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  • City taking step to revise civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials say that the civil service system of employee protection is not going away.

    However, there appears to be changes in the making.

    The Shepherdsville City Council listened to the first reading to repeal the current ordinance and adopt a revised set of standards.

    The final reading and vote will come at the June 8 meeting.

    (Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 25 meeting has been cancelled.)

  • Transportation study to be discussed May 28

    The first open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 28, 2009 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive in Shepherdsville.

    The study will provide the basis for identifying and prioritizing future transportation improvements in Bullitt County over the next 20 years. It will include an evaluation and analysis of existing and projected traffic conditions, an evaluation of alternative transportation modes, and recommendations of priorities for future projects.

  • City receives $3M stimulus on sewer line, plant expansion

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jeff Conder was all smiles on Thursday morning. As a matter of fact, so was Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell.

    After over a year of discussions and negotiations, the Shepherdsville City Council announced on April 27 that it felt it could tackle a major sewer line expansion to southern Bullitt County and expand its current treatment plant.

    The only question was how would pay the freight for the construction projects.

  • County energized to move on with stimulus opportunity

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a check sitting in Washington, D.C., with the county’s name on it for over $289,000.

    But there is a little work that must be done before Bullitt County can utilize the federal stimulus funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    To make the grant become a reality, Bullitt Fiscal Court retained the services of Bryan Kirby of Community and Economic Development Associates of Richmond. Kirby is no stranger to Bullitt County as he has worked on water grants previously.

  • Walk on Saturday to show support for military troops

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Though Memorial Day is officially celebrated the last Monday in May, many traditionalists and military veterans will tell you the original designation was set as May 30.

    Many of those people will further tell you that Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend to grill burgers and open the pool.

    On May 30 a special Troops Support Walk will take place in Shepherdsville, honoring both fallen soldiers as well as those currently serving in foreign lands.

  • June 3, 2009: State changes mind; students will go extra day of school

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students in Bullitt County will not be getting out of school quite as early as they thought.

    With much disgust, superintendent Keith Davis received approval from the Bullitt County Public School Board to go along with the mandate of the state Department of Education.

    At a special meeting Friday morning, the board opted to amend its current calendar to force students to attend school on Wednesday, June 3. This would extend the revised calendar one day.

  • Memorial Day travelers advised to slow down, buckle up

    FRANKFORT - A travel weekend widely considered the beginning of summer starts, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety reminds motorists to Drive Smart.

    According to AAA, an estimated 32.4 million people will be hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend - a half million more than in 2008.

  • BREAKING NEWS: No injuries in school bus accident

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A Bullitt County school bus was involved in an accident Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

    According to Maryville Elementary principal Sam Cowan, Bus 131 had a minor accident with a car. One of the bus' wheels brushed against the car on Kingsley Avenue.

    Bus 131 arrived at Maryville 10 minutes late. Bus riders were allowed to eat breakfast before heading to their classrooms.

    Cowan said anyone with questions or concerns could call him at Maryville, 955-6553.

  • State prepares for swine flu

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is asking health care providers and public health officials to be on the alert for potential cases of swine flu in Kentucky.

    “We are closely monitoring developments involving swine flu cases in the United States, Mexico and abroad,” said Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D. “We continue to provide information to health care providers and other stakeholders about this evolving situation, and are preparing for a wider response should that become necessary.”

  • Hillview looks to expand city boundaries

    HILLVIEW -- When presented the opportunity, Hillview officials are always eager to add territory to its current boundary.

    The city is now in pursuit of a 12-acre tract off Brooks Road, just west of the Interstate 65 interchange.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said there had been some discussions previously about annexing the property but nothing had been done.

    The property runs along Williams Lane and near the Jefferson Gun Club.

    City attorney Mark Edison said there were no homes on the property and no one would be able to vote on the annexation issue.