Bullitt County

Local News
11:47 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Bullitt County Passes Smoking Ban, Private Businesses Don't Have To Comply

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Smokers, including those using electronic smokeless cigarettes, can no longer light up on Bullitt County government property.

The county’s fiscal court approved a smoking ban Wednesday 4-1, with some residents saying the new measure doesn’t go far enough.

The ordinance says using tobacco products within "15 feet of any public entry or exit point." This includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, tobacco pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and e-cigarettes.

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Local News
4:05 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Uncle of Jessica Dishon Charged With Her 1999 Murder

Jessica Dishon

A Bullitt County grand jury has returned an indictment in the long-unsolved murder of a 17 year old Shepherdsville girl.

Jessica Dishon was last seen alive in the driveway of her family’s home in September of 1999.    Her body was found just over two weeks later.

A neighbor was originally charged with her death, but his case ended in a mistrial and the charges were later dropped.

A grand jury today charged the girl’s uncle, 55 year old Stanley Dishon, with kidnapping and murder.      Dishon was already jailed on sex charges.

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Education
5:58 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

The First Days of School: Building Community, Expectations, Connections

Sarah Hodges says she'll spend the first days of school teaching behavioral expectations.

Greenwood Elementary School teacher Sarah Hodges sits in one of her student’s desks. Her room is clean, organized and it smells like the new air freshener she just opened.

I ask her how long it takes for everything to be messed up.

"About an hour," she says.

Inside the neatly packed folders on the students' desks are important papers they need to take home to their families. This includes the district's new Code of Conduct, which lays out the behavioral expectations for students.  

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Education
8:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Bullitt County's 1912 Test for Eighth-Graders is Difficult

This image is making the rounds on the Internet this week. It's a test apparently given to eighth-graders in Bullitt County in 1912.

The gist of all the commentary can be summarized this way: "Some of these questions are really difficult to figure out."

The test was  posted on the Bullitt County History website, which is a project of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society. Here's a section:

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