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  • Brooks teenager returns safely; police continue its investigation

        BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County teenager reported missing since July 17 has been located.

           

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Brittney Kustes, 19, of Brooks, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Friday afternoon.

           

        At this point, McGaha said he doesn't have a lot of details about the whereabouts of Kustes and Ron Elwell, 34, since they were last seen.

  • Plan gets plenty of comments

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s no question that the 10-mile stretch of Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington is in desperate need of improvement.

    The question is, how?

    For years the Kentucky Department of Transportation has been considering this question and they’ve come up with a number of possible solutions.

  • Two teens hospitalized as vehicle overturns on Hwy. 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two local teens were hospitalized Wednesday after the vehicle they were riding in overturned on Highway 44 E.

    The incident occurred around 1:53 p.m. when the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Mount Washington Fire and Rescue and Mount Washington Police responded to the scene near the Spencer County line, just outside of Mount Washington, according to Sgt. James Benham of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • Executive session becomes guarded

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A battle over who could or who could not be part of a closed session sparked another heated debate for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Although members could not reveal the discussions behind closed doors, it took two executive sessions to review matters revolving litigation between First Federal Savings Bank and the county.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of August 2

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 2:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) due to concrete pavement repairs.  The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights Monday – Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Board reverses decision on change in districts

        CEDAR GROVE - It looks as if David Cross won’t have to reorder those campaign signs after all.

        Reversing its June decision, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to return to the drawing board and not immediately change the five voting districts.

        In June, the board voted to alter the maps to bring the voting population more in line. However, that decision was reversed after learning that Cross had already filed to run in the Third District.

  • MW races fail to draw anticipated excitement

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those wishing to have their names on the fall ballot have just one more day to make a trip to the county clerk’s office.

        The filing deadline is Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the county clerk’s office    in a number of races which had registration deadlines in the fall.

        What many expected to be a large field of candidates in Mount Washington hasn’t proven to be correct.

  • Three arrested, one sought in armed robbery

    HILLVIEW - Three people have been arrested and tanother is being sought in a burglary that nearly turned into a fatal attack in northern Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Preston Mobile Home Park off Wilma Avenue on Thursday evening after four people broke into an occupied home.

    And one of the three people arrested had been sought as one of Louisville Metro Police’s most wanted.

  • Low salary of director to be considered later

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The level of pay for the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force could be a factor in the number of people who apply for the full-time position.

    But members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force board of directors don’t believe that issue can be accomplished in time to hire a new leader.

    With the recent resignation of Blaine French, Larry Ethington has been the interim director. However, Ethington has informed the members that he would not be interested in the full-time appointment.

  • Bright takes LaRue Middle post

        CLERMONT - While one middle school has filled its position for principal, another is in the job hunt.

        Earlier this summer, Bernheim Middle principal Bob Bright resigned to take a similar position at LaRue County Middle.

        “When you look at Bernheim Middle School under Bob Bright’s leadership for the past three years, it is nothing short of amazing,” said LaRue superintendent Sam Sanders. “The school has positively transformed in every aspect.”