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  • Arrest made in multiple vehicle thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On April 25, 2010 Shepherdsville Police arrested Daniel J. Miller of Shepherdsville and charged him with 1 count of Burglary III and 8 counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking from a vehicle.

    These thefts occurred from March thru April. There are at least 15 separate incidents within Shepherdsville and possibly other thefts within Bullitt County that have been attributed to Mr. Miller.

  • City applies for tasers rifle grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tasers have been effective alternatives as non-lethal weapons for law enforcement officials throughout the country.

        Capt. Ken Bernardi said the Shepherdsville police department has been pleased with the weapons. However, there are situations where the 25-foot limit to the probes won’t help in controlling the situation.

  • MW council considers limiting merit pay

           MOUNT WASHINGTON - For years the mayor’s office has had the power to grant pay raises to city employees based on merit.

        In recent budgets the city council has set aside about $10,000 to be used at the discretion of the mayor for city employee merit pay increases.

        During the April 26 regular council meeting, councilman Dale Walter proposed an ordinance that would limit the amount of merit pay increase the mayor could give to individual employees.

  • Hillview acquires St. Mary property

        HILLVIEW - Church and state are never to meet.

        However, the city of Hillview has ended its mission of finding a new home to its governmental offices.

        On Monday, the Hillview City Council approved the financing to purchase the St. Mary Catholic Church property on Crestwood Lane. The parish was merged with St. Jerome in Fairdale and all activities are now conducted at the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta facility in Jefferson County.

  • Lebanon Junction plans for future emergencies

        LEBANON JUNCTION - In an effort to better prepare for emergency situations, Lebanon Junction has taken action to establish tornado shelters in the city, and purchase safety equipment for those working in potentially dangerous confined spaces.

        The Lebanon Junction city council recently allotted $10,000 to be used for a confined space kit, which includes harnesses, air monitoring equipment, helmets, rope and other gear.

  • Alternative programs to offer more options

        SHEPHEDSVILLE - The plans are far from complete but there will be a change in the alternative programs offered to Bullitt County students this fall.

        And there are plans to offer more opportunities for those who are gifted, especially in the areas of math and science.

        The Bullitt County School Board unanimously approved a sweeping series of changes that could ultimately allow more students to be part of an alternative program.

  • Ten battle for six Democratic council slots

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A total of 14 candidates filed for the six seats on the Shepherdsville City Council.

        However, the four Republican hopeful will have the chance to sit back and watch 10 Democrats battle for the six party nominations in May.

        In November, the six surviving Democrats and the four Republicans will do battle.

  • Tourist commission to change meeting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Starting in June, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission will meet at a different time.

        In order to give directors more time to get financial records prepared for the previous month, commissioners agreed to meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

        The meetings are held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and are open to the public.

        The commission continued to look at items to upgrade the current facility.

  • Sheriff’s office to use safety grant to decrease number of area accidents

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the past, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t been able to participate in some of the state highway safety grant programs.

        Due to the requirement of matching funds, chief deputy Danny Thompson said the funds were not always available.

        However, thanks to a change in the funding format, the sheriff’s department will join several local police agencies in providing more patrol and safety checkpoints through October.

  • House, Senate hopefuls make Chamber pitch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much can you say about a political race in five minutes or less?

        Candidates running for state House and state Senate seats in Bullitt County said a lot in a little time during a luncheon forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

        Unlike the prior luncheon featuring candidates for county judge/executives, there were no fireworks.

        All four candidates for the state Senate seat open due to the retirement of Gary Tapp were present.