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  • 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.

  • Wheels of Justice: Bullitt circuit closes most cases in state

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a normal motion day in Bullitt Circuit Court, a spectator may view the activities as chaos.

    But those who are part of the system might rather refer to it as organized chaos.

    With over 300 criminal cases being opened for each of the past five years and another 800-plus civil cases started during the same period, things can get a bit chaotic.

  • Salmon eager to help MW revitalize downtown district

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" As the city continues its work to revitalize Main Street, a person to manage those efforts has been named.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun recently introduced Dale J. Salmon to the city council as the Main Street Manager. Salmon has resided in the Mount Washington area for more than 20 years.

    He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and in 2007 retired after 17 years at UPS where he served as Manager of Flight Simulators. While at UPS he was also heavily involved with Louisville’s Metro United Way campaign.

  • Roby, new elementary Energy Star designed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary School and the new elementary school under construction in Mount Washington have been designated as buildings “Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court affirms $6.1 M

    FRANKFORT - The McDonald’s Corp. should pay a former employee $6.1 million for not properly warning her of previous hoax phone calls made to restaurants.

    The state Court of Appeals rendered its opinion Friday in the case involving a McDonald’s in Mount Washington that drew national attention.

    While the three-member panel affirms the Bullitt Circuit jury decision to award Louise Ogborn over $6 million, it lowered an award given to assistant manager Donna Summers.

  • Health Department hosting H1N1 vaccinations

    The Bullitt County Health Department will provide novel H1N1 influenza vaccine Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the general public.

    This clinic will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccine.

    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.

  • Holiday tradition has own spin in Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — There’s no need to travel to Louisville to experience the heartwarming and spooky tale of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season as the Bullitt County Theatre Company has prepared its special production of the familiar play scheduled to begin this week.

    The play is slated to start Friday and will include a couple of special twists.

    The work, originally wrote by Charles Dickens, was adapted and is being directed by BCTC’s producing artist director Bill Breuer.

  • Woman facing additional sodomy charges

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A woman associated with youth sports already under indictment for charges of improper conduct is facing additional allegations.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Stephanie Evans on new charges.

    Evans, who has yet to go to trial on the original sex-related allegations, is now facing two counts of sodomy in the second degree and two counts of sodomy in the third degree.

    The most severe of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Bleemel Lane zoning request to be postponed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The developers of a proposed controversial subdivision appear to be trying to address some of the surrounding property owners’ concerns in efforts to move forward with the plans.

    The Mount Washington City Council was posed to here a proposal from Paragon Homes Nov. 23 to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    But Attorney Mark Edison, who represents the developers, received permission from the council to postpone discussions as Paragon Homes works to address several issues surrounding the development.

  • Mayor may get change in city’s civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before Sherman Tinnell took office as mayor, he said a goal would be to alter the city’s civil service ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield voiced his same concern when he opted to run for the town board two years ago.

    Now, it appears some changes are close to becoming reality.

    The Shepherdsville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending the current civil service ordinance.

    City attorney Bill Wilson said the major change would be to allow the mayor to select his or her own department supervisors.