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  • Pioneer Village looks to recoup expense

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Expecting to get most of its expenses incurred in the ice storm back from the federal and state governments, Pioneer Village officials may have an opportunity to receive even more items as a result of the disaster.

    City clerk Recka Daniels said Pioneer Village should get back about $4,500 of the $5,223 spent on various storm-related expenses.

    The money will come from the federal and state government coffers.

    Daniels expected the funds to be received in June.

    With any federal disaster, mitigation grant money is made available.

  • Mount Washington looks for way to maintain vacated residences

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Tall grass, boarded up windows and a deteriorating facade are just some of the tell-tale signs that a property might be caught in foreclosure ee" a rising problem throughout Bullitt County.

    City councilman Dale Walter wants to stop Mount Washington’s properties from becoming victim to unsightly and unsafe conditions often associated with properties in foreclosure, so he is sponsoring a new property maintenance code ordinance to help ensure land and homes are maintained, no matter whom the property owner is.

  • Charge dismissed over theft of football funding

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A felony charge against the former chairman of a youth football and cheerleading organization has been dismissed.

    However, there is a good probability that the matter has not died.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress agreed to a motion by commonwealth attorney Michael Mann to dismiss the Class D felony of theft by unlawful taking over $300 against Shelly Strong.

    Over the objection of her attorney Angie Etherton, Burress agreed to the dismissal without prejudice, which means the charges could be brought back to the grand jury.

  • Flicker of life shown in fire tax lawsuit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Garland “Corky” Miller doesn’t understand it.

    A lawsuit filed by four fire taxing districts against the city of Shepherdsville has been in the court system for 10 years.

    But a decision could come within the next month.

    The matter has been on Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ desk for over a year waiting for attorneys to agree that it was ready for a decision.

  • MW takes step to increase water, sewer rates

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The first step to implementing a 17.5 percent water and sewer rate increase was taken at a Mount Washington city council meeting last Monday.

    The council had its first reading of an ordinance to increase rates for all of its customers, including those who are exclusively water or sewer customers.

  • County forms committees to look at issues like budget, roads

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In an effort to work on issues between meetings of Bullitt Fiscal Court, committees were set up on Tuesday.

    And membership would rotate every six months.

    Magistrate Eddie Bleemel said he wasn’t trying to take any power away from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts. However, he felt some standing committees were needed to work on issues between meetings.

    The two committees established were for budgets and personnel, as well as infrastructure.

  • County employees may go to four-day work weeks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Facing a shortfall of $2 million, county employees may be taking a lot unpaid time off in the upcoming fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive presented her 2009-10 fiscal budget to magistrates on Thursday.

    The county budget of $15,3 million is about $2.7 million less than the current plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members will take the proposal and a final budget will be approved prior to June 30.

    The key plan to balance the budget will come through going with a four-day work week for non-emergency employees.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: April 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events

    April 2009

     

    1-3:

    NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

     

    2:

    PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING MEETING at Central Office, 3 p.m.

     

    6:

    SCHOOL RECONVENES

    North Bullitt High Grad Nite “Spirit Nite” at Beef O’Brady’s, 5-10 p.m.

     

    7:

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting at 5:15 p.m.

    Freedom Elementary Faculty Meeting at 4 p.m. (if needed)

  • County to move forward with task force grant application

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – While the county budget is not approved until sometime in June, Bullitt County Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin has to submit grant requests on a different schedule.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved Hardin's application for state JAG funds.

    The county task force is currently on a nine-month grant and will have money left over when the period ends at the end of June.

    The next grant cycle will be for a traditional one-year period beginning July 1.

  • Officials want proper count in 2010 census

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Carolyn Franklin came to Bullitt Fiscal Court to introduce her role as a member of the U.S. Census 2010 team.

    She left with more questions than answers.

    Franklin, a partnership specialist for the state, said her role was to promote the importance of everyone taking part in the upcoming Census.

    She said if people would return the forms, which will begin distribution next April, there wouldn't been the need to have census staff visit homes.