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  • County to ask for site plans on utility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Louisville Gas and Electric built a substation on Highway 61 next to The Pointe subdivision.

    People called the Bullitt County Planning Commission seeking information.

    But, since such utilities are not by local zoning laws, Roanne Hammond and her staff didn’t know anything to tell residents.

    That has all changed.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission unanimously approved a measure to require a site plan to be filed on things such as cell towers and substations that are regulated by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Man, woman charged in case against three children

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend are in the Bullitt County Detention Center following alleged abuse of two youngsters.

    Steven William Morris, 43, and Kelly M. Porter, 28, were charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Morris was also charged with assault.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the investigation continues and more charges could be possible.

    On Monday evening, McGaha said a call came into Central Dispatch about two children walking along West Blue Lick Road and Chillicoop Road.

  • Bullitt part of regional plan to lessen drug impact

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County sheriff’s department is getting more assistance in the battle against drugs from two different fronts.

    First, the agency has been a partner with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as part of a regional effort to target drugs trafficking along interstates.

    Second, long-time community advocate Dr. Mohana Arla has a new mission - to help the sheriff’s department get rid of drugs in the county.

  • Spainhour to run for senate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local attorney John Spainhour made official what most expected -- he confirmed his run for the 20th District state Senate seat.

    Spainhour announced previously that he was exploring the possibility due to the need to have a Bullitt Countian serve in the Senate for the first time in 40 years.

    He also felt it was important that since redistricting of House and Senate boundaries would be done during the next term that Bullitt County needed representation in the Senate.

  • County recovers over $105,000 in sophisticated on-line theft

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The news got a little brighter for county officials looking to recover over $415,000 taken in an on-line scam.

    The money, which was discovered missing last Tuesday, has apparently been sent to the Ukraine.

    After meeting nearly three hours in closed session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members learned that some of the funds have been recovered.

    County attorney Walter Sholar said many hours had been spent over the past week both by local and bank officials to recover over $105,813.

  • POLICE ALERT: Reward offered for stolen backhoe

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is looking for a stolen Kubota backhoe that was stolen from the Old Preston Hwy South area.

    The attached picture is of a like item. A reward has been offered if found.

    If you have any information regarding this theft or the location of the stolen item please contact Sgt. Jeremy Meyer at the Shepherdsville Police Department, 502-921-1000 ext 1113.

    You may also give information about this crime or any crime by using the anonymous tip line, 502-215-1588.

  • Jordy, Shepherdsville K-9, dies over the weekend

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville unexpectedly lost a member of its police department over the weekend.

    According to Cpt. Ken Bernardi, K-9 Lt. Jordy died over the weekend at home.

    Jordy joined the Shepherdsville Police Department in 2006 and worked with various handlers — Jeff Schank, Mark Riley and Jason Rives.

    Anytime an officer is hurt or dies, Bernardi said the rest of the department takes it very hard.

    “In my 25 years as an officer, I’ve never seen a drug dog work so hard,” said Bernardi.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 13:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Closed between mile points 1 and 2 on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for culvert replacement. Local access will be allowed, but not through traffic.

  • St. Clair death sentence at Supreme Court

    ELIZABETHTOWN - In a 180-degree turn from prosecutors’ long-standing opinions, special attorneys with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office chose last week to postpone a Hardin County re-trial of convicted killer Michael St. Clair until a Supreme Court ruling on his appeal of a Bullitt County death penalty is made.

    A Bullitt County jury found St. Clair guilty of the 1991 murder of Bardstown resident Frank Brady in 1998 and sentenced him to death, but that penalty was overturned by Kentucky’s Supreme Court in 2004.

  • County to work to decrease foreclosures

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the tough economic times, it is easy to see the number of homes that have gone into foreclosure.

    Bullitt County officials have formed a task force to help oversee a program to provide information to property owners in an effort to avoid foreclosure.

    Bill Heinz of HPI Inc. said many people are facing foreclosure and simply don’t know where to turn for answers.

    In his recent discussion with Bullitt Fiscal Court, Heinz said his non-profit company is a place where people can be sent for help.