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  • Tractor found, man sought in theft case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are looking for a man that they believed stole a large tractor over the past month.

    While the tractor has been recovered, the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department has a warrant outstanding for Eric Todd Adams.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a large farm tractor was reported stolen from the Allen property on Cedar Grove Road around Dec. 9-10.

    McGaha said the tractor was valued at $25,000-$30,000.

  • Local agencies part of crackdown on drunken drivers

    December in the Bluegrass is filled with joyous occasions, family tradition and festive events celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.  Many of these holiday gatherings will include the consumption of alcohol, lending way to the potential for impaired drivers on Kentucky roadways.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads.  While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season has the greatest incidence for crashes involving alcohol.

  • H1N1 flu shots open for public.

    Beginning January 5, 2010, novel H1N1 influenza vaccine will be available to the general public at the Bullitt County Health Department on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    These clinics will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccination. 

    Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

    All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

    Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: December 2009

    HOLIDAYS:

    25: CHRISTMAS DAY - NO SCHOOL - BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    1-18:

    MAP Testing Window

    1:

    Technology PD (NEW email system information) at Roby Elementary; 4-6pm

    North Area Flu Clinic for students at North Bullitt; 5-8pm

    2:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at Bullitt East; 1:30pm

    3:

  • KSP Increases Enforcement Efforts To Save Lives During Holiday Travel

    December in the Bluegrass is filled with joyous occasions, family tradition and festive events celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve.  Many of these holiday gatherings will include the consumption of alcohol, lending way to the potential for impaired drivers on Kentucky roadways.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads.  While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season has the greatest incidence for crashes involving alcohol.

  • Majority who voted favor Sunday sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the voters were truly representative of the pulse of the community, people in Shepherdsville are ready for Sunday liquor sales in places that serve food.

    On Thursday and Friday, 323 people went to Shepherdsville City Hall to cast a ballot. When the votes were counted, 241 said they favored Sunday alcohol sales in places which sell at least 70 percent in food and 82 were opposed.

    The vote does not bind the current council members.

  • Man arrested for making threat against life of family court judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who had issues in Bullitt Family Court was arrested on Tuesday morning after making threats against the judge.

    Douglas Matthewj Patterson, 32,of Bardstown, is now lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Patterson has been charged with retaliation against a participant in a legal proceeding.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, a tip had been received last week that Patterson had made threats against Bullitt Circuit Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour.

  • Man pleads guilty to false registration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has entered a guilty plea on a charge relating to an incident that occurred 37 years ago in Jefferson County.

    Stephen Ray Thomason entered a guilty plea on Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court to the charge of wrongfully registering. The case was set to go to a jury trial before the matter was resolved.

    A special prosecutor from the state Attorney General Jack Conway’s office agreed to a one-year sentence but that would be served for five years on pre-trial diversion.

    Final sentencing is set for Jan. 25 in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Holiday prime time for burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - You’ve lived in your home for 40 years and never had any problems.

    Then, out of the blue, it happens.

    Someone breaks into your home and steals your valuable jewelry, your money and even your prescription drugs. More than that, the perpetrator has stolen your sense of security.

    From his 30 years of experience in the law enforcement field, Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell knows the above scenario is true. His department faces similar stories each week.

  • Committee to study future leadership of tourism, centre

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two heads will be better than one - at least for the time being.

    The Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members have appointed a committee to look at the future structure of its leadership.

    Troy Beam and Vicki Downing will continue to split the tourism and conference facility duties until the committee makes its recommendation.

    With the resignation of Elaine Wilson to take a state tourism position, the commissioners opted to not make a decision in October on a permanent replacement.