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  • A New Tax?: User fee hike dies; court offers up sanitation tax

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sanitation District is the proud owner of a system that has equipment that is reaching its 50th birthday.
        With aging equipment, district manager Jerry Kennedy would like to make some improvements. In fact, he has no choice but to make those improvements.
        The sanitation district had a solution for the money needs - a 3 percent increase in its user fees for those using over 2,000 gallons of water.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Dec. 12:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Post office temporarily closed due to gas smell

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A gas smell resulted in the temporary evacuation of the Shepherdsville Post Office Thursday morning.

    Post Office supervisor Stephanie Carroll said the Post Office contacted Louisville Gas and Electric to report the smell around 9:30 a.m.

    According to Carroll, LG&E told the 32 employees to evacuate as a precaution until someone arrived to inspect.

    After an hour passed by Carroll said a call was made to alert Shepherdsville Fire Department, who immediately responded.

  • All I want for Christmas...

     Trey Constant, 5, a preschool student at Roby Elementary, took a few moments Friday night to sit on Santa’s lap and give him a list of items off his Christmas list.

    Santa was busy on Friday and has been visiting many locations in Bullitt County over the past week.

    Watch in coming weeks for more Christmas photos, as well as Letters to Santa, which will begin next Wednesday and continue in the Dec. 19 and Dec. 21 issues.

    Remember the deadline for Santa letters is Dec. 9.

  • Week promotes need to get flu vaccination

     FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 4-10, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

  • Cedar Grove Rd. flood closing

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that KY 480 in Bullitt County is closed at mile point 10 near Woodsdale road due to water over the roadway.

    KYTC crews are monitoring this location and will reopen the roadway when the water recedes and the roadway is safely passable.

  • Health department determines cause of Zappos illness

      UPDATE (12/09): The Bullitt County Health Department is providing this update on the investigation into the event which sickened employees at the Zappos warehouse in Shepherdsville on December 5, 2011.

    A total of 58 employees who worked the same shift became ill with a gastrointestinal illness early on Monday morning. At least twenty-nine sought medical  attention—none were hospitalized. In most affected employees, the illness has been self-limited and not serious.

  • EDA latest to seek fix to zip ills in Hillview

            SHEPHERDSVILLE - An issue debated for more than 25 years could get a little more push from Bullitt County leaders.
        The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority passed resolution that would go to the Postmaster General regarding the current zip code alignment.
        Board member Robert Hill said something must be done as the county loses unknown dollars to Jefferson County in things such as occupational tax and insurance premium taxes.

  • Sentencing for two men involved with teens

        ZONETON - The behavior of the two young men was horrible.
        But their individual behaviors last February will leave one in prison for another five years and another will have the chance of serving his time on probation.
        Nathaniel Hardy and Robert Beard were sentenced on Friday morning in Bullitt Circuit for their roles in improper transactions with minor girls early last year.

  • Lebanon Junction looks to get better water flow to some areas

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction City Council recently took action that may result in better water service to several residences and Lebanon Junction Elementary School.

    Council members voted unanimously to accept a contract with Louisville Water Company that will give the water supplier the go-ahead to connect their line at Collings Hill Road with the city's line on Highway 61.