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  • Officials hunt for solution to cloudy water issue at OES

        HILLVIEW - It’s not a health issue but it’s a problem that must be solved.

        The only problem is finding the source of discoloration in the water supply at Overdale Elementary School.

        Around the end of November, school board chair Gary Wooldridge said he had reports of discolored water. He was concerned about the safety of the students and staff and the expense to solve the problem.

  • Waters to bring best of both worlds

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With two different perspectives, Kenny Waters believes he can improve the Bullitt County Detention Center.

        Waters is a Democratic candidate for the jailer's position.

        From a background in police work and in corrections, Waters said he has the unique viewpoint of both perspectives.

        "I have the experience both in law enforcement and in the jail," said Waters, 40. "I have a unique experience that no one else has."

  • Hunt in race for Second District seat

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Robert Hunt believes a little common sense would go a long way in helping Bullitt County officials make it through tough times.

        Living within its budget is important and Hunt believes he is the right person to help make that happen.

        Hunt is making his second bid at serving as magistrate of the Second District. He will first have to survive a Republican primary before advancing to the general election in November.

  • Magistrates set up formal committees; will seek recovery funds

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To make sure everything is done properly, Bullitt Fiscal Court members set up a series of committees.

        Magistrate Eddie Bleemel made recommendations on two committees to deal with the budget, finance, roads and contracts.

        He then set up a committee to study the county’s allocation of over $6 million in stimulus bond money.

        According to Bleemel, the two magistrates’ committees will meet quarterly - January, April, July and October.

  • Hogg wants to change government

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Tim Hogg has considered getting into politics for years.

        This spring, the opportunity was right and Hogg threw his name into the hat to be the next magistrate of the Second District.

        Hogg, 41, said there must be change in the way all government operates.

        The Republican contender said the taxpayers are taking shots from all angles.

        “I want to protect the taxpayers,’ said Hogg. “They’re tired of it.”

  • Tinnell believes it should be business

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Todd Tinnell was getting frustrated.

        He was seeing his taxes continue to rise and government not willing to find ways to curb expenses.

        After awhile, Tinnell decided to do something about it. He is running as a Democratic contender for the office of jailer.

        "I'm tired of paying higher and higher taxes because the government refuses to get spending under control," said Tinnell, who is making his first run at office.

  • City employee appeals termination

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Schroeder was hired in 1996 to work at the Shepherdsville wastewater treatment plant.

    Over the course of the past seven years, the treatment plant’s operation was recognized by the state and Schroeder was honored nationally last year.

    However, as of Feb. 1, 2010, Schroeder was dismissed from his duties as supervisor of the treatment plant.

    Now, the three-member civil service commission will begin hearing testimony and will rule on Schroeder’s appeal of the disciplinary action.

  • Trial dates set for two in murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three individuals remain in the Bullitt County Detention Center and trial dates have been set.

        Samuel D. Harris, 18, and Courtney Caro, 18, have a trial date of Aug. 3 for their roles in the death of four-month-old Aiden Caro and injuries suffered by his twin, Braiden.

        Harris, represented by Cristal Maraman, entered a not guilty plea on the charge of murder and criminal abuse.

        His bond remains at $1 million cash.

  • Roberts pleased with new direction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Melanie Roberts said she wanted to bring a different perspective to the office of county judge/executive.

        She wanted to bring a sense of openness, integrity and transparency to the position.

        In her first term, Roberts believes she has made a difference and hopes to continue for another four years in the office.

        The Republican has filed for a second term and will run in the May primary against former deputy county judge Depp Rasner.

  • Tinnell wants to continue progress

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Donnie Tinnell decided to make a run at the sheriff’s office, it was a well planned campaign with some lofty goals.

        In his first term as sheriff, Tinnell said he is pleased with the progress made on many of those goals. He is now seeking another four years to continue those programs.

        “I love the challenge to make it better,” said Tinnell, who has 29 years in the law enforcement career. “We’ve done a lot but there is a lot more to accomplish.”