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Today's News

  • TAX APPROVED: School tax rate to increase following 3-2 board vote

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By a split 3-2 vote, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to accept a proposed tax increase on real estate when bills are mailed out in the next few days.

    In accepting the 4 percent increase in tax revenue, which is the most allowed without being subject to public recall, the real estate property tax will rise from 61.8 cents per $100 of assessed value to 64.2 cents.

    For example, someone with a $100,000 home would pay $24 per year more in real estate taxes. 

  • Flood map could add over 2,000 properties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many property owners in Bullitt County will not like the results, engineers with a Louisville firm doesn’t believe it would be cost effective - or successful - in trying to appeal the decision.

    As a result, many more property owners in the county would be included in the floodplain areas when the FEMA maps become effective sometime in the next year.

    Neal Crawford, an engineer with QK4, presented the firm’s report on the proposed changes to the floodplain maps.

  • Motorists beware of new stop sign on Hillview Boulevard

     HILLVIEW - If you travel Hillview Boulevard, you better be on your toes.

    Or, better yet, on your brake pedal.

    Trina Walden has mentioned her concerns about speeding motorists on Hillview Boulevard over the past year.

    Her discussion led to a decision to add a stop sign on Hillview Boulevard at Brookwood.

    This would create the third all-way stop along the long stretch of road, which has a 25 mile-per-hour limit.

    Police chief Glenn Caple said officers have run radar on the road a number of times.

  • WineFest changes dates, expands to two days

     CLERMONT -- Hoping to outsmart Mother Nature, the third annual WineFest has been expanded to two days this year at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

    Brance Gould, owner of Forest Edge Winery and one of the coordinators of the event, said they hope to avoid rain at least one day.

    At the annual event, patrons can visit more than 16 wine vendors, from across the state, to taste their wares. Wine will be available by the glass and bottle for purchase.

  • Tax decision pretty typical of plight in today’s world

     If you ever wanted to be an elected official, put yourself in the place of members of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Personally, it was a simple decision. But I am biased.

    As board members listened and considered a tax increase that would have meant $24 a year on a $100,000 home, I listened to a voice.

    “Am I not worth 46 cents per week?”

    That came from a young lady who I am pretty fond of. It is my daughter.

  • North beats Central 9-3; Mercy rolls past BE 4-1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In a rematch of the past two 23rd District championship games, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles showed that they are still the team to beat in the first-round of the post-season as they beat Bullitt Central 9-3 on Wednesday.

    Since the present district alignment for girls’ soccer was put into affect in 2012, the Lady Eagles have not lost a game to a district foe. Bullitt Central has been right behind, beating Southern and Moore before falling to North Bullitt.

  • Quilts from Bluegrass to be on display this week

     What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  • Board listens to plan on two renovated schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An architectural firm familiar with projects in Bullitt County could be selected to work on two major school renovations.

  • Cheser takes chance, wins state fair blue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 22, 2014

     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.