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  • Woman facing additional sodomy charges

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A woman associated with youth sports already under indictment for charges of improper conduct is facing additional allegations.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Stephanie Evans on new charges.

    Evans, who has yet to go to trial on the original sex-related allegations, is now facing two counts of sodomy in the second degree and two counts of sodomy in the third degree.

    The most severe of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Bleemel Lane zoning request to be postponed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The developers of a proposed controversial subdivision appear to be trying to address some of the surrounding property owners’ concerns in efforts to move forward with the plans.

    The Mount Washington City Council was posed to here a proposal from Paragon Homes Nov. 23 to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    But Attorney Mark Edison, who represents the developers, received permission from the council to postpone discussions as Paragon Homes works to address several issues surrounding the development.

  • Mayor may get change in city’s civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before Sherman Tinnell took office as mayor, he said a goal would be to alter the city’s civil service ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield voiced his same concern when he opted to run for the town board two years ago.

    Now, it appears some changes are close to becoming reality.

    The Shepherdsville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending the current civil service ordinance.

    City attorney Bill Wilson said the major change would be to allow the mayor to select his or her own department supervisors.

  • Hebron Estates close to approving sales

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents tired or even scared of people coming to their front door may have a solution in one northern Bullitt County city.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission could vote on Tuesday evening to enact an ordinance which regulates door-to-door solicitation in its community.

    Hebron Estates, which has become one of several in northern Bullitt County to begin discussions, could impose penalties on those groups which don’t comply.

  • WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Watch

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a high wind watch for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through Wednesday afternoon.

    The high wind watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH, or gusts of 58 MPH or stronger, may occur.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 7:

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  • Community invited to help MAPP out plans for county's future needs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — What exactly determines the overall health of a community?

    Bullitt County Health Department’s Education Coordinator Cynthia Brown knows its much more than just the absence of illness.

    A person’s overall health includes physical, spiritual and mental aspects, including access to adequate employment and healthcare, education and lots of opportunities for physical exercise and interaction.

  • Extreme ATV park thrown off track

    BROOKS - Owners of property that includes an old Superfund site had hoped to legally use the land for outside sports, such as ATV trails.

    However, that appears to be a mute issue.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment voted 5-1 to deny a conditional-use permit for S&S Land Development Group to use its 503 acres off Smith Landfill Road for an extreme ATV park.

    With losing the conditional-use permit part of the process, attorney Paul Whitty then withdrew his client’s rezoning request on Thursday night.

  • Golf carts may be allowed on Fox Chase roads

    FOX CHASE - Unless changes occur before the city’s December council meeting, Fox Chase residents will soon be able to legally drive golf carts on city streets.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a new ordinance allowing for licensed carts to be used on the streets.

    The ordinance bans four-wheeled vehicles and scooters, but exempts golf carts driven by residents 12 years old and up.

    The golf cart issue was brought up in previous meetings by residents who were concerned about legally driving their carts.

  • Sunday alcohol sales ‘vote’ Dec. 3-4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the outcome has no official bearing, registered voters who live in the Shepherdsville city limits will have an opportunity to let their views be known on the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    Councilmembers Scott Ellis and Alan Wetzel first discussed the possibility of having a simulated ballot question earlier this year.

    On Dec. 3-4, a voting machine will be set up at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway to tally those ballots.