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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Senate encourages energy savings

    FRANKFORT - Last week the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly reached its halfway point, and the Senate passed measures to increase transparency in political campaigns, build energy efficient schools, and improve Kentucky’s laws concerning driving under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Court members can get along when playing game of 'committee chairs'

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Who says the fiscal court members can’t play well together? Especially in this time of love - Valentine Day.

    They played a game of musical chairs last week after a discussion arose over the legality of committee meetings and who could attend.

    Last year, the fiscal court officially set committees to deal with the budget, personnel, infrastructure and contracts. Joe Laswell and Eddie Bleemel sat on the budget/personnel committees with David Walker and Buddy Shepherd on the other two.

  • Council must look at all sides of deannexation

        When the move was made over 10 years ago, some questioned the need to annex along Highway 1020 to reach a business over seven miles away.

        The reason was simple - the business owner needed to get a rezoning to maintain and to expand a quarry operation and the city of Shepherdsville didn't mind picking up the added revenue for little extra expense.

        Since that occurred, many things have happened and the latest is a proposal to remove the 128-acre quarry from the city's corporate boundaries.

  • Proposal would help to fix unemployment

        FRANKFORT - Although a lot of work remains, the Kentucky House of Representatives moved the budget process forward significantly last week when the chamber’s leaders unveiled a proposal to overcome the $1.2 billion deficit the state faces during the next two years.

        Our plan calls for living within our means, without any new taxes.  It does not require the steep cuts many states have made, and it continues protecting those core services like education, Medicaid and our safety.