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  • Teen's court hearing Tuesday morning in infant murder

    BROOKS - A man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's four-month-old son.

    And his bond has been set at $1 million cash.

    Samuel David Harris, 18, remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center on an upgraded charge of murder.

    Harris is charged with the beating death of his girlfriend's son, Aiden.

    The twin son, Braiden, who spent several days in Kosair Children's Hospital with injuries suspected to have also been caused by Harris, has since been released and taken into the custody of state child protective services.

  • Beam, Downing to lead tourism, Paroquet Springs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When executive director Elaine Wilson resigned to take a top tourism position in state government, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission had a decision to make.

    Should the commission hire a person over both the tourist agency and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre or should that be split into two jobs.

    After studying the situation for over a month, the commission has unanimously agreed to split the two jobs and members didn’t have to go fair to find suitable candidates for the positions.

  • Weekend weather advisory

    The National Weather Service in Louisville predicts more flurries and single-digit temperatures throughout the weekend.

    About two inches of snow fell in the Bullitt County area Thursday afternoon, with another inch of accumulation overnight.

    The passage of a cold front late Thursday afternoon brought winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH, causing blowing and drifting snow.

  • Vehicle fire on I-65 Wednesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Northbound Interstate 65 traffic was backed up Wednesday morning due to a vehicle fire.

    A gray Chevy Blazer was totally destroyed as a result of the fire, which occurred just north of the Highway 61 overpass around 10:45 a.m.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Brad Whittaker said engine trouble likely led to the fire. Shepherdsvilel and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene, along with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement units.

    The Blazer driver, a white female, was not injured.

    Northbound I-65 traffic was confined to one lane during the incident.

  • Bullitt case of menigococcal disease results in death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department has been notified that an elderly Bullitt County resident with meningococcal disease has passed away.

    Investigation of this incidence of persons known to have had close contact with the patient have been identified and recommended for preventive antibiotic treatment.

    No action of the general public is required. However, for educational purposes residents should to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this disease and seek medical attention if these develop.

  • Five new vehicles stolen from MW lot

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Tuesday morning theft has left local auto dealership Alex Montgomery with five vehicles missing from its Highway 44 lot.

    Alex Montgomery Manager Gary Allen said the vehicles were stolen in plain sight from 9000 Highway 44 East at around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, security cameras didn't catch the suspects' faces and no one has come forward with much information about the incident yet.

  • Hillview closer to Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - The sale of alcohol in approved establishments has moved a step closer to reality in one Bullitt County municipality.

    The Hillview City Council listened to the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.

    The ordinance appears ready for a vote at the Monday, Jan. 18, meeting.

    Under the ordinance, establishments must have at least 70 percent of their gross annual sales from food purchases and must be able to seat 100 people.

    Liquor could be sold from 1 p.m. on Sunday until 2 a.m. on Monday.

  • Suspension affirmed, penalty shortened

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Shepherdsville police officer received some reprieve from the 30-day suspension incurred for not following standard operating procedures of the department.

    However, officer Brent Dawson will still have an opportunity to appeal the decision Tuesday evening by the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.

    Dawson, a 17-year veteran, appealed a 30-day suspension and other disciplinary action resulting after he was cited for attending a Texas Hold'em game in northern Bullitt County.

  • Non-partisan deadlines different for different situations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the first filing deadline arrives on Tuesday, Jan. 26, not everyone will necessarily have to file at that time.

    However, it depends on where you live and what office you are running for in 2010.

    For the first time, the city of Mount Washington offices for mayor and city council will be non-partisan.

    Bullitt County election officials said that the filing deadline for these offices would be on Aug. 10.

    In the city of Lebanon Junction, the mayor and city council are also non-partisan; however, they will have a different filing deadline.

  • Scottish Rite honors top mason, citizen for 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They have both promoted their community for years.

    And both have been involved in making Bullitt County a better place to live and work.

    The Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club honored Elaine Wilson and James Ron Sexton for their contributions during the organization’s annual awards banquet.

    Rodney Burress, Scottish Rite trustee and newly-installed chaplain for the next year, said Wilson deeply deserved the honor as the Outstanding Citizen.