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  • 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.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 29

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 29:

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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:

  • Issues down to one in fire tax lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The legal fighting may soon be over in a lawsuit started in 1999.

        A trial set for this week involving the city of Shepherdsville and the fire taxing districts of Nichols and Southeast Bullitt is not being held.

        Instead, the parties have agreed that the only motion still open to consideration in the boundary dispute is whether Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress is going to grant a new trial to the taxing districts.

  • Belcher's bill on teen suicide signed into law by governor

        FRANKFORT - Public middle and high schools will now be required to distribute suicide prevention materials by Sept. 1 of each year, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Linda Belcher, (D-Shepherdsville).

        House Bill 51 was signed into law by Gov. Beshear this week.

        House Bill 51 also requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide suicide prevention information on its Web site by Aug. 1 of this year.