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  • Drug Task Force director resigns; assistant indicted

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new administrative assistant has been hired for the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

        However, it appears she will not have a boss to supervise her.

        Blaine French submitted his notice on Thursday that he was quitting as the drug task force director just two days after a Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting.

        At the July 6 meeting, fiscal court members voted 4-0, with Eddie Bleemel not present, to hire Janet Miller as the administrative assistant.

  • Jury acquits man charged with illegal contact with minor girl

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit grand jury took less than an hour to find a local man not guilty of rape and sodomy charges.

        The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated 45 minutes on Thursday before deciding that Jeremy Frank was not guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy in alleged incidents dating back to late 2008.

        The allegations were that Frank had improper relations with a juvenile babysitter.

  • Kindergarten year gets special kickoff

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is a special day for any child starting kindergarten.

        Making it even better is the third annual Kindergarten Kickoff on Thursday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. The event is sponsored by Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Transportation meeting to talk about plans for Highway 44

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Those using Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington were hoping the entire road would be widened.

        However, a revised plan recommended improvements at various intersections along Highway 44.

        The state transportation cabinet will host a meeting on Thursday, July 22, at Pleasant Grove Elementary.

        Presentations will be given on the proposals at 5:15 p.m. and at 6:15 p.m.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 12:

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  • Former Parks director Kendall Grant dies at 44

        PLEASANT GROVE - Kendall Scott Grant, long-time director of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department, died on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

        The Bullitt County native had been fighting a lengthy battle with cancer and two months ago resigned as parks director, a position he held since 1996.

        Grant earned his bachelor's degree with a special concentration in sports administration. He also enjoyed coaching youth sports teams.

  • Drug court honors first class of grads with celebration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Monday was a day of celebration for six members of the Bullitt County Drug Court.

    It was also a homecoming, of sorts.

    On this first graduation ceremony for participants in the drug court, Family Court judge Elise Givhan Spainhour said she could see the twinkle return to the eyes of the graduates. It was a look that more familiar.

    “Welcome home,” Spainhour told the graduates. “I see people who aren’t where you are today. I see the true you.”

  • Wrecker talks lead to crash course

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In order to provide wrecker service for the Shepherdsville Police Department, you will soon have to pass a test.

        It’s not a written test but a test of whether you meet the criteria required to be placed on the rotational list of three wrecker services.

        Before the 4-2 passage of the ordinance, there were some heated comments, including some from an attorney representing a service which will no longer be eligible for work within the city.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse; case sent to Bullitt Co. grand jury

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man is currently in jail and his case has been sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

        Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the charge of sexual abuse in the first degree against Brian C. Montgomery to the grand jury.

           According to    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a call for an investigation was made on June 4. At that time, Montgomery was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.

  • UPDATE: Temporary road closures

        The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of two roadways in Bullitt County for CSX railroad crossing repairs.

        The following roads will be closed from 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14:

        - KY 1020 at the CSX railroad crossing (mile point 4.3)

        - KY 1526 at the CSX railroad crossing (mile point 10.8)

       Motorists should follow the signed detours for these routes.