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  • Harder Murder case going on to grand jury

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The case against a woman in the shooting death of her husband will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    Betty Harder, 44, has been charged with murder for the Jan. 19 shooting death of her husband, Ross A. Harder.

    On Tuesday, District Judge Jennifer Porter heard enough evidence to waive the case to the grand jury.

    Det. Steve Clark of the Shepherdsville Police Department said officers were called to the South Shore Drive home around 7:20 p.m.

  • Second man charged in burglary at Sunnyside

        NICHOLS - A second individual has been charged in a burglary that hit a church in western Bullitt County last summer.

        Already in the Bullitt County Detention Center on other charges, Brandon Scott Street, 28, of Louisville, confessed to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department his role in the June burglary.

        In the interview, McGaha said Street told him exactly how he broke into Sunnyside Baptist Church on June 11, 2009.

  • City may look to deannex quarry, along Highway 1020 jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A tract of property that was the target of pair of lengthy pieces of litigation may be leaving the corporate limits of Shepherdsville.

        The Rogers Group has requested that the city of Shepherdsville deannex the 128 acres taken into the boundaries in 1999.

        The property was under a different owner at the time of the annexation request in an effort to get a favorable rezoning for expansion plans at the quarry.

  • County offers forum at night for public

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - County officials reached a compromise to the issue of whether Bullitt Fiscal Court should hold night meetings.

    After resident Bernie Brown mentioned that possibility several months ago, the court opted to try an approach which might serve the same purpose.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will host a special public forum on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the courthouse.

    The special meeting will be to allow the public to come out and ask questions.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY

        Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb 16, due to inclement weather.

        The decision was made by school board officials Monday afternoon.

        For more information call 869-8000.

        A total of 5 to 7 inches of snow was reported by the National Weather Service in Louisville.

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reported that many roadways, particularly those with less traffic volume, will likely remain hazardous.

  • Cunningham wants to be jailer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having worked at the Bullitt County Detention Center for eight years, Neil Cunningham has a good idea of what makes the corrections facility tick.

        Now, he hopes to bring some of his own ideas to the facility as its next jailer.

        Cunningham, 35, is making his first run at political office. The current officeholder, Danny Fackler, is not running for re-election.

  • Lease approval helps keep radio communications

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An updated tower lease agreement will help Bullitt County Disaster and Emergency Services maintain radio stability in the county’s southern end.

        Bullitt Fiscal Court approved an updated tower lease agreement with W&B Broadcasting, Inc. The company owns WAKY Radio, formerly known as Cool 103.5.

        DES coordinator Mike Phillips said an original lease agreement took place in 2003, allowing the county to place an emergency radio tower next to a radio tower located off of Collings Hill Road.

  • Spainhour wants state to 'do better'

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a matter that government can do better; it’s a matter that government must do better.

        With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year’s end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

        While the attorney from Shepherdsville has never officially run for political office, he has plenty of campaign experience.

  • Family has goal of raising $1 million for son’s selection to clinic study

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The family is not going to walk down that funeral aisle again with one of their children without another fight.

        Miranda and Neil Goranflo continue to work toward finding a cure for Carter, their four-year-old boy, who suffers from Late Infantile Batten Disease, a genetic disorder with no known cure.

        The family’s daughter, Hailey, died from the rare disease Jan. 17 at the age of 7.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Feb. 8:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.