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Courts

  • Fiscal Court questions use of jail canteen fund

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the purchase of two vehicles in the county’s name, Bullitt Fiscal Court members were shocked.

         With no approval given, two vehicles were purchased by the Bullitt County Detention Center and with proceeds from the canteen fund.

         In a pair of motions following a lengthy executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court is seeking information from jailer Martha Knox.

  • Man indicted for sex crimes dating to 1973

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following individuals were indicted recently by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony charges:

  • Court votes for forensic audit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The financial affairs of Bullitt County government will soon undergo a forensic audit.

  • Commercial rezoning bid on Hwy. 44 shot down again

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – If Dollar General wants to open a new store along Highway 44 East, it will have to hope that the third time is the charm.

         For a second time in the past year, a location targeted for a new 9,100 square foot store has been nixed.

         Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 5-0 to overturn a favorable recommendation by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to rezone 2.8 acres on Highway 44 East next to the Salt River Electric facility.

  • Budget approved without fuss

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With little discussion, Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously approved a $20.7 million budget, which goes into effect today.

         The final plan differed slightly from county judge/executive Melanie Roberts’ proposal in May. However, one thing that didn’t change was pay raises slated for county employees.

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals have been charged with drug-related offenses by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

  • FIRE SUIT: Newest legal battle dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The city of Shepherdsville has been successful in having another lawsuit involving the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District dismissed.

  • Man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of young girl

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man who used a cell phone to record sexual encounters with a juvenile girl will serve a 20-year prison sentence.

         On Thursday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress sentenced Jeffrey Burke to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor.

         According to the charges, Burke, 35, abused a girl for over two years. The sexual encounters started when the girl was 10 years of age.

  • Judge rules IG zoning proper

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An effort to rezone a large tract of property to general industrial was done properly.

  • Silence deafening after court polled on allegation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Vivian Adams took the podium and began her speech to Bullitt Fiscal Court about the pursuit of excellence in government.

         But, by the end of the conversation, talks returned to comments by one magistrate about the operations of another elected official and the re-emergence of the age-old game of boys versus girls.

         During the quarterly nighttime meeting of fiscal court, Adams talked about her concerns over the lack of proper funding for county attorney Monica Robinson’s office.