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  • Bikes to invade for Sunday’s Tour de Hillview

    HILLVIEW - The wheels are spinning in Hillview to enhance community health.

    The city is sponsoring Tour de Hillview, a free bicycling event for all ages.

    In conjunction with the event, officials will introduce the new Hillview Community Bicycle Project, a program sponsoring free bicycles for the community’s use.

    Tour de Hillview takes place Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Hillview City Hall parking lot.

  • Hillview has eye on more office space

    HILLVIEW -- When Mayor Jim Eadens wants to hold a private conversation in his office he might have a little trouble.

    From the city files that are stacked in the office to the basketballs bouncing against the wall from the adjoining gym, Eadens said the Hillview city staff is out of room.

    And he’s looking for a way to find a little more room on the city’s budget.

    For the second time in as many years, Hillview officials talked about moving outside its current facility to find more space.

  • Voters to get sneak peek at new ballot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Voters in Bullitt County may get a sneak peek at how the new paper ballot system will work prior to the May 2010 primary election.

    Besides approving the purchase of the new E-scan voting machines from Harp Enterprises, Bullitt Fiscal Court also gave its OK to purchase 10,000 paper ballots that will be used as a sample.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney said he felt it would be a good idea to allow voters a chance to use the paper ballot machines prior to next spring’s elections.

  • Three men indicted in series of false checks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three men have been indicted after allegedly passing counterfeit employment checks in early August.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted David T. Brown, David E. Gotting and Michael D. Truax.

    The men were involved in a series of counterfeit check writings using the name of Do It All Floor and Wall Covering.

    The checks were written to C.F.’s Daily Stop on Hillview Boulevard, Brooks Liquors and Bullitt County Supermarket on Highway 245.

  • Give us our Freedom: Parents argue unfair to change redistricting plan notice

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The message was clear - parents in The Pointe subdivision wanted the “freedom” to keep their youngsters at their present elementary school.

    Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board heard a passionate plea from a group of Freedom Elementary parents who wish to have their children remain at that school.

  • MW talks on retirement gets toxic

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It appears the Mount Washington City Council’s discussions on reinstating hazardous duty pension to local police new-hires might become hazardous themselves.

    The council and Mayor Joetta Calhoun had some emotional discourse about the subject at the council’s Sept. 28 meeting.

  • Sunday sales in Hillview may be close

    HILLVIEW - It appears that getting a drink on Sunday in some establishments in Hillview might be getting closer to reality.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Hillview councilmembers batted around several possibilities in terms of extending the right to sell alcohol to Sunday.

    However, the recommended ordinance to be drawn by city attorney Mark Edison could have impact on all who sell alcohol in Hillview.

    The consensus among councilmembers seemed to only allow Sunday liquor sales in restaurants that have at least 70 percent in food sales.

  • Two injured in Monday accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on Highway 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives. 

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker. 

  • 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.