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  • Election fields slow to fill up

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the holiday season approaching, a few more candidates have thrown their names into the political hat for 2010.

    The filing deadline for primary races will be on Jan. 26.

    Three incumbents have filed to return to the state House of Representatives.

    Linda Belcher, a Democrat representing the largest portion of Bullitt County, has filed for the 49th District seat.

    Republicans David Floyd, 50th District, and Dwight Butler, 18th District, have also filed for re-election.

    No other candidates have filed for those seats.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 21

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 21:

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    No lane closures will be allowed December 24-27 for the Christmas holiday.

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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.

  • Night meetings for fiscal court?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Fiscal Court might move one of its two monthly meetings to an evening time if it heeds the advice of some local citizens - but it could prove tricky to find a night suitable for everyone.

    Shepherdsville resident Bernie Brown raised the issue at the Court's Dec. 1 meeting when he asked if any court members had considered holding some sessions at night.

    "I know there are some working people who would come or who would like to come," Brown told the Court.

  • Ward elected third time as secretary of state's district judges association

    FRANKFORT – Bullitt County District Court Judge Rebecca S. Ward has been elected to a third term as secretary of the Kentucky District Judges Association.

    Ward was elected by her fellow judges at the 2009 District Judges Fall College held Oct. 18-21 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz.

  • Car removed from Salt River

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A vehicle was pulled from the Salt River at Shepherdsville City Park Wednesday afternoon.

    No one was in the car when it rolled into the river, according to Shepherdsville Police.

    The driver, Nathaniel Hardy of Hillview, said he and his friends were at the park searching for a cemetery. Hardy parked the car in a small lot near the pedestrian walkway entrance.

    Hardy and his two friends never heard the car move. When they returned from the cemetery they noticed it was gone. They then discovered it rolled down the hill.

  • Hazardous weather outlook: KYTC Crews Stand Ready for Winter Weather

    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    This hazardous weather outlook is for potions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky, including Bullitt County.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 14:

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    UPDATE - DEC. 14

  • Santa’s demise in Hillview merely incorrect rumor

    HILLVIEW - The rumored demise of Operation Santa is just that - a rumor.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said he was very upset that someone would be spreading the rumor that Operation Santa, a program that provides food and toys to area families at Christmas, was in danger of folding.

    “It’s really frustrating to me,” said Eadens, whose late father, Bud, was instrumental in getting the holiday program started nearly 25 years ago.

    “The rumor is that we are hurting and it won’t survive,” said Eadens. “It’s not true.”

  • Special permit for tourism-related operations studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The business seeing the biggest growth in Bullitt County over the past couple of years has been wineries.

    But could their future be in danger without proper zoning changes?

    Bullitt County planning assistant administrator Roanne Hammond has been studying ways to protect these businesses.

    One solution could be to allow wineries, and other like establishments, to apply for an agri-tourism conditional-use permit through the Board of Adjustment.

  • Officer had been disciplined in the past

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not criminal charges were filed, Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett felt that officer Brent Dawson was in violation of the agency’s standard operating procedures.

    And Puckett revealed that Dawson’s involvement in an alleged gambling operation in northern Bullitt County was not the first time the veteran officer had been disciplined.

    Those revelations were part of the second evening of testimony in Dawson’s appeal of a 30-day suspension before the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.