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  • MW Shut out of stimulus funds for sewer plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It was the news that no one wanted to hear.

    Mount Washington probably won’t be receiving any of the federal economic stimulus funding for its state-mandated $15 million sewage treatment plant project.

    That’s not good news for city sewer customers who are preparing to pay a 17.5 percent increase on bills for the rest of 2009 to subsidize Louisville water rate increases, system improvements and the new plant.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 25:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61:  Roadway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge (mile point 13.1) over CSX railroad near KY 480 due to bridge deck repairs beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2009.  A temporary traffic signal will be in place to control traffic during this construction project.  Work will continue through the end of June 2009.  

    Jefferson County:

  • Judge denies probation for Childress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Hebron Middle ISAP instructor and a former North Bullitt sports coach has been denied probation.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress sentenced Larry Brent Childress to eight years in prison on the charges of rape and sodomy relating to an incident between the former educator and a 13-year-old in 1993.

    The victim came forward last winter with allegations that the two had intercourse during a period of time.

  • Sabert celebrates after surviving bumps in road

    HILLVIEW - Admitting that there had been a few bumps in the road over the past four years, Sabert Corp. officially opened it new manufacturing facility in northern Bullitt County on Thursday.

    Over four years ago, the New Jersey-based company began looking for a location to build its third manufacturing plant in the United States.

    Through a consultant and with a lot of pushing from local officials, such as Bullitt County Industrial Development Authority director Bob Fouts and Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, the 250,000 square foot facility was located off East Blue Lick Road.

  • Committee finds some revenue, cuts some expenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The hunt for finding revenue and cutting expenses began in earnest as the committee appointed by Bullitt Fiscal Court began its work.

    In just one session, the committee led by magistrates Eddie Bleemel and Joe Laswell, heard some good news.

    In the proposed $15.3 million budget for 2009-10, the jail and emergency medical services were the largest departments. Those were the ones tackled first by the committee.

    County officials are trying to find a way to eliminate the need for some employees to lose one day of work each week.

  • City taking step to revise civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials say that the civil service system of employee protection is not going away.

    However, there appears to be changes in the making.

    The Shepherdsville City Council listened to the first reading to repeal the current ordinance and adopt a revised set of standards.

    The final reading and vote will come at the June 8 meeting.

    (Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 25 meeting has been cancelled.)

  • Transportation study to be discussed May 28

    The first open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 28, 2009 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive in Shepherdsville.

    The study will provide the basis for identifying and prioritizing future transportation improvements in Bullitt County over the next 20 years. It will include an evaluation and analysis of existing and projected traffic conditions, an evaluation of alternative transportation modes, and recommendations of priorities for future projects.

  • City receives $3M stimulus on sewer line, plant expansion

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jeff Conder was all smiles on Thursday morning. As a matter of fact, so was Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell.

    After over a year of discussions and negotiations, the Shepherdsville City Council announced on April 27 that it felt it could tackle a major sewer line expansion to southern Bullitt County and expand its current treatment plant.

    The only question was how would pay the freight for the construction projects.

  • County energized to move on with stimulus opportunity

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a check sitting in Washington, D.C., with the county’s name on it for over $289,000.

    But there is a little work that must be done before Bullitt County can utilize the federal stimulus funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    To make the grant become a reality, Bullitt Fiscal Court retained the services of Bryan Kirby of Community and Economic Development Associates of Richmond. Kirby is no stranger to Bullitt County as he has worked on water grants previously.

  • Walk on Saturday to show support for military troops

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Though Memorial Day is officially celebrated the last Monday in May, many traditionalists and military veterans will tell you the original designation was set as May 30.

    Many of those people will further tell you that Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend to grill burgers and open the pool.

    On May 30 a special Troops Support Walk will take place in Shepherdsville, honoring both fallen soldiers as well as those currently serving in foreign lands.