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  • Roby, new elementary Energy Star designed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary School and the new elementary school under construction in Mount Washington have been designated as buildings “Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court affirms $6.1 M

    FRANKFORT - The McDonald’s Corp. should pay a former employee $6.1 million for not properly warning her of previous hoax phone calls made to restaurants.

    The state Court of Appeals rendered its opinion Friday in the case involving a McDonald’s in Mount Washington that drew national attention.

    While the three-member panel affirms the Bullitt Circuit jury decision to award Louise Ogborn over $6 million, it lowered an award given to assistant manager Donna Summers.

  • Health Department hosting H1N1 vaccinations

    The Bullitt County Health Department will provide novel H1N1 influenza vaccine Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the general public.

    This clinic will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccine.

    Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

    All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • Holiday tradition has own spin in Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — There’s no need to travel to Louisville to experience the heartwarming and spooky tale of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season as the Bullitt County Theatre Company has prepared its special production of the familiar play scheduled to begin this week.

    The play is slated to start Friday and will include a couple of special twists.

    The work, originally wrote by Charles Dickens, was adapted and is being directed by BCTC’s producing artist director Bill Breuer.

  • Woman facing additional sodomy charges

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A woman associated with youth sports already under indictment for charges of improper conduct is facing additional allegations.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Stephanie Evans on new charges.

    Evans, who has yet to go to trial on the original sex-related allegations, is now facing two counts of sodomy in the second degree and two counts of sodomy in the third degree.

    The most severe of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Bleemel Lane zoning request to be postponed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The developers of a proposed controversial subdivision appear to be trying to address some of the surrounding property owners’ concerns in efforts to move forward with the plans.

    The Mount Washington City Council was posed to here a proposal from Paragon Homes Nov. 23 to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    But Attorney Mark Edison, who represents the developers, received permission from the council to postpone discussions as Paragon Homes works to address several issues surrounding the development.

  • Mayor may get change in city’s civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before Sherman Tinnell took office as mayor, he said a goal would be to alter the city’s civil service ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield voiced his same concern when he opted to run for the town board two years ago.

    Now, it appears some changes are close to becoming reality.

    The Shepherdsville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending the current civil service ordinance.

    City attorney Bill Wilson said the major change would be to allow the mayor to select his or her own department supervisors.

  • Hebron Estates close to approving sales

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents tired or even scared of people coming to their front door may have a solution in one northern Bullitt County city.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission could vote on Tuesday evening to enact an ordinance which regulates door-to-door solicitation in its community.

    Hebron Estates, which has become one of several in northern Bullitt County to begin discussions, could impose penalties on those groups which don’t comply.

  • WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Watch

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a high wind watch for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through Wednesday afternoon.

    The high wind watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH, or gusts of 58 MPH or stronger, may occur.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 7:

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