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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 11

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 11:

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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.  

     

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Snow season

    Winter weather hit the area for the first time in the new decade with substantial snow accumulation and cold temperatures.

    Area snowfall began around 6 a.m. Thursday, leading to the closures of Bullitt County Public Schools and the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shepherdsville resident Donnie Barr spent the afternoon Thursday sweeping his driveway in anticipation of further bad weather throughout the weekend.

    "I drove my wife to work this morning and it's slick," he said.

  • More restrictions added to Bleemel request

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local subdivision developers with Paragon Homes will have to wait a bit longer to find out the fate of their contended rezoning request involving 19 acres on Bleemel Lane.

    The Mount Washington City Council was supposed to have a second reading and vote on the request to rezone the tract from agricultural to R-3 residential Dec. 28, but ultimately had another first reading after it was noted that a stipulation had been omitted from the ordinance.

  • Website seeks alcohol opposition as many actions to correct

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - John David Bradshaw was sitting around recently wondering what he could do to help prevent the Shepherdsville City Council from deciding to allow Sunday alcohol sales.

    Being a website creator, Bradshaw quickly jumped into action. Within several hours, www.NoBooze.org was created.

    And Bradshaw is hoping those who didn’t vote in the mock election last month would weigh in on the website.

  • Arrest made in auto theft, shoplifting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - During the early morning hours of January 5th, the Shepherdsville Police Department arrested an adult male for receiving stolen property under $500 that had been taken from a tow truck owned by A&M Towing, as well as theft by unlawful taking under $300-shoplifting from the Circle K Store at 1492 KY 44 West.

    Officers responded to a report of a suspect removing items from the tow truck and fleeing in a vehicle.

    The caller gave a description and license plate to the 911 Dispatch Center.

  • Passion of Greenwell is to serve as next sheriff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Greenwell enjoys knowing most of the residents in Pioneer Village on a first-name basis.

    He enjoys patrolling the neighborhoods as police chief.

    Because of the police department’s relationship with the community, Greenwell believes it is a reason that crimes that do occur are solved quickly.

    The native of Bullitt County would like to take that community policing philosophy to the sheriff’s department.

    The Republican has filed to run for the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

  • Robber ignores cruiser in driveway, caught in the act

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one ever said you had to be a brain surgeon to be a criminal.

    However, one might question why a person would break into a home when a police car was sitting in the driveway.

    According to Shepherdsville Capt. Ken Bernardi, Richard A. Hill, 50, allegedly broke into the home of Hillview police officer Sgt. Ken Straughn.

    Bernardi said that Hill worked past Straughn’s marked cruiser Tuesday night at his home in Shepherdsville.

    Once inside, Hill allegedly refused to leave after he was confronted by Straughn and his family.

  • Race for county judge grows to five

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fields are getting a bit more crowded for the 2010 elections.

    Besides the withdrawal of incumbent Danny Fackler from the jailer’s race, the biggest news of the week was the filing of former Shepherdsville mayor Joseph Sohm.

    Sohm became the third Democrat to put his name into the hat for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Sohm joins David Strange and Kenny Hardin in the battle to win the Democratic nomination.

  • MW man faces murder charge in stabbing

    LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington man entered a not guilty plea on Monday in Jefferson District Court on a murder charge connected to the death of a former girlfriend.

    Nicholas Salfi, 28, of Mount Washington, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.

    According to Louisville Metro Police, Salfi went to the Eastern Jefferson County home of his former girlfriend, Kelly Doyle, 25, shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Bullitt education council meets with McCall

    A Bullitt County delegation, composed of members of the Bullitt County Education Council, met Dr. Michael McCall on Thursday, December 17th.

    Dr. McCall is the founding president and CEO of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

    The delegation was made up of local physician Dr. Mohana Arla, County Judge Melanie Roberts, State Representative Linda Belcher, Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce representative and PBI bank president Keith Griffee, and BCPS Superintendent Keith Davis.