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  • Wright desires to continue role as county constable

        LEBANON JUNCTION - When Charlie Wright became constable of the Fourth District nearly 12 years ago, the job was redefined in Bullitt County.

        Constables worked together and decided that it was time to be a little more professional. They got uniforms and had their vehicles marked.

        Still enjoying the job, Wright is seeking his fourth term as constable.

        “I enjoy helping people,” said Wright.

  • YES... snow guards for courthouse

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may be a bit late for this winter but the Bullitt County Courthouse will soon have snow guards on its roof.

        As the Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue Department assisted in knocking down icicles hanging from the gutters, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a contract with J.C. Industries in Hillview.

  • Seven arrested in major pot raid

        LOUISVILLE - Formed about 15 months ago, the partnership between the Jefferson County and Bullitt County sheriff's department worked with the federal DEA to make a major drug bust.

        The drug interdiction team, which focuses on drug trafficking along Interstate 65, assisted DEA in making seven felony arrests where over 43,000 pounds of marijuana, over $300,000 in cash and six vehicles were seized.

        Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell said he was pleased the interdiction team could provide assistance.

  • Man charged with kidnapping of minor

        PIONEER VILLAGE - After getting some calls about a suspicious vehicle a couple of weeks ago, Pioneer Village police made an arrest on a man who is charged with kidnapping a minor girl.

        Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, of Bates Lane in northern Bullitt County, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

        He is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor and expired registration receipt.

  • Arnold wants to be people's voice

        BROOKS - Keeping roads properly maintained is important but Denise Arnold doesn’t believe it should be the only topic of interest for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Hoping to be more open to the people, Arnold is running for the Democratic nomination for magistrate in the First District.

        In her first political race, Arnold said she wanted to be a voice for the people.

  • LJ police get new station, hazardous duty benefit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - From more office space to a guarantee that future police officers are covered by hazardous duty retirement, Lebanon Junction police chief Bill Hornung was a busy person at the recent council meeting.

        The biggest news for the department was the acquisition by the Lebanon Junction City Council of space for the agency.

        The council unanimously voted to purchase the current home to the Lebanon Junction Public Library branch, which is across the street from city hall.

  • Mayor has authority to select own supervisors

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -  An issue in the mayor elections nearly three years ago has been changed by the Shepherdsville City Council.

        By a vote of 5-1, the council voted to revise its civil service ordinance.

        Besides clearing up some of the inconsistencies with other city policies, the revised ordinance would give the mayor the power to bring in his or her own department supervisors.

        City attorney Bill Wilson said any current employee remains covered under the former civil service ordinance.

  • Governor checks out textbook rental company

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - State and local officials gathered to officially welcome Chegg.com as Bullitt County’s newest business location.

        Chegg.com, the number one online college textbook rental company, brings 109 full-time and 1,200 part-time job to the area.

        Gov. Steve Beshear was among the luminaries welcoming the company’s commitment to the Commonwealth.

        Beshear said college comes with “overwhelming expenses” to students.

  • Nalley to seek magistrate's seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Randy Nalley ran for magistrate four years ago, he wanted to bring more accountability to Bullitt County government.

        Having lost by 17 votes in the general election, Nalley has had an opportunity to sit back and watch. But he isn’t thrilled with the results.

        Encouraged by others who are also unhappy with the county’s progress, Nalley will once again seek the Democratic Party nomination in the May primary for District 3 magistrate.

  • Could county parks, YMCA merge?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the Bullitt County YMCA be contracted to operate the programs currently offered by the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department?

        That is a possibility and the public will have an opportunity to voice its comments at the first of the county’s quarterly night-time forums this Thursday.

        The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.