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  • Bardstown woman killed in accident at Bullitt Co. line

                CLERMONT - A Nelson County woman died at the scene of a multi-vehicle traffic accident late Friday morning at the Bullitt County line near Jim Beam Distillery.

                Amelia G. Smith, 60, of Bardstown, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner David Billings.

  • Shepherdsville to deliver lawsuit if postal employees don't pay up

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No matter who you are.

                If you work in the city of Shepherdsville, you are obligated to pay the occupational tax.

                And through rain, sleet or snow, city officials pledge to make sure that all of those funds are collected, even if it is against workers for the United States Postal System.

  • Shepherdsville approves rezoning for light industrial

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there is no announced tenant on the line,  
    developers with the Settlers Point business park believe a zoning  
    change would be in line for a 35-acre tract.
        And, members of the Shepherdsville City Council unanimously agreed.
        The council voted to rezone the vacant property on Conestoga Parkway from B-2 Central Business to IL Light Industrial.
        Attorney Ray Bannon said the property is located just north of  

  • Subdivision zoning questions cleared up for MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mount Washington City Council recently voted to rezone more than 243 acres under development on Bogard Lane from R-2 to R-3 Residential.

    River Crest Development, which owns the property located a half mile from Highway 44, requested the zoning change to build larger homes than the original zoning allowed.

    Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission members recommended the zoning change during their October regular meeting.

  • 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.