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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Burress, Spainhour attend circuit judges’ fall college

    FRANKFORT - Chief Circuit Judge Rodney D. Burress and Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour, who serve Bullitt County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College held Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Shepherdsville gets suggestion to repair facility, charge fees

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials closed down the use of its new gym due to issues over maintenance and vandalism.

    Now, Shepherdsville officials are looking at what needs to be done on its community center located behind the old city hall on Frank E. Simon Avenue.

    Bob Meek, scoutmaster for Troop 686, recently wrote a letter to city officials voicing some concerns about the community center, which the Boys Scouts remodeled several years ago.

  • Redistricting approved for area schools for next fall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He called it the most difficult decision he's had to make while serving on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    And Gary Wooldridge has had to make that decision twice in less than two full terms on the board.

    While just one parent spoke on Tuesday, Wooldridge knows that many parents and students may be unhappy with the redistricting plan approved. At the same time, he knows there would be no way to make everyone happy.

  • Greenwell honored for 55 years on LJ VFD

    LEBANON JUNCTION - William Clay Greenwell wasn’t a man who sought out publicity.

    In fact, several said he would probably be very humbled by the dedication service.

    A special ceremony was recently held to name the Lebanon Junction Firehouse in his honor. It is a place he spent 55 years of his life.

    With his wife, Peggy, and family on-hand, local friends and dignitaries, including U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, paid their respects to the man who passed away during the winter.

  • Schools can take breath, no time to relax just yet

    While all the numbers are still being assembled, it appears the school district leadership is pretty pleased with the strides made in the latest round of testing.

    While the CATS test has been put to rest, the federal No Child Left Behind remains.

    The district made a great stride when students with disabilities tested at a level where they were shy of the goal but made significant progress to be granted Safe Harbor.

    Few districts can claim to reach this level.

    But the district has too many schools which are not reaching their individual targets.

  • Trip to Asia can prove beneficial

    When Kentucky’s college basketball coaches are mired in a down year and look to build their teams for the future, they go to the proverbial ends of the earth to find prospects.

    Knowing that competition for new players is fierce, they act aggressively to sell their program and their team ee" often concentrating on areas where previous recruiting successes have built relationships with local coaches and scouts.

    State officials must employ a similar strategy in preparing Kentucky’s economy and its work force for growth and success.