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Today's News

  • 'Field trip' takes FES long way

     HEBRON ESTATES - It's a quite a long field trip for Bullitt County students.

    Freedom Elementary fourth graders visited pre-history New York State thanks to a citizen research project coordinated by the Museum of Earth in Ithaca.

    "The project involved my students conducting actual research," said teacher Michelle Hendricks. "Sifting through matrix from a site in New York where a 12,000-year-old Mastodon skeleton was found using special techniques."

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 4

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 4:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 264:  Lane closures and delays possible between Browns Lane and Westport Road (mile points 18.4 and 20.7).  For the next few weeks, concrete repairs will be taking place primarily on weekends.  Lane and ramp closures are possible from 8:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 45 MPH and double fines will be enforced.

  • Noxious weeds to be sprayed on roadsides

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • County buildings to receive AED devices for emergencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All county government facilities could soon have automated external defibrillator units.

  • PV to change time of meetings

          PIONEER VILLAGE – If you want to catch the first half-hour of the next meeting of the Pioneer Village City Council, you better change your calendar.

         The council voted unanimously to change the start time on future meetings.

         By virtue of the recent action, the Pioneer Village City Council meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Becknell Hall. The public is always invited.

  • LJ officials questioned on their roles at county meeting

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Less than a month after Lebanon Junction officials went before Bullitt Fiscal Court to speak out against an independent fire district, a local resident went to the council to ask why the city was intervening. 

    During the last regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, Bobby Hartlage asked, "Who authorized the mayor to go to fiscal court?"

  • Jett set to take similar position in Florida

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Dr. Swannie Jett looked to apply for the vacant position as director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, he had a vision.

         While seeing that the operations of the department were in excellent shape, Jett saw a bigger vision of becoming a leader in the community.

  • County, city reach deal on past due payroll tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A lawsuit involving Bullitt Fiscal Court and the city of Shepherdsville can now be placed into the rear-view mirror.

    The two parties have reached a settlement in regards to a conflict over occupational taxes not being withheld for county employees working within city limits.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joe Wantland followed up an executive session of the Shepherdsville City Council by announcing that the county agreed to a payment amount of $56,001, ending any further litigation.

  • Bullitt EDA tabs former director of W.Va. post

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man who has led economic development efforts for an entire state is now leading that charge for Bullitt County.

         The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority has tabbed John R. Snider as its new executive director.

         He replaces Bob Fouts, who opted to not seek a renewal of his contract after nine years at the helm.

  • Butler's review of House efforts

     FRANKFORT — Public-pension reform moved closer to some sort of resolution in the House this week as the chamber approved its version of a pension overhaul bill, along with a separate bill that a majority of members say will generate necessary revenues to fund the system.