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  • 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.

  • MW communities invited to talk about proposed sewer plans

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Community members will have a chance Wednesday evening to voice their opinions of a proposed water and sewer rate hike, as well as learn about plans for the city’s sewage treatment plant expansion project.

    The city is hosting a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex Building on Branham Way. Residents can learn about the city’s updated 201 sewer facilities plan and hear a presentation that will review key components of sewer plant expansion project.

  • LJ employees might have new way to save money

    LEBANON JUNCTION - City employees may have another retirement savings option in Lebanon Junction.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council unanimously agreed to allow employees to voluntarily participate in the state deferred compensation program.

    According to an agency representative, the retirement program is voluntary. Full- or part-time employees may contribute to the program.

    This provides a pre-tax way to save for the future. There is no cost to the city with the exception of the time it takes to set up the program and to issue the checks to the state.

  • Members oppose new liquor store near church

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of Mount Zion Baptist Church had a liquor store near their congregation for a number of years.

    With that business closed for the widening of Buckman Street, members don’t want another to move into the area.

    However, it might be little city officials can do.

    The Rev. Billy Jenkins, pastor at Mount Zion, voiced his opposition to a proposed liquor store on the corner of West Blue Lick Road and Buckman Street.

  • Explanations for higher electric rates in winter

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before the big ice storm, many electrical customers were concerned with their bills in December.

    Randy Burba, spokesman for Salt River Electric, said the co-op received many phone calls when bills were up significantly over their November statements.

    The increase had nothing to do with any billing hike, said Burba.

    Salt River has not had a rate increase approved by the state Public Service Commission since 1993.

    However, several factors led to customers seeing a sharp hike.

  • Mother, daughter indicted for defrauding Red Cross

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Over a 10-year period, the American Red Cross may have defrauded over $133,000 for respite care that was never administered.

    And a pair of Mount Washington women have been indicted in federal court and could face up to 30 years in prison.

    On Monday, a federal grand jury indicted Sylvia Rednour and Jennifer Roby on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and forgery.

    They were taken into custody on Wednesday and housed in the Oldham County Jail.

  • Police warn of email scam

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police Department are alerting the area of a recent email scam.

    There is an email being circulated with a subject line of UNCC REFUND PAYMENT FOR YOU.

    The email states that they are affiliated with the Barack Obama Campaign to Assist Scammed Individuals In The Settlement of Disputes Through Zenith Bank Plc.

    It is asking people to contact their representative in Nigeria to give him your full name, telephone number and mailing address so that they can send a payment to you.

  • Council asked to look at civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was passed several years ago with much discussion but little fanfare from the public.

    But since its adoption, the Shepherdsville civil service ordinance has raised much comment and has been a key point of discussion in two elections.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield would like his fellow board members to study the current ordinance to determine if changes are needed.

    Under the current ordinance, all city employees, including department heads, are protected from termination without the recourse of a hearing before a three-member civil service board.

  • Sewer expansion projects stopped

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The hopes of extending a sewer line south of the city limits and expanding its current treatment plant met with a major roadblock Monday night.

    After looking since last August at a project to bring service to places such as the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont and the proposed community and technical college on Highway 245, Shepherdsville city councilmembers somberly announced Monday that the $20 million project was dead.

    In the last of many executive sessions, the council discussed the matter for just over an hour.