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  • Police look at note to see if kids are missing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials are also attempting to locate three individuals including a truck driver and two siblings, possibly teenagers.

        According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Det. Scotty McGaha, a janitor found the letter taped to a mirror around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

        The note was signed by the name Josh R. McKae. It read that McKae and a sister named Laura were from Indiana.

        The letter stated that the siblings were taken against their will from a Pilot truck stop.

  • Settlement could be possible in termination appeal

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After only one night of testimony, there may be some headway into reaching some settlement in the termination of Shepherdsville sewer plant operator Michael Schroeder.

    The Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission did not hold its hearing on Tuesday.

    Schroeder was appealing his Feb. 1 termination by Mayor Sherman Tinnell.

    Attorney Thomas Clay said due to some changes in the situation, both parties agreed to delay any additional testimony for two weeks.

    He said that might indicate that there could be some agreement reached.

  • Partnership with parks gets second public forum

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of Bullitt Fiscal Court want to hear more input from the public over the possible partnership with the Bullitt County YMCA.

        But YMCA officials want to make sure the proper message is getting out.

        June Daugherty, executive director of the Bullitt County YMCA, talked with Bullitt Fiscal Court members about the proposal to partner with the county’s parks and recreation department.

  • Mass transit taking different paths

        LOUISVILLE - Jerome Vessels of Mount Washington has been riding the Transit Authority of River City’s Bullitt County Express to and from work for over 22 years.

        When he discovered that TARC officials were considering eliminating the route, he was in disbelief.

       “When I first heard about it, I thought it was just the worst case scenario. I didn’t think they would seriously consider it,” Vessels said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to save route 66X.”

  • Rayhill wants to bring projects to his district

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For several years, Joe Rayhill had talked with his wife about running for public office.

        Finally, she had heard enough and told him to put his name into contention. And he did.

        Rayhill is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate of the Fourth District.

        “I want to get involved,” said Rayhill, 40.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 15:

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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:

  • Agencies join to make major marijuana raid

        LOUISVILLE - Formed about 15 months ago, the partnership between the Jefferson County and Bullitt County sheriff’s department worked with the federal DEA to make a major drug bust.

        The drug interdiction team, which focuses on drug trafficking along Interstate 65, assisted DEA in making seven felony arrests where over 43,000 pounds of marijuana, over $300,000 in cash and six vehicles were seized.

        Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell said he was pleased the interdiction team could provide assistance.

  • Man faces kidnapping charge after meeting up with juvenile

    PIONEER VILLAGE - After getting some calls about a suspicious vehicle a couple of weeks ago, Pioneer Village police have made an arrest of a man who is charged with kidnapping a minor girl.

    Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, of Bates Lane in northern Bullitt County, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor and expired registration receipt.

    Hardy was also on a diversion program for two counts of sexual misconduct.

  • TARC may HALT bus routes to Bullitt

    LOUISVILLE - Those who rely on TARC’s Bullitt County Express for transportation may need to start looking for other ways to get around.

    When TARC’s board of directors met last Monday, it proposed eliminating Route 66X which provides express service on three buses from Mount Washington and Shepherdsville to downtown Louisville.

    TARC Director Barry Barker said the board proposed cutting the Bullitt County Express along with 19 other routes to make up for the $3.5-$5 million budget shortfall it faces in the 2011 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

  • Possible arson investigated in shed fire

    Officials are investigating a possible arson attempt in Mount Washington Tuesday afternoon.

    At 4:50 p.m. the Mount Washington Fire Department, Mount Washington Police Department and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shed fire at 311 Ellis Lane off Kings Church Road.

    Chief Deputy Danny Thompson of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said an outbuilding behind the home caught fire for an unknown reason, then spread to the garage.

    According to Steve Kennedy of the MWFD, the fire was controlled 38 minutes after arrival time at 4:50.