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  • Work to begin on MW sewage treatment plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials and representatives from Derrick Engineering and W. Rogers Company were all smiles on Monday as they gathered to sign the contracts to begin construction on a new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant.

    “I thought this day would never come,” said Mayor Joetta Calhoun. “It’s exciting to finally be coming to the end.”

    The signing ceremony, which took place at the City Annex Building on Monday morning, was the final step in a journey that has taken over a decade.

  • Four charged with operation of meth lab in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab last week.

        According to task force director Blaine French, the agency was acting upon complaints from the public.

        When the detectives arrived at the scene, French said they dismantled an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine lab.

  • Man charged with dumping meth trash into creek

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Nelson County man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and then dumping materials used into a creek.

        The Bullitt County Drug Task Force wrapped up a three-day investigation with the arrest Monday of Jerry Wayne Summitt of Nelson County.

        Summitt, 46, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and additional charges are possible, according to Blaine French, director of the task force.

  • Schools set to survive tough test on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As state legislators worked on a budget for the next biennial, local education officials were hoping for the best but expecting for the worst.

        Thanks to growth and a conservative budget over the last few years, the Bullitt County Public School District should be OK for another year; however, finance director Denise Smith says the 2010-11 tentative budget is a very lean one.

        “This is a very lean budget,” said Smith. “This is a very challenging budget to do.”

  • Budget gets OK to be sent to state after controversy over DLG opinion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Does Bullitt Fiscal Court have to take any official action on the proposed budget before it can be sent to state officials for approval to its form and content?

        Apparently, it depends on who you ask.

        By Kentucky statute the Judge/Executive’s office is required to send three copies of the proposed county budget to Frankfort for consideration by the Department for Local Government after the first reading of the budget ordinance.

  • Court votes to fill in LJ pool due to liability; spray park could be built throwing stones at vehicles

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A large concrete hole with standing water is a nuisance.

        It can also be a deadly attraction for youngsters.

        With that in mind, chairman Steve Larimore said one of the first officials acts of the newly-revised Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board was to recommend that fiscal court fill in the existing swimming pool behind Lebanon Junction Elementary.

        This will make the second summer the pool has not been open to the public.

  • Mother, sons face theft charges in case of missing scrap metal in MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mount Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: New events join favorites to make up 6-day run

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - From cooking with wine to having the best chocolate dessert, the 35th annual Bullitt County Fair kicks off its six-day run on Monday, June 14.

        This year's fair will feature many of the regular favorites but will also include some first-time events.

        Also new to the fair this year will be a presentation by Jeneen Wiche on how to grow an organic home vegetable garden.

  • Four indicted for sex-related crimes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - An investigation that first centered on one individual has resulted in two men being indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        Pioneer Village police first began an investigation on Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy for his alleged interaction with a minor girl.

        That led to charges being filed against another man.

        Hardy, 20, was recently indicted for rape in the first degree, a Class Be felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: Saturday's featured events

    BULLITT COUNTY FAIR EVENTS: Saturday, June 19

    9:30 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 0-6 months.

    10:15 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 7-12 months.

    11:00 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 13-17 months.

    11:15 a.m. - Pedal Tractor Pull

    11:45 a.m. - Baby Contest for Boys and Girls 18-24 months.

    11:45 a.m. - Nail Driving Contest

    1-2:30 p.m. - How to Grow an Organic Home Vegetable Garden presented by Jeneen Wiche

    2:00 p.m. - Tiny Tots Pageant