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Today's News

  • Proposal would help to fix unemployment

        FRANKFORT - Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time focusing on three areas: education, the economy and public protection.

        It was the latter two that generated the most discussion in the state House last week.

  • Shooting is missing in action for the youthful Lady Eagles

        OKOLONA - After averaging 86 points a contest over the last three games of the regular season, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles were on a roll heading into this week’s 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        That roll didn’t last long.

        Reverting to some old ways, North Bullitt scored just eight points in the first half and then could never get closer than 13 points the rest of the way en route to a 49-32 loss to Southern on Monday.

  • Hunt in race for Second District seat

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Robert Hunt believes a little common sense would go a long way in helping Bullitt County officials make it through tough times.

        Living within its budget is important and Hunt believes he is the right person to help make that happen.

        Hunt is making his second bid at serving as magistrate of the Second District. He will first have to survive a Republican primary before advancing to the general election in November.

  • Schools continue to raise funds for relief work

        PIONEER VILLAGE - The Haiti earthquake relief efforts continue to receive assistance from individual Bullitt County Public Schools.

        Maryville and Overdale Elementary Family Resource Center coordinator Betty Marshall has encouraged donations at both of her schools, earning a final collection total near $900.

  • Magistrates set up formal committees; will seek recovery funds

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To make sure everything is done properly, Bullitt Fiscal Court members set up a series of committees.

        Magistrate Eddie Bleemel made recommendations on two committees to deal with the budget, finance, roads and contracts.

        He then set up a committee to study the county’s allocation of over $6 million in stimulus bond money.

        According to Bleemel, the two magistrates’ committees will meet quarterly - January, April, July and October.

  • Crisis energy assistance funds are now available

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Multi-Purpose CAA has begun the “Crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that assists households in a heating crisis on January 4, 2010 and will end on March 31, 2010 or until funds are expended.

    The deepening of cold winter weather combined with rising utility costs leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.

    Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help! 

  • Hogg wants to change government

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Tim Hogg has considered getting into politics for years.

        This spring, the opportunity was right and Hogg threw his name into the hat to be the next magistrate of the Second District.

        Hogg, 41, said there must be change in the way all government operates.

        The Republican contender said the taxpayers are taking shots from all angles.

        “I want to protect the taxpayers,’ said Hogg. “They’re tired of it.”

  • BE pulls away late Wednesday; Lady Cougars struggle

        OKOLONA - Pulling away in the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers beat the Southern Trojans 53-44 on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Boys’ 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        The win reversed a semi-final loss that Bullitt East suffered a year ago in the tournament and sent the Chargers into Friday’s championship game against Fairdale. Bullitt East had the two-seed for this game with Southern third after the red and gold won a two-pointer overtime game in December.

  • Tinnell believes it should be business

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Todd Tinnell was getting frustrated.

        He was seeing his taxes continue to rise and government not willing to find ways to curb expenses.

        After awhile, Tinnell decided to do something about it. He is running as a Democratic contender for the office of jailer.

        "I'm tired of paying higher and higher taxes because the government refuses to get spending under control," said Tinnell, who is making his first run at office.

  • City employee appeals termination

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Schroeder was hired in 1996 to work at the Shepherdsville wastewater treatment plant.

    Over the course of the past seven years, the treatment plant’s operation was recognized by the state and Schroeder was honored nationally last year.

    However, as of Feb. 1, 2010, Schroeder was dismissed from his duties as supervisor of the treatment plant.

    Now, the three-member civil service commission will begin hearing testimony and will rule on Schroeder’s appeal of the disciplinary action.