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  • County's first pot bust big one for Task Force

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Working on a tip from an anonymous phone call, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force and Sheriffs Department made the county's first marijuana bust of 2009.

    Investigators visited the address on Beech Grove Road after receiving a call Tuesday about a possible indoor marijuana facility.

    "The odor was emanating so strongly that we had no doubt the phone call was legitimate," said Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin.

  • Officer off work due to being at gambling site

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police officer that was at the scene of a gambling operation raid last month has been suspended without pay for 30 days.

    Through information secured by an open records request, Shepherdsville police chief Col. Doug Puckett confirmed that officer Brent Dawson had been suspended without pay, starting on Sept. 11.

  • Sanitation District receives grant to improve parts of sewer system

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Bullitt County Sanitation District will get some assistance in upgrading its sewer system.

    The district has been awarded a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant of $150,000.

    According to district manager Jerry Kennedy, the funds will be used to install and to improve manholes in the Tanyard Springs/Bullitt Hills area.

    Currently, Kennedy said the system is old and infiltration of surface water makes the Bullitt Hills plant handle more than its capacity.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: September 2009

    HOLIDAYS

    7:

    LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

    2:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at CO; 1:30pm

    3:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    Community Partners for Reading Training at CO; 10am (must be registered to attend)

  • Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days Oct. 2-4: Festival has been important to this town for 60 years

    LEBANON JUNCTION — L&N Railroad Special Agent Elvin Doutaz knew that Lebanon Junction had been through a lot.

    By 1949, the town had weathered The Great Depression, the loss of the L&N Railroad terminal to Louisville and many businesses had went bust. But the town was still alive, and he wanted to prove it. He wanted his little railroad town to have an annual event that emphasized family, friends and community pride.

    Thus the Lebanon Junction Homecoming — now known as the Old Fashion Days Festival — was born.

  • UPDATE: Buckman Street closed

    The Bullitt Central homecoming parade will will start at Bullitt Lick Middle School at 5 p.m. and go east on Highway 44 and then south on Buckman Street and end at Second Street at the youth football league.

    Buckman Street will be closed starting at 4:45 p.m. and will not reopen until the conclusion of the parade, about 6 p.m.

    Side streets leading to Buckman Street will also be closed off at the access point.

  • Public invited to give comments on Bullitt transportation plan

    The second open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway.

    The study is identifying community concerns and evaluating potential alternatives to improve mobility and safety in Bullitt County.

    A steering committee, led by Bullitt County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts, KIPDA, District 5 of the state transportation cabinet and other community leaders, is coordinating the study.

    ENTRAN is the consultant for the project.

  • County tax rate will remain same

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the tight financial restraints discussed by county officials the past year, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted Tuesday to keep its real property tax rates the same.

    By not accepting the compensating rate allowed, county officials turned down a possible $90,000 in additional revenue. And by rejecting the allowable 4 percent increase in revenue, the county officials will miss out on a possible $270,000 in funds.

    For a second straight year, Bullitt Fiscal Court members opted to not increase the real property rate.

  • Grave markers damaged by truck leaving roadway

    About a dozen grave markers at Hebron Cemetery were damaged as a truck driven by a juvenile headed to North Bullitt High School.

    On a foggy Tuesday morning, the juvenile driver left Hebron Lane, struck a utility pole and broke down a fence.

    The vehicle knocked over or broke over a dozen markers.

    The driver was not injured.

  • UPDATE: Public hearing on revised redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board will host its second public hearing on redistricting plans for the 2010-11 year.

    The public hearing will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Bullitt Central High School auditorium. A sign-in list will be available for those wishing to speak.

    The board will listen to comments about plans to redistrict students. Most of the discussion on this version will include schools in the central and eastern portion of the county.