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  • Supreme Court declines to hear fired deputy's appeals case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When then-sheriff Paul Parsley fired deputy David Greenwell in September 2005, he felt he had that right.

    Now, nearly four years later, Parsley said the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court proves that he was correct.

    The court declined to hear the case filed by David Greenwell that his civil rights were violated when he was terminated by Parsley.

    Although Greenwell still has an opportunity to ask for reconsideration, it appears the lawsuit could be over.

  • Health department out of H1N1 vaccine, more coming soon

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department's first shipment of the novel H1N1 vaccine available to the public ran out Wednesday.

    A steady but orderly crowd showed up at the Bullitt County Health Department Tuesday to receive the novel H1N1 vaccine and the clinic ran through Wednesday until the supply was gone.

  • Personal school info leaked

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The names and Social Security numbers of over 600 Bullitt County school system employees were mistakenly distributed to over 1,800 e-mail addresses of fellow workers on Tuesday morning.

    All employees were given the notice of the 676 employees who had not completed their open enrollment information for health insurance for the coming year.

    According to the school system, 737 of the 1,829 messages were recalled. All electronic messages were accounted for as of Tuesday morning.

  • New judge needed for county, bank suit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new judge will be required to determine the fate of a lawsuit filed by Bullitt Fiscal Court against its former financial institution.

  • 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.