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  • County energized with federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Man aquitted in sex-related case

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took a jury around two hours to acquit Michael Wesley Toy of two counts of sexual abuse.

        Toy had been indicted last September and charged with two Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

        During his taped statement to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Toy, 38, denied any touching of a female who was in the same bed but was under the age of 16.

  • MW looks to improve path on Snapp

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After receiving complaints from constituents regarding traffic flow and pedestrian safety at Snapp Street and Evans Lane, the city is taking measures to improve the three way intersection behind the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington‘s Christian Life Center.

  • Cities must set same rate for public service, personal property

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Governmental entities can levy property taxes on utility companies and their equipment located in the county or municipality.

        As tax rates on real property have fallen through the years due to House Bill 44 provisions, many have kept the tax rate on personal property and on public service companies the same.

        Some have also lowered the personal property tax rate on vehicles and boats.

  • MW teen injured in crash

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local teenager sustained minor injuries after crashing into a tree on Kings Church Road this afternoon.

       Deputy Kolter of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said the driver was traveling south bound on Kings Church toward Highway 44 when he steered his Ford Taurus through a ditch before crashing into a tree near Markwell Lane.

       “He stated that he overcorrected,” Kolter said.

       The teen walked away from the accident with a broken nose.

  • Guilty plea entered for role in cashing bad checks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who was part of a series of crimes involving forged checks will serve a 10-year sentence on probation.

        David T. Brown, 41, recently entered a guilty plea on a number of charges of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument.

        The case involved several businesses in northern Bullitt County.

        The sentence would be for seven years on the forged checks plus another three years on a previously probated sentence for a total of 10 years.

  • Legislature looks at those eligible for death penalty

        FRANKFORT - Lawmakers recently viewed a proposal that would eliminate the death penalty for severely mentally ill persons who commit capital crimes in Kentucky.

        House Bill 16, sponsored by House Minority Whip David Floyd, R-Bardstown, and Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, stalled in the House Judiciary Committee during the 2010 Regular Session.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 16:

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    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) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • Enrollment numbers lag behind 2009 as school year begins

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a smooth opening as the Bullitt County School District welcomed its newest elementary - Crossroads - to the fold.

        But enrollment for the 2010-11 school year is lagging slightly behind the third-day totals from a year ago.

        According to numbers released by the Bullitt County Public School System, 12,419 were in attendance on Friday, compared to a total of 12,571 in 2009-10.

        Redistricting this year has equalized most of the schools.

  • Police investigate Shepherdsville shooting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are investigating what led to a shooting on Friday evening in Shepherdsville.

        According to Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department, a male victim was found shot in a parking lot of the Northside Apartments at around 8:32 p.m. on Friday.

        The apartment complex is just north of the Shepherdsville Post Office on Buckman Street.