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Today's News

  • Why can’t you do your job?

     It’s time.  We’re in the last full week of this year’s regular session, and we haven’t done our biggest job – again.

    There is near-universal agreement that our number one job this time is reform of the state’s pension system for public employees.  SB 2 is this year’s proposed solution.  We’ve been delaying true reform for as many years as I can remember.

  • Hornback reviews Senate activity

     FRANKFORT – As we move rapidly into the final 8 days of this short session, the General Assembly has come to a major turning point.

  • BBB Tips: Consumer Protection Week

     BBB is joining forces with federal, state, and local government agencies to promote consumer education during National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 – March 9, 2013.

    As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB recommends five easy steps consumers can take to become a smarter and savvier consumer:

     

    1.   Always check out a business with BBB first.

  • Butler douses Bullitt East's dream

          VALLEY STATION – Bullitt East’s strong play over the final two months of the regular season was nowhere to be seen on Friday in the semi-finals of the Class Act Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

  • Southern no match for BE

          VALLEY STATION – The first step for the Bullitt East Chargers in the Class Act Federal Credit Union Sixth Region Basketball Tournament was an easy one as the red and gold jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 77-47 victory over Southern.

         This was the second consecutive season in which the former district rivals had met up in the first round of the regional tournament.

  • Haunted--East can't overcome bad shooting

          VALLEY STATION – The old saying claims that the third time is supposed to be the charm.

         For the Bullitt East Chargers, the third time turned out to be a nightmare on Thursday in the semi-finals of the Class Act Federal Credit Union Boys’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

  • Committee to recommend supervisors help to get new job descriptions, handbook

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – An effort to complete job descriptions for county government workers will get an assist from the various department supervisors.

         In the monthly meeting of the Emergency Services Committee, the topic of job descriptions and personnel policies was discussed.

         Mike Phillips, director of the dispatch, EMS and EMA, said it is vital that the county revises its personnel policies and make job descriptions for all departments.

  • '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.