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  • 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.

  • Walker proud of accomplishments in 10 years

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Over the first 10 years in office, David Walker has seen many accomplishments both in the county and in his Fourth District.

        With a desire to continue to strive for improvements, Walker has filed for a fourth term on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Walker has three opponents in the May primary, where the winner will face a Republican opponent in the fall.

  • Sunday alcohol sales OK'd: Cundiff gives proponents needed vote

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Establishments meeting the requirements of the ordinance will soon have an opportunity to sell alcohol by the drink in the city of Shepherdsville on Sundays.

        After several previous attempts, including two in the past 18 months, the council voted 4-2 to approve the Sunday liquor ordinance.

        The decision came after a dozen individuals spoke during a 60-minute discussion.

        Some of the capacity crowd applauded, while others could only shake their heads.

  • Sunday alcohol sales OK'd: Crowd divided in its opinions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven spoke in favor and six were opposed.

        But all spoke with passion Monday night as speakers tried to influence Shepherdsville City Council members who would vote on whether to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink on Sunday.

        At the end of the hour-long discussion, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to allow Sunday sales in establishments with 100 seats and has an average of 70 percent annually in food sales.

  • Harris Murder case sent to grand jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Grand Jury will be the next panel to hear allegations of murder against an 18-year-old Bullitt County man.

        Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter sent the case against Samuel Daniel Harris to the grand jury and kept his bond at $1 million cash.

        Harris is charged with the death of a four-month-old infant boy, Aiden.

  • Three charged with drug offenses in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - After a lengthy investigation, three individuals were charged with drug-related offenses on Wednesday afternoon.

    Blaine French, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, said another police agency contacted his office to give some information on a possible trafficking operation.

    Several complaints had been received on the home located on Overdale Drive in Hillview.

    After observation of the residence, French said a search warrant was obtained.

  • Fackler won't do it again in 2010

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The man many have referred to as the best modern day politician in Bullitt County won't have to worry about passing out business cards any longer.

    Incumbent Danny Fackler won't be running for a fourth term as "your jailer."

    Fackler, 58, announced last week that he would withdraw his name from the May 2010 primary. Fellow Democrat Larry Ethington is the only other person who has filed but Paul Watkins has announced plans to run as a Republican candidate.

    With the end of his term his year, Fackler will wrap up 29 years with county government.

  • Shepherd looks for re-election as magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of county government is looking for another four-year term as magistrate.

        Clifford “Buddy” Shepherd has filed for his third consecutive term as First District magistrate. Prior to his current tenure, Shepherd served Bullitt County as a deputy jailer, sheriff and magistrate.

        “I know the county,” said Shepherd, 76. “I know the people. And I know the roads.”