheryl Beauchamp presented her annual audit for the Lebanon Junction City Council and said things were all in proper order.

    While the surplus at the end of the fiscal year in June was less than a year ago, Beauchamp said that was due to transfers into the water and sewer department and a loss of a state grant.

  • Few offer help to MAPP out health improvements

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although the crowd seemed small, Bullitt County Health Department’s Education Coordinator Cynthia Brown believes good initiatives must start somewhere.

    Twelve people showed up to the county’s first Mobilizing Action Through Planning and Partnerships meeting earlier this month.

    MAPP is a national initiative created to help cities and counties take ownership of community health by creating a community wide plan for health improvement.