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  • Fiscal Court votes to disband Drug Task Force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite hopes that the Bullitt County Drug Task Force might continue following the Task Force Board’s show of support last week, Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to disband the drug enforcement agency, effectively turning control over to the Sheriff’s Department.

    Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to accept the motion made by Magistrate Ruthie Ashbaugh to discontinue the multi-jurisdictional entity as of June 30. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of April 4

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of April 4:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 434 (Colesburg Road):  Roadway will be closed at mile point 0.75 on Wednesday, April 6th from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to allow for cross drain repairs.

  • Shepherdsville has little choice but to continue sewer project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite worries over its financial situation, Shepherdsville leaders opted to move forward with a pair of sewer-related projects.

  • MW will appeal new Census figures

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Mayor Joetta Calhoun received the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau count for Mount Washington she was astonished to find that the city’s population had significantly decreased from official 2009 estimates. 

  • Audit uncovers depth of spending

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - City leaders learned what they probably already knew - spending more than you generate can lead to serious problems.

  • Bullitt roadway closures scheduled this week

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office announced road closings scheduled for the week of Apr. 3.

    There will be intermittent closures on both directions of Interstate 65 Sunday morning.

    Utility work is taking place at mile 120.5, just south of the Brooks Road exit.

    The roadway could be shut down for as long as 15 minutes at a time. The bulk of the work is scheduled between 7 and 8 a.m.

    Highway 434 in Lebanon Junction will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, Apr. 6. for cross drain repairs.

  • Two Lebanon Junction men charged in fire at Hardin County home

     ELIZABETHTOWN - Two Lebanon Junction men are being held at the Hardin County Detention Center on multiple charges, including arson, burglary and assault. 

    John Patrick Parrish, 25, and Steven Edward Lewis, 21, were arrested last week in connection to at least one house fire, according to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Executive Officer Greg Lowe. 

    Parrish is facing two counts of arson, three counts of burglary and one count of assault, while Lewis is charged with two counts of arson and two counts of burglary. 

  • COLD CASE: Susan Renee Riedling

     BROOKS - It was 25 years ago and, like any good mother, she knew that her daughter, Susan Renee, and husband, George W. Riedling IV, were having problems.

  • Emotions unleashed by council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first three months of the new administration in Shepherdsville have been trying to say the least.

  • Fiscal Court to ultimately decide fate of task force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Though the Bullitt Drug Task Force Board voted to continue the county’s only drug enforcement agency, the program’s fate ultimately rests in the hands of Fiscal Court members.