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  • Hatcher, Glauber to battle for GOP nod in House

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final days are counting down to the primary election filing deadline.
        With the low number of candidates as of Friday afternoon, that might mean it will be a busy Monday and Tuesday for local election officials.
        The race which has garnered the most interest is for the office of circuit clerk.
        Incumbent Layne Abell will have opposition in the May Democratic primary. Abell will be challenged by a familiar foe, Rani Lynn Mulvaney Davis.

  • Multi-Purpose awarded $1 million grant to help promote healthy marriages

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been awarded a $1 million grant federal grant for a program that will promote healthy marriages and relationships.

    The $1,034,712 federal grant, which spans three years, is from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, and Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose, said her agency is one of only 60 such agencies in the country to receive this grant.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 30:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Pleasant Grove student runs at full speed to face life's challenges despite tough start

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the surface Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Wesley Hill looks like any ordinary eight-year-old boy, but behind his smile is an extraordinary story. 

  • Jan. 31 filing deadline approaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As the days dwindle to the filing deadline, activity has been slow at the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office.

    Few contested races are looming as the deadline of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, approaches.

    The race for the 49th House seat now has two candidates.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher could be challenged in the fall by Republican Russell Webber. The two ran against each other in the fall of 2010 with Belcher winning in November.

    The other contested race, so far, will also be in the fall.

  • Floyd, Strange are ‘in’ for new seats; Roberts won’t run

     FRANKFORT - With the creation of a new Senate and House seat in Bullitt County, the rumors are flying on who may be in or out of the races.

  • City looks to renew expired permit for sewage system

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holding a $25,000 a day penalty over the heads of officials, Shepherdsville leaders are looking at ways to make sure its sewer system meets all the requirements.

                Part of that is the requirement to secure a state permit, which has currently expired. And part of the permit process includes re-implementing the city’s pre-treatment program for heavy industrial users.

  • Mount Washington will renew garbage contract

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Those happy with their trash collector will be happy to know that Mount Washington officials have decided to renew the city's contract with Rumpke.
        During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, members voted 5-1 in favor of staying with the company, at least for the next two years, after hearing from Rumpke sales representative Michael Sweeten.

  • Circuit clerk's race guaranteed for fall; few sign up as Jan. 31 deadline nears

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Jan. 31 filing deadline looming, few candidates have made the commitment.
        But one race in which there will be a contested general election is for the office of circuit clerk.
        Incumbent Layne Abell is the lone Democrat to file for a second term. However, Paulita Ann Keith has filed as a Republican for the seat.
        Unless someone else files, they will face off in the fall.
        No one else has filed locally in the past week.

  • Budget remains key issue for legislators in General Assembly

    FRANKFORT - With the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly underway in Frankfort legislators face the daunting task of balancing the state's two-year budget, leaving many Bullitt Countians to wonder how their community will be affected.

    Bearing in mind several key programs are expected to be cut from the state's general fund and there will be little, if any, room for new spending, Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville said budget talks are sure to be contentious.