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  • County judge hopefuls present their platforms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t Fancy Farm but it was a kickoff to the spring primary season.

        The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of two candidates’ forums. While the format only allowed candidates for county judge/executive seven minutes to speak, there were some fiery moments on Thursday.

        The Republican primary will feature incumbent Melanie Roberts and her former deputy judge Depp Rasner.

        Rasner took the gloves off early in his speech to chamber members.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Apr. 5

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

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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.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Plans come together for MW Spring Fest

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With the Mount Washington Spring Festival mere weeks away, final preparations are underway and it promises to be better than ever with a new location and new attractions.

    This year’s theme is Small Town Pride.

    The festival will take place in the center of town along old Bardstown Road between Highway 44 and First Federal bank, beginning at about 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, and concluding on Saturday night, May 8.

  • Graduation dates set for local high schools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Old Man Winter was particularly grumpy this year and that is always bad news for the Bullitt County School District.

        The snowy and icy weather in early 2010 that caused several school day cancellations has pushed students’ last day to June 1 – and that date will remain only if no more days are cancelled.

        Members of the Board of Education voted recently to approve June 5 as the graduation date for Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt High Schools.

  • Suit filed over abuse at school

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A teacher, as well as four administrators, have been named in a lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old student at Bullitt Central High School.

        The lawsuit filed against teacher Timothy Lands, principal Christy Coulter and assistant principals Andrew Pohlman, Willie Foster and Angela Moore, asks for unspecified damages.

        The civil lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court stems from an investigation leading to the suspension of Lands, a social studies teacher at the school.

  • Teacher indicted on felony charge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Grand Jury panel has indicted a suspended Bullitt Central teacher on a charge of sexual abuse.

        Timothy Lands was indicted on a single Class D felony count of sexual abuse. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of 1-5 years.

        According to the indictment, Lands allegedly had sexual contact with a minor less than 18 years of age from October 2009 through January 2010.

  • Dog tortured, reward being offered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was called a brutal attack and animal organizations are offering a reward in the death of a local dog.

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and potential conviction of the responsible party.

    According to a report released by the Shamrock Foundation, a black/tan long-haired miniature dachshund named Limo was reported missing on March 1 by his owner, Jimmy Golden of Shepherdsville.

  • College opportunities growing fast

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The excuse that college courses cost too much should no longer stop Bullitt County’s juniors and seniors from jump-starting their higher educations.

  • Pioneer Village doesn't need state's help to collect taxes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Local officials in one Bullitt County municipality aren’t happy that state officials want to get involved in their business.

        The Pioneer Village City Council members were not happy with a bill recently proposed by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

        HB 353 was rejected by council members during their February meeting.

        A copy of that rejection vote would be distributed to House members representing Bullitt County, according to Mayor Gary Hatcher.

  • Calls needed to keep college money in budget

        FRANKFORT - It's been a battle and the war has yet to be won.

        But at this stage, it appears Bullitt County's quest to have a community college is in the running for over $1.7 million for the planning and design stage for its campus off Highway 245.

        However, state Rep. Linda Belcher said the work is not complete. In fact, there is still much to be done and the citizens of Bullitt County are being asked to assist.

        The funds were not originally in the House version of the state budget.