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  • Bomb threat shuts down government

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees and visitors to several Bullitt County governmental buildings were forced to go outside and enjoy the cool, summer breeze for a few minutes on Monday.

    A bomb threat called in forced the evacuations.

    Bullitt County Chief Deputy Larry Coy said Bullitt County Dispatch received a phone call around 12:30 p.m.

    Coy said the caller didn’t specify which complex building, and had a silly laugh at the end of the message.

  • Hallman will serve 25 years in wife's death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Steven Hallman was sentenced to 25 years in prison, Christine Nugent Skaggs said her family has been given a life sentence.

    After listening to emotional testimony from four family members and after listening to the Hallman speak publicly for the first time, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress affirmed the jury’s decision.

    Hallman was found guilty of the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

  • Three arrested on separate thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With cooperation of area law enforcement agencies, local police have charged three individuals with a series of unrelated crimes.

    Medica Pharmacy

    Since Dec. 8, 2008, the local pharmacy on Highway 44 East has suffered four break-ins.

    Not including the physical damage to the store, over $35,000 in narcotics had been stolen from the local Medica Pharmacy.

  • Sewer plant expense big drain on Hillview budget

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t too many years ago that the city of Hillview was in some financial constraints.

    But, thanks to growth and frugal spending, mayor Jim Eadens is proud of the city’s condition.

    The Hillview City Council approved its 2009-10 fiscal budget on Monday.

    The city’s general fund budget would grow by roughly $500,000 to $3.04 million in the next fiscal year.

    In terms of carryover funds from the current year, the city expects to bring forward over $347,000, a slight increase from 2008-09.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 29

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on KY 61 between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) in Bullitt County.

    Work will begin the week of June 29 to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

    One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction. Motorists can expect some delays and temporary traffic stoppages.

    Traffic will not be stopped weekdays from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country’s most recent recession.

    It’s a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America’s birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country's most recent recession.

    It's a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America's birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Mount Washington pool opens Thursday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After a long wait, the Mount Washington swimming pool is set to open Thursday.

    Workers were stocking snack bar shelves and readying the facility for swimmers Wednesday afternoon. The pool is full and maintenance repairs are complete.

    A county budget crunch shuttered the pool until recently when city officials agreed to pay for and make needed repairs to bring the facility into federal compliance. The city also received some volunteer help from a local citizen experienced in pool repair.

    The county has agreed to pay operational costs.

  • MW pool close to reopening

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Swimmers marooned on dry land could be returning to the pool as early as next week after city officials stepped in to help repair the facility.

    A county budget crunch recently shuttered three of the county's four public pools. The Maryville pool in the north end has been open since early June.

    County officials claimed repairs to bring the pools into federal safety compliance would be a drain on budget funds.

    But if all goes as planned, Mount Washington's pool will soon be open for business.

  • County experiences online holdup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An online banking scam has allegedly resulted in half a million dollars taken from Bullitt County.

    Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said that through an online banking transaction someone from the Ukraine took $500,000 out of a county account through First Federal Savings Bank.

    Roberts met Tuesday with the county attorney, county sheriff, county treasurer and First Federal officials to discuss the issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday for further discussion.