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  • No one injured in Brooks RV fire Thursday morning

    BROOKS – Zoneton Fire Department responded to a recreational vehicle fire shortly after 8 a.m. this morning.

    It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to control RV fire, which was located off Yearling Drive. The road was closed temporarily to accommodate the responding fire units.

    No one was injured.

  • Suspect arrested following multiple burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriffs reported that Louisville Metro Police arrested William Pierce early Wednesday morning.

    Pierce, 32, of Louisville, was wanted for as many as 60 to 70 burglaries in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby County beginning in August 2008.

    Louisville Metro Police and Oldham County Police officials recently began a joint investigation along with Bullitt County.

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Pierce was responsible for possibly a dozen home break-ins throughout western Bullitt County primarily taking place last November.

  • Debris cleanup begins to come to close

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s original plan was to keep the debris collection site open for several months.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court members have decided to close the collection site at the Bullitt County Stockyards as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

    Officials said further issues would be discussed and any necessary further actions taken during that meeting.

    Because of the large amount of debris collected, along with maintaining the site and securing it 24 hours, magistrate Joe Laswell said the county was already paying over $200,000 for services.

  • County takes steps to help cut down on possible scam artists coming to area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians have seen it before.

    When disaster strikes, outsiders will come to the community chasing an opportunity to make a few dollars.

    While most are legitimate, there are a few who may not be so honest.

    In an attempt to at least get some information on those doing work inside the county, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, with the support of the magistrates, signed an executive order requiring all contractors dealing with home repair or debris removal over the next 90 days to receive a permit.

  • State late in sending 'courtesy' notices on car tags

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Motorists throughout the state of Kentucky may be driving around on expired vehicle registration tags.

    As officials with the state revenue cabinet debated the ultimate assessment formulas to place on motor vehicles, time passed to prepare registration reminders for those whose tags expire in January.

    According to Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney, notices could be mailed this week to those who should have paid last month.

  • County's stimulus wish list $49M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If President Obama gets his economic stimulus package through Congress, Bullitt County officials want to make sure they have projects in line for funding.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with members of Bullitt Fiscal Court and the eight mayors, has sent a wish list of projects both for road repairs, as well as water and sewer projects.

    If the state received enough funds to meet all the county’s wishes, there would over $49 million in projects, which would generate 1,249 jobs.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: February 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: February 2009

    2-6:

    ACCESS Testing Window

     

    2-13:

    Cedar Grove Elementary Read To Succeed Week

     

    2:

    GROUNDHOG DAY

    Cedar Grove Elementary Safe Environment Committee Meeting, 4pm

    North Bullitt Grad Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm

    Old Mill Elementary PTO Fundraiser at Hometown Pizza in Mt. Washington, 5-8pm

    3:

    STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL, 10:07am

    DIRECTORS MEETING at Central Office, 8:15am

  • UPDATE: County debris site to close March 3

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court determined that an original plan to keep a debris site open to the public for months was not financially feasible.

    A decision was made to close the site, located at the Bullitt county Stockyards, as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3.

    The date was selected because it falls on the day of the next Fiscal Court meeting. Officials said further issues would be discussed and any necessary further actions taken during that meeting.

  • Woman indicted for rape, sodomy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Hillview woman has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenager she was supposed to be caring for.

    Jessica D. Smith, 26, of Louisville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of rape and sodomy.

    Both are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    Smith was allegedly babysitting a male juvenile less than 16 years of age from December 2007 through May 12, 2008. She was a friend of the family.

    During that time, she allegedly had sexual intercourse.

  • Mistrial in murder case as jury panel down to 11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Defendant Steven Hallman and the family of Kimberly Nicole Hallman will have to wait a little longer to learn about the verdict in the 22-year-old's shooting death.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress declared a mistrial on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charged Hallman with the murder of his wife on Oct. 13, 2007.

    As is customary with most jury trials, more than the ultimate jury of 12 members is selected. In this case, 14 jurors were selected from the jury pool.