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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nothing normal when property at Bardstown Junction zoned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a difference a couple of years can make in terms of a rezoning request.

    While the official recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will not come until Aug. 27, it appears property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 is well on its way to being rezoned.

    The only hitch during the rezoning hearings for property owned by the Oma L. Shaw Estate and by Zoneton Developers came when a semi-truck clipped a pole and and knocked out power for the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Four buildings for distribution facilities receive board’s approval for variances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is no shortage of new construction for warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

    Besides the publicized plans by Browning Industries just east of Interstate 65 at Cedar Grove Road, four new buildings were under consideration by the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    Each asked for typical variances to handle a reduction in the number of parking spaces and a reduction in the actual size of the parking spaces, as well as front setback amendments.

  • Upgrades continue at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- They’ve spent money updating the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They are now in the process of transforming the exterior of the multi-use facility.

    In the near future, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission would like to complete a long-awaited project -- paving its auxiliary parking lot.

    The large parking area to the east of the facility is a little bit concrete, a little bit holes and a whole lot of gravel.