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  • Teacher charged with sex abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A popular teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been suspended without pay as an investigation is being conducted.

    He now faces criminal charges as the sheriff’s department has accused the man of sexual abuse.

    Bullitt County School System attorney Eric Farris confirmed that Tim Lands, a long-time teacher at Bullitt Central, has been placed on leave as investigations are being conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Cabinet for Child Protective Services and the school district.

  • Man indicted for murder in crash

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

        According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Mother charged in abuse case of infants

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A second individual has been charged in the death of a four-month-old boy and the possible abuse of his twin sibling.

        Courtney Caro, the 18-year-old mother of the twins, was charged Tuesday with criminal abuse for allowing injuries to occur to Aiden and Braiden, her 4-month-old sons.

        Aiden died of injuries suffered severe head trauma and died at Kosair Children's Hospital on Jan. 14, 2010. Several organs were donated for transplants.

  • Man faces indictment after fleeing the police

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who fled police after allegedly being involved in a drunken-driving incident has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Brian E. Smith was indicted for escape, wanton endangerment, assault and fleeing police, all felonies.

    According to the indictment, Smith allegedly had a blood alcohol content of over .18, which is over the legal limit of .08, on Sept. 5, 2009.

    While he was driving on Beech Grove Road, Smith allegedly disobeyed an order by a sheriff’s deputy to stop and then did damage to a cruiser.

  • Book rental firm to add 100 jobs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those who attended college a few years ago remember the routine each semester of going to the bookstore.

        You mill around looking for the proper textbooks and gasp at the high prices.

        At the end of the semester you attempt to sell your books back but find that you get only a small percentage of your cost back.

        Well, a company started in 2003 in Santa Clara, Calif., may have another option for current college students.

  • Harder Murder case going on to grand jury

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The case against a woman in the shooting death of her husband will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    Betty Harder, 44, has been charged with murder for the Jan. 19 shooting death of her husband, Ross A. Harder.

    On Tuesday, District Judge Jennifer Porter heard enough evidence to waive the case to the grand jury.

    Det. Steve Clark of the Shepherdsville Police Department said officers were called to the South Shore Drive home around 7:20 p.m.

  • Second man charged in burglary at Sunnyside

        NICHOLS - A second individual has been charged in a burglary that hit a church in western Bullitt County last summer.

        Already in the Bullitt County Detention Center on other charges, Brandon Scott Street, 28, of Louisville, confessed to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department his role in the June burglary.

        In the interview, McGaha said Street told him exactly how he broke into Sunnyside Baptist Church on June 11, 2009.

  • City may look to deannex quarry, along Highway 1020 jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A tract of property that was the target of pair of lengthy pieces of litigation may be leaving the corporate limits of Shepherdsville.

        The Rogers Group has requested that the city of Shepherdsville deannex the 128 acres taken into the boundaries in 1999.

        The property was under a different owner at the time of the annexation request in an effort to get a favorable rezoning for expansion plans at the quarry.

  • County offers forum at night for public

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - County officials reached a compromise to the issue of whether Bullitt Fiscal Court should hold night meetings.

    After resident Bernie Brown mentioned that possibility several months ago, the court opted to try an approach which might serve the same purpose.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will host a special public forum on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the courthouse.

    The special meeting will be to allow the public to come out and ask questions.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY

        Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb 16, due to inclement weather.

        The decision was made by school board officials Monday afternoon.

        For more information call 869-8000.

        A total of 5 to 7 inches of snow was reported by the National Weather Service in Louisville.

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reported that many roadways, particularly those with less traffic volume, will likely remain hazardous.