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  • State looks to start collection of local occupational taxes

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Kentucky House of Representatives may soon take up a bill that could affect every community in the state, including Bullitt County and its’ eight cities.

        At the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced that Rep. Sal Santoro (R-Florence) proposed a bill that would require the Kentucky Department of Revenue to establish a centralized web-based collection process for local occupational license taxes and fees.

  • Dare to Care mobile pantry in LJ Thursday

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The Dare to Care mobile food pantry will be at the Lebanon Junction Community Center on Thursday, March 18.

    It will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

    The Dare to Care mobile pantry is a direct service to reach those struggling or needing help.

    If you are a resident of Lebanon Junction or reside in the 40150 zip code and need help, please come to the distribution center and bring a proof of residence (for example, a bill for water or electric) and your driver’s license.

  • Daylight Savings: Spring forward

    Bullitt Countians need to set their clocks one hour ahead this weekend in conjunction with Daylight Saving Time.

    The official change takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 14.

    Clocks go an hour ahead, meaning 2 a.m. would switch to 3 a.m. This means one less hour of sleep Saturday night through Sunday morning.

    Fire officlals also encourage homeowners to check batteries intheir smoke alarms this weekend and all Daylight Saving weekends as a way to remember making the important check.

  • Land-use plan looks pretty good to planners

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The goals and objectives, which provide a guide for planning and zoning decisions in Bullitt County, haven’t changed for at least 20 years.

        But current planners agree - the general guidelines set up years ago still are appropriate for today.

        And any changes aren’t worthy of the extra hoops that must be cleared to get the comprehensive land-use plan approved.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 08

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 08:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    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.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Deputy sheriff arrested for assault

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with allegedly abusing his girlfriend.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff's Department arrested Robert Gavin Hedges, 44, of Knob Creek Road, Sunday morning.

    He was housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $10,000 surety bond that could only be posted by his parents.

    By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, proof must be presented to Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward that he is scheduled for a mental evaluation with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville.

  • Biggest Kidsfest ever planned for this Saturday at Paroquet Springs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kids know how to have a party. The adults should learn from their example.

        KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, is one of the best annual parties in Bullitt County. The 2010 version hopes to be the biggest ever.

        The event takes place Satuday, Mar. 13, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Deannexation by city may not help Brooks teachers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Teachers and students at Brooks Elementary are anxiously awaiting the opening of their new school in August.

        Not only will the employees at the school be getting a new facility, they will also be getting a pay raise.

        With the new school being outside the corporate limits of Hillview, employees will not be subjected to the 1 percent occupational tax currently being collected.

  • Officials hunt for solution to cloudy water issue at OES

        HILLVIEW - It’s not a health issue but it’s a problem that must be solved.

        The only problem is finding the source of discoloration in the water supply at Overdale Elementary School.

        Around the end of November, school board chair Gary Wooldridge said he had reports of discolored water. He was concerned about the safety of the students and staff and the expense to solve the problem.

  • Waters to bring best of both worlds

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With two different perspectives, Kenny Waters believes he can improve the Bullitt County Detention Center.

        Waters is a Democratic candidate for the jailer's position.

        From a background in police work and in corrections, Waters said he has the unique viewpoint of both perspectives.

        "I have the experience both in law enforcement and in the jail," said Waters, 40. "I have a unique experience that no one else has."