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Today's News

  • Forum heats up as allegations fly in attorney's contest

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The third time was the charm for organizers of a series of public forums for candidates in the 2010 general election.

        With the largest number of candidates slated to speak, the VFW Post 5710 in Shepherdsville saw its biggest crowd.

        It also saw its most heated battle on the stage.

    County attorney

        Hitting the ground running, Monica Meredith Robinson drew the first speaking position and she went on the attack of incumbent county attorney Walt Sholar.

  • One magisterial seat guaranteed to change in '11

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one thing guaranteed in this fall’s general election.

        There will be at least one new member of Bullitt Fiscal Court when January 2011 arrives.

        With incumbent Eddie Bleemel not running for re-election in the Second District, at least one of the four seats will change. Incumbents Buddy Shepherd, Joe Laswell and David Walker are running for another four-year term.

       

    First District

    Ruthie Ashbaugh

  • Nine to battle for only six spots on Fox Chase council

        FOX CHASE - There will be a new mayor when January rolls around.

        And nine people have filed for the six positions on the city council.

        William Broughton served eight years on the city council and decided that he would run for the office of mayor.

        When current mayor Alice White opted to not run for re-election, Broughton finds himself unopposed for the four-year term.

  • Wiseheart challenged by Cross for school board seat in Third

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With its original boundaries still in place, the lone seat being contested on the Bullitt County Public School Board will be in District 3.

        Incumbent Tim Wiseheart will be challenged by David Cross for the four-year term.

    David Cross

        Cross is not necessarily against some of the directions being taken by the school system.

        However, he also thinks getting a new perspective is not a bad thing.

  • Put safety first when carving pumpkins to avoid serious hand injuries

        Carving pumpkins can be a fall family tradition, but as Halloween approaches, hand surgeons from Kleinert Kutz and Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center are warning parents and children to use caution and the appropriate tools when carving pumpkins to avoid potentially serious hand injuries.

     

  • Trick-or-Treat Sunday night

        Despite falling on a Sunday, trick-or-treating in Bullitt County will take place the evening of October 31.

        In recent years some Bullitt cities made decisions to change trick-or-treat night to Saturday to avoid the traditional church day.

        Due to past confusion with the changing of the event, the county and all local cities have determined to allow trick-or-treating on its regular calender day in 2010.

  • Developer in MW ready to build with rezoning

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - If the local housing market picks up and weather permits, a Bardstown real estate developer could soon begin constructing several new homes off Hubbard Lane after the city council recently approved a zoning change recommended by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The council unanimously approved an ordinance rezoning nearly 20 acres of property flanked by Highway 44 and Hubbard Lane from R-2 Residential to R-3 Residential at the request of property owner Slam Investments LP.

  • Countywide burn ban canceled

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County open burning bad was canceled following Tuesday's severe weather front.

        State forestry and local fire officials agreed that the risk of uncontrolled fires from open burning was tremendously reduced following the heavy rains.

        County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts rescinded an executive order banning open burning throughout the county effective immediately.

  • HOLIDAYS: NOVEMBER 2010

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  • Courageous effort falls short for Bullitt East

        BARDSTOWN - Doug Preston knew his team would show up to battle on Friday night against the Nelson County Cardinals.

        The team, despite several key injuries and a lack of varsity experience, had fought every night of the season.

        On Friday, Bullitt East would end its season on positive note.

        Despite the 41-28 setback to the host Cardinals, Preston was very proud of his players.