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Today's News

  • Salt brine to be used to treat roads in bad weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When bad weather is predicted in Bullitt County this winter, road department personnel will have another weapon on their side.

    Road foreman Jimmy Stivers said salt brine can not be used to treat roadways, especially those in bad areas.

    He said the state Department of Transportation approved the solution’s purchase from the Middletown facility.

    Motorists have become familiar with the brine over the past year or so in Jefferson County and on state roads in Bullitt County.

  • Woman’s Council gets view on how drugs affect county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the material Kenny Hardin normally talks about when discussing the war on methamphetamine was not appropriate on this particular day.

    Speaking to the monthly lunch gathering of the Bullitt County Woman’s Council, the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force left some of his material at the office. It wasn’t appropriate for those enjoying lunch.

    Hardin said the county is well on its way to another record year in terms of busting meth labs.

  • Congratulations to Elaine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of over 100 people gathered for lunch on Thursday to honor Elaine Wilson, who has been appointed to the position of executive director for adventure tourism at the state level.

    Wilson leaves after 20 years as the executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

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    Wilson to lead tourism branch

  • School chief worries about state taking surplus funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the state of Kentucky come and “borrow” excess funds stored away in the coffers of a school district?

    Well, maybe. And there might be ways to secure funds without actually taking them away.

    That concerns members of the Bullitt County Public School Board and its superintendent, Keith Davis.

    Finance director Denise Smith said that has already been a cut in SEEK funds, as well as flexible focus funds, used for programs such as professional development, safe schools and extended school services.

  • Ag teachers find wedded bliss

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A working relationship between two Bullitt Central agriculture teachers recently blossomed into marriage.

    Michael Peake, a nine-year Bullitt Central instructor, and Tiphanie Merriam, at the school for five years, threw rice at the Louisville Zoo on Sept. 12.

    Merriam, a Hodgenville native, attended the University of Kentucky. Peake, from Louisville, went to Murray State University.

    At one point the two would-be Agriculture teachers simultaneously worked on a farm for a summer without meeting.

  • County employees will have lesson on insurance policies

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Buddy Smith was given a simple task - find a way to provide health insurance options for county employees with little or no increase in premiums.

    Daunting when the first estimate from the county’s current carrier, Humana, came back with a 45 percent hike.

    As normal, Smith then went to the available insurers and began to seek out policies.

    In the end, the county had one option - Humana.

  • LJ to be mobile Dare to Care food pantry site

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" In a time when more families than ever have been forced to rely upon charitable organizations for food, clothing and even shelter, Lebanon Junction residents struggling to buy their groceries got some good news last Monday night.

    The county’s southern-most city has been selected by the Dare to Care Food Bank as the first location outside of Jefferson County to host a monthly mobile food pantry.

  • Stream Walk 2009

    The annual Brooks Run stream cleanup was recently held.

    The five cities of Hillview, Hunters Hollow, Fox Chase, Pioneer Village and Hebron Estates combine to work with volunteers and civic groups to clean up the northern Bullitt County community, especially along Brooks Run.

    This is part of the federal Clean Water Act provisions.

    Among the groups helping to clean up was Scout Troops 20 and 49, who were seen cleaning up along the stretch between Preston Highway and Hillview Square.

  • Pioneer Village to hold special meeting to get zoning approved

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A new business is planning a grand opening on Nov. 21.

    However, there is just one little problem - the property is not zoned for commercial use.

    The Pioneer Village City Council may be able to solve that dilemma as it will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    Brookland Realty Co. is hoping to rezone a .75-acre tract near the corner of Preston Highway and Hebron Lane from R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Officer returns to work; appeal still pending with civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Shepherdsville police officer returned to work on Saturday but his appeal of disciplinary action taken against him is still pending.

    Brent Dawson returned to work for the Shepherdsville Police Department on Saturday after serving a 30-day unpaid for his involvement in an allegedly illegal gambling operation in Hillview.

    The long-time officer was charged in Bullitt District Court with loitering in a gambling establishment off Bells Mill Lane in August. He was not on duty at the time.