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  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 15:

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    Bullitt County:

    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.

  • Mount Washington looks to prorate annual license fees

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When a Mount Washington business owner applied for a city business license in December he paid the $75 annual licensing fee with the assumption that he had paid for an entire year.

    But, to his surprise he was told that he had to pay an additional $75 for another business license in January because the city prohibited licenses from being prorated.

  • Bratcher seeks to return to law enforcement as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Bratcher enjoyed his eight years serving as constable of the First District.

        And he would like to return to that position.

        “I enjoy doing the job,” said Bratcher, 51. “I enjoy that kind of work.”

        When Bratcher started his first term in 1999, he joined with other constables to attempt to increase the professionalism of the elected office.

  • Knight wants to use skills as 2nd Dist. magistrate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - For over four years, David Knight served on the Bullitt County Planning Commission.

        He enjoyed that time as he was able to part of some of the growth in the county and had a role in how the area developed.

        Due to work and family commitments, Knight decided to step away from his duties with the commission.

        Now, the Mount Washington resident would like to return to public service as magistrate of the Second District.

  • Teacher charged with sex abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A popular teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been suspended without pay as an investigation is being conducted.

    He now faces criminal charges as the sheriff’s department has accused the man of sexual abuse.

    Bullitt County School System attorney Eric Farris confirmed that Tim Lands, a long-time teacher at Bullitt Central, has been placed on leave as investigations are being conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Cabinet for Child Protective Services and the school district.

  • Man indicted for murder in crash

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

        According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Mother charged in abuse case of infants

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A second individual has been charged in the death of a four-month-old boy and the possible abuse of his twin sibling.

        Courtney Caro, the 18-year-old mother of the twins, was charged Tuesday with criminal abuse for allowing injuries to occur to Aiden and Braiden, her 4-month-old sons.

        Aiden died of injuries suffered severe head trauma and died at Kosair Children's Hospital on Jan. 14, 2010. Several organs were donated for transplants.

  • Man faces indictment after fleeing the police

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who fled police after allegedly being involved in a drunken-driving incident has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Brian E. Smith was indicted for escape, wanton endangerment, assault and fleeing police, all felonies.

    According to the indictment, Smith allegedly had a blood alcohol content of over .18, which is over the legal limit of .08, on Sept. 5, 2009.

    While he was driving on Beech Grove Road, Smith allegedly disobeyed an order by a sheriff’s deputy to stop and then did damage to a cruiser.

  • Book rental firm to add 100 jobs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those who attended college a few years ago remember the routine each semester of going to the bookstore.

        You mill around looking for the proper textbooks and gasp at the high prices.

        At the end of the semester you attempt to sell your books back but find that you get only a small percentage of your cost back.

        Well, a company started in 2003 in Santa Clara, Calif., may have another option for current college students.

  • Harder Murder case going on to grand jury

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The case against a woman in the shooting death of her husband will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    Betty Harder, 44, has been charged with murder for the Jan. 19 shooting death of her husband, Ross A. Harder.

    On Tuesday, District Judge Jennifer Porter heard enough evidence to waive the case to the grand jury.

    Det. Steve Clark of the Shepherdsville Police Department said officers were called to the South Shore Drive home around 7:20 p.m.