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  • Voters to get sneak peek at new ballot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Voters in Bullitt County may get a sneak peek at how the new paper ballot system will work prior to the May 2010 primary election.

    Besides approving the purchase of the new E-scan voting machines from Harp Enterprises, Bullitt Fiscal Court also gave its OK to purchase 10,000 paper ballots that will be used as a sample.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney said he felt it would be a good idea to allow voters a chance to use the paper ballot machines prior to next spring’s elections.

  • Three men indicted in series of false checks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three men have been indicted after allegedly passing counterfeit employment checks in early August.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted David T. Brown, David E. Gotting and Michael D. Truax.

    The men were involved in a series of counterfeit check writings using the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    The checks were written to C.F.’s Daily Stop on Hillview Boulevard, Brooks Liquors and Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245.

  • Give us our Freedom: Parents argue unfair to change redistricting plan notice

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The message was clear - parents in The Pointe subdivision wanted the “freedom” to keep their youngsters at their present elementary school.

    Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board heard a passionate plea from a group of Freedom Elementary parents who wish to have their children remain at that school.

  • MW talks on retirement gets toxic

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It appears the Mount Washington City Council’s discussions on reinstating hazardous duty pension to local police new-hires might become hazardous themselves.

    The council and Mayor Joetta Calhoun had some emotional discourse about the subject at the council’s Sept. 28 meeting.

  • Sunday sales in Hillview may be close

    HILLVIEW - It appears that getting a drink on Sunday in some establishments in Hillview might be getting closer to reality.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Hillview councilmembers batted around several possibilities in terms of extending the right to sell alcohol to Sunday.

    However, the recommended ordinance to be drawn by city attorney Mark Edison could have impact on all who sell alcohol in Hillview.

    The consensus among councilmembers seemed to only allow Sunday liquor sales in restaurants that have at least 70 percent in food sales.

  • Two injured in Monday accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on Highway 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives. 

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker. 

  • Third meeting might be charm for owners to get zoning decision

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The third time might be a charm for Jeffrey and Louie Sherrard.

    Or, at least, they might be in a position to get a recommendation on a rezoning request that has become controversial for the second time in the past decade.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission opted to table the rezoning request for a tract of land off Highway 44 West near Buckman Street.

    The Sherrards are hoping to rezone from R-3 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Officer appeals; civil service hearing Oct. 20

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The attorney for a suspended police officer hopes a resolution to the disciplinary action could be reached.

    However, if that resolution between the city of Shepherdsville and police officer Brent Dawson can’t be reached, an appeal to the Civil Service Commission will begin on Oct. 20.

    Dawson was suspended without pay for 30 days beginning on Sept. 11.

    Police chief Doug Puckett found Dawson guilty of unethical conduct, conduct unbecoming of a police officer, associating with the criminal element and having an unsecured weapon in his vehicle.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.

  • Yard Sale visitors return to break in home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the homeowner on Highway 44 East let a yard sale customer use her restroom on Saturday, she never imagined the person would return a few days later.

    And she really didn't think it would be in the middle of the night pointing a gun at her head.

    However, the 69-year-old victim awoke at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday with Melissa D. Blevins holding a gun at her head and she was accompanied by boyfriend Carlos Carranzia.

    The two were later arrested on northbound Interstate 65 near Brooks.