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  • Citizens may 'vote' on alcohol issue

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Alex Ramirez had heard the debates over Sunday liquor sales in the city of Shepherdsville.

    And, even as a new restaurant owner, he understood the concerns of the public and the councilmembers over allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city.

    But, with his new Cabo Cantina’s Steaks and More now open on Cedar Grove Road at Interstate 65, Ramirez now realizes that the inability to sell alcohol on Sunday dramatically affects his business.

    But councilman Scott Ellis believes he might have a way to get the pulse of the community.

  • Decision closer on graduation dates for seniors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the bill has not been approved, Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis isn’t sure the district would apply for relief for days missed due to inclement weather.

    Since the county’s calendar allowed for snow days through early June, Davis isn’t sure any days would be excused even if House Bill 291 was approved.

    Currently, the students would have their final day of school on June 2.

    Before a recommendation on excusing days would be made to the school board, Davis said there are several factors to consider.

  • Nichols to be renovated, not closed

    NICHOLS - The calls were inevitable.

    As soon as rumors hit the streets, Dolores Ashby knew she would be getting some calls.

    In her 25 years of working at Nichols Elementary, Ashby had seen all the promises made to renovate the school. Many times, those promises were unfulfilled.

    And she’s heard all the rumors about closing the school, which has about 150 students in K-5.

  • Police need photo identification help

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your help in identifying two individuals involved in an investigation.

    Two men on the customer side of the counter were photographed by a surveillance camera.

    SPD believes the men could have vital information pertaining to recent thefts in the Shepherdsville area.

    If you have any information on the identity of the men please contact SPD Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, (502) 921-1000 ex:1113.

    Information can also be reported using the anonymous tip line, (502) 215-1588.

  • County to delay junk days due to debris work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It appears the ice storms of the past winter have claimed another victim - the annual countywide junk days.

    Normally held on the weekends surrounding spring break, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield agreed that the project could not be held this spring.

    Instead, both said holding the junk days either later in the summer or in early fall would be more practical.

  • CATS to be replaced with new exam

    FRANKFORT - The testing animal that has led education in the commonwealth of Kentucky over the past 28 years has run out of lives.

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, known more commonly as CATS, will basically go away with this spring’s testing cycle.

    Students will still be tested in subject areas as reading, math, science, social studies and writing. Other areas will be optional.

    While many praised the intent of the education reform act of 1990, the CATS portion of the assessment drew much criticism.

  • On-line training may save time, money for city

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sending employees to distant locations for required training can be expensive and inconvenient.

    But the city of Shepherdsville may have found a way to solve both of those situations.

    City clerk Maxine Jeffries said she is working with an on-line university program to allow employees to pick up training at $7.50 per person for many of the classes. Many of the courses are less than amount.

    Some of the classes would be 30-60 minutes long and all would require an on-line test. Employees passing the class would receive certificates.

  • Judicial Center briefly evacuated

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Circuit Court cases were interrupted along with other business as usual Tuesday when the Bullitt County Judicial Center was evacuated.

    Shepherdsville Police Maj. Terry Whittaker said SPD and Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the Judicial Center at 1 p.m. Tuesday due to a fire alarm and a report of smoke.

    Whittaker said the smoke was noticed in the rear lower level of the building near the elevators.

    Everyone was evacuated while Shepherdsville Fire units examined the building.

  • Police investigate rash of break-ins

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the past few weeks, thieves in the Shepherdsville area have hit an increasing number of vehicles.

    If you don't believe it, look at the number of theft by unlawful taking reports in the weekly crime section of The Pioneer News for the Shepherdsville City Police.

    Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, a detective for the Shepherdsville Police Department, said investigations are on-going after the rash of vehicle break-ins at homes and local hotels.

    "More than 20 vehicles have been targeted in the past several weeks," Meyer said in a release.

  • Hasch conviction appealed; bond request approved

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman found guilty of reckless homicide in the shooting death of her husband could be released from jail as she awaits an appeal of the jury’s decision.

    However, if Janice Hasch is to be released from custody, it would require a $500,000 cash bond.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to arguments Tuesday afternoon.

    Defense attorneys Butch Turner and Fredrick Friske requested a $25,000 cash bond for the Class D felony.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann requested the bond be increased to $1 million cash.