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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 12:

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  • Former Parks director Kendall Grant dies at 44

        PLEASANT GROVE - Kendall Scott Grant, long-time director of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department, died on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

        The Bullitt County native had been fighting a lengthy battle with cancer and two months ago resigned as parks director, a position he held since 1996.

        Grant earned his bachelor's degree with a special concentration in sports administration. He also enjoyed coaching youth sports teams.

  • Drug court honors first class of grads with celebration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Monday was a day of celebration for six members of the Bullitt County Drug Court.

    It was also a homecoming, of sorts.

    On this first graduation ceremony for participants in the drug court, Family Court judge Elise Givhan Spainhour said she could see the twinkle return to the eyes of the graduates. It was a look that more familiar.

    “Welcome home,” Spainhour told the graduates. “I see people who aren’t where you are today. I see the true you.”

  • Wrecker talks lead to crash course

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In order to provide wrecker service for the Shepherdsville Police Department, you will soon have to pass a test.

        It’s not a written test but a test of whether you meet the criteria required to be placed on the rotational list of three wrecker services.

        Before the 4-2 passage of the ordinance, there were some heated comments, including some from an attorney representing a service which will no longer be eligible for work within the city.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse; case sent to Bullitt Co. grand jury

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man is currently in jail and his case has been sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the charge of sexual abuse in the first degree against Brian C. Montgomery to the grand jury.

           According to    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a call for an investigation was made on June 4. At that time, Montgomery was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

  • UPDATE: Temporary road closures

        The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of two roadways in Bullitt County for CSX railroad crossing repairs.

        The following roads will be closed from 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14:

        - KY 1020 at the CSX railroad crossing (mile point 4.3)

        - KY 1526 at the CSX railroad crossing (mile point 10.8)

       Motorists should follow the signed detours for these routes.

  • PV selects new rep; P&Z will need new chairman

    PIONEER VILLAGE - When the county’s joint planning agency meets on Thursday, there will be a new voice.

    Pioneer Village voted to select another representative.

    That means the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will have to select a new chairperson.

    Resident John Miller, a local builder, was voted in as the representative during Pioneer Village’s June council meeting.

  • Parks board has mission, vision for future

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before the Bullitt County Parks Board can move forward, it must decide where it wants to go.

        But with its mission and vision in place, board members are ready to ask for a serious commitment from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        At a special meeting Monday, board members approved the mission statement of the parks department.

  • Shepherdsville approves budget with pay hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budget will be balanced and employees in Shepherdsville will receive a 3 percent pay increase.

        The Shepherdsville City Council approved the general fund and water and sewer budgets just in time for the beginning of a new fiscal year on July 1.

        The general fund budget will exceed $11.2 million for the year but councilmembers had several comments and concerns.

  • Man charged with thefts

        BROOKS - A man has been charged with allegedly having stolen property with altered identification markings.

        Todd Edward Allen, 35, of Louisville, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of obstructing the identification of property.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said a call was received on Saturday morning about a possible stolen skid loader in a facility off Highway 1020 in Brooks.