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Today's News

  • Board makes decision no one wants to make

        Have you ever heard anyone say, “I love to raise taxes”?

        Probably not.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board members were faced with an interesting dilemma the other night.

        Do they increase the real property tax rate by 0 percent, 2 percent or 4 percent?

        After the motion to take the middle road failed, members were faced with either receive no additional revenue for the next year or take in about $1.5 million.

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  • BCPS school board votes to raise tax rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County will be paying a few more dollars to the public school system.

            By the narrowest of margins, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday evening to take the 4 percent allowed and to raise its tax rate when bills are sent out later this month.

            After a proposal to only raise the real property tax by 2 percent failed, the board voted to increase all rates by the amount allowable without fear of voter recall.

  • Center for Women site in Bullitt staying busy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A semblance of stability in a secure location has allowed the Center for Women and Families to steadily increase services for Bullitt County.

        A local advisory council, along with increased security by local police, have also helped CWF maintain focus in assisting area clients.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 6

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 6:

    No interstate lane closures September 3-6, 2010 due to the Labor Day Holiday

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

  • Young Farmer competition now underway

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The annual Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest will be held on Sept. 11. 

        Contestants must be 15 years old, but not have reached 19 years old by January 1, 2011.

        They must be a member of Bullitt County Farm Bureau and must submit a contest application, along with a certified copy of school grades for the past two years.

  • NB's Aubrey gets late call to play basketball at IUS

        HEBRON ESTATES - Never give up.

        High school athletes hear that all the time from their coaches, but it is mostly concerning what they are doing on the court or field at that particular time. That philosophy worked just fine for North Bullitt senior Kenton Aubrey but in a slightly different way.

  • Turnover woes haunt Eagles in setback to Doss

        LOUISVILLE - An inconsistent opening night proved costly to the North Bullitt Eagles on Thursday as they dropped a 17-15 decision to Class 5-A power Doss on the road.

        Playing on Thursday for TV purposes, the Eagles showed some positive signs, but also made a bundle of mistakes as they lost for the eighth straight time over the past two seasons.

  • Curve claims another life

        HILLVIEW - A driver died following a collision with a dumptruck on Highway 61 Monday morning.

        The accident took place in front of 4456 N. Preston Highway just after 11 a.m., according to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines.

        Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Mike Cook said a black Dodge pickup truck was headed northbound when it crossed the line into the northbound lane, making contact with the rear tire area of a dumptruck headed southbound.

  • Eagles will work to continue winning ways over Dragons

    HEBRON ESTATES - If there has been one team that North Bullitt has handled better than any other in recent years, it has been the South Oldham Dragons.

    The Eagles have won the past three meetings with the Crestwood school, beating a program that has not fielded a winning program over that time. A year ago North Bullitt beat the Dragons 21-7 and South Oldham went on to record a 3-8 record.