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  • Caple selected police chief in Hillview

        HILLVIEW - A 12-year veteran of the Hillview Police Department has been selected as the new chief.

        Glenn Caple, who has served in law enforcement the past 18 years, was selected by Hillview mayor Jim Eadens to take control over the police department.

        Aaron Yates resigned for another position in law enforcement after serving the past two years as Hillview’s chief.

  • District jury clear man of sexual misconduct

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt District Court jury recently acquitted a man charged with two counts of sexual misconduct.

        The six-member jury panel deliberated for nearly an hour before acquitting Nathaniel Hardy on the two misdemeanor accounts.

        Hardy was charged for a Feb. 18, 2009, incident in northern Bullitt County. He also faces a felony charge on another incident involving his involvement with a teenage girl in Pioneer Village.

  • MW looking to get something done on lot

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the corner of First Street and Old Bardstown Road there’s an abandoned fuel station that has stood unoccupied for so long the sign in front of it advertises gasoline for $1.84 a gallon.

        For more than five years Code Enforcement Officer Mike Bowen has received several complaints about the property’s poor maintenance and he’s not the only one.

        City Council members have been inundated with complaints as well.

  • Tourist numbers rebounding in mid-year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members appeared pleased during their September meeting as they received some encouraging numbers.

        August reports on Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, general tourism, hotels and restaurants showed some improvement compared to the past few years, which tourism officials indicated may be a sign of recovery.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 18

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 18:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance.

  • Colorfest returns to Bernheim this weekend

        CLERMONT - Billed as “one of Kentucky’s top favorite fall festivals”, ColorFest will take place again this weekend at Bernheim Forest.

        The annual celebration of autumn’s most symbolic change is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.

        Bernheim marketing and communications officer Susan Ritter said the 15th annual celebration should be one of the best ever for viewing the foliage.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 11

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  • Melcher, Martha Stewart to talk purple martins on national TV

    CLERMONT - A local bird enthusiast earned an opportunity to share his vast knowledge on national television.

    Clermont resident Larry Melcher will appear on an episode of The Martha Stewart Show on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    A maintenance employee with Ford in Louisville, Melcher recently appeared in a New York Times story about purple martins, a small migrating bird.

    Because of Melcher’s expertise on the species, along with knowledge of creating houses specifically for them, he was contacted by Martha Stewart’s producer.

  • Hillview tax rates will seek slight rise

        HILLVIEW - Tax rates will go up slightly for property owners in the city of Hillview.

        After having a real property tax of 11.45 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Hillview City Council unanimously agreed to take the compensating rate of 11.61 cents.

        As a result, a person with a $100,000 home would see an increase of $2.60 for the new year.

        The city council could have approved a rate of 12.07 cents without fear of voter recall.

  • Lebanon Junction tax rates to go lower when bills sent out

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Public service companies who pay taxes to the city will find an increase in their tax rates when they receive this year’s tax bills.

    During the City Council’s September regular meeting, members voted unanimously to adopt three ordinances setting 2010 city tax rates on real property, personal property and public service companies.

    The new rate for personal property and public service companies was set at 34 cents on each $100 of value of all taxable property.