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  • Little filing activity as Aug. 9 deadline quickly approaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the days dwindle until the filing deadline passes for the November general election, little activity has occurred over the past week.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The slight activity seen has been in city council races.

    In Shepherdsville, seven individuals have registered for the six available council seats.

    For the first time, Shepherdsville will hold non-partisan races.

  • Helping those in need have a good hair day on Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to Great Clips and the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization, some Bullitt County residents are readily prepared for the upcoming school year.

    The Great Clips Shepherdsville location hosted a free haircut event for HOPE clients as a way to help them prepare for the Aug. 10 first day of school.

    Along with haircuts and styles for all family members, students also received free backpacks and school supplies.

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  • Community support for police officers grows in light of issues across nation

      HILLVIEW -- Police officers continuously put their lives on the line to protect their community.

    During the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers, President Obama detailed the difficulties of such a selfless career.

    “Like most Americans each day, you get up…and you head to work,” Obama said. “But your work, and the work of police officers across the country, is like no other.”

  • Endangered, missing man found dead; foul play possible

     CLERMONT -- The day a man was listed as a missing person who might be endangered has been found.

    Craig Ickes was found by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening off old Highway 245.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the cause of death was listed as a homicide.

    The recovery of the body came just two days after Ickes’ home on West Audubon Drive was destroyed by fire.

  • Former mayor joins mix in Shepherdsville as August 9 deadline approaches

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the court system is deciding the status of the current mayor’s situation in Shepherdsville, a third candidate has filed for the November general election.

    Former mayor Sherman Tinnell has thrown his name into the non-partisan race.

    Tinnell would join former councilmember Faith Portman and former police officer Curtis Hockenbury in the race for mayor.

    The person elected would fill out the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term.

  • Tragic boat accident takes life of MW couple

     LAKE LANIER - Two Kentucky couples traveled to Georgia for the weekend to relax and raise money in the Pirates of Lanier Poker Run charity event.

  • First Ever Confirmed Black Bear Sighting at Bernheim

     CLERMONT – Bernheim officials announced the first ever sighting of a black bear in the 14,500-acre forest.

    The bear, likely a male, was spotted this weekend in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin in Guerilla Stream. The stream is known for its bass population upon which the bear may have been feeding.

    The bear has not been seen since Sunday and officials say it has likely moved out of this area. 

  • Expungement made easier with new legislation by virtue of bill now passed into law

        FRANKFORT -- The Administrative Office of the Courts is ready to offer resources to help those who want to apply for a felony expungement when House Bill 40 went into effect Friday, July 15.

  • Long-time firefighters resign after probe of Shep. agency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two long-time members of the leadership staff of the Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue Department have resigned.

    Those resignations come as a result of an investigative probe of the department.

    According to a release from the fire department on Monday afternoon, a complaint was filed with Shepherdsville fire chief Layne Troutman in March.

    The allegation involved two fire department captains.