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  • WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Watch

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a high wind watch for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through Wednesday afternoon.

    The high wind watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH, or gusts of 58 MPH or stronger, may occur.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 7:

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  • Community invited to help MAPP out plans for county's future needs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — What exactly determines the overall health of a community?

    Bullitt County Health Department’s Education Coordinator Cynthia Brown knows its much more than just the absence of illness.

    A person’s overall health includes physical, spiritual and mental aspects, including access to adequate employment and healthcare, education and lots of opportunities for physical exercise and interaction.

  • Extreme ATV park thrown off track

    BROOKS - Owners of property that includes an old Superfund site had hoped to legally use the land for outside sports, such as ATV trails.

    However, that appears to be a mute issue.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment voted 5-1 to deny a conditional-use permit for S&S Land Development Group to use its 503 acres off Smith Landfill Road for an extreme ATV park.

    With losing the conditional-use permit part of the process, attorney Paul Whitty then withdrew his client’s rezoning request on Thursday night.

  • Golf carts may be allowed on Fox Chase roads

    FOX CHASE - Unless changes occur before the city’s December council meeting, Fox Chase residents will soon be able to legally drive golf carts on city streets.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a new ordinance allowing for licensed carts to be used on the streets.

    The ordinance bans four-wheeled vehicles and scooters, but exempts golf carts driven by residents 12 years old and up.

    The golf cart issue was brought up in previous meetings by residents who were concerned about legally driving their carts.

  • Sunday alcohol sales ‘vote’ Dec. 3-4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the outcome has no official bearing, registered voters who live in the Shepherdsville city limits will have an opportunity to let their views be known on the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    Councilmembers Scott Ellis and Alan Wetzel first discussed the possibility of having a simulated ballot question earlier this year.

    On Dec. 3-4, a voting machine will be set up at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway to tally those ballots.

  • Live nativity will have added attractions this week at Hillview church

    HILLVIEW - For years, sights of seeing young children - and adults - visit the corner of Hillview Boulevard and Brookley Drive to see a live nativity scene with real animals have become common.

    But the members of Hillview Community Christian Church will be adding to the holiday production this December.

    The Walk to Bethlehem will bring live scenes of five activities on that walk will be presented Dec. 4-6 from 7-9 p.m.

    “We wanted to step it up a notch,” said producer Betty Schooling.

  • Few new candidate filings for 2010 race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A few more names have been added to the list of candidates looking to seek elective office during the 2010 campaigns in Bullitt County.

    But none of the names are a surprise to those involved with the political system.

    The filing deadline in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office is on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.

  • Two girls face expulsions for pre-mediated attack at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two females have been suspended and recommended for expulsion in what has been determined to be a premeditated attack Tuesday morning of a 14-year-old student during breakfast.

    And Bullitt Central High School officials are taking steps to educate students on how to handle similar situations in the future.

    School board attorney Eric Farris said that although staff members were at the scene within 16 seconds to break up the attack, the victim did receive a broken nose and bruised ribs from the encounter.

  • Lebanon Junction, Shepherdsville to welcome holiday season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The downtown streets of Shepherdsville and Lebanon Junction will welcome in the holiday season this weekend.

    While the various activities surrounding the Light Up ceremonies will differ, there is one thing in common - Santa Claus will be coming to town to meet all the good little boys and girls.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    For the third straight year, the traditional Light Up Shepherdsville will be kicked off with the Christmas Night of Lights parade.