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  • Grant could provide big advances for pool at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After going through a summer without the ability to utilize the Bullitt Central swimming pool, members of the Bullitt County Dolphins swim team were very interested in the facility’s future.

    Several appeared at a public hearing for a Land and Water Conservation grant being requested by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The county is applying for $38,000 and it would be responsible for matching that figure during the next fiscal year.

  • Man caught in Florida on Bullitt sex charges

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man will be returned from Florida to face charges of sexual abuse against family member.

        Jack A. Eagle, 59, has been charged with rape and incest by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department.

        Det. Scotty McGaha said that the victim, who is now 11 years old, told a family member about sexual abuse committed by Eagle since she was four years old.

        The alleged acts occurred in various locations in Bullitt County.

  • MW studying ordinance to help deal with vacant homes

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With countless foreclosed properties left vacant and unsold as a result of the collapsed housing market, properties in communities all over the country have been left abandoned, in disrepair.

        Mount Washington has been no exception and City Councilman Dale Walter felt the numerous deserted, dilapidated properties in the city needed to

    be maintained.

        So, during the council’s regular meeting on March 8, he introduced an ordinance to establish a property maintenance code for the city.

  • Scrap metal theft spotlights growing problem recently in Mount Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Scrap metal thefts have become all too common in Mount Washington. In the past three months there have been five occasions when scrap metal was reported stolen.

        The Mount Washington Police Department added one more to the list this week.

        On Wednesday morning roughly $500 worth of scrap aluminum was stolen from a Stout Lane resident, off Highway 31E.

  • County judge hopefuls present their platforms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t Fancy Farm but it was a kickoff to the spring primary season.

        The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of two candidates’ forums. While the format only allowed candidates for county judge/executive seven minutes to speak, there were some fiery moments on Thursday.

        The Republican primary will feature incumbent Melanie Roberts and her former deputy judge Depp Rasner.

        Rasner took the gloves off early in his speech to chamber members.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Apr. 5

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Apr. 5:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Plans come together for MW Spring Fest

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With the Mount Washington Spring Festival mere weeks away, final preparations are underway and it promises to be better than ever with a new location and new attractions.

    This year’s theme is Small Town Pride.

    The festival will take place in the center of town along old Bardstown Road between Highway 44 and First Federal bank, beginning at about 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, and concluding on Saturday night, May 8.

  • Graduation dates set for local high schools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Old Man Winter was particularly grumpy this year and that is always bad news for the Bullitt County School District.

        The snowy and icy weather in early 2010 that caused several school day cancellations has pushed students’ last day to June 1 – and that date will remain only if no more days are cancelled.

        Members of the Board of Education voted recently to approve June 5 as the graduation date for Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt High Schools.

  • Suit filed over abuse at school

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A teacher, as well as four administrators, have been named in a lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old student at Bullitt Central High School.

        The lawsuit filed against teacher Timothy Lands, principal Christy Coulter and assistant principals Andrew Pohlman, Willie Foster and Angela Moore, asks for unspecified damages.

        The civil lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court stems from an investigation leading to the suspension of Lands, a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Teacher indicted on felony charge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Grand Jury panel has indicted a suspended Bullitt Central teacher on a charge of sexual abuse.

        Timothy Lands was indicted on a single Class D felony count of sexual abuse. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of 1-5 years.

        According to the indictment, Lands allegedly had sexual contact with a minor less than 18 years of age from October 2009 through January 2010.