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  • 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.

  • Voters to get sneak peek at new ballot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Voters in Bullitt County may get a sneak peek at how the new paper ballot system will work prior to the May 2010 primary election.

    Besides approving the purchase of the new E-scan voting machines from Harp Enterprises, Bullitt Fiscal Court also gave its OK to purchase 10,000 paper ballots that will be used as a sample.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney said he felt it would be a good idea to allow voters a chance to use the paper ballot machines prior to next spring’s elections.

  • Three men indicted in series of false checks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three men have been indicted after allegedly passing counterfeit employment checks in early August.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted David T. Brown, David E. Gotting and Michael D. Truax.

    The men were involved in a series of counterfeit check writings using the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    The checks were written to C.F.’s Daily Stop on Hillview Boulevard, Brooks Liquors and Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245.

  • Give us our Freedom: Parents argue unfair to change redistricting plan notice

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The message was clear - parents in The Pointe subdivision wanted the “freedom” to keep their youngsters at their present elementary school.

    Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board heard a passionate plea from a group of Freedom Elementary parents who wish to have their children remain at that school.

  • MW talks on retirement gets toxic

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It appears the Mount Washington City Council’s discussions on reinstating hazardous duty pension to local police new-hires might become hazardous themselves.

    The council and Mayor Joetta Calhoun had some emotional discourse about the subject at the council’s Sept. 28 meeting.

  • Sunday sales in Hillview may be close

    HILLVIEW - It appears that getting a drink on Sunday in some establishments in Hillview might be getting closer to reality.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Hillview councilmembers batted around several possibilities in terms of extending the right to sell alcohol to Sunday.

    However, the recommended ordinance to be drawn by city attorney Mark Edison could have impact on all who sell alcohol in Hillview.

    The consensus among councilmembers seemed to only allow Sunday liquor sales in restaurants that have at least 70 percent in food sales.