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  • Bad weather causes havoc

        An overnight snow led to hazardous driving conditions throughout Bullitt County Tuesday morning, with more potential winter weather expected this week.

        Bullitt County Dispatch reported several vehicle accidents relating to icy road conditions.

        The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

        The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for Bullitt County from 7 p.m. Friday evening through 1 p.m. Saturday.

        Rain will begin to change to snow across north central and east central Kentucky late Friday afternoon.

        Roads will begin to be impacted as temperatures fall below the freezing mark. Snow will begin to impact roads by midnight in south central Kentucky, causing slick or hazardous conditions.

        Snowfall amounts could range from 1 to 4 inches.

  • MAPP meeting cancelled

        The Jan. 28 MAPP (Mobilizing Action Through Planning and Partnerships) meeting has been cancelled.

        Bullitt County Health Department education coordinator Cynthia Brown said the meeting was postponed due to pending winter weather.

        An alternate day has not yet been announced. The meeting will be rescheduled.

        For more information call the health department, 955-5355 or go to www.bullittcountyhealthdept.com.

  • Public hearing on bus routes postponed to Jan. 28

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for a way to get to Jefferson County but don't have transportation?

    Need to get to the airport but don't necessarily want to drive your car and pay parking all week during your trip?

    There might be a solution for some of your transportation concerns.

    A public hearing will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Paroqyet Springs Conference Centre.

    (The hearing was originally set for Jan. 12; however, a public notice was omitted by The Pioneer News and the hearing has been rescheduled.)

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 25

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 25:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.  

     

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JANUARY 2010

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events January 2010

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    HOLIDAYS

    1:

    NEW YEAR’S DAY - NO SCHOOL - BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

     

    18:

    MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - NO SCHOOL - BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    4:

    BACK TO SCHOOL

     

    7:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

     

    13:

  • Walls in jailer's race to aid community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When incumbent jailer Danny Fackler decided he would retire at year’s end and not run for re-election, some candidates saw it as an opportunity.

    Doug Walls was one of those candidates.

    Although he was considering a run for the office of sheriff, Walls said he had many calls encouraging him to re-think his position.

    And he did.

    Walls, 51, said his goal all along was to serve the community and the jailer’s position is an important one in the county.

  • First quarterly night-time forum set for county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you have a question for county leaders and just can’t attend a regular fiscal court meeting, your opportunity is awaiting.

        Instead of scheduling regular meetings for nighttime hours, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to have a quarterly gathering of elected officials.

        And department heads could also be present to answer questions.

  • Mount Washington rezoning may add new jobs at facility

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - An existing business may be adding to its operation and that could mean up to 10 new jobs in the community.

        Vittitow Basement Walls, already a tenant in the Mount Washington Business Park off Landis Lane, is seeking approval to rezone over 7 acres from light industrial to general industrial.

        Attorney John Wooldridge said the owners would like to add a small concrete plant to its facility.

  • Hailey loses battle with rare disease

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A girl who won the hearts of the community, the state and the nation lost her battle to a rare genetic disease on Sunday evening.

        Hailey Brianne Goranflo, the seven-year-old daughter of Miranda and James "Neil" Goranflo of Shepherdsville, passed away on Sunday night at her home after suffering from late infantile Batten disease.