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  • Efforts result in better test marks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County school officials are by no means satisfied with the recent test marks being handed down this week.

    But they are pleased with the progress being made in both the federal No Child Left Behind act and the state testing formerly known as CATS.

    "We're not at the top yet but we're making a tremendous gain," said superintendent Keith Davis. "The data takes away excuses. It shows that the expectations can be met."

    No Child Left Behind

  • POLICE ALERT: Fraudulent emails

    There is a fraudulent email that is circulating stating it is from the FBI. It looks legitimate, and it uses the names of FBI officials. It is stating that you have won money and must respond with personal information and a $575.00 fee in order to receive your winnings.

  • Lodging down, food up as county tourism surviving tough economic times

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you wonder if the economy is affecting Bullitt County tourism, look no further than the monthly lodging tax.

    In her monthly report, Elaine Wilson, executive director of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, related how taxes from one source was up for 2009 while another was down.

    Restaurant taxes were up $30,000 through August 2009 but the lodging tax was down.

    The commission is budgeted to generate about $82,500 a month from the two funding sources.

  • Woman's Council gets view on how drugs affect county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some of the material Kenny Hardin normally talks about when discussing the war on methamphetamine was not appropriate on this particular day.

    Speaking to the monthly lunch gathering of the Bullitt County Woman’s Council, the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force left some of his material at the office. It wasn’t appropriate for those enjoying lunch.

    Hardin said the county is well on its way to another record year in terms of busting meth labs.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.

  • Mount Washington to get funds for sidewalk project

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Pedestrians traversing downtown Mount Washington’s sidewalks might quickly notice the broken and disconnected walkways that serve the city.

    Sidewalks are expensive to install and must be maintained regularly. But Mayor Joetta Calhoun shared some good news recently that the city has received $198,000 via the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency to install new sidewalks on Old Bardstown Road from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 5

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61: Roadway will be reduced to one lane between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for pipe installation. Flagging operations will be used to control traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, until 6 a.m. Friday, October 9th, and delays are probable. This work is part of the construction project to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

  • MW man caught after alleged theft in Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A 20-year-old Mount Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody with in 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station.

  • Three accused of gambling operation sent to grand jury

    HILLVIEW ee" Cases against three individuals charged with operating an iillegal gambling establishment will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    District Judge Jennifer Porter ordered that the charges against Eric Justice, Stephen Miller and James Jenkins Jr. be waived to the grand jury after a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.

    On Aug. 11, Hillview police officers raided an auto glass business off Bells Mill Road.

    The three men were charged with complicity to promote gambling and possession of gambling devices.

  • R.D. Reynolds benefit Sunday

    HEBRON ESTATES - A benefit concert for the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, at the North Bullitt High School football field.

    Performances include Jefferson Tarc Bus, Subrosa and Reynolds' sister, Shelly Craig.

    Concessions, raffles andsilent auctions will be available.

    Admission is $5 per person. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 3.

    All proceeds will benefit the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund at PNC Bank.