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  • 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.

  • Kulmer ready to make right calls

        HEBRON ESTATES - Some may joke that over the years, fiscal court may have needed a referee to control the situation.

        Well, that could become reality.

        Paul Kulmer, a lifelong Bullitt Countian, is running for the Democratic nomination for Third District magistrate.

        Among the occupations for Kulmer is officiating sports such as baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball.

  • Cj/E candidates talk to Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The community will have its first opportunity to hear all five candidates for Bullitt County Judge/Executive on stage at the same time.

    The only catch is that you have to be a member of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce to hear what they are saying.

    The Chamber will host a luncheon on Thursday, March 18, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program at Noon.

    Tickets are $15 each.

  • McCubbins seeks his fourth term

        HILLVIEW - Don’t look for Russell McCubbins to write a bunch of traffic citations.

        But don’t be shocked if the constable pulls you over and gives you a stern warning.

        For the past 12 years, McCubbins has served as constable of the Third District and the Democrat is seeking re-election.

        “I’m very visible in my area,” said McCubbins, who is retired. “You do it to help the community. It’s not about the money.”

  • Schroeder's attorney gets to hear facts for dismissal

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If attorney Thomas Clay was concerned that he had no details on why his client was terminated by the city of Shepherdsville, he had a lot more information to defend after the first night of testimony.

    Mike Schroeder was first demoted last October as waste water supervisor and then reinstated with back pay only to be told he would be terminated on Feb. 1, 2010.

    On Tuesday, the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission heard the first night of allegations against the former employee.

  • Paroquet Springs may be growing

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The popularity and usage of the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre continues to grow.

    With that in mind, members of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission have been looking at ways to make sure the facility meets all the necessary needs.

    Some of that has been done in terms of improvements to the large Salt River Hall. Now, the commissioners are looking to expand the second largest meeting space, the McDowell Room.

  • Irene Carroll style show on Saturday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 39th annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show will be held on Saturday, March 20, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        This is sponsored each year by the Bullitt County Woman’s Club.

        Fashions will be provided by Sunny Daze and Honey Beez.

        Tickets are $25 a person. They are available by calling 538-7410 or 538-6623.

  • Ferriell to represent county in state spelling

        Hannah Ferriell of Bullitt County will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 20, at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville.

        Ferriell is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will compete in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

        The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.