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  • Waters seeks constable's spot

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Years ago, Jimmy Waters was inspired and encouraged by Tom Rosselli to become a Kentucky State Police trooper.

    However, a broken ankle prevented Waters’ efforts to become a trooper.

    A 21-year employee of the Bullitt County Public School System’s maintenance staff, Waters is interested in getting into law enforcement.

    His first political race will be a shot at the constable’s position in the Fourth District.

    The winner of the Democratic primary will be the victor as no Republican filed.

  • MW rezoning builds on solid foundation for more employment

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington business is one step closer to adding up to seven new employees and over 6,000 square-feet to its operation in the Mount Washington Business Park.

    Last Monday, the Mount Washington City Council approved an ordinance rezoning over seven acres of land at 850 Landis Lane from light industrial to general industrial, clearing the way for Vittitow Basement Walls to move ahead with plans to add a small concrete plant to its 10,000 square-feet facility, which houses Vittitow Basement Walls, VBW Waterproofing, and Vitco Inc.

  • Johnson enjoys chance to help as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - He’s not big on writing tickets.

        And he’s not overwhelmed by the need to do off-duty work.

        Butch Johnson is more concerned about serving the community.

        And the native Bullitt Countian is running for his second term as constable of the First District.

        “I have enjoyed talking with the people,” said the Democrat. “I am retired and I’m out in the district every day.”


    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - February 2010











    District Spelling Bee at BCHS; 6:30pm

    DAC Meeting in Frankfort



    Faculty Senate Meeting at HMS; 1:30pm


    Bullitt County Public Schools are closed Thursday, February 25, due to inclement weather.

    The decision was made shortly around 5:30 a.m.

    For more information call 869-8000.

  • Multi Purpose CAA would like to see county expend more funds on agency

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While thankful for the county’s support, leaders with the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency would not reject additional funds offered by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        However, without a contract for services, the county should not be appropriating any money to any agency, according to county attorney Walter A. Sholar.

        Kim Embrey, executive director for the three-county Multi-Purpose CAA, requested the fiscal court increase its current $12,000 appropriation to $15,000.

  • Fox Chase must decide if it can afford price of PV police

    FOX CHASE - City Council members must decide the best way to provide service and protection to Fox Chase residents.

    Since 2005 the city has honored an agreement with Pioneer Village allowing that city’s police department to also patrol Fox Chase.

    Due to an increase of 24-hour patrols and other costs, the Pioneer Village City Council recently voted to double Fox Chase’s payment for the services from $6,000 to $12,000.

  • Energy savings success in Bullitt leads to state grant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for opportunities to reduce costs in one area in hopes of using that money for instructional purposes, Bullitt County elected to join a pilot program in Kentucky.

    Over time, that program has saved the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Man faces rape charge; investigation still on-going

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The investigation continues as a Shepherdsville man has been arrested for having sexual relations with a teenager last fall.

        Randall G. Franks Jr., 29, was arrested Thursday at the Park Place apartments off Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, he was working on a case where Franks allegedly had a relationship in November 2009 with a family member.

  • Maraman wants to be next BC jailer

    CEDAR GROVE - He’s been there, done that and would like to go back.

    Danny Maraman worked for over 11 years at the Bullitt County Jail, including seven as the chief deputy.

    The Bullitt County native would now like to return - this time in the role of jailer.

    Maraman must first battle for the Democratic nomination in the primary with the winner facing Republican Paul Watkins in the fall.