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  • Train splits stuck truck in half

     HILLVIEW - A tractor trailer got stuck at a railroad crossing and was cut in half by a CSX train Monday afternoon.

    The accident took place just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 1020 and E. Blue Lick Rd.

    Hillview Police Maj. Ken Straughn said the semi was traveling westbound on E. Blue Lick. The driver had missed a turn into the Truck America lot and was searching for a place to turn around.

  • Conservation reserve program set to begin

      John W. McCauley, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has set general signup  for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through  April 15, 2011. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

  • Former clerk will ask board to overturn firing by new mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A termination appeal hearing for a former Shepherdsville city clerk will have to wait until Thursday night to begin.

  • Owners now have place to call to dispose of dead animals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When George Henderman and other farmers in Bullitt County had a large animal die, they have had no place turn to for removal and disposal.

  • $500,000...Cuts proposed in expenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With officials still trying to arrive at “the” amount that the city of Shepherdsville is in debt, leaders were able to come up with a magic number in terms of needed budget cuts.

  • Pioneer Village has no financial issues with last year’s audit report

     PIONEER VILLAGE - While other municipalities search for money, the City of Pioneer Village remains on top of its finances.

  • Regional sanitation bill debated

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In an effort to help public wastewater utilities in the Louisville area improve services, lower rates, save money and reduce environmental impact, Rep. Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville, sponsored a bill in the General Assembly that would enable these entities to develop jointly. 

  • Fiscal court agrees to go night-time each quarter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt Countians who have requested night meetings of fiscal court will have another opportunity to show that need.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to set up quarterly meetings to begin at 6 p.m.The meetings will be held on March 1, June 7, Sept. 6 and Dec. 6. They will be in lieu of the normal 9:30 a.m. meetings on those dates.

    The other meeting of the month, held on the third Tuesday, will continue to be held at 9:30 a.m.

    The public is invited to all meetings. They are held in the county courthouse.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan.31

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of January 31:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

     

    Jefferson County:

  • SB5: Legislators would have time to study bills

     FRANKFORT - When the 2011 General Assembly convened in Frankfort on Jan. 4 the Senate Republican majority got to work pushing a number of bills the caucus had outlined in a list of priorities.