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  • Bolin found not guilty of allegations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Marvin L. Bolin Jr. said from the first time the allegations were made that he did nothing.

    He denied the allegations of sexual abuse dating back to 2000.

    He was indicted in April 2008 on two counts of sexual abuse, Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    During his trial last week, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed one of the counts on a directive verdict for lack of evidence after the prosecution concluded its case.

    And the jury took less than an hour to find Bolin not guilty of the remaining count.

  • Track Santa with The Pioneer News

    Anyone can track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve via NORAD Santa.

    Each year the site shows live video updates of Santa's progress as he flies throughout the world bringing Christmas cheer.

    The site includes "hot updates" from the North Pole about Santa's progress in preparation of the big flight.

    A North Pole kids' countdown map includes fun games and activities.

  • Panel quickly shoots down fee hike

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fees for zoning services have not increased since 1994.

    However, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission expressed no support for any fee increases at this time.

    Assistant administrator Roanne Hammond had sent out a letter to commission members about the possibility of looking at fee increases.

    “It costs more to operate,” said Hammond, adding that other departments in county government had increased fees. “It’s time we followed suit.”

  • Election fields slow to fill up

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the holiday season approaching, a few more candidates have thrown their names into the political hat for 2010.

    The filing deadline for primary races will be on Jan. 26.

    Three incumbents have filed to return to the state House of Representatives.

    Linda Belcher, a Democrat representing the largest portion of Bullitt County, has filed for the 49th District seat.

    Republicans David Floyd, 50th District, and Dwight Butler, 18th District, have also filed for re-election.

    No other candidates have filed for those seats.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 21

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 21:

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    No lane closures will be allowed December 24-27 for the Christmas holiday.

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.

  • Night meetings for fiscal court?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Fiscal Court might move one of its two monthly meetings to an evening time if it heeds the advice of some local citizens - but it could prove tricky to find a night suitable for everyone.

    Shepherdsville resident Bernie Brown raised the issue at the Court's Dec. 1 meeting when he asked if any court members had considered holding some sessions at night.

    "I know there are some working people who would come or who would like to come," Brown told the Court.

  • Ward elected third time as secretary of state's district judges association

    FRANKFORT – Bullitt County District Court Judge Rebecca S. Ward has been elected to a third term as secretary of the Kentucky District Judges Association.

    Ward was elected by her fellow judges at the 2009 District Judges Fall College held Oct. 18-21 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz.

  • Car removed from Salt River

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A vehicle was pulled from the Salt River at Shepherdsville City Park Wednesday afternoon.

    No one was in the car when it rolled into the river, according to Shepherdsville Police.

    The driver, Nathaniel Hardy of Hillview, said he and his friends were at the park searching for a cemetery. Hardy parked the car in a small lot near the pedestrian walkway entrance.

    Hardy and his two friends never heard the car move. When they returned from the cemetery they noticed it was gone. They then discovered it rolled down the hill.

  • Hazardous weather outlook: KYTC Crews Stand Ready for Winter Weather

    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    This hazardous weather outlook is for potions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky, including Bullitt County.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 14:

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    UPDATE - DEC. 14