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  • First Lady visits Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,000 people packed into the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Monday to see First Lady Laura Bush.

    And although her campaign speech promoting the Republican Party candidates lasted 11 minutes, no one went away unhappy.

    What may have been her last political appearance before leaving the White House, Bush said she was pleased that election day was approaching.

    “It seems like George has been on the ticket,” Bush joked.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 23:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mount Washington deals with sewer plant growth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although progress might be a bit slower than initially planned, the wheels continue to turn on a multi-million dollar sewer plant construction project to serve Mount Washington.

    The state-of-the-art facility will be able to handle a peak flow of up to five times the current plant located on Redbud Drive, according to city engineer Dave Derrick.

    The proposed new plant carries a price tag of approximately $15 million and can process up to 3.5 million gallons a day. It will be located on the same land as the current plant.

  • Four arrested as task force makes 41st meth lab raid

    CLERMONT - Four individuals were charged and arrested Thursday night during the record-setting 41st methamphetamine lab bust of the year.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force, acting upon tips and investigative work, searched the home of Jerry Frazier Jr. on Happy Hollow Road around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

    When officers arrived, director Kenny Hardin said a phosphorous lab was just completing its operation in a garage.

    The higher-quality operation is also more dangerous due to the use of substances like iodine and phosphorous strips off the back of matchbook covers.

  • Jewish moving forward with in-patient beds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the first patients may not have access to in-hospital long-term care for another three or four years, there is still plenty of excitement for the staff of Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

    Brian Doheny, chief operating officer for Jewish Hospital Medical Center, said approval has been granted for the creation of 60 beds at the Bullitt County facility.

    Currently, the facility is home to an emergency room, diagnostic testing, specialists and general medical offices.

  • House fire in northwest Bullitt

    KNOB CREEK - A woman received burns during a house fire early Tuesday afternoon.

    Nichols, Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to a house fire with a potential rescue at 165 Knob Creek Circle.

    The woman and a small boy safely left the burning home. The woman had burns on her extremities and was transported by Bullitt County EMS to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • School board will welcome new member

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School had the possibility of having three new board members when the January 2009 meeting arrived.

    After Tuesday’s elections, the board will have four returning members and newcomer Lorraine McLaughlin.

    Opposed officeholders Gary Wooldridge and Tim Wiseheart were both successful in retaining their seats. Sammy Allen and Dolores Ashby were unopposed.

    In the First District, incumbent Mike Robison opted to not run for another four-year term.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Calendar: November 2008

    Bullitt County Public Schools Calendar of Events: November 2008

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    KDE Attendance Audit

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    2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE

    Classified Council Meeting at Central Office

    Preschool Meeting at Central Office

    North Bullitt High Veteran's Day Assembly, 8:25 a.m.

    Freedom Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4 p.m.

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    Adult Learning Center GED graduation at Bullitt Central High, 7 p.m.

    Bullitt East High SBDM meeting, 5 p.m.

  • Former coach, ISAP instructor indicted for rape

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former baseball coach and educator in Bullitt County has been indicted for alleged incidents dating back to 1993.

    The Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury indicted Larry Brent Childress, 40, on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charges Childress with rape and sodomy in the first, second and third degrees.

    According to the indictment, Childress forced a juvenile to have sexual intercourse starting in June 1993 when the victim was 13. The last incident allegedly occurred in May 1995.

  • ELECTION 2008: Turnout over 63 percent; look for split in precincts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Still seeking to have the final results completed by 10 p.m. on an election night, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney was pleased with what happened on Tuesday despite not quite making his goal.

    And a record number of Bullitt Countians came to the polls, which will result in election officials decision to start looking at redistricting for the 2010 campaign.

    Over 31,000 voters went to cast ballots on Tuesday, representing about 63 percent turnout, according to Mooney.