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  • Deer concerns lead to suit filed against local forest

        CLERMONT - Elaine Matthews has been a regular visitor to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the past few months.

        But she has become concerned about the care of two deer on display. So concerned that she has filed a lawsuit against executive Mark K. Wourms.

        A motion to dismiss the civil action has been filed and that motion will be considered on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Four charged as meth lab explodes, causes blaze

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A meth lab explosion caused the evacuation of a Shepherdsville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

        Shepherdsville and Zoneton fire departments responded to an apartment complex on Sixth Avenue in Salt River at about 3:30 p.m.

        Shepherdsville fire chief Brad Whittaker said the scene of the initial fire received damage, as well as an apartment on the first floor.

        The apartment complex was evacuated and no one was injured.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 29

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 29:

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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:

  • 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:

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    Statewide tornado drill at 10:07 am

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    3:

    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.