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  • Shepherdsville to honor Joe B.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Retired University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall got his start at the old Shepherdsville High School.

        To honor Hall’s start in what would turn out to be a very successful coaching career, city officials will honor the successor to Adolph Rupp in a special ceremony on Friday, April 16.

        At 3 p.m., the public is invited to attend a ceremony at Shepherdsville City Government Building on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Senate hopefuls express views to small audience

        SHELBYVILLE - Despite a sparse crowd, the candidates for the 20th District State Senate seat were ready and willing to go at the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau forum at the Stratton Center.

        All four candidates - Republicans David Glauber, Bullitt County, and Paul Hornback, Shelby County, and Democrats David Eaton, Shelby, and John Spainhour, Bullitt - turned out to define their positions on topics ranging from agriculture to education and from taxes to infrastructure.

  • City, ex-police chief reach accord

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A settlement has been reached between the city of Shepherdsville and its former police chief.

        Obtained through an open records request by The Pioneer News, documents reveal that former police chief Ronald Morris received a $110,000 settlement in his lawsuit against the city of Shepherdsville.

        Morris was terminated by mayor Sherman Tinnell and that decision was affirmed by the city’s civil service commission in 2007.

  • TARC riders to pay more, keep route

        LOUISVILLE - Those concerned that the Transit Authority of River City would halt service to Bullitt County can now breathe a sigh of relief.

        On Monday morning, TARC’s board of directors unanimously agreed to accept a recommendation by Executive Director Barry Barker to take 66X and 15 other express routes off the chopping block.

  • 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: