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Today's News

  • County track programs get their first look at each other

    HEBRON ESTATES -- For the first time this spring, the three Bullitt County track programs got a look at each other in an All-Comers Meet at North Bullitt that also included DeSales.

    This was a relatively small event that all the programs were using to try different things. In fact, it was the first meet that first-year North Bullitt boys’ coach Michael Whitfill had ever hosted.

    Bullitt East picked up the most points in both the boys’ and girls’ meets, but no official results had been posted by the weekend.

  • New tax could be source of funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An agency which might provide more services for the dollars budgeted is looking for a way to do more for the community.

    However, in doing more, that would require either a larger appropriation from Bullitt Fiscal Court or the possibility of a new tax.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District, which started out making a presentation on its agency and presenting its annual budget, wound up making a pitch for more money.

  • Board member donates pay back as way to giving back to public schools

    HEBRON ESTATES – Lorraine McLaughlin has volunteered in schools for a number of years.

    One of the things that always concerned McLaughlin was when she heard that teachers often had to buy supplies out of their own pockets for the classroom.

    When she was elected to the Bullitt County Public School Board and took office in January, McLaughlin said she felt there was a way she could help those in her First District.

    School board members are paid $75 per meeting, which is normally once a month.

  • Stimulus placed on road projects

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians will see a lot of roadwork being done over the next several years, especially on main highways.

    Much of the work will be pushed forward thanks to over $12 millions from federal stimulus funds.

    In the state’s revised six-year road construction plan, major work is planned to move forward on roads such as Highway 44, Highway 61 and Interstate 65.

  • Officials critique actions in ice storm

    PIONEER VILLAGE - For Mike Phillips, the light can truly be seen at the end of another emergency tunnel.

    For the director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency, Phillips believes all local organizations worked very well together during the recent ice storm.

    But he also understands there are things that could be done better.

    Local agencies recently gathered for a critique of the ice storm.

    “This is the event we’ve been talking about since 1994 when we were left on our own for several days,” said Phillips.

  • Fox Chase opts to keep tax rates same due to economy

    FOX CHASE -- Realizing the tough economic times, members of the Fox Chase City Council elected to keep the property tax rates the same for this year.

    Allowed to increase its real property tax rate as high as 13.99 cents per $100 of assessed value, the council voted to keep the rate at 13.90 cents, which is the same as the previous year.

    Even with the same rate, the city could generate an additional $3,000 for the year.

  • Thefts keep MW police very busy

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — A rash of burglaries has kept the Mount Washington police busy recently.

    The most recent was on March 25, when a residence at 191 Abels Way #10 was burglarized. Det. Buddy Stump said approximately $1,500 of property was stolen, including a large, flat-screen television.

    Stump said the perpetrators entered by kicking in the door.

    Warrants have been issued for the three suspects, Leonard Waddell, 21, Nathaniel Scarborough, 22 and Christopher Ohlmann, 22. All three suspects are Louisville residents, Stump said.

  • CASA, Chamber of Commerce find new home on S. Buckman

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program needed more office space, with more privacy, while remaining close to the courthouse.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce was also looking for a new home.

    Both organizations got their wish and became neighbors in the process.

    The former Conway and Lemme law offices, located at 279 S.Buckman Street in Shepherdsville, have become the new Chamber and CASA headquarters.

    The building sits between Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church and Hardy/Close Funeral Home.

  • Fatality in I-65 crossover accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A Louisville man was killed in a crossover accident on Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Paul Waddle was parked in the right shoulder of southbound I-65 near mile 106 when his Toyota was struck.

    A Waste Management dumptruck driven by Steven Barnes of Lebanon Junction was traveling northbound. Police said the dumptruck crossed the median for unknown reasons.

    Waddle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner's office.

  • Singing for a special cause

    The judges watched and listened as a number of contestants took the stage Saturday for a karaoke competition with winners being the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    PBI Bank hosted this second annual fund-raiser.

    The Bullitt County Relay for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, May 15, at North Bullitt High School.