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  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - August 2009:

     

    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    3:

    MAP Training at Zoneton Middle from 8am-4pm

     

    4:

    SBDM Training (Roles and Responsibilities of School Councils) at Ridgeway Library from 8:30-11:30am

     

    5:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    New Educator Orientation (Teachers, Counselors, Asst. Principals) at Eastside Middle from 8am-3:15pm

     

    6-7:

  • Boat ramp coming to Shepherdsville at Paroquet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre could play host to Bullitt County’s newest boat dock location along the Salt River.

    Plans for a new dock and a road leading to it were discussed recently by the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission’s July business meeting.

    The commission was waiting on a resolution from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to install a boat ramp at the river directly behind the conference centre.

  • Mount Washington waits for approval on sewer plans to begin its work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The city’s major sewage treatment plant expansion project is a continuing source of stress for Mount Washington city officials.

    Although the city is under the Kentucky Division of Water sanctions to have the plant completed by 2010, the division is taking more time than expected to approve the final design plans for the $15 million project.

    City officials were hoping to start construction this fall but are at the mercy of the KDW’s approval.

  • Suspects still sought in road rage attack

    HILLVIEW - An incident that police are calling a case of road rage resulted in shots being fired.

    According to Hillview officer Roy Raines, a total of five shots were fired from a vehicle containing two men and a woman.

    The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on Valley Drive.

    Raines said a car followed another vehicle as it pulled into the Valley Drive residence.

    Words were exchanged and then five shots from a semi-automatic weapon were fired. Two went into the air and two struck the vehicle.

  • Varied interpretation of city parking ordinance draws ire

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When does a warning ticket turn into an actual citation?

    And when does parking on a narrow subdivision street turn into a dangerous situation?

    Both were questions posed to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Rusty Watson, a longtime pastor in the community, voiced his concerns over the rash of warning tickets written for those who park on the street in Meadowlark Subdivision off Beech Grove Road.

    Watson said he really needed some clarification on how the city police interpret the current regulations on parking on the streets.

  • Grants will allow expansion of water

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the merger of a local water district and a major utility, Bullitt Countians have benefited from over $7.7 million in grants for extension projects.

    The latest is a $1 million grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority that would allow 12 projects to serve nearly 120 new customers.

    Lynn Spencer, Bullitt County project manager for the Louisville Water Co., said the KIA grant for the extension work estimated to cost $2.3 million has been approved.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved county judge Melanie Roberts to sign any needed documents.

  • Confirmed case of Pertussis at Brooks Elementary

    BROOKS -- It didn't take long for illness to strike the Bullitt County Schools.

    Bullitt County Schools Health Service Coordinator Lesa Bodine said that one case of Pertussis -- better known as Whooping Cough -- was confirmed in a Brooks Elementary student Wednesday.

    Bodine said the school would be notified Thursday and that a letter from the Bullitt County Health Department would be distributed to parents.

    Bodine said one case has been confirmed but that many cases were suspected before school started. She expected that more would be identified now.

  • Pioneer Village makes double sure zoning change for commercial property proper

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A business rezoning in Pioneer Village was approved in spite of legal confusion and an unfavorable recommendation by Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning.

    But it took two votes — just to make sure.

    The city council voted to approve a rezoning of 1.02 acres owned by Robert Gibson from R-1 Residential to B-2 Business during its July meeting.

    With some question over the number of votes needed to override the planning commission’s recommendation, mayor Gary Hatcher said it was best to come back a few weeks later and vote once again.

  • Zoning bid on Highway 44 West faces hurdle

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second time in the past 10 years, owners have attempted to rezone a home and yard to commercial property.

    Sitting along Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville in the midst of other businesses, one might think that Jeffrey and Louie Sherrard would have no problem receiving the B-2 Central Business zoning.

    However, figuring out a way to access the property has stalled plans once again.

  • Bennington receives 70 years in case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The likelihood that Perry E. Bennington would see freedom appears slim as he was sentenced to 70 years in prison.

    Bennington received the maximum sentence allowed by Kentucky law on Friday morning in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Bennington, who is already serving a 10-year sentence for sexual abuse, was found guilty by a jury of 14 charges ranging from rape to incest to sodomy with a recommended sentence of 155 years.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that under state law, the maximum penalty would be 70 years.