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  • Three accused of gambling operation sent to grand jury

    HILLVIEW ee" Cases against three individuals charged with operating an iillegal gambling establishment will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    District Judge Jennifer Porter ordered that the charges against Eric Justice, Stephen Miller and James Jenkins Jr. be waived to the grand jury after a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.

    On Aug. 11, Hillview police officers raided an auto glass business off Bells Mill Road.

    The three men were charged with complicity to promote gambling and possession of gambling devices.

  • R.D. Reynolds benefit Sunday

    HEBRON ESTATES - A benefit concert for the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, at the North Bullitt High School football field.

    Performances include Jefferson Tarc Bus, Subrosa and Reynolds' sister, Shelly Craig.

    Concessions, raffles andsilent auctions will be available.

    Admission is $5 per person. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 3.

    All proceeds will benefit the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund at PNC Bank.

  • Second Sunday secures second exercise area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In its inaugural year, Bullitt County's Second Sunday event was indeed second, trailing only Lexington as the highest attended event in Kentucky.

    This year's event hopes to be doubled with two designated county locations.

    Second Sunday is a statewide physical activity event. The idea originated in Bogota, Columbia, where 70 miles of roadway were closed each Sunday to promote exercise.

    An estimated 12,000 Kentuckians participated in 2008 Second Sunday events in 70 counties.

  • Hazardous duty pay back for MW police

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a decision that Mayor Joetta Calhoun strongly opposed, the Mount Washington City Council voted 4:2 last Monday to reinstate hazardous duty retirement for all of the city’s police officers.

    The issue wasn’t on the agenda but during councilmember reports, Dennis Griffin made a motion to reinstate the hazardous duty retirement for all officers — a decision that Calhoun believes could put a significant future financial burden on the city.

  • Auditor's report finds concerns

    FRANKFORT - As additional funds were recovered during the past week and as litigation continues, state auditor Crit Luallen has released a special examination report on the electronic payroll theft in Bullitt County.

    After Bullitt County lost nearly $416,000 in June from its on-line payroll account, Luallen’s office began in investigation into the incident and lessons that could be passed along to other counties.

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.

  • Overweight trucks still issue for local leaders

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Magistrate Buddy Shepherd was concerned the last time officials had to deal with what to do with overweight trucks using county roads.

    Without some type of permission from Bullitt Fiscal Court, overweight vehicles are not allowed.

    Last year, the county adopted a permit process where companies could receive permission if they promised to make any repairs.

    On several occasions, however, the damage was done and the responsible parties were gone.

  • Lebanon Junction residents to see little change to property tax bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents won’t see much of a change on their real and personal property tax bills this year.

    In the midst of water and wastewater treatment increases, council members agreed they didn’t want to put an additional burden on taxpayers.

    “I think with the water rates going up and with the other money coming in, we should keep them the same,” councilman Dion Collins said.

    The council passed the rates at its September meeting.

  • Rod run, pig roast all part of fund-raiser for city worker

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The community is being called upon Saturday to help raise funds for a man who is suffering from cancer.

    The second annual Open Hot Rod Run will be held in Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The festivities should run until around 4 p.m.

    Proceeds this year will go to a city employee undergoing cancer treatments who has three small children.

    There will be a variety of events going on all day at the park.

    A pig roast will also be held.

  • Mt. Washington VFD looks to build facility for trucks

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things are cramped at Mount Washington Fire Protection District’s Station 1 on Bardstown Road.

    There’s no room for new equipment and sections of the station’s main bays are used to store training and maintenance equipment that is important but isn’t used for emergency response. 

    Fire chief Michael Dooley and the district’s Board of Trustees agree it’s time to expand the station, which serves as the department’s main base.