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Today's News

  • Cj/E candidates talk to Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The community will have its first opportunity to hear all five candidates for Bullitt County Judge/Executive on stage at the same time.

    The only catch is that you have to be a member of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce to hear what they are saying.

    The Chamber will host a luncheon on Thursday, March 18, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program at Noon.

    Tickets are $15 each.

  • McCubbins seeks his fourth term

        HILLVIEW - Don’t look for Russell McCubbins to write a bunch of traffic citations.

        But don’t be shocked if the constable pulls you over and gives you a stern warning.

        For the past 12 years, McCubbins has served as constable of the Third District and the Democrat is seeking re-election.

        “I’m very visible in my area,” said McCubbins, who is retired. “You do it to help the community. It’s not about the money.”

  • Schroeder's attorney gets to hear facts for dismissal

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If attorney Thomas Clay was concerned that he had no details on why his client was terminated by the city of Shepherdsville, he had a lot more information to defend after the first night of testimony.

    Mike Schroeder was first demoted last October as waste water supervisor and then reinstated with back pay only to be told he would be terminated on Feb. 1, 2010.

    On Tuesday, the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission heard the first night of allegations against the former employee.

  • Paroquet Springs may be growing

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The popularity and usage of the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre continues to grow.

    With that in mind, members of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission have been looking at ways to make sure the facility meets all the necessary needs.

    Some of that has been done in terms of improvements to the large Salt River Hall. Now, the commissioners are looking to expand the second largest meeting space, the McDowell Room.

  • Kindergarten registration set for Friday, March 19, at area schools

        Kindergarten pre-registration for all Bullitt County elementary schools will be held on Friday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

        Register at your child’s home school. Those assigned to the new Crossroads Elementary in Mount Washington will register at the central office on Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

        Bring a birth certificate, proof of residence or driver’s license. By the start of school, each child will need an immunization certificate, a health care examination and a Social Security card.

  • Irene Carroll style show on Saturday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 39th annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show will be held on Saturday, March 20, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        This is sponsored each year by the Bullitt County Woman’s Club.

        Fashions will be provided by Sunny Daze and Honey Beez.

        Tickets are $25 a person. They are available by calling 538-7410 or 538-6623.

  • Ferriell to represent county in state spelling

        Hannah Ferriell of Bullitt County will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 20, at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville.

        Ferriell is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will compete in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

        The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.

  • State looks to start collection of local occupational taxes

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Kentucky House of Representatives may soon take up a bill that could affect every community in the state, including Bullitt County and its’ eight cities.

        At the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Mayor Joetta Calhoun announced that Rep. Sal Santoro (R-Florence) proposed a bill that would require the Kentucky Department of Revenue to establish a centralized web-based collection process for local occupational license taxes and fees.

  • Dare to Care mobile pantry in LJ Thursday

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The Dare to Care mobile food pantry will be at the Lebanon Junction Community Center on Thursday, March 18.

    It will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

    The Dare to Care mobile pantry is a direct service to reach those struggling or needing help.

    If you are a resident of Lebanon Junction or reside in the 40150 zip code and need help, please come to the distribution center and bring a proof of residence (for example, a bill for water or electric) and your driver’s license.

  • Budget decision getting closer

    FRANKFORT - Over the past week in Frankfort, the Senate continued its work in many areas of government policy as we passed legislation dealing with jails, health care, and education.

    We also continued to keep a close eye on the budget plan being worked on in the House of Representatives.

    We passed House Bill 231, which creates a second level of psychiatric residential treatment facility licensure in Kentucky.