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  • 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.

  • County to sue bank to recover stolen funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Between June 22-29, Bullitt County government had over $415,989 stolen from its payroll account in a cyber-crime.

    Since that time, over $105,813 has been recovered.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to have county attorney Walter Sholar pursue litigation to recover the remaining stolen funds.

    The defendant in the litigation will be First Federal Savings Bank, where the county banking accounts are located.

  • LJ committee to look at rates

    LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction is facing some tough decisions when it comes to the city’s water company.

    For years the city has been making hundreds of thousands of dollars in account transfers from the occupational tax fund to help keep the water department afloat. City Clerk Susan Crady said the water company has not been self-sustaining for several years, and that’s a big problem.

    If the city was to lose a large portion of its occupational tax money then it could possibly be unable to pay for bulk water and system maintenance.

  • Two enter guilty pleas in fraud case

    LOUISVILLE - A former director of a program that provided respite services has admitted in federal court that she defrauded two agencies of over $132,000.

    Sylvia Rednour and her daughter, Jennifer Roby, entered guilty pleas on Monday in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and forgery.

    In separate plea agreements, the Mount Washington residents admitted that between November 1998 and November 30, 2007, they defrauded the respite care program operated by the American Red Cross through a contract with Seven Counties Services.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JULY 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - July 2009

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

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    AGENDA ITEMS DUE

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    SBDM Training (Intro. to School-Based Decision Making, Part I & II) at Shepherdsville Elementary from 8:30am-3:30pm

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  • Attorney General Conway issues fraud alert

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway warned consumers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

     

    “We’ve received complaints from a couple of classified advertisers that someone claiming to be from the newspaper is contacting them asking for credit-card information and Social Security numbers,” Conway said.

     

  • Pioneer Village will consider rezoning for property

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A zoning issue may lead to an amendment of the Pioneer Village city map.

    Dwayne Gibson recently requested a zoning change to an area of 1.02 acres located at 215 Windy Hill Road near Windstream.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher said the property was originally part of the Pope subdivision.

    City attorney Mark Edison said the property was zoned R-1 Residential with no restrictions. Gibson wants to rezone to B-2 Central Business.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 27:

     

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (John Harper Highway): Temporarily closed between Hebron Lane and KY 61 to allow for pipe installation. This closure is scheduled from 5 p.m. Sunday, August 2, until 5 a.m. Monday, August 3. Local access will be allowed, but through traffic should follow the signed detour via Hebron Lane.

  • City attorney will have plenty of topics to address

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City attorney Bill Wilson wasn’t at the past council meeting in Shepherdsville.

    But when he gets back from vacation, councilmember Don Cundiff has a few things he would like researched.

    During the recent council meeting, Cundiff inquired about several issues and whether the city had ordinances controlling them.

    First, he wanted to know if there was an ordinance dealing with barking dogs.

    Second, Cundiff had questions about a burning ordinance in the city.

  • Former educator to serve 120 days

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator and athletic coach will spend at least 120 days in confinement before being considered for release.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to a shock probation request from Larry Brent Childress, who entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy.

    Burress rejected a request for probation on the eight-year sentence in May.