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Today's News

  • County tax rates to remain same when bills sent

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 11 years of his serving as magistrate, Eddie Bleemel said he was able to not increase property tax rates for Bullitt County.

        His final year of office would be no different.

        In a matter of seconds, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to adopt the same real property tax rate as in 2009.

        The resolution also keeps the tax rates for other categories the same.

  • Central looks to bounce back big

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central head coach Danny Leasor looked directly at his football team early this week and told them that Atherton is a better team than the one his team decimated 64-6 a year ago.

        The coach then made eye contact and said that there was no chance of his team losing to the Rebels this Friday when Atherton visits for a non-district contest.

  • We're 10 percent finished with 21st Century

        In the “education industry,” we have begun to hear a great deal about preparing students for the future and equipping every student with 21st Century Skills.

        There has long been a great debate among educational philosophers about exactly what to teach, and how it should be taught.

  • Get involved in your school system in 2010

        The school year is upon us. Whether your child or grandchild is in the public or private sector, classes will be beginning in the next few weeks.

        At no time in our history are we asking more of our teachers, our administrators and our students. We are also asking more of our parents and guardians.

        As the country shifts from manufacturing to service to technology, our educational system has had to change. We all know that change is not easy.

  • Clark honored as first FDR recipient for tireless work

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president who made his mark doing things to help other Americans.

        He was also a president who overcame disabilities to lead the nation.

        David Strange, director of the Bullitt County History Museum, said Roosevelt never wanted any credit or praise for his acts.

        Yet, that act of public service is sometimes lacking.

  • Bluegrass Speedway racing resumes Sep. 18

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will take the next couple of weeks off, with no racing at the mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on September 4 or September 11, but racing will return on Saturday September 18.

    Bluegrass Speedway will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend holiday on Saturday September 4 and will be closed for the World 100 on Saturday September 11.

  • Smoke free? Public input to be sought on plan for public places

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should smoking be banned or limited in public places in Bullitt County?

        That will be a question posed to the public over the course of the next few months. Based on that feedback, the Bullitt County Public Health Board or Bullitt Fiscal Court would be asked to possibility pass legislation to ban or limit smoking.

  • Private Roads: A thing of the past?

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Is there a place in Bullitt County for private roads to be maintained by the property owners?

    Or is it just a situation where people will eventually be asking elected officials to bring the roads into the governmental maintenance system?

    Such was the case for the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Faced with the technical review of a subdivision on the Arson Moore farm in Mount Washington, planners talked for an hour before voting 10-1 to approve the plans.

  • $13M housing project proposed for Saltwell Drive

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A $13 million multi-family development could be in line for the city of Shepherdsville.

        But developers have just over a month to complete paperwork needed to make the project happen.

        And city officials just heard the details on Monday.

        Developer Steve Poe and attorney/property owner Thomas Givhan outlined the project to the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 13:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County: