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  • Flicker of life shown in fire tax lawsuit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Garland “Corky” Miller doesn’t understand it.

    A lawsuit filed by four fire taxing districts against the city of Shepherdsville has been in the court system for 10 years.

    But a decision could come within the next month.

    The matter has been on Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ desk for over a year waiting for attorneys to agree that it was ready for a decision.

  • MW takes step to increase water, sewer rates

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The first step to implementing a 17.5 percent water and sewer rate increase was taken at a Mount Washington city council meeting last Monday.

    The council had its first reading of an ordinance to increase rates for all of its customers, including those who are exclusively water or sewer customers.

  • County forms committees to look at issues like budget, roads

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In an effort to work on issues between meetings of Bullitt Fiscal Court, committees were set up on Tuesday.

    And membership would rotate every six months.

    Magistrate Eddie Bleemel said he wasn’t trying to take any power away from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts. However, he felt some standing committees were needed to work on issues between meetings.

    The two committees established were for budgets and personnel, as well as infrastructure.

  • County employees may go to four-day work weeks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Facing a shortfall of $2 million, county employees may be taking a lot unpaid time off in the upcoming fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive presented her 2009-10 fiscal budget to magistrates on Thursday.

    The county budget of $15,3 million is about $2.7 million less than the current plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members will take the proposal and a final budget will be approved prior to June 30.

    The key plan to balance the budget will come through going with a four-day work week for non-emergency employees.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: April 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events

    April 2009

     

    1-3:

    NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

     

    2:

    PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING MEETING at Central Office, 3 p.m.

     

    6:

    SCHOOL RECONVENES

    North Bullitt High Grad Nite “Spirit Nite” at Beef O’Brady’s, 5-10 p.m.

     

    7:

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting at 5:15 p.m.

    Freedom Elementary Faculty Meeting at 4 p.m. (if needed)

  • County to move forward with task force grant application

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – While the county budget is not approved until sometime in June, Bullitt County Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin has to submit grant requests on a different schedule.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved Hardin's application for state JAG funds.

    The county task force is currently on a nine-month grant and will have money left over when the period ends at the end of June.

    The next grant cycle will be for a traditional one-year period beginning July 1.

  • Officials want proper count in 2010 census

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Carolyn Franklin came to Bullitt Fiscal Court to introduce her role as a member of the U.S. Census 2010 team.

    She left with more questions than answers.

    Franklin, a partnership specialist for the state, said her role was to promote the importance of everyone taking part in the upcoming Census.

    She said if people would return the forms, which will begin distribution next April, there wouldn't been the need to have census staff visit homes.

  • New tax could be source of funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An agency which might provide more services for the dollars budgeted is looking for a way to do more for the community.

    However, in doing more, that would require either a larger appropriation from Bullitt Fiscal Court or the possibility of a new tax.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District, which started out making a presentation on its agency and presenting its annual budget, wound up making a pitch for more money.

  • Stimulus placed on road projects

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians will see a lot of roadwork being done over the next several years, especially on main highways.

    Much of the work will be pushed forward thanks to over $12 millions from federal stimulus funds.

    In the state’s revised six-year road construction plan, major work is planned to move forward on roads such as Highway 44, Highway 61 and Interstate 65.

  • Officials critique actions in ice storm

    PIONEER VILLAGE - For Mike Phillips, the light can truly be seen at the end of another emergency tunnel.

    For the director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency, Phillips believes all local organizations worked very well together during the recent ice storm.

    But he also understands there are things that could be done better.

    Local agencies recently gathered for a critique of the ice storm.

    “This is the event we’ve been talking about since 1994 when we were left on our own for several days,” said Phillips.