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  • Two die in dispute in parking lot

     HILLVIEW - A woman was shot Saturday afternoon and the alleged suspect was later found dead.

  • Transportation Cabinet update on train derailment site

       WEST POINT - After a briefing with Unified Command regarding the transload of the derailed cars the following information is available: 

    The plan for transload of the hydrogen fluoride and butadiene rail tank cars has been approved and will begin on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6 a.m.  In abundance of caution and the placement of equipment necessary to stage at the site promotes the closure of Dixie Highway from Highway 44 to the Bridge at Salt River from Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6 a.m. until further notice.

  • STUDENTS SALUTE VETERANS

     Bullitt County Public Schools are saluting area veterans and military personnel with various Veterans Day celebrations and services.

  • Family escapes from MW house blaze

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Thirty-four-year-old Jennifer Eddington was sound asleep when she heard someone frantically banging on her front door just after 7 a.m.. 

  • Diabetes Education event set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are 6,314 Bullitt Countians directly affected by diabetes. Jessica Craddock, community organizer for the Bullitt County Diabetes Coalition, knows there is a prominent need for community education.

  • Coleman over Allen in school board race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator will now have a seat on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Darrell Coleman has defeated incumbent Sammy Allen for the District Five seat.

    In his campaign, Coleman said that he felt the teachers' perspective was needed on the school board.

    He retired after 18 years at Riverview High School. He felt there was a real displeasure from teachers and staff about the direction the district was taking under superintendent Keith Davis and the school board.

  • Changes abundant in city council races

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some changes in the local governmental climate in Bullitt County as several new faces will take office in January.

    In the city of Shepherdsville, Democrat Faith Portman (1,877 votes) will be the lone party member to survive.

    The incumbent will be joined by current officeholder Bernie Brown (2,062), who is a Republican.

    They will be joined by Republicans Dana Bischoff James (1,975), Gloria Taft (1,890), Clinton Kline (1,881) and Jose Cubero (1,834). For each, this will be their first elected office.

  • Keith wins clerk position; Hunt takes magistrate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The past year has been a busy one for Paulita Keith.

    Once she decided to run for the office of Bullitt Circuit Clerk, the past 11 months have been planned to perfection.

    On Tuesday night, there was finally a moment to relax as the certified public accountant, whose mother served as property valuation administrator, defeated incumbent Layne Abell.

    Keith collected 17,475 votes while Abell had 13,460, about a 4,000-vote advantage.

    "I'm very excited," said Keith. "The people did this."

  • Webber rides GOP wave over Belcher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has been the most costly race for state representative, incumbent Linda Belcher could not overcome an aggressive attack linking her with President Barack Obama and with votes she made in Frankfort.

    After several unsuccessful campaigns for office, Republican Russell Webber was able to celebrate with family, friends and supporters Tuesday night.

    "It's exciting," said Webber. "It's a great night."

  • GENERAL ELECTION 2012 RESULTS

     Unofficial results from the Bullitt County 2012 general election Nov. 6:

     

    UNITED STATES PRESDIENT

    MITT ROMNEY (R) - 21,306

    *Barack Obama (D) - 9,971

    Gary Johnson (L) - 307

    Randall Terry (I) - 114

    Jill Stein (G) - 77

     

    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE in CONGRESS - DISTRICT 2

    *BRETT GUTHRIE (R) - 19,682

    David WIlliams (D) - 9,429

    Andrew Beacham (I) - 857

    Craig Astor (L) - 522