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  • Lease approval helps keep radio communications

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An updated tower lease agreement will help Bullitt County Disaster and Emergency Services maintain radio stability in the county’s southern end.

        Bullitt Fiscal Court approved an updated tower lease agreement with W&B Broadcasting, Inc. The company owns WAKY Radio, formerly known as Cool 103.5.

        DES coordinator Mike Phillips said an original lease agreement took place in 2003, allowing the county to place an emergency radio tower next to a radio tower located off of Collings Hill Road.

  • Spainhour wants state to 'do better'

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a matter that government can do better; it’s a matter that government must do better.

        With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year’s end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

        While the attorney from Shepherdsville has never officially run for political office, he has plenty of campaign experience.

  • Family has goal of raising $1 million for son’s selection to clinic study

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The family is not going to walk down that funeral aisle again with one of their children without another fight.

        Miranda and Neil Goranflo continue to work toward finding a cure for Carter, their four-year-old boy, who suffers from Late Infantile Batten Disease, a genetic disorder with no known cure.

        The family’s daughter, Hailey, died from the rare disease Jan. 17 at the age of 7.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Feb. 8:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.

  • Committee to look at using $6 million in recovery bonds

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has over $6 million in funding for capital projects that will spur economic recovery.

        And members of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority want to make sure those bond funds are utilized.

        Members were concerned in November as they felt the application deadline for the bond issues would be at the end of December.

        Board chairman Happy Cahoe said that date is actually at the end of December 2010.

  • Snow hits county; no major problems

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a snowfall ranging from three to six inches on Monday evening, few major disturbances were reported in Bullitt County.

        Mike Phillips, director of emergency services, reported that dispatchers were fairly quiet even though it was one of the largest snowfalls in recent years.

        There were several accidents on Interstate 65; however, Phillips said, the state, county and city road crews did an excellent job on the roadways and most were in good condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Snow hits county; no major problems

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a snowfall ranging from three to six inches on Monday evening, few major disturbances were reported in Bullitt County.

        Mike Phillips, director of emergency services, reported that dispatchers were fairly quiet even though it was one of the largest snowfalls in recent years.

        There were several accidents on Interstate 65; however, Phillips said, the state, county and city road crews did an excellent job on the roadways and most were in good condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Fields are set for May primary

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock has run out on candidates wishing to run in the May primary.

        As expected, few races will be unopposed in the fall and only a few are unopposed for party nominations in the spring.

        While several races are large in number, none could match the jailer's race.

        Eight Democrats will battle for the right to face Republican Paul Watkins to replace retiring jailer Danny Fackler.

  • Case of threat on judge on to grand jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bardstown man who allegedly came back from Florida and made threats to harm a local judge will have his case waived to the grand jury.

        Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter sent the case against Douglas Matthew Patterson to the grand jury for possible indictment.

        Originally, defense attorney Stephen Wright was hoping to have his client released with a mental evaluation to be done prior to the probable cause hearing.

  • Motorists better learn how to stop when driving in Hebron Estates

        HEBRON ESTATES - Mayor Jerry Clark can sit and watch his window and observe drivers who don’t know how to make a proper stop at the corner of Garden Drive and East Hebron Lane.

        If he was watching at certain times over the past couple of months, he may have seen motorists receive citations.

        Leroy Lerding, a sheriff’s deputy who is contracted to provide extra police patrol in the city of Hebron Estates, told town board leaders that seven citations had been written over the past couple of months.