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  • Computer tech gains access to confidential files

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Herbert “Herbie” Hall III had a problem.

    He apparently had a tattoo on his back that had not been completed by artist Paul Turner.

    In an attempt to possibly gain him favor with the jailed artist, Hall allegedly gained access to confidential court documents illegally.

    Hall, 26, has been charged with unlawful access to a computer.

    According to Lt. Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Hall allegedly stole a password and got into the CourtNet system.

  • FINISH THE FIGHT: Survivors tell tales on how they beat dreaded disease

     HEBRON ESTATES - The heat couldn’t stop them. The rain couldn’t stop them. Now the unusual chill of a Friday May evening wouldn’t stop them.

    Cancer didn’t stop them, either.

    Survivors gathered to celebrate life victories, big and small, during the 2014 Bullitt County Relay for Life, one that will be remembered as possibly the coldest Relay event in the county’s history.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE

     The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held on Friday at North Bullitt High School.

    Young and old from all parts of Bullitt County gathered to honor those who survived the disease and to remember those who were not as fortunate.

    Next week, a story on some of the survivors who gathered at the celebration. Also, some pictures from a few guys who will do just about anything to raise money for the fight against cancer.

     

  • KYTC: Temporary W. Blue Lick closure Thursday night

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2673 (West Blue Lick Road) in Bullitt County.

    This roadway will be closed this evening between Highland Boulevard and Pryor Valley Road (mile points 1.5 to 2.0) due to pipe replacement.

    This closure is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 22 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.

  • Meter theft turns into meth charge

     HILLVIEW - An investigation into theft charges turned into something much more.

    Roland Ritter, 37, has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, four counts of wanton endangerment on police officers, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, theft of services and theft of an electric meter.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office assisted Salt River Electric personel with an investigation of stolen electric meters.

  • Porter remembered for his drive to succeed, dedication to higher education in Kentucky

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - From humble beginnings, J. Chester Porter built himself into a very successful businessman and attorney.

    On Monday, Porter died at the age of 73.

    The native of Greenfield, Ind., came to Bullitt County in 1966 after securing his law degree from the University of Louisville.

    Over the course of the next 48 years, Porter would grow from being a successful attorney into a political leader and then an entrepreneur with interests such as banking and horse racing.

  • Wooldridge, Greenwell score primary wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a different look when the new term begins in January.

  • Ellis, Portman to face off for mayor’s seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It will be the incumbent against a councilmember in the race for mayor of the city of Shepherdsville in the fall.

  • Belcher will have chance to return; Webber wins party nomination

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Linda Belcher will have an opportunity to return to Frankfort.

  • Local agencies part of Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign

     LOUISVILLE - Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. 

    Law enforcement agencies in Louisville and surrounding counties are joining the 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 19 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

    The Shepherdsville Police Department will participate in the program locally.