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  • Courthouses to close, court services to shut down statewide Sept. 4

     FRANKFORT – Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. The court system also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, to observe the Labor Day holiday.

    This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 27

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Aug. 27:

    Bullitt County:

  • School to be part of NBC series on making a difference

     UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 12: Bullitt County Publics Schools announced that the Maryville Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. will be featured on tonight's broadcast of The NBC News with Brian Williams.

    The show will air at 6:30 p.m. on NBC, via WAVE 3 Television in the Louisville area.

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    PIONEER VILLAGE - National watchdogs are keeping an eye on Maryville Elementary.

  • Cases settled in Bullitt Circuit Court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following cases were recently resolved in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Casey Warren and Curtis E. Pack Jr. entered guilty pleas.

    Both were charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine and three counts of endangerment to the welfare of a child.

    Under the plea agreement reached with prosecutor Nick Raley, all charges would be run concurrently for a total of 10 years.

  • Civil Service... Fate remains under review

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - City leaders are looking for suggestions before they decide whether to scrap the civil service ordinance or simply amend it.

    But that decision to ask city attorney Joseph Wantland and civil service board counsel Walter Sholar to give them suggestions did not come without a lot of discussion Monday night.

  • Pioneer Village enforcing safety rule dealing with fences around pools

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Mayor Gary Hatcher, the City Council and the police department are all serious about safety in Pioneer Village.

    Hatcher and police chief D.J. Reynolds were visiting residences to enforce the city's pool ordinance.

    The mayor and police are active in keeping everyone safe from accidental situations, especially children, in light of recent drowning reports in the area.

    The ordinance requires fences around all pools and locks on gates.

  • Shepherdsville man surrenders after four hour police situation

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man was arrested four hours after a domestic violence call turned into a police standoff.

         According to Sgt. Michael O'Donnell, public information officer for the Shepherdsville Police Department, law enforcement officials were called to the home of Harry Marshall Bryant Jr. in the 1300 block of West Blue Lick Road in Shepherdsville.    

  • Grand jury indictments individuals on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following individuals have been indicted for felony drug-related charges over the past two sessions of the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

  • Mt. Washington officials look to plan for the future

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington officials may not have a crystal ball to foresee the future, but with proper planning they're hoping to set the city on a path of long-term prosperity. 

    During their last regular meeting, city council members heard from Kentucky League of Cities Community Development Advisor Bobbie Bryant about what her organization could do to help city officials plan for Mount Washington's future. 

  • Residents sign up for historic study on cancer

     HILLVIEW - Nearly 70 local residents can now claim to be part of a historic study into what causes cancer.