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  • 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.

  • PV selects new rep; P&Z will need new chairman

    PIONEER VILLAGE - When the county’s joint planning agency meets on Thursday, there will be a new voice.

    Pioneer Village voted to select another representative.

    That means the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will have to select a new chairperson.

    Resident John Miller, a local builder, was voted in as the representative during Pioneer Village’s June council meeting.

  • Parks board has mission, vision for future

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before the Bullitt County Parks Board can move forward, it must decide where it wants to go.

        But with its mission and vision in place, board members are ready to ask for a serious commitment from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        At a special meeting Monday, board members approved the mission statement of the parks department.

  • Shepherdsville approves budget with pay hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budget will be balanced and employees in Shepherdsville will receive a 3 percent pay increase.

        The Shepherdsville City Council approved the general fund and water and sewer budgets just in time for the beginning of a new fiscal year on July 1.

        The general fund budget will exceed $11.2 million for the year but councilmembers had several comments and concerns.

  • Man charged with thefts

        BROOKS - A man has been charged with allegedly having stolen property with altered identification markings.

        Todd Edward Allen, 35, of Louisville, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of obstructing the identification of property.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said a call was received on Saturday morning about a possible stolen skid loader in a facility off Highway 1020 in Brooks.

  • Complaint filed in school redistricting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Cross lost a three-way battle for a seat on the Bullitt County Public School Board four years ago.

        This time, in hopes to let people know he is running again for the District 3 seat currently held by Tim Wisehart, Cross went out and purchased his campaign material and filed all the necessary paperwork for the Nov. 2 election.

        While the filing deadline for the non-partisan seat is not until Aug. 10, Cross filed on June 9.

  • Lebanon Jct. Library: Old facility closes; one close to opening

        LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction Library on Main Street has been closed as workers move to a new facility.

        Bullitt county's southern branch officially shut its doors June 26.

        On Monday employees and movers packed books and materials for relocation to the new city library facility on Preston Highway.

        LJ branch manager Mary Yocum and clerk Pam Rowe were among the movers. Yocum has worked at the LJ branch for 13 years.

  • Council rejects bid to rezone property

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Eric Hayden, who owns an auto-body shop and towing business in town, had hoped to take the old Central garage on the corner of Highway 44 and Bardstown Road and turn it into collision business.

        To do that, the property zoning would have to be changed from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

        However, the Mount Washington City Council opted to agree with the county planning commission’s recommendation to deny the request.

  • School system hopes to save money with refinancing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a time when state funding for education is getting tighter, the Bullitt County Public School Board could have a way to save about $40,000.

        As it has done on several occasions, the school system appears ready to save about $470,000 on a 2001 bond issue.

        If the system is able to refinance the bond issue in July, it should save about $40,000 per year.