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  • Sheet found in barn to be tested

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could a pillow case and degraded sheet found in a barn off Greenwell Ford Road be a key piece of evidence in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon?
        Prosectors believe that they could.
        In a hearing Friday, prosecutors Michael Mann and Michael Ferguson introduced information concerning the finding of bed linens last month.
        Stanley Dishon, the victim's uncle, has been charged with her kidnapping and murder.

  • Bevin visits Bullitt GOP

     Matt Bevin, candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell, made a visit last week to the Bullitt County Republican Party.

    Bevin talked to the standing-room only crowd at Becknell  Hall about his philosophies on government and changes he would like to make if elected to the U.S. Senate.

    The winner would face Allison Grimes in the fall general election.

    Primary election day is Tuesday, May 20.

  • BBB tips for Mother's Day shopping

     Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you are ordering flowers, beware of petal pushers!  Unscrupulous florists will place fake listings in local phone directories, and when you call you are unknowingly forwarded to an out-of-town telemarketing company. The telemarketer takes your credit card information and forwards your order to an area florist. The telemarketer takes a processing fee, and a percentage of the total order. Later, you realize you were charged more than you had planned, and the flowers are not as ordered – if delivered at all!

  • JUNK....JUNK....and more JUNK

     The county residents filled up 23 dumpsters in three sites last month.

    The final day to dispose of junk by county residents will be this Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the old Shepherdsville High/Middle and at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Colorado pair arrested in drug run to Kentucky

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A couple from Colorado were en route to the Bullitt County area.

    But, according to Lt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, their trip was detoured.

    At around 11:25 p.m. Sunday, Murdoch said detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force stopped a vehicle in Okolona.

    After a search by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, Joshua Ford, 34, and Lesa Nelson, 32, were both arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana.

  • Three candidates seek Republican bid as Second District magistrate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Republicans want what Robert Hunt currently holds.

  • Students, Trane work to make MWMS efficient

    Who better to connect with an energy savings company than those who walk the school corridors daily?

    Mt. Washington Middle School Energy Team students Trevor Dawson, Kathleen Scott and Brooklynn Taylor met with Harshaw Trane Associates Mark Begle and Kyle Johnson. They spent over an hour inspecting lighting efficiency, heat transfer and windows, filters and fresh air, water conservation, outdoor lighting and light pollution as part of an energy audit.

  • Shepherdsville fire truck repair still issue between two parties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials continue to work toward proper reimbursement of funds involving a damaged firetruck.

    The Shepherdsville Fire Department's newest truck model, a 2007 Seagrave, was heavily damaged at the scene of a working accident on Interstate 65 in August 2013.

    SFD chief Layne Troutman reported heavy damages to the truck's real compartment, with the truck shipped back to the Seagrave headquarters in Wisconsin for repairs.

  • Patchin challenges Knox for jailer in Democratic primary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a rare Democratic primary, two individuals of the same party will battle for the nomination for the position of jailer.

    And the winner will face Republican Paul Watkins in the fall.

    One Democrat is a long-time figure in the Bullitt County Detention Center. And she has held the position of jailer for the past four years.

    The other is a long-time police officer in the city of Shepherdsville.

    Incumbent Martha Weaver Knox and challenger Dan Patchin will be on the May 20 ballot.

    Martha Knox

  • New rules make figures confusing

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office has a budget for the 2014 calendar year of over $4.3 million.