• Contract ‘drug’ through court before OK

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Joe Rayhill feels that if one student is subject to drug testing, all students should have the same possibility of being testing.

    That would be if county taxpayers are used to fund the drug prevention program.

    The county’s funding of over $11,000 to the public school system was approved at the Oct. 6 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, after Rayhill saw the contract to voted upon for the actual vendor, the magistrate had second thoughts.

  • Validity of contract for fire entities now rests in judge’s hand

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Does a valid contract exist between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department?

    That is the issue sitting in the lap of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The bench trial involving the two entities took less than 45 minutes Tuesday morning.

    At the end of the day, the lone issue to be considered is the validity of the contract, which was last entered between the parties in July 2013.

  • Man indicted for pair of robbery charges

     HILLVIEW -- A man has been charged with allegedly robbing two convenience stores in northern Bullitt County.

    Larry Randall Rose, 49, has been indicted on two counts of robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Rose allegedly went into the Sav-a-Stop Market on both July 29 and July 30, 2015.

    When he did, he allegedly threatened the use of a dangerous instrument upon the employee in the store at the time.

    Rose is currently housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

  • City looks to give parcels zoning if nothing in records

          SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Back in the late 1960s, Bullitt County implemented its first-ever zoning program.

          At the time, every tract of land in the county was to have a zoning classification assigned.

          Well, in 2015, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least in the city of Shepherdsville.

          Engineer Arthur Jones has been working on updating the zoning map for the city.

  • Spending on mold abatement questioned

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don't ask the question, you'll never know the answer.
        With that in mind, magistrate Joe Rayhill questioned a bill that had been paid the previous meeting by Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        The court had set a limit of $4,000 to be spent on mold abatement at the Bullitt County Detention Center.
        However, when looking back on the approved bills, the court appeared to have spent $8,000 on the project.

  • Former law office manager guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO, Ky. – The former office manager of a Henderson, Kentucky law firm pleaded guilty to wire fraud in U.S. District Court yesterday before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. for embezzling $264,867.84 during a 30-month period, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the plea agreement, Krista Kaye Graupner, age 45, of Evansville, Indiana, committed wire fraud while employed at the law firm of King, Deep & Branaman (KDB) between June of 2012 and December of 2014.

  • District wants past trustees part of suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If there was any doubt, the bench trial involving the validity of the contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. will start on Tuesday.

    And any additional motions by attorneys from each side would have to be decided  the morning of trial.

    “This case is going to be resolved,” said Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress. “It’s going to be resolved in this court.”

  • Man arrested for kidnapping after trying to pick up women in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents in Mount Washington residents can rest easy knowing that the driver of a suspicious vehicle has been caught.

    Garry L. Coulter, 40, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Thursday,  Oct. 15, on a warrant of kidnapping a juvenile taken by the Mount Washington Police Department.

    The warrant came after three reports of a suspicious man offering rides to women. Two women, one a minor, voluntarily got into Coulter’s 2012 silver Ford Focus Hatchback.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for firearm possession

     PADUCAH – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the sentencing of a Christian County, Kentucky convicted felon by Senior Judge Thomas Russell on Thursday, October 15, 2015 to 96 months in prison for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  • Hillview man arrested in local bank robbery

    HEBRON ESTATES -- It wasn't long after surveillance images of a bank robbery in northern Bullitt County hit the media that tips began flowing in at a rapid rate.