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  • Three arrested on separate thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With cooperation of area law enforcement agencies, local police have charged three individuals with a series of unrelated crimes.

    Medica Pharmacy

    Since Dec. 8, 2008, the local pharmacy on Highway 44 East has suffered four break-ins.

    Not including the physical damage to the store, over $35,000 in narcotics had been stolen from the local Medica Pharmacy.

  • Sewer plant expense big drain on Hillview budget

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t too many years ago that the city of Hillview was in some financial constraints.

    But, thanks to growth and frugal spending, mayor Jim Eadens is proud of the city’s condition.

    The Hillview City Council approved its 2009-10 fiscal budget on Monday.

    The city’s general fund budget would grow by roughly $500,000 to $3.04 million in the next fiscal year.

    In terms of carryover funds from the current year, the city expects to bring forward over $347,000, a slight increase from 2008-09.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 29

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on KY 61 between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) in Bullitt County.

    Work will begin the week of June 29 to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

    One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction. Motorists can expect some delays and temporary traffic stoppages.

    Traffic will not be stopped weekdays from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country’s most recent recession.

    It’s a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America’s birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country's most recent recession.

    It's a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America's birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Mount Washington pool opens Thursday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After a long wait, the Mount Washington swimming pool is set to open Thursday.

    Workers were stocking snack bar shelves and readying the facility for swimmers Wednesday afternoon. The pool is full and maintenance repairs are complete.

    A county budget crunch shuttered the pool until recently when city officials agreed to pay for and make needed repairs to bring the facility into federal compliance. The city also received some volunteer help from a local citizen experienced in pool repair.

    The county has agreed to pay operational costs.

  • MW pool close to reopening

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Swimmers marooned on dry land could be returning to the pool as early as next week after city officials stepped in to help repair the facility.

    A county budget crunch recently shuttered three of the county's four public pools. The Maryville pool in the north end has been open since early June.

    County officials claimed repairs to bring the pools into federal safety compliance would be a drain on budget funds.

    But if all goes as planned, Mount Washington's pool will soon be open for business.

  • County experiences online holdup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An online banking scam has allegedly resulted in half a million dollars taken from Bullitt County.

    Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said that through an online banking transaction someone from the Ukraine took $500,000 out of a county account through First Federal Savings Bank.

    Roberts met Tuesday with the county attorney, county sheriff, county treasurer and First Federal officials to discuss the issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday for further discussion.

  • Salt River, STM win suit over land dispuit

    HILLVIEW - A jury recently determined that a utility company did not improperly take land belonging to a family that had maintained the l30-foot strip of ground for years.

    The jury found in favor of Salt River Electric and STM Realty in a suit filed by Paul and Lori Price.

    The property in question is off East Blue Lick Road and has since been sold to Sabert Corp. which has built a 250,000 square foot plant in the area.

  • Pioneer Village's financial situation continues to improve each budget

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Year by year, the impact of the May 1996 tornado looms a little less on the financial situation of the city of Pioneer Village.

    As a result, the proposed 2009-10 budget for the city looks better than the year before.

    The city expects to carry forward over $69,000 in the general fund and another $81,000 in the municipal aid road fund.

    With the new revenue expected over the next 12 months, the city will have over $551,000 to spend in its general fund and another $128,000 in its road fund.