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Today's News

  • What will the final six months bring to county?

     At the first of each year, people like to prognosticate on what will happen for the new year.

    Sometimes those predictions are accurate. Sometimes they are not.

    Now that we’ve cut out the first six months of 2014, maybe we can sharpen our scope and see what happens for the final half-dozen months.

    First, we have the election fields narrowed down with a flurry of primary races decided in May.

    It was the first time there were more Republican primary races than Democratic contests in Bullitt County history.

  • Funds run out for dead animal removal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The service is so good that the money has run out for a few months.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District has received $5,000 in grant money every year for the dead animal removal program.

    However, in the past year, the program has been so needed that the grant has been spent - as well as $2,000 from the conservation funds.

    Because of the lack of funds, the dead animal removal program ceased on July 1. 

    Anyone needing those services through Bluegrass Recycling will be responsible for their own costs.

  • Former Teamsters president indicted for embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE, KY - A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Jerry Thomas Vincent, Jr., age 53, of Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County, on charges of embezzling labor union funds, illegal labor union loans, and criminal recordkeeping violations, David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: JULY 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - July 2014:

     

    HOLIDAYS

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    4TH OF JULY – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED - FRIDAY

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Convicted felon admits guilt in armed robberies

     The second day of testimony in the jury trial of Troy Lamont Gaines, Jr. ended today, with the defendant’s admission of guilt to the armed robbery of eleven area convenient stores and fast food restaurants in December, 2012 and January, 2013, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Marshall honored as Marine of the Year

     “G” Woodruff (Woodie) Marshall of Mount Washington was awarded the prestigious award for Marine of the Year FY 2014 on June 16.

    He was honored by the Kentuckiana Detachment 729 Marine Corps League.

    He received a large plaque and certificates for Outstanding Support for the Toys for Tots program.

    He is nicknamed “Mister Reliability” by the league for his dedication to the chapter’s military activities and rifle volley detail.

  • Firework safety stressed by state this July Fourth

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the Kentucky fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law,” said state Fire Marshal Bill Swope. “I recommend that families attend local firework displays instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.” 

  • Designate a sober driver this Fourth of July

     FRANKFORT – The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. However, celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver.

  • County budget includes spots for financial officer, planner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With little fanfare, the 2014-15 budget was approved Wednesday by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Sanitation district will apply for revised grant funding; Marvin residents excluded

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A grant application to help extend sewer service to several areas will move forward once again.