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Today's News

  • Budget worries must be talked about earlier in process

     It is like studying for a final exam. You knew the date months ago when you received the syllabus from the teacher. 

    Yet, you procrastinate.

    Procrastination is pretty common. Writers do it all the time.

    However, when you are an elected official who is in charge of the taxpayers’ purse strings, procrastination can be an ugly thing. 

    More than anything, it can be very unpredictable.

  • Budget showdown set for Wednesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budgetary clock is counting down for Bullitt County officials.

    With a deadline of Monday, June 30, looming for passage of a budget, county officials will gather on Wednesday.

    On the table is a $22.7 million budget.

    Magistrates, who have traditionally provided changes in advance of the final reading, offered nothing concrete at the June 17 regular meeting.

    Magistrate Bob Hunt, who said he would have his changes in by the June 11 deadline, said he had none.

  • Bullitt County Welcome Center claims title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the hundreds of thousands of people who drive through Bullitt County every year need to make that stop in their trip, you want to make a good first impression.

  • Smoking ban snuffed out

    FRANKFORT -- Years ago, the Bullitt County Health Department staff knew that something must be done to combat the affects of smoking and second-hand smoke in the community.

  • Mt. Washington part of regional sewer study

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--And the quest continues as the city of Mount Washington continues to try and take control of their waste situation.

    At Monday night’s city council meeting, the council passed a resolution to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to enter into an agreement to give $5,000 to the Salt River Wastewater Study. Shepherdsville, the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Bullitt County Sanitation district, Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Environmental Authority and Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan sewer district were also invited to participate.

  • Morrison taking hoops dream to Union College

     HEBRON ESTATES – After putting her time in turning around the North Bullitt Lady Eagle program, senior Savannah Morrison was looking for something a little different in a college program.

         She found that this spring with Union College, a program that has won at least 21 games each of the past three seasons under head coach Tim Curry. Morrison joins a program that knows all about winning.

  • Shepherdsville will use engineer to help with debt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council needs an independent consulting engineer to oversee long-term sewer debt agreements.

    But the council will wait another meeting to decide who the engineer will be, after receiving further information.

    According to mayor Scott Ellis, the city must have an engineer in place if a certain amount of sewer income remains in debt, based on a 1982 city ordinance. The engineer must calculate a consumer price index (CPI) tax rate.

  • Phelps makes perfect moves in chess

     Winning every chess match she played this season was a memorable accomplishment for Pleasant Grove Elementary School fourth grade student Molly Phelps.

    “It’s pretty neat,” said the 10 year-old daughter of Joe and Jessica Phelps. “I play the very best I know how in every match.”

    Her fastest match was 11 minutes and her longest was nearly an hour with 53 total moves. Her King was checked a few times but never taken in checkmate.

  • Newton part of summer arts program

    HEBRON ESTATES--North Bullitt High School junior Collin Newton will spend three weeks this summer participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College in Danville.

    Collin, the 17 year-old son of Brett and Janet Newton, was the only Bullitt County student selected for this honor. He applied for a slot in Musical Theatre.

    He actually had to make a choice on attending either GSA or GSP (Governor’s Scholars Program).

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.