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BOMB THREAT: Investigation on-going as offices closed Monday following threat

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By Stephen Thomas

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Investigators are still in the process of finding the person responsible for a bomb threat scare at the Bullitt County Courthouse.

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A call was received after 1 p.m. Monday saying a bomb was inside the courthouse, according to Bullitt County Sheriff’s spokesperson Scotty McGaha.

Officials were uncertain if the caller meant the Courthouse or the neighboring Bullitt County Judicial Center, where actual court cases were scheduled. 

Both buildings were evacuated.

Also evacuated were the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex, Ridgway Memorial Library, First Baptist Church, probation and parole offices and the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

Sheriffs units searched the Judicial Center and Courthouse with assistance from their Special Operations Response Team and the Louisville Metro Police bomb squad and K-9 units.

The buildings were cleared as of 4:25 p.m.

South Buckman Street and Frank E. Simon Avenue were closed to traffic during the bomb sweep.

Bullitt County EMS, Shepherdsville Police and Shepherdsville Fire units also assisted at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing. McGaha did not reveal how the call was received.