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Today's News

  • Sewer project balloons city's budget to over $36 million

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite revenue being about $500,000 short of anticipated, Shepherdsville city officials will have a balanced budget to vote upon at their June 22 meeting.

    And thanks to the special sewer project and roadwork on Cedar Grove, the overall budget will exceed $36 million.

    In looking at the revenue figures, the general fund expects an increase of $394,375 for a total of $5.6 million.

  • Football-Baseball mix well at BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It has been a wonderful book-end athletic season at Bullitt East.

    In the fall, the football team bounced back from a 1-3 start to reach the Class 4-A State Championship game. It was a little bit of a surprise and then others were more surprised when the Chargers gave Bell County all they could handle in the final game before falling 15-13 on the final play of the game.

  • BE's Bozarth signs to join brother at Centre College

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When it came down to a final decision on a college, Bullitt East senior Michael Bozarth decided to follow the family bloodline and attend Centre College.

    In the fall, Bozarth will join his older brother, James, on the Colonels football team. The two will both play on the defensive side of the ball.

    “It was the right spot for me,” Michael said after finishing up with the final paperwork to send back to the school. “It’s a great education and they had a good financial package. It just feels right.”

  • Indictments for drugs still on rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force far exceeding the pace set last year in arrests, the number of indictments in circuit court continues to increase.

    Twenty-nine individuals were recently indicted on drug-related charges. An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence but only that at least nine of the 12 jurors felt there was enough evidence to continue with a criminal trial.

    Those indicted include:

    *Larry Luttrell and Grace M. Metcalf - indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

  • Budget carryover exceeds $1M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A final tweaking of the county's 2009-10 budget will be under consideration on Monday afternoon.

    If approved, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have its work finished. If not, they must approve a final budget prior to the end of June.

    While budget committee chairman Joe Laswell couldn't promise deputy judge Billy Roy Shepherd that the changes made after Thursday's committee meeting would be the last, he hoped the full court would accept the recommendations presented.

  • Annual B.A.R.S. amatuer radio field day this weekend

    The Bullitt Amateur Radio Society (B.A.R.S.) will be participating in our 31st consecutive Radio Field Day Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, June 28.

    On the air start time will begin approximately 2 p.m. Saturday and end 2 p.m. Sunday. Setup begins 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Field Day will be located at Becknell Hall, 4700 Summitt Dr., in Pioneer Village, located off Preston Highway about one mile south of the Jefferson County line. (Directions and club info at www.ky4ky.com)

  • BLUEGRASS SPEEDWAY: June 20 results and June 27 upcoming events

    Jewell Wins Clayton Homes/Hagan Wins Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway

  • District sells $64 million in bonds for 2 schools, renovations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When you are $167 million in debt, what’s another $64 million among friends?

    While that may sound bad, it’s not as bad as the national debt.

    And, in reality, not bad for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    With projects revenues over the next 20 years, the district would have no problem paying its current bond commitments or the new ones to be sold in July.

  • Final buzzer could be near for basketball goals on city streets

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The shot clock will soon run out on basketball goals in the city of Hunters Hollow.

    The city council discussed what actions they would take pertaining to portable basketball goals left along city streets.

    The city has an ordinance that does not allow unattended goals next to right-of-ways. The ordinance was created for both traffic and safety issues.

    Notification of the ordinance was previously distributed throughout the city, with the problem decreasing.

  • Two juveniles charged in vandalism incidents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"Police are investigating a disturbing string of vandalism incidents targeting the Autumn Glen subdivision between Armstrong and Bleemel Lanes.

    Mount Washington police received a call about the incidents shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The vandalism included graffiti on several homes, a vehicle and some street signs.

    Officer Tim Morris responded to the scene and found that one targeted residence housed an African American family upon which the graffiti appeared to be racially derogatory.