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  • Daycare owner/operator charged with fraud

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. –David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today the indictment of a Louisville daycare owner on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.

    Lottie Carisa Burgos, the owner and operator of ABC Village Daycare, was charged in a 20-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2014.  Burgos made an initial appearance in federal court today following her arrest.

  • Bullitt County certified as Storm-Ready community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  Forget about Tornado Alley.

    During a stretch of time in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, Bullitt County was becoming the poster child for disasters.

    It ranged from snow storms to blizzards to floods to wind storms to tornados.

    Throw in a train derailment or two and Bullitt County was the mecca of disaster.

    Over the course of that time, Bullitt County emergency responders have learned a lot.

  • Grant sought to improve safety for law enforcement

     HILLVIEW - The problem has been present for years.

    But emergency responders found ways to compensate.

    However, that never reduced the dangers of responders being inside a building and not being able to communicate effectively.

    When the city of Hillview came up with a possible solution, a funding source may now be available to make it happen.

    For the past year, discussions have been held between city officials and county emergency management services officials on a way to improve the radio communications.

  • Father, son knocking down pins in national bowling competition

     HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  • Highway 44 to be affected by resurfacing work

     Motorists using Highway 44, especially in the Mount Washington area, should be warned.

    Work is slated to begin on July 18 to mill off the top portion of the roadway.

    Resurfacing is set for July 20-29, depending on weather.

    According to county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, work is supposed to be done from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

    Even if the work is being done at night, Stivers said to expect traffic issues.

    Work continues on Interstate 65 and on Highway 61.

  • Murder, suicide ruled in deaths

     NICHOLS - When a family member arrived at the home of Avery and Marion Blevens on Monday afternoon, they were greeted by a horrific tragedy.

    The married couple was found deceased in a bedroom in the home on Cow Branch Road in western Bullitt County.

    Lt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that deputies got a call at 12:58 p.m. on Monday.

    Arriving at the scene, the deputies confirmed that two adults were dead.

  • Trial date set for Dishon charges; request made for dismissal of some

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by a man also accused of killing his niece in 1999 may finally get to trial in January 2015.

  • City looking for answers on sewage plant failure

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission, along with neighboring communities, remain up the creek without paddles.

    The commission continues in its frustrating process to find a permanent solution to its sewer issues stemming from a sewer plant failure in March.

    At the June commission meeting, city attorney Mark Edison informed the council that any such solution was likely, at least, eight months away.

  • Fiscal Court not ready to pay bill to Hardin Co. jailer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If a jailer who placed a Bullitt County woman on his home incarceration program in Hardin County at the request of a fellow jailer and a circuit judge hopes to get paid, he will have to wait at least a couple of weeks.

  • Shepherdsville Lions Club

    Over the past several months, the Shepherdsville Lions Club hosted guest speakers from the community.