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  • Sunday alcohol sales OK'd: Crowd divided in its opinions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven spoke in favor and six were opposed.

        But all spoke with passion Monday night as speakers tried to influence Shepherdsville City Council members who would vote on whether to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink on Sunday.

        At the end of the hour-long discussion, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to allow Sunday sales in establishments with 100 seats and has an average of 70 percent annually in food sales.

  • Harris Murder case sent to grand jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Grand Jury will be the next panel to hear allegations of murder against an 18-year-old Bullitt County man.

        Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter sent the case against Samuel Daniel Harris to the grand jury and kept his bond at $1 million cash.

        Harris is charged with the death of a four-month-old infant boy, Aiden.

  • Three charged with drug offenses in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - After a lengthy investigation, three individuals were charged with drug-related offenses on Wednesday afternoon.

    Blaine French, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, said another police agency contacted his office to give some information on a possible trafficking operation.

    Several complaints had been received on the home located on Overdale Drive in Hillview.

    After observation of the residence, French said a search warrant was obtained.

  • Fackler won't do it again in 2010

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The man many have referred to as the best modern day politician in Bullitt County won't have to worry about passing out business cards any longer.

    Incumbent Danny Fackler won't be running for a fourth term as "your jailer."

    Fackler, 58, announced last week that he would withdraw his name from the May 2010 primary. Fellow Democrat Larry Ethington is the only other person who has filed but Paul Watkins has announced plans to run as a Republican candidate.

    With the end of his term his year, Fackler will wrap up 29 years with county government.

  • Shepherd looks for re-election as magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of county government is looking for another four-year term as magistrate.

        Clifford “Buddy” Shepherd has filed for his third consecutive term as First District magistrate. Prior to his current tenure, Shepherd served Bullitt County as a deputy jailer, sheriff and magistrate.

        “I know the county,” said Shepherd, 76. “I know the people. And I know the roads.”

  • Campaign urges Super Bowl fans to make the right play to save lives

    FRANKFORT ee" The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) announced today that it is teaming with the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement agencies to remind everyone to designate a sober driver if they plan to be partying with alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7.

  • Little Flock selects new senior pastor

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church has selected its new pastor.

    The Rev. Rodney Alexander from Florence, Ky., was recently selected as senior pastor at the church on North Preston Highway.

    On Sunday, Jan. 10, a special business meeting was called and the vote taken. This came after Alexander had met with the congregation, the deacons, the Sunday school teachers and preached two services.

  • Knox looks to continue career as next jailer

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - What started out 22 years as simply doing a favor for a friend has resulted in a career that Martha Weaver Knox just can’t leave.

        Now, Knox is looking to become the Bullitt County jailer.

        Knox has filed as a Democratic contender for the position which has become a wide-open race as three-term incumbent Danny Fackler will not run for re-election.

        “I feel like I am ready,” said Knox.

  • New logo could be designed for tourism, center

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the marketing pieces produced for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission might have a new look in the coming months.

        Over the past couple of months, Brittany Irvin of Vimarc Media has been working the tourist officials to change the appearance of the current logo.

        The proposed logo would have Shepherdsville more prominently displayed with symbols to emphasize the county’s wineries, Bernheim Forest and Jim Beam Distillery.

  • Hillview approves Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - In Bullitt County's 213 years of existence, Sunday alcohol sales had not been allowed.

    However, in just one week's time, two municipalities have approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments on Sundays.

    Following suit with Shepherdsville, the Hillview City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve its ordinance.