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  • Hogg wants to change government

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Tim Hogg has considered getting into politics for years.

        This spring, the opportunity was right and Hogg threw his name into the hat to be the next magistrate of the Second District.

        Hogg, 41, said there must be change in the way all government operates.

        The Republican contender said the taxpayers are taking shots from all angles.

        “I want to protect the taxpayers,’ said Hogg. “They’re tired of it.”

  • Tinnell believes it should be business

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Todd Tinnell was getting frustrated.

        He was seeing his taxes continue to rise and government not willing to find ways to curb expenses.

        After awhile, Tinnell decided to do something about it. He is running as a Democratic contender for the office of jailer.

        "I'm tired of paying higher and higher taxes because the government refuses to get spending under control," said Tinnell, who is making his first run at office.

  • City employee appeals termination

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Schroeder was hired in 1996 to work at the Shepherdsville wastewater treatment plant.

    Over the course of the past seven years, the treatment plant’s operation was recognized by the state and Schroeder was honored nationally last year.

    However, as of Feb. 1, 2010, Schroeder was dismissed from his duties as supervisor of the treatment plant.

    Now, the three-member civil service commission will begin hearing testimony and will rule on Schroeder’s appeal of the disciplinary action.

  • Trial dates set for two in murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three individuals remain in the Bullitt County Detention Center and trial dates have been set.

        Samuel D. Harris, 18, and Courtney Caro, 18, have a trial date of Aug. 3 for their roles in the death of four-month-old Aiden Caro and injuries suffered by his twin, Braiden.

        Harris, represented by Cristal Maraman, entered a not guilty plea on the charge of murder and criminal abuse.

        His bond remains at $1 million cash.

  • Roberts pleased with new direction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Melanie Roberts said she wanted to bring a different perspective to the office of county judge/executive.

        She wanted to bring a sense of openness, integrity and transparency to the position.

        In her first term, Roberts believes she has made a difference and hopes to continue for another four years in the office.

        The Republican has filed for a second term and will run in the May primary against former deputy county judge Depp Rasner.

  • Tinnell wants to continue progress

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Donnie Tinnell decided to make a run at the sheriff’s office, it was a well planned campaign with some lofty goals.

        In his first term as sheriff, Tinnell said he is pleased with the progress made on many of those goals. He is now seeking another four years to continue those programs.

        “I love the challenge to make it better,” said Tinnell, who has 29 years in the law enforcement career. “We’ve done a lot but there is a lot more to accomplish.”

  • Wheeler feels time on council gives him edge

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Of the candidates running for the seat of magistrate in the Second District, Brent Wheeler says he has something other candidates don’t possess.

        He has six years as a member of the Mount Washington City Council.

        “Six years on the city council makes you ready to handle the job on fiscal court,” said Wheeler, 40. “Nothing could have prepared me more than being on the council.”

  • Doan wants to give back to people as magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Wayne Doan retired after 34 years of service with General Electric and was looking for a way to give something back to his community.

        That way is to run for the magistrate’s seat in the Fourth District.

        Having served on various committees while at GE and with plenty of time to devote to the job, the Democrat said it was the right time to throw his name into consideration.

  • Watkins always willing to help, seeks constable job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone’s vehicle breaks down, there is a good chance Robert Watkins would stop and help.

        If someone’s vehicle is stuck in a snow pile, look for Watkins to have a piece of equipment to pull it out.

        In general, the native Bullitt Countian likes to help.

        With that in mind, Watkins has entered his first political race in the run for constable of the First District.

  • New school calendar awaits final OK by state

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nothing is in writing as the state General Assembly continues its work in Frankfort but students in Bullitt County may be heading back to class on Aug. 11 for the new school year.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board approved the 2010-11 calendar, pending final action by the legislature.

        At this time, one proposal has been to remove two instructional days that were added several years ago. This would be a cost-saving measure for the money-strapped state.