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  • Ethington named interim DTF leader; interested in permanent position

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former member of the Bullitt County Drug Task will return to lead the agency...at least in the interim.

        The board of directors with the Bullitt County Task Force voted Friday morning to appoint Maj. Larry Ethington as the interim director.

        Blaine French abruptly quit last week after a disputed hiring by fiscal court of an administrative assistant for his office.

  • Organizers pleased with rally; visitors eager to express views

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Sherry and Keith Hurt heard the Republican Party of Bullitt County was hosting a rally featuring Tea Party golden boy Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul, they decided to see for themselves what Paul and the movement were all about.    

        Several hundred people gathered at the First Street Park lawn on Thursday evening as Paul shared the stage with local TEA Party and Republican activists for the inaugural Voices of Independence rally.

  • Fox Chase Council to move meetings to Jewish

        FOX CHASE - If you plan on attending future meetings of the Fox Chase City Council, you better get your GPS locked into a new location.

        Starting with the July 13 meeting, the Fox Chase City Council will relocate its monthly gathering to the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South community room. The medical facility is on Hebron Lane.

        The council will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Paul draws warm crowd

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The crowd came to see Dr. Rand Paul Thursday evening and they weren’t disappointed.

        Although Paul’s scheduled speaking time was moved up an hour, a healthy crowd still filled the Shepherdsville First Street Park to hear the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate speak about the ills of the country.

        As part of the Voices for Independency rally, Paul said he appreciated the opportunity to speak to the people without any manipulation by the media.

  • Mom pleads in abuse of twin boys; sparks then fly in room

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A mother has entered a guilty plea for her role in injuries suffered by her two infant children.

        Courtney Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court on Wednesday.

        Caro entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse and would receive consecutive prison penalties of 2 1/2 years or five years total.

        Prosecutor Michael Mann said he would object to any request for probation.

  • Ribbon cutting to mark opening of MW Farmers Market

          The City of Mount. Washington Main Street Program is proud to announce the grand opening of the City’s first “Farmers Market on Main Street” Saturday, July 24, at 8 a.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at that time.

        The location of the Farmers Market is 249 N. Bardstown Road (Main Street) between the Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington and the First Federal Savings Bank. The hours and dates of operation will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the second and fourth Saturday of each month through Oct. 23.

  • Drug Task Force director resigns; assistant indicted

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new administrative assistant has been hired for the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

        However, it appears she will not have a boss to supervise her.

        Blaine French submitted his notice on Thursday that he was quitting as the drug task force director just two days after a Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting.

        At the July 6 meeting, fiscal court members voted 4-0, with Eddie Bleemel not present, to hire Janet Miller as the administrative assistant.

  • Jury acquits man charged with illegal contact with minor girl

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit grand jury took less than an hour to find a local man not guilty of rape and sodomy charges.

        The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated 45 minutes on Thursday before deciding that Jeremy Frank was not guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy in alleged incidents dating back to late 2008.

        The allegations were that Frank had improper relations with a juvenile babysitter.

  • Kindergarten year gets special kickoff

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is a special day for any child starting kindergarten.

        Making it even better is the third annual Kindergarten Kickoff on Thursday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. The event is sponsored by Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Transportation meeting to talk about plans for Highway 44

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Those using Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington were hoping the entire road would be widened.

        However, a revised plan recommended improvements at various intersections along Highway 44.

        The state transportation cabinet will host a meeting on Thursday, July 22, at Pleasant Grove Elementary.

        Presentations will be given on the proposals at 5:15 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m.