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  • Low bids helps to lower cost of MW sewer plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials were pleased last week as bids for the new waste water treatment plant expansion project were revealed during a public bid opening ceremony at the city annex building on Thursday afternoon.

        Companies from as far as Florida competed for the project, but ultimately it was Lexington water utilities contractor W. Rogers Company that submitted the lowest bid of $12.9 million, nearly $1.2 million below the city’s original estimate for the project.

  • Cases against men go to grand jury

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A pair of cases involving 20-year-old men and inappropriate behavior with minor girls will go to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        In separate probable cause hearings on Monday afternoon, cases against Robert David Beard, 20, and Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, were sent to the grand jury for possible indictment in the next 60 days.

        The cases revolve around an investigation by the Pioneer Village police department.

  • YMCA makes second offer to help

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chances that the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central High School opens this summer are much greater than a year ago.

        In fact, for a second time, the Bullitt County YMCA has made a financial offer to assist in the opening of the pool.

        However, magistrates said they only recently learned for the first offer may last June.

  • New route planned through grant program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there are concerns that TARC will pull its morning and afternoon express route from Bullitt County to downtown Louisville, another form of transportation is getting set to begin.

    Beecher Hudson is preparing to offer three routes through Bullitt County into various locations in Jefferson County. While primarily targeted toward the elderly and low income, the bus routes would be available for anyone.

    Hudson’s company, Louisville Wheels, is not unfamiliar with Bullitt County as it has provided Medicaid transportation for 35 years.

  • Police look at note to see if kids are missing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials are also attempting to locate three individuals including a truck driver and two siblings, possibly teenagers.

        According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Det. Scotty McGaha, a janitor found the letter taped to a mirror around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

        The note was signed by the name Josh R. McKae. It read that McKae and a sister named Laura were from Indiana.

        The letter stated that the siblings were taken against their will from a Pilot truck stop.

  • Settlement could be possible in termination appeal

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After only one night of testimony, there may be some headway into reaching some settlement in the termination of Shepherdsville sewer plant operator Michael Schroeder.

    The Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission did not hold its hearing on Tuesday.

    Schroeder was appealing his Feb. 1 termination by Mayor Sherman Tinnell.

    Attorney Thomas Clay said due to some changes in the situation, both parties agreed to delay any additional testimony for two weeks.

    He said that might indicate that there could be some agreement reached.

  • Partnership with parks gets second public forum

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of Bullitt Fiscal Court want to hear more input from the public over the possible partnership with the Bullitt County YMCA.

        But YMCA officials want to make sure the proper message is getting out.

        June Daugherty, executive director of the Bullitt County YMCA, talked with Bullitt Fiscal Court members about the proposal to partner with the county’s parks and recreation department.

  • Mass transit taking different paths

        LOUISVILLE - Jerome Vessels of Mount Washington has been riding the Transit Authority of River City’s Bullitt County Express to and from work for over 22 years.

        When he discovered that TARC officials were considering eliminating the route, he was in disbelief.

       “When I first heard about it, I thought it was just the worst case scenario. I didn’t think they would seriously consider it,” Vessels said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to save route 66X.”

  • Rayhill wants to bring projects to his district

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For several years, Joe Rayhill had talked with his wife about running for public office.

        Finally, she had heard enough and told him to put his name into contention. And he did.

        Rayhill is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate of the Fourth District.

        “I want to get involved,” said Rayhill, 40.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 15:

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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: