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Today's News

  • Hazardous duty pay back for MW police

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a decision that Mayor Joetta Calhoun strongly opposed, the Mount Washington City Council voted 4:2 last Monday to reinstate hazardous duty retirement for all of the city’s police officers.

    The issue wasn’t on the agenda but during councilmember reports, Dennis Griffin made a motion to reinstate the hazardous duty retirement for all officers — a decision that Calhoun believes could put a significant future financial burden on the city.

  • Auditor's report finds concerns

    FRANKFORT - As additional funds were recovered during the past week and as litigation continues, state auditor Crit Luallen has released a special examination report on the electronic payroll theft in Bullitt County.

    After Bullitt County lost nearly $416,000 in June from its on-line payroll account, Luallen’s office began in investigation into the incident and lessons that could be passed along to other counties.

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  • Special dove shoot

    The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Bernheim Chapter sponsored a special dove shoot on Saturday at the Maraman Farm off Deatsville Road.

    Thirty disabled hunters from Bullitt County were able to go dove hunting thanks to the local NWTF chapter.

    The hunters also go to Bernehim Forest each fall.

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.

  • Overweight trucks still issue for local leaders

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Magistrate Buddy Shepherd was concerned the last time officials had to deal with what to do with overweight trucks using county roads.

    Without some type of permission from Bullitt Fiscal Court, overweight vehicles are not allowed.

    Last year, the county adopted a permit process where companies could receive permission if they promised to make any repairs.

    On several occasions, however, the damage was done and the responsible parties were gone.

  • Lebanon Junction residents to see little change to property tax bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents won’t see much of a change on their real and personal property tax bills this year.

    In the midst of water and wastewater treatment increases, council members agreed they didn’t want to put an additional burden on taxpayers.

    “I think with the water rates going up and with the other money coming in, we should keep them the same,” councilman Dion Collins said.

    The council passed the rates at its September meeting.

  • Four a half is plenty for BE soccer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Scoring four times in the first half and then duplicating that feat after halftime, the Bullitt East Chargers rolled to an easy 8-0 victory over Bullitt Central last Tuesday.

    The game capped a busy weekend for the red and gold as they had played four games the previous weekend in a tournament at Barren County. The Chargers won all four of those games and after beating Bullitt Central stood at 10-2 for the season.

  • This Week in Sports...

    FOOTBALL

    Friday, October 2:

    **Doss at Bullitt Central (HC) (D). 7:30 p.m.

    **Christian Academy at North Bullitt. 7:30 p.m.

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    VOLLEYBALL

    Tuesday, September 29:

    **Whitefield Academy at Bullitt Central. 5:30 p.m.

    **Bullitt East at Fern Creek. 5:30 p.m.

    **North Bullitt at Shelby County. 5:30 p.m.

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    Thursday, October 1:

  • Rod run, pig roast all part of fund-raiser for city worker

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The community is being called upon Saturday to help raise funds for a man who is suffering from cancer.

    The second annual Open Hot Rod Run will be held in Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The festivities should run until around 4 p.m.

    Proceeds this year will go to a city employee undergoing cancer treatments who has three small children.

    There will be a variety of events going on all day at the park.

    A pig roast will also be held.