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  • Pioneer Village to hold special meeting to get zoning approved

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A new business is planning a grand opening on Nov. 21.

    However, there is just one little problem - the property is not zoned for commercial use.

    The Pioneer Village City Council may be able to solve that dilemma as it will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    Brookland Realty Co. is hoping to rezone a .75-acre tract near the corner of Preston Highway and Hebron Lane from R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Officer returns to work; appeal still pending with civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Shepherdsville police officer returned to work on Saturday but his appeal of disciplinary action taken against him is still pending.

    Brent Dawson returned to work for the Shepherdsville Police Department on Saturday after serving a 30-day unpaid for his involvement in an allegedly illegal gambling operation in Hillview.

    The long-time officer was charged in Bullitt District Court with loitering in a gambling establishment off Bells Mill Lane in August. He was not on duty at the time.

  • Burress, Spainhour attend circuit judges’ fall college

    FRANKFORT - Chief Circuit Judge Rodney D. Burress and Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour, who serve Bullitt County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College held Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Shepherdsville gets suggestion to repair facility, charge fees

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials closed down the use of its new gym due to issues over maintenance and vandalism.

    Now, Shepherdsville officials are looking at what needs to be done on its community center located behind the old city hall on Frank E. Simon Avenue.

    Bob Meek, scoutmaster for Troop 686, recently wrote a letter to city officials voicing some concerns about the community center, which the Boys Scouts remodeled several years ago.

  • Redistricting approved for area schools for next fall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He called it the most difficult decision he's had to make while serving on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    And Gary Wooldridge has had to make that decision twice in less than two full terms on the board.

    While just one parent spoke on Tuesday, Wooldridge knows that many parents and students may be unhappy with the redistricting plan approved. At the same time, he knows there would be no way to make everyone happy.

  • Wilson to lead adventure tourism branch

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Elaine Wilson is pleased with the strides made during her 20 years as leader of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    And while she wasn’t looking to a new adventure, some people at the state tourism cabinet had different thoughts.

    When the position of executive director of the state tourism cabinet’s adventure tourism was offered, Wilson couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

  • Beech Grove Road bridge closed until July for repairs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Motorists who use Beech Grove Road and must cross the Long Lick Creek b

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 2

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Nov. 2:

    Bullitt County:

  • Long line for free vaccines

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,000 gathered to wait their turn for the free H1N1 vaccinations supplied by the Bullitt County Health Department Tuesday afternoon.

    The H1N1 vaccines, along with seasonal flu shots, were distributed at Paraquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Among those in line were Steve Cox of Mount Washington, who arrived first at noon to save a place for his son, Luke, who turns three next week.

    Cox attended the first H1N1 vaccinations at the Health Department but was not in time to receive a shot. With a day off work, he decided to arrive early.

  • KSP investigates fatal accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Taylorsville man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on early Sunday morning in Mount Washington.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, a vehicle operated by Kevin Sullivan, 22, of Mount Washington, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31 East.

    Sullivan collided with a vehicle operated by Joseph Smith, 40, of Taylorsville and then a northbound vehicle operated by Michael L. Workman, 22, of Taylorsville.

    During the collision, the northbound vehicle of Robert Gaddie of Mount Washington struck the rear of Workman’s car.