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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville pleased with demolition work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With one structure already demolished since the passage of a new code enforcement ordinance, city officials are ready to tackle other properties.

    Jim McAuliffe, the city’s code enforcement officer, said there had been much praise received after the demolition of a home at the corner of Hester Street and Carpenter Street.

    He said the next spot would be a trailer off Highway 44 West.

    McAuliffe said the owner is willing to have the city destroy the trailer and he would pay the cost.

    Other cleanup projects are being investigated.

  • Sparks fire destroys home; no injuries

    BROOKS - A house previously damaged by fire was completely destroyed by another fire Tuesday afternoon.

    Zoneton Fire Maj. Randy Vincent said the house, located at the 300 block of Sparks Lane, was the same location that burned shortly after the February ice storm.

    According to Vincent, the house remained vacant following the initial fire, with severe damage to the front area. He said the house no longer had electricity.

  • BE's Smith picks a sport, then Kentucky Wesleyan

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East senior Chelsey Smith had some tough questions to answer this spring before she starts college in the fall.

    No, picking a college didn’t turn out to be as difficult as selecting a sport. Smith is participating in three sports during this school year and in two of those, volleyball and basketball, she has been a part of the varsity teams for the past four seasons.

    After weighing all of the options, Smith decided that volleyball was the sport she was best suited to pursue in the future.

  • North reverses earlier loss, beats East 8-1

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt softball coach Eric Lambert never used the word ‘revenge’ last Thursday before his team took the field against Bullitt East, a team that had beaten the Lady Eagles 5-4 earlier in the season.

    Of course, that’s not to say that some of his players weren’t thinking revenge.

    Whatever the word was that North Bullitt was thinking, it worked to perfection as the green and gold picked up an 8-1 victory.

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  • Committee begins work on county budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The daunting task of preparing a budget that will be balanced and eliminate the need for county employees to take a 20 percent cuts in pay in some departments has begun.

    A committee of magistrates Joe Laswell and Eddie Bleemel began asking questions and trying to find out answers on Tuesday. The next committee meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, in the fiscal courtroom.

  • A formal affair: Hats off to the Kentucky Derby

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Several local ladies of the Twelve Oaks subdivision got together at the home of Sharon Carroll last week to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a special hat party.

    The party included beautiful hats, good food and lots of conversation.

  • Hillview hopes state program prescription will lower prices

    HILLVIEW -- One of the biggest problems in the United States is the rising cost of health care.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens hopes his city could be a leader in the county in alerting the public to know there are ways to receive free and reduced medical prescriptions.

    Through the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program, communities in the state have an opportunity to provide a service for their residents.

  • County facing $2 million shortfall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Needing to make up a $2.7 million deficit in the upcoming 2009-10 county budget, three dozen employees may see their work and their salaries cut by 20 percent.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her proposed budget to magistrates on Thursday. The proposed budget must be presented by May 1.

    But magistrates say the final document, which must be approved by June 30, will have several changes, including a way to eliminate the need for some non-emergency county agencies to go to 32-hour work weeks.

  • Track's new era starts Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- High school track and field in Kentucky will enter a new era starting this week as the KHSAA has realigned the sport overall as well as revamping the qualifying standards for those reaching and competing at the state championships.

    As with most changes, there is some good and some bad and it will take a little while to get used to things. The growing pains will start on Saturday as track teams across the state to compete in regional meets.