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  • Water, sewer shortfall still causes LJ officials concern

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction could be facing some major financial trouble if an estimated $57,593 shortfall in the city’s water and sewer operations and maintenance budget isn’t solved.

    The city had the first reading of its water/sewer and general fund budgets in May with the second reading and a vote scheduled for this evening’s meeting at 7 p.m.

    During the first reading no one questioned the deficiency but some personnel have since started to take notice.

  • Transit plan has big hopes for future roadways

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could you envision a new route from Highway 44 to the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County?

    Or what about a new bridge over Floyds Fork to have a connector road from Highway 61 to Highway 44?

    And what about a new bridge over Salt River with a connector road between Highway 44 West and Highway 61?

    These are just some of the preliminary thoughts behind a comprehensive transportation study plan for Bullitt County.

  • Hebron Estates budget looks to be solid for coming year

    HEBRON ESTATES -- While some of the larger governmental entities are struggling financially, that is not a problem being experienced in the city of Hebron Estates.

    While having less carryover than is projected at the end of the current fiscal year, Hebron Estates City Commissioners are not worried about where the next tax dollar is being collected.

    Introducing its 2009-10 budget, Hebron Estates is slated to have over $224,000 to spend in its general fund and another $26,567 in the road fund.

  • Local boat retailer found in lake

    TAYLORSVILLE - A week after he was reported missing, a Bullitt County man’s body has been recovered in at Taylorsville Lake.

    Anthony W. Reynolds, 36,  of Shepherdsville, had been last seen about 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • Shepherdsville wins 1999 suit over fire districts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision was what city of Shepherdsville officials had been waiting for the past decade.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that on Sept. 27, 2007, the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department.

    The decision settles a lawsuit filed in 1999 by the fire taxing districts of Zoneton, Nichols, Mount Washington and Southeast Bullitt.

    At that time, the fire districts argued that the city of Shepherdsville had encroached illegally into their territory when it annexed property.

  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Bee sting triggers wreck

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bee apparently caused an accident along Highway 61 Tuesday morning.

    Shepherdsville Police Officer Ken Proffitt said the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla lost control after she was stung by a bee.

    Proffitt said the driver, a white female, 46, from Pioneer Village, was headed northbound along Highway 61 near the Conestoga Parkway intersection just before noon.

    The driver's car flipped on its side and came to rest in the brush along the northeast corner of the intersection.

  • Hallman guilty of wife's murder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were tears throughout the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen months to the day, a Bullitt County jury deliberated for less than three hours to decide that Steven Hallman was guilty in the shooting death of his wife.

    And the panel would return on Thursday to determine that Hallman should serve 25 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman.

    As members of both families cried after the verdicts, sheriff’s deputies led Hallman to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Man injured in ATV rollover

    CORAL RIDGE - A man was rescued after his ATV flipped on top of him Monday morning.

    Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the call just after 11 a.m. The location of the ATV was behind 197 Coral Ridge Road near Highway 61.

    Zoneton Chief Rob Orkies said the ATV driver received possible rib injuries, but nothing else life-threatening. The driver was transported by BCEMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Judge denies probation in rape case of former educator

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator in Bullitt and Nelson counties could spend the next eight years in prison.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled Thursday morning that Larry Brent Childress, 41, should not be granted probation for his role in a sexual encounter with a teenager beginning in 1993.

    Childress had entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy. The sentences would total eight years in prison.