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  • Shepherdsville Sewer Expansion: Councilman believes savings possible

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was much excitement recently with the announcement that a major sewer extension and plant expansion would become reality in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The plan would take sewer lines south to Highway 245 and pick up various customers, including Jim Beam Distillery and the future home of a community and technical college.

    The existing treatment plant, which often runs at or over capacity during rainy periods, would be expanded.

    Between state and private funding, the financing made the deal possible.

  • Maryville pool to open; others wait

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Swimmers in the county will have at least one pool to use this summer.

    But the fate of the other three county-operated facilities looks bleak for 2009.

    Supporters seeking to open the pools, which were forced to not open next week due to federal safety legislation, had to literally hold their breath for over an hour as magistrates debated the subject.

    In the end, they were able to return to the surface and exhale as Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously voted to spend the money needed to bring the pool behind Maryville Elementary into compliance.

  • Job applications taken as part of federal program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are still plenty of opportunities for youth in the community to find a job for the summer through the SummerWorks 2009 program.

    Funded through federal stimulus dollars, KentuckianaWorks is coordinating with agencies such as the Bullitt County Adult and Community Agency program to provide jobs for 16-24 year-olds.

    Residents of Bullitt, Henry, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham and Trimble Counties are eligible for the summer jobs. There are some income requirements to be eligible for jobs.

  • Highway 245 zoning request grows heated

    CLERMONT - Representatives of Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum and the Jim Beam Distillery are excited about some of the changes proposed for the Highway 245 corridor near Interstate 65.

    And they want to protect it from unsightly development.

    But Leonard and Christopher Mattingly don’t feel their plans would hurt the area in the least.

    And the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission agreed - with conditions.

    The Bullitt County Fiscal Court was asked to either deny the request or place more restrictions on the property.

  • Spainhour considers run at state Senate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With state Sen. Gary Tapp’s announcement that he would not run for re-election to the General Assembly, Bullitt County officials began to talk about possible candidates for the position.

    Tapp threw his support to fellow Shelbyville Republican Paul Hornback in the District 20 state senate race.

    There appears to be one candidate in Bullitt County who is seriously looking at making a run at the position.

    John Spainhour, a long-time attorney, is exploring the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination next spring.

  • Bullitt Lick may change name to get fresh start

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heather Terrell said there is no reason to be ashamed to say that you attended Bullitt Lick Middle School over the past 33 years.

    But, if the school’s name is changed, she said it is a slap at the institution that has educated many fine students over the past four decades.

    With each passing comment at the school-based council meeting in May, opinions seemed to sway.

    The question was whether the council should recommend the Bullitt County Public School Board to allow a change to the Bullitt Lick name.

  • Water, sewer shortfall still causes LJ officials concern

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction could be facing some major financial trouble if an estimated $57,593 shortfall in the city’s water and sewer operations and maintenance budget isn’t solved.

    The city had the first reading of its water/sewer and general fund budgets in May with the second reading and a vote scheduled for this evening’s meeting at 7 p.m.

    During the first reading no one questioned the deficiency but some personnel have since started to take notice.

  • Transit plan has big hopes for future roadways

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could you envision a new route from Highway 44 to the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County?

    Or what about a new bridge over Floyds Fork to have a connector road from Highway 61 to Highway 44?

    And what about a new bridge over Salt River with a connector road between Highway 44 West and Highway 61?

    These are just some of the preliminary thoughts behind a comprehensive transportation study plan for Bullitt County.

  • Hebron Estates budget looks to be solid for coming year

    HEBRON ESTATES -- While some of the larger governmental entities are struggling financially, that is not a problem being experienced in the city of Hebron Estates.

    While having less carryover than is projected at the end of the current fiscal year, Hebron Estates City Commissioners are not worried about where the next tax dollar is being collected.

    Introducing its 2009-10 budget, Hebron Estates is slated to have over $224,000 to spend in its general fund and another $26,567 in the road fund.

  • Local boat retailer found in lake

    TAYLORSVILLE - A week after he was reported missing, a Bullitt County man’s body has been recovered in at Taylorsville Lake.

    Anthony W. Reynolds, 36,  of Shepherdsville, had been last seen about 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.