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  • Mt. Washington VFD looks to build facility for trucks

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things are cramped at Mount Washington Fire Protection District’s Station 1 on Bardstown Road.

    There’s no room for new equipment and sections of the station’s main bays are used to store training and maintenance equipment that is important but isn’t used for emergency response. 

    Fire chief Michael Dooley and the district’s Board of Trustees agree it’s time to expand the station, which serves as the department’s main base.

  • Two charged in fatal accidents

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash, which killed 22-year-old Joshua Michael Bartley, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    And a Bullitt County man has been charged with the death of his cousin in a separate incident.

    The 12-member Bullitt County panel indicted Heather Michelle Woloch, 19, of Shepherdsville.

    She was charged with manslaughter, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    On July 15, Woloch was driving a southbound 2001 Dodge Stratus when it left Bardstown Road in Mount Washington.

  • Couple faces indictment for abuse; men indicted for theft at home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A couple has been indicted for neglecting two children and three men were indicted for burglarizing the initial couple’s home.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Kelly M. Porter, 28, and Steven William Morris, 43, on two counts of complicity to criminal abuse.

    According to the indictment, the two allowed a 6- and an 11-year-old youngster to be placed in a situation where they were in extreme danger on July 6, 2009.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 28:

    Bullitt County:

  • County's first pot bust big one for Task Force

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Working on a tip from an anonymous phone call, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force and Sheriffs Department made the county's first marijuana bust of 2009.

    Investigators visited the address on Beech Grove Road after receiving a call Tuesday about a possible indoor marijuana facility.

    "The odor was emanating so strongly that we had no doubt the phone call was legitimate," said Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin.

  • Officer off work due to being at gambling site

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police officer that was at the scene of a gambling operation raid last month has been suspended without pay for 30 days.

    Through information secured by an open records request, Shepherdsville police chief Col. Doug Puckett confirmed that officer Brent Dawson had been suspended without pay, starting on Sept. 11.

  • Sanitation District receives grant to improve parts of sewer system

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Bullitt County Sanitation District will get some assistance in upgrading its sewer system.

    The district has been awarded a Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant of $150,000.

    According to district manager Jerry Kennedy, the funds will be used to install and to improve manholes in the Tanyard Springs/Bullitt Hills area.

    Currently, Kennedy said the system is old and infiltration of surface water makes the Bullitt Hills plant handle more than its capacity.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: September 2009

    HOLIDAYS

    7:

    LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS

    2:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at CO; 1:30pm

    3:

    AGENDA ITEMS DUE BY NOON

    SBDM AGENDA AND MINUTES DUE

    Community Partners for Reading Training at CO; 10am (must be registered to attend)

  • Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days Oct. 2-4: Festival has been important to this town for 60 years

    LEBANON JUNCTION — L&N Railroad Special Agent Elvin Doutaz knew that Lebanon Junction had been through a lot.

    By 1949, the town had weathered The Great Depression, the loss of the L&N Railroad terminal to Louisville and many businesses had went bust. But the town was still alive, and he wanted to prove it. He wanted his little railroad town to have an annual event that emphasized family, friends and community pride.

    Thus the Lebanon Junction Homecoming — now known as the Old Fashion Days Festival — was born.

  • UPDATE: Buckman Street closed

    The Bullitt Central homecoming parade will will start at Bullitt Lick Middle School at 5 p.m. and go east on Highway 44 and then south on Buckman Street and end at Second Street at the youth football league.

    Buckman Street will be closed starting at 4:45 p.m. and will not reopen until the conclusion of the parade, about 6 p.m.

    Side streets leading to Buckman Street will also be closed off at the access point.