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  • Bullitt election figures mirror statewide results on Tuesday

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the exception of one race, Bullitt Countians followed suit in Tuesday's statewide elections.

  • Mount Washington bites bullet, increases tax

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After two meetings and a public hearing, the Mount Washington City Council recently voted to raise its real and personal property tax rate for the 2011 tax year.

    During a public hearing held just before the council’s Monday, Oct. 24 regular meeting, members voted 4-2 in favor of raising the rate to 11.4 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of all real and personal property within the city.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS

        The results of the November 8, 2011, general election in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney estimated a 27 percent voter turnout.

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:

    Steven Beshear, Jerry Abramson (DEM) - 7,370

    David Williams, Richie Farmer (REP) - 3,092

    Gatewood Galbraith, Dea Riley (IND) - 781

     

    SECRETARY of STATE:

    Alison Lundergan Grimes (DEM) - 8,088

    Bill Johnson (REP) - 5,495

     

  • Waste Not...Want Not: Hotline to allow public to report school waste

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt County Public School Board members hosted a public hearing on a tax increase a couple of months ago, there were several concerned citizens who spoke.
        One of their biggest concerns on the tax increase was not necessarily the quality of education being received.
        Instead, it was areas where they felt waste were occurring.

  • Second has been charged for injuries of toddler

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A second person is now facing charges in the alleged abuse of a 2-year-old boy.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 7:

    BullittCounty:

    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.

    JeffersonCounty:

  • National siren test set for Wednesday

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). 

    The test will last up to three and a half minutes. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. 

  • LIHEAP Subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY- Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the "Subsidy" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 7th, 2011. 

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help! 

  • Fox Chase getting handle on how to handle meetings

     FOX CHASE - Following a raucous September meeting, the Fox Chase City Council met in front of another full room in October with similar results.

    Due to the amount of community discussion during the previous meeting, Mayor William Broughton began this month by addressing both council and audience. Despite his efforts, voices eventually raised throughout the room.

  • Traffic light brings mixed signals from area residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun expected some issues when the temporary traffic signal at Armstrong Lane and Highway 44 became operational the week before last, but she admitted the problems were worse than anticipated.

         And while motorists had hoped the light would improve traffic flow immediately, their hopes turned into frustration early last week as many sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic due to technical issues with the signal.