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  • Two guilty of burglary at Belmont church

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two young men have confessed to burglarizing a local church last April.

    Keith R. Preston and Anthony W. Krempp recently entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court for their roles in breaking into an outbuilding belonging to Belmont Baptist Church.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, the two men broke into the church and took items such as a radio and a fire safe on April 22, 2008.

  • Schools to open on schedule

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As construction crews are working throughout the county school system, superintendent Keith Davis said classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 11.

    Despite rumors throughout the county, Davis said unless he is told that school can't begin, classes are slated to begin as scheduled.

    Roby and Overdale elementary schools will be new facilities this year. Renovation work is continuing at Nichols, Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction.

  • Agreement allows Sheriff’s Deputy to Work in High Schools

    Bullitt County Public Schools and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department are pleased to announce that Deputy Carl Trent has been assigned to work in Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt High School for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The official announcement will be made at a press conference Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bullitt County Board of Education office, 1040 Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

  • BCEA, board teams reach tentative deal on contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What has been a rather long and contentious process in the past turned out to be a much easier negotiation session this year.

    The Bullitt County Education Association and the Bullitt County Board of Education have reached a tentative contract agreement that will run until 2013.

    The contract must still be ratified by the members of the education association as well as the school board.

    Brenda Hutchison, president of the BCEA, said the process was much better this year.

  • Mattingly rezoning receives OK

    CLERMONT - It took more time and study than usual but Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to rezone a 3.7-acre tract off Old Highway 245.

    Despite concerns from Jim Beam Brands Distillery and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, court members felt that Leonard and Christopher Mattingly should be allowed to rezone their property from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The applicants want to continue an auto storage facility off Old Highway 245 near Meadow Peak Subdivision.

  • County to sue bank to recover stolen funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Between June 22-29, Bullitt County government had over $415,989 stolen from its payroll account in a cyber-crime.

    Since that time, over $105,813 has been recovered.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to have county attorney Walter Sholar pursue litigation to recover the remaining stolen funds.

    The defendant in the litigation will be First Federal Savings Bank, where the county banking accounts are located.

  • LJ committee to look at rates

    LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction is facing some tough decisions when it comes to the city’s water company.

    For years the city has been making hundreds of thousands of dollars in account transfers from the occupational tax fund to help keep the water department afloat. City Clerk Susan Crady said the water company has not been self-sustaining for several years, and that’s a big problem.

    If the city was to lose a large portion of its occupational tax money then it could possibly be unable to pay for bulk water and system maintenance.

  • Two enter guilty pleas in fraud case

    LOUISVILLE - A former director of a program that provided respite services has admitted in federal court that she defrauded two agencies of over $132,000.

    Sylvia Rednour and her daughter, Jennifer Roby, entered guilty pleas on Monday in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and forgery.

    In separate plea agreements, the Mount Washington residents admitted that between November 1998 and November 30, 2007, they defrauded the respite care program operated by the American Red Cross through a contract with Seven Counties Services.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JULY 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - July 2009

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

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    AGENDA ITEMS DUE

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    SBDM Training (Intro. to School-Based Decision Making, Part I & II) at Shepherdsville Elementary from 8:30am-3:30pm

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  • Attorney General Conway issues fraud alert

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway warned consumers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

     

    “We’ve received complaints from a couple of classified advertisers that someone claiming to be from the newspaper is contacting them asking for credit-card information and Social Security numbers,” Conway said.