Bullitt County

1:06pm: With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama today spelled out his vision of the military in the years ahead, driven by the push to cut Pentagon spending by at least $450 billion dollars over the next decade. Obama will likely draw fire for spelling out that the U.S. military will not be expected to carry out two sustained ground wars at one time, as past military strategies have laid out. Washington Post military reporter Greg Jaffe will tell us more.

1:12pm: Pakistan relations may seem at their lowest ebb, but regional expert Adil Najam says they are likely to get much worse over this year. The immediate causes? Both countries are in the midst of political seasons, there is the planned U.S. withdrawal from neighboring Afghanistan, and the weakness of the world economy, which has had a severe impact on Pakistan. But Najam says the deeper reason behind the worsening relationship is the fact that both sides have been dishonest to each other for many years. He joins us to explain why he thinks both parties need to start making more realistic promises to each other.

1:35pm: A sewage spill in Bullitt County has left a creek polluted and neighbors upset. They say this isn’t the first time, and the state can’t do enough about it. WFPL’s Erica Peterson has more about the spill, and the limitations of the state’s older treatment plants.

1:40pm: President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has drawn criticism from Republicans. They say the Senate was actually in pro-forma session yesterday, not in recess. On the campaign trail today, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Obama overstepped his authority by not getting approval from the Senate, saying “You are not above the law, Mr. President.” Ed O’Keefe, who writes The Federal Eye blog for the Washington Post, joins us to talk about the controversy and Cordray’s plans for the Bureau.

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More Than Two Dozen Zappos Workers Taken To Hospitals

by Rick Howlett December 5, 2011

Officials in Bullitt County are trying to determine what made more than 50 workers at the Zappos warehouse fall ill this morning with flu-like symptoms and nausea. Twenty-six were taken to area hospitals. An EMS official tells the Courier-Journal that no one is critically ill. The warehouse is still open and operating. Authorities are investigating […]

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Bullitt County Health Department Approves Smoking Ban Appeal

by Devin Katayama September 27, 2011

The Bullitt County Board of Health is not giving up its struggle to enact a county-wide smoking ban and has decided to appeal a court decision restricting its power to create and enforce new regulations. Bullitt County Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress ruled earlier this month that the health department could not choose where people […]

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Bullitt County Smoking Ban Rejected

by Devin Katayama September 15, 2011

A Bullitt County judge says the county health department’s proposed smoking ban is unlawful, implying the department’s decision to enact the ban was Orwellian. Judge Rodney Burress writes in his ruling if the health department can decide who smokes where, it could also decide what time individuals could go to bed. “They said that the […]

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Bullitt Fiscal Court to Decide on Shepherdsville Development

by Devin Katayama September 5, 2011

The Bullitt County Fiscal Court is deciding on Tuesday whether to allow a developer to build a two-million square-foot project that could bring several jobs to the area. But a local church continues to argue that the development doesn’t fit in the neighborhood. Last week the Shepherdsville City Council denied the option for Red Rock […]

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Bullitt County Waits For Smoking Ban Response

by Devin Katayama September 2, 2011

Bullitt County is waiting to hearing whether smoking will be banned in restaurants, bars and other public places. A county judge is expected to make a decision before Sept. 19, when the ban is scheduled to take effect. The Bullitt County Health Department passed a smoking ban that puts restrictions on where people may smoke, […]

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Bullitt County Church Unhappy With Development

by Devin Katayama August 2, 2011

A Bullitt County church was able to delay a vote on Tuesday to approve a large development project in its neighborhood. Members from Bardstown Junction Baptist Church filled the Bullitt County Courthouse, which approved a resolution to postpone a vote on whether to allow Red Rock Developments to develop a two-million square foot project nearby. […]

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Finding Out about Our Neighbors: Bullitt & Spencer Counties

by Laura Ellis June 19, 2009

When you look at a map of Kentucky, there they are, right next to Jefferson County. As a matter of fact, a lot of people who work in Louisville, live in Bullitt or Spencer County. So, can you name the county seats for each? Do you know about any of the issues important to the residents of Bullitt or Spencer County? Wet/dry votes, merged government, meth problems, economic development, issues we often think of as being unique to Louisville are being discussed in our surrounding counties as well. Listen to the Show

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Shepherdsville Sewer Extension To Encourage Growth

by Gabe Bullard May 7, 2009

Governor Steve Beshear today announced the expansion of the Shepherdsville sewer system.

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The History of Bullitt County

by Laura Ellis January 9, 2009

Formed in 1797 from parts of Jefferson and Nelson Counties, Bullitt County got its name from Alexander Scott Bullitt, a political leader In the early days of Kentucky’s statehood. Like many places in our region, the county’s timeline is marred with tragedies – the Civil War, a deadly train wreck in 1917, the 1937 flood that covered much of the land, including Shepherdsville, the county seat. Listen to the Show

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