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  • MW man sent to prison for exploiting child

    LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington man will serve the next 27 years in a federal prison for violating child exploitation laws.

    In an investigation that started with the Mount Washington Police Department and then was turned over to federal officials, Michael Thomas Potter Jr. was sentenced to 27 years with no parole.

    The action was taken Monday in U.S. District Court.

  • Civil service affirms police officer's firing in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - A four-member civil service board has affirmed the mayor’s firing of a long-time police officer in the city of Hillview.

    In its written findings secured through an open records request, the firing of Connie Rausch for violation of standards of a Hillview police officer by Mayor Jim Eadens in January 2009 were affirmed.

    However, attorney Joseph Wantland said his client will take the matter to Bullitt Circuit Court to reclaim the position she has held for the past 13 years.

  • Let the hunting begin...

    HILLVIEW - Beautiful weather took precedence over soggy fields at the City of Hillview's annual Easter Egg Hunt.

    Hundreds of children swarmed the fields in search of 6,012 eggs distributed by the Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Association.

    A dozen special eggs shaped like jellybeans contained extra prizes courtesy of Hillview Wal-Mart, Kart Kountry, Subzero Deli and Desserts, Kentucky Down Under and Louisville Bats Baseball.

  • Ex-educator could face up to eight years

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An educator in both Bullitt and Nelson counties has admitted his guilty to rape and sodomy charges dating back to 1993.

    Larry Brent Childress, 41, of Pioneer Village, entered the plea Thursday morning in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Childress was indicted last fall for rape and sodomy. Two of the charges were dismissed and two others were amended.

    Childress could face up to eight years in prison.

  • Bennington could serve 155 years in prison

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit Court jury has recommended that Perry Bennington serve the next 155 years in prison for 14 sex-related counts.

    The jury deliberated about an hour on the penalty phase. The recommended sentences ranged from five to 20 years in prison with the recommendation to serve the terms consecutively. Bennington could serve 155 years in prison.

    Final sentencing will be held June 8 at 10 a.m.

    Bennington was found guilty on multiple charges of rape, sodomy and incest involving his daughter over a 16-year period dating back to 1974.

  • County leases property to earn income until sold

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Prime commercial real estate purchased by county government three years ago will soon see some building.

    Well, make that, lots of buildings.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to allow Jim White to lease the property formerly home to Gobel’s Exotic Entertainment.

    White’s USA Portable Buildings will use the property for a sales lot for portable buildings.

  • 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.