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  • Portman wants to bring communities together as magistrate in District 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- She’s helped her community --and now she wants to help all the citizens of Bullitt County.

    Faith Portman is seeking the Republican nomination for Fourth District magistrate in the May primary.

    “I have been asked by many people in the county for two years to run for magistrate,” said Portman. “I feel now is the time and I’m available.”

    Portman has served four terms on the Shepherdsville City Council. Currently,  she is the community development director for Shepherdsville.

  • MW man wins $50,000 on scratch-off

     MOUNT WASHIINGTON -- Thomas Becke’s wife was a little concerned when he arrived home from work on Monday, Jan. 29.

    He seemed to be a little happier than normal.

    Becke, a Mount Washington resident, had reason to be happy. 

    On Monday, Jan. 29, he went into Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 East. While there, he purchased a Folding Money Doubler scratch off ticket for the Kentucky Lottery. In playing that ticket, Becke would win $50,000.

  • HIV testing to be done at MW Library Monday

     Bullitt County Public Library is partnering with Volunteers of America Mid-States to offer free, confidential HIV testing at all four library locations. The first event will take place at Mt. Washington Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4:00 PM. Rapid, anonymous testing will be available to people at least 13 years old on a first-come, first-served basis. The process takes about 20 minutes.

  • Shepherdsville looks at use at its community center

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Carl Rogers sat in the back of the room and listened.

    But, as one of the organizers of the Room in the Inn, Rogers could only listen so long.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council voiced concerns about the participants in Rogers’ program.

    While Rogers said the concerns about the homeless in the program may be nothing more than gossip, members of the council said they would have no reason to make things up.

  • Charges dismissed on Cottrell

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Thursday, John Cottrell was to stand trial on a pair of felony counts.

    Instead, the charges against the former chief deputy of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office were dismissed.

    However, with the dismissal without prejudice, new charges could be filed at any time.

    Cottrell faced two felony counts of possession of a forged instrument for making fake identification badges on behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The badges were made in the names of Natasha Kamari and Natasha Parrish.

  • Couple arrested for meth trafficking

     The following was released by the Shepherdsville Police Department:

  • Summers wants to bring leadership to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  • Belcher will have special, general elections this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  • Fighting for Coverage: Gartner, others face uncertainty on future insurance coverage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Wade Gartner, 45, has spent almost 2,000 hours of the past three years of his life with thick needles in his arms. The alternative is death.

    Three Novembers ago, Gartner went in for a normal CDL physical, which included blood work. The next day, Gartner was admitted to the hospital. Two days later, he started his first of many dialysis treatments.