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  • Volunteer tutors sought for reading program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents and grandparents typically sit in line up to an hour before their youngster is dismissed from school.

        But if adults have a desire to be at school that early to ensure prompt pickup of their student, maybe they would be willing to spend those minutes in the school helping a struggling reader.

        That is just one of many ideas Robin Ferrel is investigating as a VISTA volunteer who is assisting Judy Cederholm with the Community Partners for Reading program.

  • MW water, sewer bills will change

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks who pay the city of Mount Washington for water and sewer service will soon notice a few changes in their bills.

        During the city council’s last regular meeting, council members unanimously approved an ordinance that changed water and sewer rates to a fixed system.

  • BRAC grant to help city sewer projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the expansion of its sewer plant and its extension of a new line to serve hundreds of acres in southern Bullitt County, Shepherdsville officials knew the improvements would be expensive.

        However, thanks to the changes on the Fort Know military reservation, the debt on the improvements was lessened by $3 million.

        The city of Shepherdsville was the lone recipient of grant money from the BRAC pool of $38 million.

  • Early release granted in DUI fatality

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As Melissa Bartley made her way for a 10th court appearance, she passed the scene of the accident and the cemetery in which her son is buried.

        She also passed Bullitt Central High School, where Joshua Bartley was an admired student.

        Now, her family must continue to live with the fact that the person who admitted driving the vehicle that resulted in Bartley’s death nearly a year ago will soon be freed from incarceration.

  • Grant provides weather radios to prepare entities for storms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes others natural disasters can prove to be a benefit for others.

        In Bullitt County, the Emergency Management Agency will have 500 weather radios to distribute thanks to federal funds made available from other disasters.

        Les Bandy, a member of the Bullitt County EMA, said a hazardous mitigation grant application was filed. When a federal disaster is declared anywhere in Kentucky, others can apply for the funds.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 19:


    UPDATE: Joe B. Hall underpass closed July 21

        On Wednesday, July 21, the Joe B. Hall Avenue underpass (formerly known as Second Street) in Shepherdsville will be closed.

        The underpass will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. The underpass will be undergoing prep work for painting in the future.

  • Appeals court overturns Hasch conviction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The state Court of Appeals has overturned a conviction of a local woman last year.

        Janice Hasch was originally charged with the 2008 shooting death of her husband, Jerald. Last February, a jury panel acquitted Hasch on the murder charge but did find her guilty of reckless homicide and recommended a sentence of two years in prison.

  • Ethington named interim DTF leader; interested in permanent position

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former member of the Bullitt County Drug Task will return to lead the agency...at least in the interim.

        The board of directors with the Bullitt County Task Force voted Friday morning to appoint Maj. Larry Ethington as the interim director.

        Blaine French abruptly quit last week after a disputed hiring by fiscal court of an administrative assistant for his office.

  • Organizers pleased with rally; visitors eager to express views

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Sherry and Keith Hurt heard the Republican Party of Bullitt County was hosting a rally featuring Tea Party golden boy Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul, they decided to see for themselves what Paul and the movement were all about.    

        Several hundred people gathered at the First Street Park lawn on Thursday evening as Paul shared the stage with local TEA Party and Republican activists for the inaugural Voices of Independence rally.

  • Fox Chase Council to move meetings to Jewish

        FOX CHASE - If you plan on attending future meetings of the Fox Chase City Council, you better get your GPS locked into a new location.

        Starting with the July 13 meeting, the Fox Chase City Council will relocate its monthly gathering to the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South community room. The medical facility is on Hebron Lane.

        The council will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.