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  • Lebanon Junction residents to see little change to property tax bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents won’t see much of a change on their real and personal property tax bills this year.

    In the midst of water and wastewater treatment increases, council members agreed they didn’t want to put an additional burden on taxpayers.

    “I think with the water rates going up and with the other money coming in, we should keep them the same,” councilman Dion Collins said.

    The council passed the rates at its September meeting.

  • Rod run, pig roast all part of fund-raiser for city worker

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The community is being called upon Saturday to help raise funds for a man who is suffering from cancer.

    The second annual Open Hot Rod Run will be held in Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The festivities should run until around 4 p.m.

    Proceeds this year will go to a city employee undergoing cancer treatments who has three small children.

    There will be a variety of events going on all day at the park.

    A pig roast will also be held.

  • Mt. Washington VFD looks to build facility for trucks

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things are cramped at Mount Washington Fire Protection District’s Station 1 on Bardstown Road.

    There’s no room for new equipment and sections of the station’s main bays are used to store training and maintenance equipment that is important but isn’t used for emergency response. 

    Fire chief Michael Dooley and the district’s Board of Trustees agree it’s time to expand the station, which serves as the department’s main base.

  • Two charged in fatal accidents

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash, which killed 22-year-old Joshua Michael Bartley, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    And a Bullitt County man has been charged with the death of his cousin in a separate incident.

    The 12-member Bullitt County panel indicted Heather Michelle Woloch, 19, of Shepherdsville.

    She was charged with manslaughter, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    On July 15, Woloch was driving a southbound 2001 Dodge Stratus when it left Bardstown Road in Mount Washington.

  • Couple faces indictment for abuse; men indicted for theft at home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A couple has been indicted for neglecting two children and three men were indicted for burglarizing the initial couple’s home.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Kelly M. Porter, 28, and Steven William Morris, 43, on two counts of complicity to criminal abuse.

    According to the indictment, the two allowed a 6- and an 11-year-old youngster to be placed in a situation where they were in extreme danger on July 6, 2009.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 28:

    Bullitt County:

  • County's first pot bust big one for Task Force

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Working on a tip from an anonymous phone call, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force and Sheriffs Department made the county's first marijuana bust of 2009.

    Investigators visited the address on Beech Grove Road after receiving a call Tuesday about a possible indoor marijuana facility.

    "The odor was emanating so strongly that we had no doubt the phone call was legitimate," said Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin.

  • Officer off work due to being at gambling site

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police officer that was at the scene of a gambling operation raid last month has been suspended without pay for 30 days.

    Through information secured by an open records request, Shepherdsville police chief Col. Doug Puckett confirmed that officer Brent Dawson had been suspended without pay, starting on Sept. 11.

  • Sanitation District receives grant to improve parts of sewer system

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Bullitt County Sanitation District will get some assistance in upgrading its sewer system.

    The district has been awarded a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant of $150,000.

    According to district manager Jerry Kennedy, the funds will be used to install and to improve manholes in the Tanyard Springs/Bullitt Hills area.

    Currently, Kennedy said the system is old and infiltration of surface water makes the Bullitt Hills plant handle more than its capacity.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: September 2009

    HOLIDAYS

    7:

    LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

    2:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at CO; 1:30pm

    3:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    Community Partners for Reading Training at CO; 10am (must be registered to attend)