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  • Pioneer Village arrests three in connection to storage thefts

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Months of investigation by the Pioneer Village Police Department has led to arrests in the Wee Stor-It theft case.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds informed the city council that suspects were in custody in relation to the thefts, with warrants out for further suspects.

    David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks, 42, both of Shepherdsville, were charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. Reynolds said Simmons was scheduled to appear in Bullitt District Court on March 1.

  • State Police seeking help in Hebron Estates murder

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The Kentucky State Police is seeking the assistance from the public who might have information to help solve a murder on March 17 in the city of Hebron Estates.

    KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said his agency is seeking assistance from any resident or business owner who might have exterior surveillance video footage on roadway traffic for that day.

    The specific streets under scrutiny would be Burkland Boulevard, Scenic Trail, Scenic Drive or East Hebron Lane.

  • Animal control officer fired by county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was reprimanded and then suspended.

    Now, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter is without a director as Mark Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

    Williams, who was in his second stint as the animal control officer, has the right  to appeal the dismissal to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The termination closes a tumultuous relationship between Williams and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The latest public interaction between the two came at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • Mayor rethinking vote to shut down center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Boy Scout Troop 868 has called the Shepherdsville Community Center its home.

    But, the group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have to find a new home.

    And, adults who like to dance will also be looking for somewhere else to get their exercise and share social time.

    Plus, hopes of allowing Room In the Inn to have a place to allow its homeless individuals a place to shower each morning has been eliminated.

    But, then again, maybe not.

  • Scout leader doesn’t understand change in attitude after decade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Poyner is a scout leader.

    He’s not a politician.

    And he doesn’t understand why after at least 10 years of occupying space in the Shepherdsville Community Center, he is suddenly having to protect his scout members.

    “I don’t understand what we’ve done,” said Poyner.

    Last Monday, mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke a 3-3 tie to turn the community center over to the city’s public works department, which is in need of more space and facilities such as rest rooms.

  • Shepherdsville pool doesn’t look to open; aquatic center study continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner came with a simple question.

    Would the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central reopen this year or will it be closed for a second straight season?

    While there was no definite answer from members of Bullitt Fiscal Court, the silence would lead one to believe that it would be closed for another year.

    Little discussion has been held by Bullitt Fiscal Court since last summer.

  • Driver ‘freaked out’; case to be sent to grand jury panel

     HILLVIEW – One minute, he was looking down to charge his phone.

    The next, he felt something strike his car.

    That was part of the testimony on Wednesday in a probable cause hearing against a man charged with the death of a teenager earlier this month.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the case against Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.

  • Fox Chase votes for slight hike in property tax rate

    FOX CHASE - The new tax rates are in for the City of Fox Chase, and one of them is going up.

    The city council unanimously approved an increase on the 2017 real property ad valorem tax rate, set at 13.93 cents per $100 of real property.

    The 2016 rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100. City attorney Mark Edison said based on the city’s tax base, a compensating rate to collect the same funding as last year would need to be set at 13.98 cents.