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Today's News

  • Police looking for murder suspect

    FOX CHASE - When residents drove along Tembroke Drive on Friday afternoon, they were greeted by police cars and television satellite trucks.

    Little did they know that sometime on Thursday evening that Donald R. Ash, 55, was killed in his home.

    The Pioneer Village Police Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department have labeled the death as a homicide.

    "We have a couple of people of interest," said Dave Greenwell, police chief for the city of Pioneer Village.

  • Those using services need to pay freight

        Even after covering a community for years, you can learn something every day.

        Take in point the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services. We never figured out that if you call an ambulance for service but were not transported to the hospital, there was no bill attached.

        Bullitt County fiscal court members are wise to look at some type of flat fee to charge those who call for EMS to treat what should be done at an immediate care center or an emergency room.

  • Dadisman, Carr honored by Scottish Rite for contributions to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Masons from throughout the county gathered recently as the Bullitt County Scottish Rite held its annual dinner and recognition.

    As part of the annual dinner, the organization honored its Mason of the Year and its Outstanding Citizen.

    Robert L. Dadisman was selected as the Outstanding Mason and Larry Carr was selected as the Outstanding Citizen.

    In addition, the McNeil Lodge 586 in Lebanon Junction was selected as the Outstanding Lodge of the year.

  • KIPDA will do county transportation study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you asked residents of Bullitt County to tell you one of their biggest concerns, it would probably involve roads.

    Whether it concerned safety or whether it was about congestion, roads are a concern in a growing community.

    To get a better handle on some of the traffic issues, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a planned transportation study to be conducted by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency.

    Andy Rush, a transportation planner for KIPDA, said similar studies had been done previously for other member counties, such as Oldham.

  • Tourist commission audit remains strong despite softer economy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It would be hard to top the financial success achieved by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission in 2006-07.

    Besides having a good year in tourism, the conference center was home for several months to CSX-related contractors who rented space for the January 2007 train derailment cleanup.

    But, accountant Sandy Verbeck said that 2007-08 wasn’t a bad fiscal year, despite the soft economy.

  • Santa Barr brings sense of hope to all

    We’ve reached that magic point in the year when Santa Barr is expected to make his annual appearance.

    He’s supposed to bring those serious and not-so-serious gifts to local leaders, most of whom seem to have a sense of humor and realize that in the Santa business and the newspaper business, there’s no money to bring any gifts these days.

    But ole Santa Barr isn’t in the mood this holiday season.

    You see, sports editor Mike Farner decides that once a year he will write something remotely creative and out of the box.

  • Mobile mammograms to be done in county during 2009

    Screening mammograms are one of our best weapons against breast cancer. To help make this essential test convenient for the women in our community, we contract with James Graham Brown Cancer Center to provide the mobile mammogram unit here at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    It is estimated that one-third of all breast cancer deaths in America each year could be prevented by early detection. Breast cancer treated in its early stage can usually be treated successfully.

    Mammography dates for 2009 are the following:

  • Tips on how to survive winter driving conditions

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips. 

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: January 2009

    BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JANUARY 2009

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    NO SCHOOL

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    BACK TO SCHOOL

    Calendar Committee Meeting at Central Office, 12-5 p.m.

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    Directors Meeting at Central Office, 8:15 a.m.

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting, 5 p.m.

    Bullitt Lick Middle SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.

    Freedom Elementary Facility Meeting, 4 p.m.

    Overdale Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.; PTA Meeting, 6 p.m.

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  • COYLE'S CORNER