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Today's News

  • New school calendar awaits final OK by state

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nothing is in writing as the state General Assembly continues its work in Frankfort but students in Bullitt County may be heading back to class on Aug. 11 for the new school year.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board approved the 2010-11 calendar, pending final action by the legislature.

        At this time, one proposal has been to remove two instructional days that were added several years ago. This would be a cost-saving measure for the money-strapped state.

  • TAPP program earns grant for child care work

    Barb Plenge, director of Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program, recently received notification of TAPP having been awarded a Quality Care Mini-Grant from Rural KIPDA Community Early Childhood Council.

    Located at Riverview High School, the TeenAge Parenting Program’s Wee Care Child Development Center has met quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure earning a STAR rating.

  • Allen wants county to move forward

    HILLVIEW - Dannye Allen gets tired of seeing the constant bickering that seems to occur among members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The emergency responder finally got tired of the situation and decided it was time to do something.

    Allen is now running for the seat of magistrate in the Third District in the Democratic primary.

    “I wanted to see some changes but they weren’t happening,” said Allen. “We’ve got to get along.”

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 01

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 01:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Groundhog decision not easy one for elected leaders in Bullitt County

        NICHOLS - The fur could be flying during the next week as Bullitt County determines its official groundhog in time for the upcoming Groundhog Day holiday.

        In past years Nichols Nick, long-time county soothsayer, eluded local government attempts to control weather forecasts. Rather than continue pursuit of the slippery hedgehog, Bullitt Fiscal Court switched to plan B.

        A 3-2 split decision vote designated a new county groundhog officially recognized by local agencies.

  • H1N1 vaccinations open to general public at health department

    Beginning Jan. 5, novel H1N1 influenza vaccine will be available to the general public at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shots are available on Tuesday from 1-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    These clinics are open to all persons six months of age and older wanting the H1N1 vaccination.

    Please wear a short-sleeve shirt for your convenience. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • Hebron Estates to regulate solicitation at homes

        HEBRON ESTATES – Satisfied with all discussion, Hebron Estates council members decided to establish a new solicitation ordinance during its February business meeting.

        Council members previously discussed the issue at several meetings, with a first reading of an ordinance previously presented.

        The council decided road signs would be posted at city entrances requesting no solicitation without a permit. Solicitors are required to receive a permit from the city.

  • Public answers call: Views varied as discussion on YMCA, parks merger dominates

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To have a good game plan, a team must all be on the same page.

        On Thursday, the first of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s quarterly night-time public forums started slow. And the conversation was dominated by one topic - the possible merger of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation program and the local YMCA chapter.

  • Mitchell eager to serve First District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you want to get things, sometimes you have to go out and get them.

        Dennis Mitchell said that was the philosophy he used as magistrate of the First District for 13 years.

        And it is the philosophy that he hopes he can bring back to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Mitchell is running for the First District magistrate’s seat in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Bradshaw wants to study problem, find solutions

    CEDAR GROVE - John David Bradshaw has spent the past 35 years working as a technician with a job to go find solutions to problems.

    As magistrate of the Fourth District, Bradshaw would like to use those same skills to improve fiscal court and Bullitt County.

    Bradshaw, 59, is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate in the Fourth District.

    In attending city council meetings, Bradshaw said he got the itch to be more involved with local government. The magistrate’s seat seemed to best serve his desires.