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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Chargers go 2-1 in their own softball event

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Rain on Friday shortened the High Five Sporting Good/Bullitt East Invitational, but the Lady Chargers picked up some much needed wins on Saturday as they won two of three games in pool play.

    Unfortunately, because of the rain on Friday, the tournament format had to be altered, keeping the host team from moving out of pool play. Instead of all the teams moving out of pool play into a single-elimination tournament, only the two pool winners advanced to a championship game.

  • Tobacco linked to chronic conditions

    We all know that tobacco use leads to health issues like heart disease, cancer, premature aging, and lung diseases.

    But, did you know that studies are showing tobacco use is linked to chronic conditions such as arthritis, inflammation of a joint that can lead to permanent damage, and osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken due to calcium loss?

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  • County track programs get their first look at each other

    HEBRON ESTATES -- For the first time this spring, the three Bullitt County track programs got a look at each other in an All-Comers Meet at North Bullitt that also included DeSales.

    This was a relatively small event that all the programs were using to try different things. In fact, it was the first meet that first-year North Bullitt boys’ coach Michael Whitfill had ever hosted.

    Bullitt East picked up the most points in both the boys’ and girls’ meets, but no official results had been posted by the weekend.

  • New tax could be source of funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An agency which might provide more services for the dollars budgeted is looking for a way to do more for the community.

    However, in doing more, that would require either a larger appropriation from Bullitt Fiscal Court or the possibility of a new tax.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District, which started out making a presentation on its agency and presenting its annual budget, wound up making a pitch for more money.

  • Board member donates pay back as way to giving back to public schools

    HEBRON ESTATES – Lorraine McLaughlin has volunteered in schools for a number of years.

    One of the things that always concerned McLaughlin was when she heard that teachers often had to buy supplies out of their own pockets for the classroom.

    When she was elected to the Bullitt County Public School Board and took office in January, McLaughlin said she felt there was a way she could help those in her First District.

    School board members are paid $75 per meeting, which is normally once a month.

  • Stimulus placed on road projects

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians will see a lot of roadwork being done over the next several years, especially on main highways.

    Much of the work will be pushed forward thanks to over $12 millions from federal stimulus funds.

    In the state’s revised six-year road construction plan, major work is planned to move forward on roads such as Highway 44, Highway 61 and Interstate 65.

  • Officials critique actions in ice storm

    PIONEER VILLAGE - For Mike Phillips, the light can truly be seen at the end of another emergency tunnel.

    For the director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency, Phillips believes all local organizations worked very well together during the recent ice storm.

    But he also understands there are things that could be done better.

    Local agencies recently gathered for a critique of the ice storm.

    “This is the event we’ve been talking about since 1994 when we were left on our own for several days,” said Phillips.

  • Fox Chase opts to keep tax rates same due to economy

    FOX CHASE -- Realizing the tough economic times, members of the Fox Chase City Council elected to keep the property tax rates the same for this year.

    Allowed to increase its real property tax rate as high as 13.99 cents per $100 of assessed value, the council voted to keep the rate at 13.90 cents, which is the same as the previous year.

    Even with the same rate, the city could generate an additional $3,000 for the year.