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  • Wheeler feels time on council gives him edge

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Of the candidates running for the seat of magistrate in the Second District, Brent Wheeler says he has something other candidates don’t possess.

        He has six years as a member of the Mount Washington City Council.

        “Six years on the city council makes you ready to handle the job on fiscal court,” said Wheeler, 40. “Nothing could have prepared me more than being on the council.”

  • Doan wants to give back to people as magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Wayne Doan retired after 34 years of service with General Electric and was looking for a way to give something back to his community.

        That way is to run for the magistrate’s seat in the Fourth District.

        Having served on various committees while at GE and with plenty of time to devote to the job, the Democrat said it was the right time to throw his name into consideration.

  • Watkins always willing to help, seeks constable job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone’s vehicle breaks down, there is a good chance Robert Watkins would stop and help.

        If someone’s vehicle is stuck in a snow pile, look for Watkins to have a piece of equipment to pull it out.

        In general, the native Bullitt Countian likes to help.

        With that in mind, Watkins has entered his first political race in the run for constable of the First District.

  • New school calendar awaits final OK by state

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nothing is in writing as the state General Assembly continues its work in Frankfort but students in Bullitt County may be heading back to class on Aug. 11 for the new school year.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board approved the 2010-11 calendar, pending final action by the legislature.

        At this time, one proposal has been to remove two instructional days that were added several years ago. This would be a cost-saving measure for the money-strapped state.

  • Allen wants county to move forward

    HILLVIEW - Dannye Allen gets tired of seeing the constant bickering that seems to occur among members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The emergency responder finally got tired of the situation and decided it was time to do something.

    Allen is now running for the seat of magistrate in the Third District in the Democratic primary.

    “I wanted to see some changes but they weren’t happening,” said Allen. “We’ve got to get along.”

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 01

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 01:

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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:

  • Hebron Estates to regulate solicitation at homes

        HEBRON ESTATES – Satisfied with all discussion, Hebron Estates council members decided to establish a new solicitation ordinance during its February business meeting.

        Council members previously discussed the issue at several meetings, with a first reading of an ordinance previously presented.

        The council decided road signs would be posted at city entrances requesting no solicitation without a permit. Solicitors are required to receive a permit from the city.

  • Public answers call: Views varied as discussion on YMCA, parks merger dominates

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To have a good game plan, a team must all be on the same page.

        On Thursday, the first of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s quarterly night-time public forums started slow. And the conversation was dominated by one topic - the possible merger of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation program and the local YMCA chapter.

  • Mitchell eager to serve First District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you want to get things, sometimes you have to go out and get them.

        Dennis Mitchell said that was the philosophy he used as magistrate of the First District for 13 years.

        And it is the philosophy that he hopes he can bring back to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Mitchell is running for the First District magistrate’s seat in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Bradshaw wants to study problem, find solutions

    CEDAR GROVE - John David Bradshaw has spent the past 35 years working as a technician with a job to go find solutions to problems.

    As magistrate of the Fourth District, Bradshaw would like to use those same skills to improve fiscal court and Bullitt County.

    Bradshaw, 59, is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate in the Fourth District.

    In attending city council meetings, Bradshaw said he got the itch to be more involved with local government. The magistrate’s seat seemed to best serve his desires.