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  • City again talks about insurance

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Don Cundiff has been talking for years about the government’s philosophy of providing full medical coverage for Shepherdsville employees.

    Each time the discussion is mentioned, it is normally around the time the Shepherdsville City Council is passing its new budget for the fiscal court.

    On the night when the council would unanimously approve the 2009-10 budget, Cundiff once again brought up the discussion.

  • Highway 245 rezoning bid delayed ‘til July 7 meeting

    CLERMONT - A rezoning request along Highway 245 will not be decided until July 7.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members opted to table a vote on Tuesday and will hold another public hearing on Tuesday, July 7.

    The applicant, Leonard and Christopher Mattingly, are seeking rezoning of 3.7 acres from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The father and son want to expand a vehicle storage lot on the property; however, several entities concerned about the future of the Highway 245 corridor have opposed the request.

  • Salt River Plant Road again at point of talks by city council

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A narrow road connecting Beech Grove Road and Highway 61 South may have received more discussion than any other street in Bullitt County over the past several years.

    And, when residents learned that the road would soon be reopened to thru-traffic, they quickly came to talk with members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Due to dangerous conditions and heavy traffic, the road was closed over two years ago. At the prior meeting in June, councilmembers voted 4-2 to reopen the road.

  • Schools able to weather first storm

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With no major changes expected from the recent special session, Bullitt County officials believe they will be OK financially for the next fiscal year.

    But they aren’t as confident about the years after that.

    While the district is utilizing a different pot of money for the many construction projects underway, superintendent Keith Davis and finance director Denise Smith felt confident in the proposed 2009-10 budget.

  • Fatality in I-65 weekend accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - An Indiana man was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 late Friday evening.

    Kentucky State Police reported that the accident occurred just before midnight Friday about three miles north of Lebanon Junction.

    Charles E. Chesher, 52, of Jeffersonville, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Mistrial ruled in Hardin County on St. Clair; new trial in August

    ELIZABETHTOWN ee" Prosecutor Todd Lewis was telling of Michael St. Clair and Dennis Reese’s cross-country crime spree when one detail too much was revealed, causing a mistrial in the second trial for the 1991 abduction of Frank Brady.

    Early in his opening statement, Lewis told of St. Clair and Reese’s September 1991 Oklahoma jail break, where they overpowered a guard and stole a deputy’s pickup.

    Lewis said Reese and St. Clair then stole another truck from a farm in a part of Oklahoma where rural residents carry guns in holsters around their waists.

  • Budget passed unanimously by fiscal court

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the recommendations of the budget committee in place, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved its $16.7 million spending plan for the 2009-10 year.

    And the vote was a unanimous 5-0 count, something that has not occurred over the past couple of years.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was pleased that the current fiscal year would end with a carryover of $1 million and that the cuts she proposed in her draft budget could be restored.

  • Bullitt Lick to keep name; change other things for year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is already a new attitude at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    But, after much discussion, there won’t be a new name attached to the 32-year-old school.

    The Bullitt Lick school-based council reached a consensus to not change the name of the facility after concerns over nicknames and perceptions seemed to be on the rise.

    Instead, the discussion moved toward finding ways to prove to the community and to others that things are changing for the positive at Bullitt Lick Middle.

  • 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.