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Today's News

  • DRONES COME TO EASTSIDE MIDDLE

     Eastside Middle School seventh grade students in Anne Lopez’s engineering class are piloting the first drone engineering program in the district.

    As part of a Project Lead the Way grant, Lopez (EMS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructor), has partnered with Leslie Bates of SheDrones (http://www.shedrones.com/) for the pilot program who has donated eight drone assembly kits at a total cost of $400.

  • County to get rid of mold; look for its source in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While county officials look for the root of the problem, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to spend up to $4,000 to get rid of mold growing in portions of the detention center.

    Jailer Martha Knox reported the mold problem about a month ago to county officials.

    Since that time, bids have been received.

    The mold is in the large room used for video arraignments and in the GED room.

    Both are critical to the operation of the facility, said Knox.

  • Community asked to assess their views on county’s health in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you think of having a “healthy” community, what comes to mind?

    Is it safety? Or maybe it could be quality of life?

    Does physical and mental well-being describe your definition of health?

    Maybe access, happiness or spiritual health fits that definition?

    Whatever your definition, it will play an important role in the five-year community assessment currently underway through the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • PSC authorizes Bullitt Utilities to abandon sewer system

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the Bullitt Utilities sewer system, which serves about 700 customers in the Hunters Hollow and Hillview areas of Bullitt County, to abandon its sewer system.

    In an order issued today, the PSC said that it will go to Franklin Circuit Court as soon as possible to seek appointment of a temporary operator, known as a receiver, to begin running the system prior to Sept. 30, when the abandonment takes effect.

  • REKINDLED: Trial will determine fate of SE Bullitt contract

     CLERMONT -- Unless two entities can reach an accord on their mediated agreement, it appears a court trial will be the next stop for those involved with the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    After a dispute and cancellation of a contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Fire and Rescue Corp., there seemed to be a mediated agreement in March 2015.

    However, by actions taken in a hearing last Wednesday, a trial has now been set for Oct. 27 in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • LJ fills one position; chief still undecided

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city still have a vacancy at the head of its police department but another opening has been filled.

    Applications have been received and mayor Larry Dangerfield should have a recommendation for the Lebanon Junction City Council at its September meeting on who he would like to see as the next police chief.

    Mike Keffer recently resigned due to health reasons after being appointed in January by then-mayor Steve Masden.

    Currently, Terry Phillips is serving as the interim chief.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30, 2015

     

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.

  • School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.

    The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.

    Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.

  • Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.

    The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.

    Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.

    Last March, the facility’s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.