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  • 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.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 12:

    Bullitt County:

  • City looks at election on liquor issue

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Several months ago, councilman Scott Ellis proposed having an election for city residents to vote on whether they would support alcohol sales on Sunday.

    Since that time, nothing has been discussed but councilman Alan Wetzel said it was time to move forward.

    Wetzel said he has had several calls in the past few weeks asking why the city had not done anything. On Monday, he said it was time the public had an opportunity to vote on the issue.

  • Brooks Run stream walk set for Saturday

    HILLVIEW - Once again this year, the five northern Bullitt County municipalities and various groups in the community will help to clean up the area.

    The Brooks Run Stream Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 8 a.m.

    Volunteers are invited to meet at the old Winn Dixie parking lot in Tanyard Springs.

    They will be assigned areas, including those along Brooks Run, to clean up.

    The community cleanup will conclude at Noon with lunch to be provided for participants.

  • No injuries in school bus accident

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No students were injured when a car made contact with a bus on N. Buckman Street.

    According to Shepherdsville Police Ofc. George Jetter, Bullitt County Public Schools bus 0412 was headed southbound on N. Buckman. A white Ford Mercury was turning left off of Adam Shepherd Parkway.

    The Mercury made contact near the rear left tire of the bus. The car received damage to it's front right bumper and right side rearview mirror. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m.

  • Public invited to help honored teacher with medical expenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every day of teaching school can be a struggle for every teacher, even the ones who truly love their job.

    For Christa Altman, teaching with cystic fibrosis was its own challenge.

    The former St. Aloysius instructor will be the guest of honor at an event hosted by her former school in hopes of raising much-needed funding for a future lung transplant.

    According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the chronic disease primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, causing infections and disrupting food absorption.

  • Colorfest activities set for Bernheim this weekend

    CLERMONT ee" A jubilant pack of scarecrows, great local music, hayrides, pumpkin painting and other fall fun will all be a part of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s ColorFest 2009.

    The annual family festival is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. It is the forest’s largest yearly event and attracts thousands from Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer, Hardin and Jefferson Counties.

    A new festival highlight that will appeal to the local crowd is the Bullitt County Art Council’s Bullitt County Vocalist of the Year Finalist Contest.