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  • Future of LJ pool could be in jeopardy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Already looking ahead to next summer, Bullitt County parks director Kendall Grant hopes to have repairs done so that at least three of the swimming pools will be ready when the season begins next May.

    However, it is doubtful that the Lebanon Junction pool would be open in the near future.

    After only two pools were opened late this summer due to mandatory improvements required under the federal Virginia Graeme bill, Grant wanted to get a head start on 2010.

  • Five arrested in burglary ring

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A burglary ring that has hit over 30 homes in Bullitt and Jefferson counties has been shut down by a concentrated effort by various law enforcement agencies.

    Five individuals are currently in the Bullitt County Detention Center after their arrests on Tuesday.

    Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department credited the efforts of the citizens, as well as the joint efforts of various agencies, in making the arrests which started at 9 a.m. Tuesday and weren't completed until nearly midnight.

  • Man arrested on RV thefts in area

    HILLVIEW - When Teddy D. Stinson attended a recreational vehicle show in Louisville, he must have liked what he saw.

    But the Crestwood resident wasn’t apparently looking at the vehicles. He was looking at the flat screen televisions inside.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Louisville Metro Police, the Kentucky State Police and the Hillview Police Department, has charged Stinson with multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Daugherty selected chief of MW police department

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" A man that’s already quite familiar with the Mount Washington Police force has been named to lead the department.

    The Mount Washington City Council recently voted to support Mayor Joetta Calhoun’s recommendation to name Lt. Col. Roy Daugherty as the city’s police chief.

    Daugherty replaced previous chief Thomas Rosselli who resigned due to personal reasons in June.

  • MW council gets input from state on retirement

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The debate surrounding the city’s police new-hires and hazardous duty pensions continued last Monday as council members heard a presentation by the city’s Kentucky Retirement System Field Representative, Rich Mardis.

    Mardis was invited to speak by Mayor Joetta Calhoun after council member Barry Armstrong requested that a KRS representative come and address some of the council’s unanswered questions about hazardous duty pensions, including how much hazardous duty retirement would cost the city in the coming years.

  • Neighbors encouraged to call on suspicions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past few months, the number of burglary reports continues to grow in the county.

    But law enforcement officials believe the public could provide some valuable information.

    Sheriff’s chief deputy Danny Thompson said many of the break-ins will occur during the daylight hours.

    “We need neighbors to be a little more nosy,” said Thompson.

    Many times, the suspects will drive through neighborhoods looking at the community before deciding where to strike.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Nov. 16:

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    UPDATE 11/17:

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 265 to southbound Interstate 65 (mile point 10.2). This ramp closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.

  • Petitions for zip code, traffic signal

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Petitions abound in northern Bullitt County.

    There are petitions being circulated for a separate zip code and post office for the northern Bullitt County area and there are petitions to ask the state to install a traffic signal at the new intersection on Preston Highway and Meadowbrook Drive/Shepherds Way.

    One battle has been on-going for the past 25 years and the other is a relatively new one as construction winds down on the Preston Highway expansion.

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  • Despite soft economy, tourism still on fast rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The economy is soft across the nation.

    But in the area of tourism, the state of Kentucky and Bullitt County are faring much better than other areas of the country.

    Elaine Wilson, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission, presented members of Bullitt Fiscal Court with a look back at the past year.

    The discussion not only looked at numbers from the past but also gave members some insight into the current marketing plans for the county.

  • Lines long for first public clinic for H1N1 in Bullitt Co.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Even though the line for the Bullitt County Health Department’s novel H1N1 vaccination clinic held last Tuesday stretched more than a 1,000 people long, the event was orderly and no one was turned away because of a shortage.

    Health Department Public Health Director Swannie Jett said Wednesday 1,400 novel H1N1 and season flu vaccines were administered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m..

    Leftover H1N1 doses are being stockpiled as part of a plan to vaccinate Bullitt County school children.