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  • Third time charm for developers at 245/61

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Six months after the initial steps were taken, owners of nearly 140 acres of property off Highway 61 have finally won approval for a rezoning request.
        However, an appeal is almost certain on the decision made Thursday night by the Shepherdsville City Council.
        With a unanimous vote of 5-0, the council voted to approve a limited IG General Industrial zoning for property owned by Zoneton Developers, Debra Ann Shaw and the estate of Oma Lee Shaw.

  • Fixing problem might cost city over $100,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To cure a problem left behind by a developer might cost the city of Shepherdsville up to $100,000.
        Residents have complained for several years about the drainage issues left behind in Shawnee Acres off Highway 44 East near KOA Kampground.
        QK4 engineer Rob Campbell said that projections show that 750 cubic yards of dirt needed to be removed from an existing retention basin.
        And 220 feet of 36-inch drainage pipe needed to be installed.

  • Fiscal Court adds money to county attorney's coffer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court has agreed to provide additional financial assistance to the county attorney's office.
        County attorney Monica Robinson made a formal written request to court members early in February. In the report, she made a request for $108,000 to allow her to meet obligations through June 30.
        The only question that arose from Bullitt Fiscal Court members came from magistrate Joe Laswell.

  • Group makes push to move last African-American school to new home next to Woodsdale School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It has a rich history which needs to be preserved. And members of a small group is hoping to gather the resources to save and to restore the last African American schoolhouse in Bullitt County.

  • American Red Cross Valentine Gala; Prize package winners

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The dance floor at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre was filled last Saturday night as the annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala was held.

    A large crowd again came out to help raise funds for the Bullitt and Spencer County service center.

    The Wulfe Pack band provided the music and Hans Sander provided the dinner entertainment.

  • Savings vs. Jobs; Custodial pleas heard...proposal dropped

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tomorrow evening the Bullitt County Public Schools Board was to consider a plan to outsource the district’s janitorial services.

    The controversial proposal put forth by BCPS Superintendent Keith Davis could have saved the district nearly $250,000 a year, but it would cost 80 custodians their jobs.

    That has now been pulled from consideration.

    In a statement Saturday, Davis said there was no support from the board to move forward with the cost-saving proposal.

    (See Wednesday’s edition for reaction.)

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 20

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 20:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Man indicted for sex abuse dating back to 1980s

        SHEPHERDSVILLE Ð A man has been indicted for allegedly having improper contact with a minor female in the 1980s.
        Henry E. Sparks has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charge of sexual abuse and three counts of rape.
        The indictment alleges that the course of action occurred with a girl under the age of 12 from 1984-87.
        The most serious charge is a Class A felony, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Final encounter? Bardstown Jct. rezoning Thursday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A vote on the controversial rezoning request on three tracts of property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 will come at a special meeting.
        The Shepherdsville City Council has set up a public hearing and second reading for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
        A total of 130 acres will be considered for a zoning change to IG General Industrial.

  • A Special Valentine

     The Hillview Government Center was the scene of a special Valentine dance and dinner for some special needs students in the county.

    Family, friends, teachers and aides all had fun on the dance floor.

    See more photos from this event and other community Valentine's Day celebrations in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.