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  • Grave markers damaged by truck leaving roadway

    About a dozen grave markers at Hebron Cemetery were damaged as a truck driven by a juvenile headed to North Bullitt High School.

    On a foggy Tuesday morning, the juvenile driver left Hebron Lane, struck a utility pole and broke down a fence.

    The vehicle knocked over or broke over a dozen markers.

    The driver was not injured.

  • UPDATE: Public hearing on revised redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board will host its second public hearing on redistricting plans for the 2010-11 year.

    The public hearing will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Bullitt Central High School auditorium. A sign-in list will be available for those wishing to speak.

    The board will listen to comments about plans to redistrict students. Most of the discussion on this version will include schools in the central and eastern portion of the county.

  • Transportation study presented to public during open house on Thursday, Oct. 1

    The second open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway.

    The study is identifying community concerns and evaluating potential alternatives to improve mobility and safety in Bullitt County.

    A steering committee, led by Bullitt County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts, KIPDA, District 5 of the state transportation cabinet and other community community leaders, is coordinating the study.

    ENTRAN is the consultant for the project.

  • Committee to study liquor sales in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - A committee has been formed to study whether alcohol sales on Sunday are a good thing or a bad thing.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said that councilmember Kim Whitlock would chair the group studying the request made recently by Thomas Philpot of Papa Borromeo’s Pizza.

    During the September meeting, Philpot said it wouldn’t only help his business but others in the area.

    Plus, there were several national chain restaurants looking at a 20,000 square foot space in the Brooks Plaza located on Brooks Hill Road at Interstate 65.

  • Hillview real property tax rate to drop; business may increase

    HILLVIEW - Property taxes will be dropping slightly for residents in the city of Hillview.

    But the tangible personal tax rate will rise slightly for those businesses with inventory and equipment.

    The Hillview City Council voted unanimously to lower its current tax rate of 12.07 cents per $100 of assessed real property to 11.45 cents.

    For a property owner with a $100,000 home, that would mean taxes would go from $120.07 down to $114.50.

  • Business, health fairs combine into one big event

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - During trying economic times the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce offers its version of a two-for-one deal by combining two popular events.

    This year the annual Health Expo will run in conjunction with Showcase Bullitt County on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Kristie Walls said combining the two events was not only feasible for participants but aided booth vendors as well.

  • Mother, son die in I-65 crossover wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crossover accident led to two fatalities on Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Hines, a maroon 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound on I-65 around mile 120 when it crossed into northbound traffic.

    The Hyundai collided with a red 2000 Oldsmobile Alero traveling in the left northbound lane. The incident occurred about 9:45 a.m.

    The driver of the Alero, Ronald Gregory, 47, of Shepherdsville, and a passenger, Mildred Gregory, 74, of Shepherdsville, were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Man indicted for theft at Sunnyside Baptist

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An individual has been indicted in the recent break-in at a church in western Bullitt County.

    Jason C. Kays has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on allegations that he broke into Sunnyside Baptist Church on June 11, 2009.

    According to the indictment, Kays has been charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender.

    In June, Kays allegedly broke into the church and took items valued at over $300.

    The crimes are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Planner position proposed but not in budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts would like to have more than a person in charge of the planning and zoning agency.

    She would like to have a county planner.

    In fact, she has a committee that has been studying the possibilities and applications have already been taken.

    There is one problem - there is no such job in the budget and Bullitt Fiscal Court members aren’t quite ready to jump on board.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 18-26

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 18-26:

    Bullitt County: