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  • Committee has plans to keep hours, fund programs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When magistrates gather together on June 16, they expect to have a new look budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

    The budget committee, led by chairman Joe Laswell and fellow magistrate Eddie Bleemel, met for the last scheduled time on Tuesday with recommendations they expect to restore some unfunded items and still have more money in reserve than originally budgeted.

    Laswell said the list of recommendations would be presented to County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and her office would have a revised budget to vote upon.

  • Hillview looking forward to prescription assistance

    HILLVIEW - Although it might take a little while to get the program started, Hillview officials are excited about a way to help those who might be having trouble affording medical prescriptions.

    Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his excitement about the city’s Prescription Assistance Program.

    Two city clerks were sent to Elizabethtown for what Eadens called “very detailed, intense training.”

    The program assists city residents in acquiring prescription medication at lower prices.

  • Hillview looks at criteria for police probationary period

    HILLVIEW - Academy training is different from working the streets as a police officer.

    In the City of Hillview, future officers could now receive both during their probation time.

    City attorney Mark Edison introduced an ordinance establishing a separate probationary period for untrained individuals employed as police officers during the city’s May business meeting.

  • Strange set to run for county judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 30 years, David Strange has been active in a number of organizations and activities.

    That intensified after he retired following 30 years of service at General Electric.

    He thinks of himself as a person who can not only dream but also work with others to get things accomplished.

    His most important mission may be to serve as the next Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

  • City, EDA pleased with ruling on fire suit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For some taxpayers, it could mean a second payment.

    For some potential businesses moving to the community, it could mean a major expense each year.

    But, for now, the requirement of some property owners who are in the corporate limits of Shepherdsville to also pay a fire district tax is over.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled on Tuesday afternoon that the city of Shepherdsville did have a regular fire department and against a 1999 lawsuit filed by Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire taxing districts.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 15:

    Bullitt County:

  • Shepherdsville Sewer Expansion: Councilman believes savings possible

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was much excitement recently with the announcement that a major sewer extension and plant expansion would become reality in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The plan would take sewer lines south to Highway 245 and pick up various customers, including Jim Beam Distillery and the future home of a community and technical college.

    The existing treatment plant, which often runs at or over capacity during rainy periods, would be expanded.

    Between state and private funding, the financing made the deal possible.

  • Maryville pool to open; others wait

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Swimmers in the county will have at least one pool to use this summer.

    But the fate of the other three county-operated facilities looks bleak for 2009.

    Supporters seeking to open the pools, which were forced to not open next week due to federal safety legislation, had to literally hold their breath for over an hour as magistrates debated the subject.

    In the end, they were able to return to the surface and exhale as Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously voted to spend the money needed to bring the pool behind Maryville Elementary into compliance.

  • Job applications taken as part of federal program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are still plenty of opportunities for youth in the community to find a job for the summer through the SummerWorks 2009 program.

    Funded through federal stimulus dollars, KentuckianaWorks is coordinating with agencies such as the Bullitt County Adult and Community Agency program to provide jobs for 16-24 year-olds.

    Residents of Bullitt, Henry, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham and Trimble Counties are eligible for the summer jobs. There are some income requirements to be eligible for jobs.

  • Highway 245 zoning request grows heated

    CLERMONT - Representatives of Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum and the Jim Beam Distillery are excited about some of the changes proposed for the Highway 245 corridor near Interstate 65.

    And they want to protect it from unsightly development.

    But Leonard and Christopher Mattingly don’t feel their plans would hurt the area in the least.

    And the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission agreed - with conditions.

    The Bullitt County Fiscal Court was asked to either deny the request or place more restrictions on the property.