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  • Set clocks back this weekend

    Daylight Savings Time officially takes place Sunday morning at 2 a.m.

    All clocks should be set backwards one hour, allowing for an extra hour of time (2 a.m. will become 1 a.m.).

    Fire officials always recommend that homeowners check smoke alarm batteries in conjuction with resetting clocks.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - October 2009

    HOLIDAYS:

    31:

    HALLOWEEN - SATURDAY

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    1:

    Technology PD (Teachers Webpages) at Roby Elementary; 4-6pm

    BCEA Awards Banquet Honoring Larry Belcher at Paroquet Springs Conference Center; 6:30-8:45pm

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    5:

    Community Partners for Reading at Central Office; 10am (must be registered)

  • Flu illness hits pockets of schools; H1N1 shots coming

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The new H1N1 virus — also known as influenza A — is widespread in Bullitt County and its effects are starting to be seen in some local schools.

    Old Mill Elementary School experienced an unusually high number of absences last week and continued to see that trend into this week.

    Principal Les McIntosh said Friday that last Tuesday the school had more than 100 absences that were attributed mostly to the flu and strep throat.

  • Convenient store suspect quickly apprehended

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Law enforcement officials quickly apprehended a juvenile accused of robbing a convenience store Saturday morning by gunpoint.

    Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said that a 17-year-old Mount Washington boy was taken into custody Sunday evening for the break-in at about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Red, White and Blue convenience store on Preston Highway and Bells Mill Road.

    Tinnell said the teenager went into the store shortly after opening and displayed a gun to the clerk. He took $277 and fled when another customer pulled into the parking lot.

  • Juvenile arrested for robbery

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials quickly apprehended a juvenile accused of robbing a convenience store Saturday morning by gunpoint.

    Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said that a 17-year-old Mount Washington boy was taken into custody Sunday evening for the break-in at about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Red, White and Blue convenience store on Preston Highway and Bells Mill Road.

    Tinnell said the teenager went into the store shortly after opening and displayed a gun to the clerk. He took $277 and fled when another customer pulled into the parking lot.

  • School board passes redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,400 students will be affected next fall when the Bullitt County Public School System redistricts to alleviate overcrowding and to provide youngsters for its newest elementary school in Mount Washington.

    On Tuesday night, the Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved a revised redistricting plan that would affect every school but Nichols Elementary.

  • LJ looks at ways to deal with unpaid bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" No one wants to get stuck with unpaid water bills, especially Lebanon Junction landlord Dan Thibodeaux.

    Thibodeaux has approached the city council twice now claiming he doesn’t believe it’s right that under the city’s current ordinance he is responsible for unpaid water bills left by his apartment tenants.

    “I’m not responsible for something I didn’t sign for. They’re getting the service, I’m not,” he told the council.

  • Hardin bids to become county judge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the next couple of months, it won’t be difficult to find a candidate for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the courthouse.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts has filed her intentions to run for a second term and David Strange, director of the Bullitt County History Museum, located in the courthouse, has filed for the Democratic nomination.

    Add Kenny Hardin, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, with its office in the courthouse, as the latest candidate to file.

  • Bikes to invade for Sunday’s Tour de Hillview

    HILLVIEW - The wheels are spinning in Hillview to enhance community health.

    The city is sponsoring Tour de Hillview, a free bicycling event for all ages.

    In conjunction with the event, officials will introduce the new Hillview Community Bicycle Project, a program sponsoring free bicycles for the community’s use.

    Tour de Hillview takes place Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Hillview City Hall parking lot.

  • Hillview has eye on more office space

    HILLVIEW -- When Mayor Jim Eadens wants to hold a private conversation in his office he might have a little trouble.

    From the city files that are stacked in the office to the basketballs bouncing against the wall from the adjoining gym, Eadens said the Hillview city staff is out of room.

    And he’s looking for a way to find a little more room on the city’s budget.

    For the second time in as many years, Hillview officials talked about moving outside its current facility to find more space.