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  • 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.

  • Dog tortured, reward being offered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was called a brutal attack and animal organizations are offering a reward in the death of a local dog.

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and potential conviction of the responsible party.

    According to a report released by the Shamrock Foundation, a black/tan long-haired miniature dachshund named Limo was reported missing on March 1 by his owner, Jimmy Golden of Shepherdsville.

  • College opportunities growing fast

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The excuse that college courses cost too much should no longer stop Bullitt County’s juniors and seniors from jump-starting their higher educations.

  • Pioneer Village doesn't need state's help to collect taxes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Local officials in one Bullitt County municipality aren’t happy that state officials want to get involved in their business.

        The Pioneer Village City Council members were not happy with a bill recently proposed by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

        HB 353 was rejected by council members during their February meeting.

        A copy of that rejection vote would be distributed to House members representing Bullitt County, according to Mayor Gary Hatcher.

  • Calls needed to keep college money in budget

        FRANKFORT - It's been a battle and the war has yet to be won.

        But at this stage, it appears Bullitt County's quest to have a community college is in the running for over $1.7 million for the planning and design stage for its campus off Highway 245.

        However, state Rep. Linda Belcher said the work is not complete. In fact, there is still much to be done and the citizens of Bullitt County are being asked to assist.

        The funds were not originally in the House version of the state budget.

  • Planners approve current land-use plan; vow to start with revisions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Passing a plan and then immediately deciding that changes would be needed.

        That was the sentiment of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission on Thursday.

        While approving the comprehensive land-use plan as required every five years, the commission said that work should immediately begin to revise portions of the plan.

  • Deer concerns lead to suit filed against local forest

        CLERMONT - Elaine Matthews has been a regular visitor to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the past few months.

        But she has become concerned about the care of two deer on display. So concerned that she has filed a lawsuit against executive Mark K. Wourms.

        A motion to dismiss the civil action has been filed and that motion will be considered on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Four charged as meth lab explodes, causes blaze

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A meth lab explosion caused the evacuation of a Shepherdsville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

        Shepherdsville and Zoneton fire departments responded to an apartment complex on Sixth Avenue in Salt River at about 3:30 p.m.

        Shepherdsville fire chief Brad Whittaker said the scene of the initial fire received damage, as well as an apartment on the first floor.

        The apartment complex was evacuated and no one was injured.