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  • Work on Highway 44 needed; timing still unknown

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The first phase of a major Highway 44 road project is progressing, but it’s impossible to tell if or when the plans will come to fruition.

    A lack of funding could cause the proposed enhancements for Highway 44 between Kings Church Road and Bardstown Road to still be years away.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet conducted a public meeting Tuesday to gather additional  feedback on the plans, which include up to five lanes in front of Bullitt East High School and three lanes in lesser traveled areas.

  • Three arrested in meth raid; child removed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three people have been arrested and a child sent to a family member after a home was raided early Wednesday morning.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a search warrant was received for a home in the 500 Block of South Preston Highway in Salt River.

    The task force, joined by members of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, found ingredients needed to manufacture methamphetamine.

    Hardin said officers arrived about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday as three adults were prepared items needed to make the illegal drug.

  • Student confesses to prank, faces charges

    HEBRON ESTATES – A North Bullitt High School student confessed to a dangerous prank and will be charged with arson.

    The father of a 17-year-old North Bullitt senior delivered a letter of confession from the student to the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office Monday morning.

    Chief deputy Danny Thompson said the student would be charged with arson first-degree and tried in juvenile court.

    Jaime Goldsmith, Safe and Drug Free Schools director for Bullitt County Public Schools, said the student would be recommended for expulsion.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of March 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of March 15:

     

    Jefferson County:

  • MW to put rate hike into play for sewers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Water and sewer rates are going up and city officials agree there is no way to avoid it.

    Mount Washington has few options for financing a new sewer treatment plant, Louisville water rate hikes and other rising water and sewer expenses.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun said the city cannot bear the costly burdens alone and that equals unprecedented rate hikes for its water and sewer customers, estimated at 17.5 percent for the second half of 2009 and another increase of 17.5 percent in 2010.

  • Hasch denied probation; appeal to be filed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Listening to pleas from both sides, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress called it the most difficult decision he had ever been required to make in deciding whether to grant a defendant probation.

    But, citing any reduction in the jury's recommendation being a depreciation of the crime, Burress ruled Friday morning that Janice Hasch should receive a two-year prison sentence for the April 2008 shooting death of her husband.

  • Debris drop-off site open through March 14

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County residents have just a few more days to get rid of their storm-related debris.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to allow the debris collection site at the Bullitt County Stockyards to remain open through Saturday, March 14.

    The site will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The site will be closed on Sundays.

    The final day will be March 14.

    The county is not doing curbside pickup of debris.

     

  • Grandmother claims missing granddaughter could be in Bullitt County

    A Louisville teen has been reported missing and could be in Bullitt County, according to her grandmother who resides in Mount Washington.

    Fifteen-year-old Jessica Bara of Louisville was last sighted March 2 near a McDonald's and Domino's Pizza on Preston Highway in the Okolona area, said Bara's grandmother, Mount Washington resident Vicky Beatty.

    Beatty said Bara attends Southern High School and has been missing from her home since Feb. 24.

  • Bizarre events leave two men in hospital after shooting

    BROOKS - Two men are in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds in a bizarre incident this morning.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, deputies got a call around 6:15 a.m. to the intersection of Sparks Drive and Brooks Schoolhouse Road.

    Tinnell said that John A. Burbank, 39, lives in an apartment behind the home of his mother, Patricia, and stepfather, Thomas Tyler.

  • School board faced with drainage issues; residents upset with plans

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Jarki Mobile Home Community has been a fixture in Bullitt County for many years.

    For the past 25 years, Sherry and Tom Martin have owned and managed the community, which is home to over 300 residents.

    There had been some drainage issues in the past but nothing like those resulting after the construction of Bullitt Lick Middle School in the 1970s and Shepherdsville Elementary School four years ago.