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  • 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.

  • Ward attends fall college for district judges in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT – District court Judge Rebecca Ward, who serves Bullitt County, participated in the 2009 District Judges Fall College held Oct. 18-23 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for District Court judges throughout the state.

  • Hot River Nights organizers would like to add show dates

    SHEPEHERDSVILLE -- Organizers of the Hot Summer Nights are looking to expand the annual classic car event in Shepherdsville.

    However, city officials weren’t squealing tires to give their endorsement.

    Rob Smothers, one of the organizers of the group, said they have learned a lot from hosting the local event the past two years. And they have done a lot of research from a monthly car show held in Somerset.

    The idea for Shepherdsville would be to shut down Buckman Street one Saturday a month from May through September.

  • Delinquent garbage bills will result in letters from the city

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- If you fall behind in paying your garbage bill, expect to get a letter from your city leaders.

    The Pioneer Village City Council voted unanimously to send letters to residents who fall $100 behind in their garbage bills.

    The city has a contract for a less expensive price but individual homeowners are responsible for their own bills.

    City attorney Mark Edison said in prior cases in other municipalities with similar arrangements, not paying your bill can add up quickly.

  • Progress can't keep up with federal expectations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although most Bullitt County schools made marked progress toward reaching their 2009 No Child Left Behind goals, the stakes seem to be getting higher faster than faculty members and administrators can produce the required results.

    Many educators become discouraged in the trek to reach NCLB 100 percent proficiency by 2014, voicing that federal requirements require progress too quickly without accounting for the time it takes to see true progress.

  • Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

    FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

    A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

    “There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

    Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

    The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

    White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.

  • Former football official probated; repays LJ organization its $10,000

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Denise Grimes left a Bullitt Circuit Courtroom with something many had been seeking for several years - a check.

    Grimes was able to deposit a $10,000 check for the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football and cheerleading program three years after the funds had been taken by former league official Brian Edward Wibbels.

    On Monday, Wibbels, 34, was sentenced on a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    His five-year sentence would be probated for the next five years.

  • Police want to tighten solicitation rules

    HILLVIEW -- Everyone has experienced that person who comes to the door.

    They might be selling magazine subscriptions, vacuums or the latest, greatest stain remover.

    Some people will never answer the door. Others will politely listen to their sales pitch and then decline the offer. Still others will allow the people into their homes.

    While Hillview police chief Aaron Yates won't place all door-to-door salespeople into the same category, he knows there could be problems.

  • Health department to host H1N1 target group vaccination clinic Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Health Department will be hosting its second novel H1N1 vaccination clinic for target groups Tuesday evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until the vaccine runs out, whichever comes first.

     

    Department  Public Health Director Swannie Jett said the target groups include health care workers, pregnant women, caretakers for infants younger than six months, persons six months to 24 years of age and persons 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions.