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  • 2008 - A wild ride in Bullitt County

    It’s been another interesting year in Bullitt County.

    From lawsuits to economic woes to outstanding performances by individuals and teams, 2008 may not have been a great year for the stock market but it was a pretty good one in Bullitt County.

    Take a trip down memory lane on just a few of the events that occurred in the past 12 months...



  • Hillview councilman, James Burton, dies at 63

    HILLVIEW - Jim Burton said he ran for city council to give something back to the community where he lived for over 30 years.

    When Overdale Elementary students expressed concern over the safety of a crosswalk, Burton was joined by fellow councilman Leemon Powell to volunteer to serve as traffic guards.

    The Hillview City Council lost one of its own on Saturday when the 63-year-old Burton passed away.

  • Man wanted on local warrants caught after Indiana car accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt County man wanted on several warrants is currently being held in the Harrison County, Ind., jail.

    Jeffery S. Kelien, 42, was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed chase in southern Indiana.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Kelien was wanted in Bullitt County on charges of burglary and criminal intent to commit theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    In late December, Cook said Kelien was allegedly looking around on property off Deerwood Road off Bardstown Road near Mount Washington.

  • Hunters Hollow council will have work to do in January

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission will meet again in January, in a roundabout process sort of way.

    Council member Ronnie Parker was sworn in by city attorney Mark Edison during the council’s December meeting.

    Parker was the only Hunters Hollow candidate on the November 2008 ballot, receiving 70 votes.

    Edison said write-in votes for other candidates, including current council members, were not included in final totals because the city did not pay a $50 fee to the county clerk’s office.

  • Board OK now needed for all size day cares

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Under a new state requirement, small in-home day cares must now receive conditional use permits to operate.

    Michael and Tracey Goodlett were the latest operators to seek approval from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    The facility is located on West Oak Street in Lebanon Junction next to St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    Tracey Goodlett said she has been operating the service for 15 years but the state is now requiring a letter of approval from the planning and zoning office.

  • College Goal Sunday assists students with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday provides free help to Kentucky students filing for financial aid.

    To increase chances of receiving aid, students must file the FAFSA before March 15.

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 25, at 21 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m.

    Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

  • Pharmacy robbed; police look for 2 men in pickup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are investigating the second break-in of a local pharmacy in the past year.

    Shepherdsville police are looking for any information related to the Jan. 5 break-in of Medica Pharmacy on Highway 44 East.

    According to Sgt. Ken Bernardi, a white pickup truck with two subjects pulled into the parking lot around 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 5.

    Bernardi said that the passenger got out of the truck and took something from a tool box and walked toward the front door.

  • Conley interim principal at Bullitt Lick

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When students and staff return to Bullitt Lick Middle School on Monday, a new person will be leading the facility.

    Scott Hrebicik tendered his resignation over the Christmas holiday and will return to a classroom teaching position at Bernheim Middle, according to superintendent Keith Davis.

    He declined to offer any details on Hrebicik's decision. After serving as assistant principal, Hrebicik was promoted when Harley Wise left four years ago to open the new Zoneton Middle School.

  • 2009-10 calendar to be up for vote; start time changes won't

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Tuesday night, Bullitt County Public School Board members will have an opportunity to get organized for the coming year.

    They will also have to decide upon a calendar for the 2009-10 school year.

    After doing surveys and having various meetings, the calendar committee will present board members with a proposal.

    Under the draft proposal, classes would begin on its earliest date ever - Aug. 5.

    Students would have a full fall break set for Oct. 19-23 after seeing that cut to three days this year.

  • I-65 cable barriers scheduled for installation

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announced temporary shoulder closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County between mile points 109 and 116.

    Interior shoulder closures are possible daily as part of the installation of median cable barriers along this section of I-65.

    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

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