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  • Lebanon Jct. paddling upstream to bring in greater water revenue

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" A water rate increase seems to be inevitable for Lebanon Junction residents.

    Just how much that increase might be is still a mystery, but city attorney Mark Edison informed council members in August that if rates weren’t increased quickly the city could risk losing its bonds which funded construction of the city’s existing sewer system.

    Edison told the council that the past several years the city failed to comply with its bond issue by failing prove it could fund repayment.

  • Swine Flu strikes Bullitt County

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s hardly anywhere you can go without hearing about it. The H1N1 influenza ee" commonly referenced as the Swine Flu ee" has arrived in Bullitt County according to school officials and the county health department.

    But that’s no surprise to doctors and health educators in the area. The Center for Disease Control has predicted since the spring that more cases, hospitalizations and deaths associated with the H1N1 virus would be reported in the United States throughout the summer, fall and winter months.

  • Redistricting a hot issue at school board meeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a night of listening for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Tuesday.

    And they had plenty of comments to listen to as residents offered their opinions on why the proposed redistricting plan of well of 1,000 students should be altered.

    Final approval of the redistricting plan, originally scheduled for September, may not occur for several months as board members have over two hours of comments and an on-line survey to consider.

  • MW councilman wants to look at rezoning entire stretch of Hwy. 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " If one Mount Washington city councilman gets his wishes, the majority of residential properties along Highway 44 within the corporate limits will soon be zoned B-1 Highway Commercial.

    Councilman Dennis Griffin is interested in rezoning all of the residential property to commercial within the Highway 44 corridor from city limit to city limit within 350 feet of the highway.

  • MW City Council to discuss rezoning property along Highway 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mount Washington City Council will discuss at this evening's meeting a proposal to rezone residential properties along Highway 44 within the city limits to B-1 Highway Commercial.

    The proposal was introduced by Councilman Dennis Griffin, who claims the future of business growth in the city is along Highway 44.

    The proposal would affect all residential property owners within the Highway 44 corridor from city limit to city limit within 350 feet of the highway.

  • Ceremony to remember 9/11 tragedy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those wishing to remember and reflect upon the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, will have an opportunity to do just that on Friday.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said the courthouse would be the site at 6 p.m. of a ceremony to honor the American heroes who lost their lives that day.

    The ceremony will run from 6-6:45 p.m. and will be conducted on the inside steps of the courthouse.

    There will be a prayer, followed by the ringing of the bell and the pledge.

  • Consultants continue to accept input on Highway 44 projects

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Widening heavily traveled Highway 44 from Bardstown Road to Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville is a project that many Bullitt Countians think should have been completed years ago.

    The project may be closer than ever to becoming a reality, but citizens shouldn’t get too excited. Unless some large sums of money come the state’s way, it could still be years before any noticeable work is done.

  • Three arrested, officer cited in raid

    HILLVIEW - What started out as an answer to a burglar alarm has resulted in 16 people being charged in an illegal gambling operation off Bells Mill Road.

    Three men were arrested on Tuesday evening and 13 others were cited. Among those cited to Bullitt District Court was an off-duty police officer for the city of Shepherdsville.

    According to Hillview police spokesman Roy Raines, officers had gotten some information about a possible casino/gambling operation going on in the city.

  • Bank seeks to have suit dismissed over stolen county funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bank officials who have been sued by Bullitt Fiscal Court over the cyber theft of over $415,000 this summer have fired back in their response to the lawsuit.

    In fact, the bank’s response from attorney William T. Repasky points the finger directly back at county officials for the loss of the funds in late June.

    The bank is seeking dismissal of the county’s complaint in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Voters to return to paper in '10 election

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The world of how you vote in elections will come full circle next spring.

    When voters go to the polls in May, they will be using a thing of the past - paper ballots.

    The Bullitt County Board of Elections has voted to change its system of voting machines as it has also split three precincts due to the number of registered voters.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney said the board has opted to go with the Hart Intercivic eScan system at its 48 precincts and the in-office absentee machine.