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  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - November 2009

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    HOLIDAYS

    11:

    VETERAN’S DAY (school is in session)

    26-27:

    THANKSGIVING – NO SCHOOL – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

    4:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at Brooks Elementary; 1:30pm

    5:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA MINUTES DUE

  • Light Up MW to return on Friday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the first time in several years the city will ring in the Christmas season with the Light Up Mount Washington Festival.

    The festival is planned for this Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the City Plaza Gazebo on Old Bardstown Road between the old Mount Washington Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

  • Bleemel Lane housing proposal draws questions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- County planners had questions about a Paragon Homes property rezoning request and it appears the same might be said of leaders in Mount Washington.

    After first placing the item on the table, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission voted unanimously to send an unfavorable recommendation to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    The Mount Washington City Council will have the final decision on the rezoning, which is set to be discussed at its Nov. 23 meeting.

  • Hunters Hollow officials pleased with work done at stream walk

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Mayor Linda Parker announced during the October Hunters Hollow City Council that the recent north end Stream Walk clean-up was a successful event.

    Unfortunately, the city’s ditches still contained serious issues that plagued local drainage.

    The council had requested at past meetings that all Hunters Hollow residents should maintain areas near ditches along their own properties.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 23 (NOTE: There will be no lane closures in the work zones Wednesday, November 25th – Sunday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend).

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    UPDATE: 11/24/09

  • Threatening letter results in nothing at BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A threatening message found at Bullitt East High School Tuesday evening appears to be a hoax but Principal Deborah Atherton said Wednesday morning the school is treating it very seriously.

    According to an e-mail message sent to parents, Atherton received a phone call at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening from an individual who claimed a threatening message had been found on school property.

    Atherton said Wednesday that police had requested she not elaborate on the nature of the message, but did say that it was "juvenile in nature."

  • Election filings placed on-line by clerk's office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Curious voters can now have around-the-clock access to see who has filed to run for the 2010 elections in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s office is now updating the candidate filings on a daily basis.

    Go to www.pioneernews.net for link or go directly to www.bullittcountyclerk.com and click on the voter registration section.

    Candidates have until Jan. 26, 2010, to file.

  • Shepherdsville ‘ballot’ to let people vote on alcohol sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While it carries no legal weight, the registered voters of Shepherdsville will have an opportunity to tell city leaders what they think about the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    An advisory ballot will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 3, and on Friday, Dec. 4, at city hall.

    According to a resolution unanimously approved by the council on Monday to conduct the sample ballot, the polling place would be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday.

  • Police testify that illegal gambling was at Hillview site

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police officers who raided a business in northern Bullitt County took the witness stand Tuesday in the first night of testimony in an appeal filed by Shepherdsville officer Brent Dawson.

    Dawson was suspended without pay for 30 days for being at a gambling operation that was raided on Aug. 11.

    He appealed the disciplinary action to the Shepherdsville Civil Service commission, which started the process Tuesday evening.

  • Students to get shot at H1N1 vaccine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department is planning H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics targeting the county’s school children -- but the first clinic won't offer nearly enough vaccine to cover the entire student population of about 13,000.

    BCHD Public Health Director Swannie Jett announced Friday that the department currently has 2,000 intranasal novel H1N1 vaccinations stockpiled for the first clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School.