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  • Shoes, books out of same warehouse? - Amazon bids to acquire Zappos.com

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two of the largest e-commerce companies in the United States may be joining forces by the end of the year.

    Amazon.com and Zappos.com announced Wednesday plans to sign a “definitive agreement” where Amazon.com would be the only shareholder of Zappos.com.

    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission must approve the planned acquisition.

    The stock purchase price is an estimated $887 million. The companies would continue to be run separately.

  • Student redistricting set for 2010-11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students attending classes - especially in elementary and middle schools - might be located at different facilities starting in the 2010-11 year.

    A committee has released its proposed redistricting plan and over 12 percent of the student body could be affected.

    Final approval by the Bullitt County Public School Board isn’t expected until September and parents will have a month to look at the proposals and submit their comments.

  • Storm brews over fees in proposed plan for developers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The passage of an ordinance regulating future subdivisions and the maintenance of a storm water program in Bullitt County appears murky - at best.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission listened as developers feared that the proposed 61-page document might be the straw that brought the back of an already wobbling construction future.

    Local legislative bodies are required by the federal Clean Water Act to have regulations in place to deal with storm water issues. The regulations are part of a permitting process through the state.

  • Shepherd’s Shelter receives member from AmeriCorps service program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To support the community and provide case management, Shepherd’s Shelter has been awarded one AmeriCorps member through a competitive application process with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK).

    This member has committed to a year of service in our community.

  • MW man guilty of threats on judge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man accused of threatening to kill a Bullitt district judge could spend the next five years in prison.

    A Bullitt Circuit Court jury found Terry G. Hayes, 50, guilty of retaliating against a participant in a legal proceeding and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He was found not guilty of possession of a controlled substance.

    Hayes went on Nov. 3, 2008, to pick up a vehicle which had been towed when he made threats to kill District Judge Rebecca Ward, who had ruled on several previous cases involving the defendant.

  • Two guilty of burglary at Belmont church

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two young men have confessed to burglarizing a local church last April.

    Keith R. Preston and Anthony W. Krempp recently entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court for their roles in breaking into an outbuilding belonging to Belmont Baptist Church.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, the two men broke into the church and took items such as a radio and a fire safe on April 22, 2008.

  • Schools to open on schedule

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As construction crews are working throughout the county school system, superintendent Keith Davis said classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 11.

    Despite rumors throughout the county, Davis said unless he is told that school can't begin, classes are slated to begin as scheduled.

    Roby and Overdale elementary schools will be new facilities this year. Renovation work is continuing at Nichols, Cedar Grove and Lebanon Junction.

  • Agreement allows Sheriff’s Deputy to Work in High Schools

    Bullitt County Public Schools and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department are pleased to announce that Deputy Carl Trent has been assigned to work in Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt High School for the 2009-2010 school year.

    The official announcement will be made at a press conference Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bullitt County Board of Education office, 1040 Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

  • BCEA, board teams reach tentative deal on contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What has been a rather long and contentious process in the past turned out to be a much easier negotiation session this year.

    The Bullitt County Education Association and the Bullitt County Board of Education have reached a tentative contract agreement that will run until 2013.

    The contract must still be ratified by the members of the education association as well as the school board.

    Brenda Hutchison, president of the BCEA, said the process was much better this year.

  • Mattingly rezoning receives OK

    CLERMONT - It took more time and study than usual but Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to rezone a 3.7-acre tract off Old Highway 245.

    Despite concerns from Jim Beam Brands Distillery and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, court members felt that Leonard and Christopher Mattingly should be allowed to rezone their property from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The applicants want to continue an auto storage facility off Old Highway 245 near Meadow Peak Subdivision.