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  • 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.

  • Fox Chase opts to keep tax rates same due to economy

    FOX CHASE -- Realizing the tough economic times, members of the Fox Chase City Council elected to keep the property tax rates the same for this year.

    Allowed to increase its real property tax rate as high as 13.99 cents per $100 of assessed value, the council voted to keep the rate at 13.90 cents, which is the same as the previous year.

    Even with the same rate, the city could generate an additional $3,000 for the year.

  • Thefts keep MW police very busy

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — A rash of burglaries has kept the Mount Washington police busy recently.

    The most recent was on March 25, when a residence at 191 Abels Way #10 was burglarized. Det. Buddy Stump said approximately $1,500 of property was stolen, including a large, flat-screen television.

    Stump said the perpetrators entered by kicking in the door.

    Warrants have been issued for the three suspects, Leonard Waddell, 21, Nathaniel Scarborough, 22 and Christopher Ohlmann, 22. All three suspects are Louisville residents, Stump said.

  • Fatality in I-65 crossover accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A Louisville man was killed in a crossover accident on Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Paul Waddle was parked in the right shoulder of southbound I-65 near mile 106 when his Toyota was struck.

    A Waste Management dumptruck driven by Steven Barnes of Lebanon Junction was traveling northbound. Police said the dumptruck crossed the median for unknown reasons.

    Waddle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner's office.

  • 155 years: Jury recommendation may be largest ever in sexual abuse case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – It didn’t take a Bullitt County Grand Jury long Wednesday to hand down a guilty verdict for convicted sex offender Perry Bennington.

    And it took even less time for the 12 jurors to sentence Bennington to 155 years in prison – the maximum sentence – for 14 separate sexual abuse-related charges.

    It was a decision about which Bennington showed no emotion.

    Bennington, 59, was found guilty in Bullitt Circuit Court on charges of first and third degree sodomy, first and third degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and incest.