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Today's News

  • General Assembly closes; several new laws passed

    FRANKFORT ee" Anticlimactic it may have been, since the largest and stickiest issues on the table had been well disposed of earlier. But the scheduled final two days of this year’s legislative session did convene in Frankfort Thursday with a bit of uncertainty hanging over it ee" and some drama at the end.

    The question going in: Would the House take up any of the bills that were still pending between chambers when the Legislature adjourned two weeks ago for its veto recess?

  • 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.

  • HOLIDAYS: APRIL 2009
  • East's Stevens and Harrison win at Bulldog

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East’s Jackie Stevens and Bobby Harrison put up impressive numbers again over the weekend as the Charger track and field teams competed in the Bulldog Classic at the University of Louisville.

    The meet included teams from four states, but for some reason the meet did not keep running team scores despite the fact that the top six finishers in each event were awarded ‘team’ points.

    Stevens, a junior, continued her domination of the discus and shot put this spring, winning both events against strong fields.

  • 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.

  • Chargers bounce back with hot bats

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After being shut-out for the first time this season and striking out 17 times on Tuesday against North Bullitt, the Bullitt East Chargers were obviously down.

    That didn’t last long. Over the next four days, the Chargers won four of five games. In the four wins, the red and gold scored 54 runs and didn’t strike out 17 times in the four games.