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Today's News

  • LJ's Kassi Gilbert reigns supreme in the hierarchy of spellers in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kassi Nicole Gilbert had made that trip on the stage before.

    But, this time, she was determined to do even better.

    After finishing fifth overall as a fourth-grader, the Lebanon Junction Elementary student showed her supremacy in winning the 2009 Bullitt County Spelling Bee.

    Matching the elementary and middle school winners, Gilbert and Nichols Elementary’s Sean Brady battled until the 14th round of words before a winner would be declared.

  • Civil service changes must be researched

    The only surprise in discussions to study the Shepherdsville civil service ordinance is that it has taken this long.

    There are no guarantees that any changes will be made. And the discussion will be good.

    When it was approved several years ago, there was no public outcry. And several stories were written about it.

    There was really no outcry until election time arose.

    The city’s version protects every employee from discipline or dismissal. If done, the employee can ask for a hearing before the civil service board.

  • State to get federal stimulus dollars to spend

    FRANKFORT ee" Although final details are still pending, Kentucky got a much clearer picture last week of what it can expect from the federal stimulus package that Congress recently passed. Even with quite a few strings attached, it should still provide a substantial lift right when we need it most.

    According to Gov. Beshear, we will get a little more than $3 billion over the next 28 months, which doesn’t include direct stimulus payments Kentuckians may receive from such things as tax cuts or boosts in Social Security payments.

  • Mt. Washington man killed in Saturday accident

    LOUISVILLE ee" Mount Washington resident Kenneth Scott Williams, 40, was killed in an early morning accident on Bardstown Road in Jefferson County, Louisville Metro Police Information Officer Alicia Smiley said.

    Williams' Chevrolet Cobalt was discovered around 7 a.m. near the southbound lanes ofthe 11,000 block of Bardstown Road in Jefferson County, Smiley said. Frost on the car led officers to believe the accident wasn't discovered immediately, she said.

    Smiley said Williams wasn't wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Growth leads to creation of new precincts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When budgeting, Kevin Mooney anticipated having excess fees of over $47,000 to return to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, when the final settlement was determined for last year, that amount had grown by over $122,000.

    But Mooney requested fiscal court members consider storing the money away as the growth of the county has resulted in the addition of new precincts.

    With precincts exceeding the state allowed 1,500 voter registrants, Mooney is looking at adding up to 15 new precincts.

  • East earns first regional win

    LOUISVILLE - A 20-5 surge midway through the second half broke open a closer than expected game for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the opening round of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament on Tuesday at Bellarmine University.

    A cold-shooting Lady Charger squad saw a 22-15 halftime advantage evaporate early in the third quarter when Pleasure Ridge Park pulled even at 23-23. Bullitt East never trailed in the second half, but it was still 31-27 when Bullitt East junior Kayla Thacker drained a three-pointer just before the end of the third quarter.

  • Deatsville, Chapeze to be resurfaced

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The list is not long and magistrates quickly approved the recommendations on how to spend funds from the Rural Secondary Program.

    With just over $800,000 to spend, state transportation cabinet official David Arnold recommended to resurfacing projects.

    One would resurface 5.8 miles of Deatsville Road from end to end. The cost would be $558,000.

    The other project would be to resurface the entire 2.5 miles of Chapeze Road at a cost of $247,000.

  • Storm costs over $180,000 in county

    SHEPEHRDSVILLE - Various agencies are putting together numbers to show the costs associated with the recent ice storm.

    And, for Bullitt County government, it looks like the cost will be around $180,000.

    Emergency Management Agency director Mike Phillips said he expects the county to have over 87 percent of that cost covered through the federal and state governments.

    The county has been able to purchase a $36,000 chipper and a $15,000 generator for the Mount Elmira tower, which is used to keep radio frequencies operating.

  • Mother, daughter indicted for fraud

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Over a 10-year period, the American Red Cross may have been defrauded over $133,000 for respite care that was never administered.

    And a pair of Mount Washington women has been indicted in federal court and could face up to 30 years in prison.

    On Monday, a federal grand jury indicted Sylvia Rednour and Jennifer Roby on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and forgery.

    They were taken into custody on Wednesday and housed in the Oldham County Jail.

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