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  • Parties seek early end to suit by former chief

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A year ago, police chief Darrell Paul was removed from his position as police chief.

    Now, the dismissal is a point of discussion for the Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Attorneys representing Paul and the city of Lebanon Junction were recently in court with each asking Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to rule in favor of their summary judgment requests.

    Kristie Walker, insurance attorney representing the city, said that Lebanon Junction mayor Butch Sweat removed Paul on July 30, 2008, at-will.

  • Help for past due tax bills running out of time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to House Bill 262 and the decision of Bullitt County officials to serve as part of a pilot program, individuals who still have not paid their 2008 property taxes have a little bit longer before they are sold.

    But the time to make steps to avoid the bills being sold is quickly arriving.

    According to Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney, tax bills will be sold on Aug. 12. And those bills could be purchased by a third party, which could ultimately wind up in the property facing foreclosure down the road.

  • Hillview gets request for Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - Several business owners would like to have the opportunity to increase their customer base by selling alcohol on Sundays.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens and city council members plan to discuss Sunday liquor sales at their August business meeting.

    Phil Harris and Thomas Philpot, representing Papa Borromeo’s and Brooks Liquors located in Brooks Plaza, attended the July meeting to ask about the procedures involved in potentially legalizing Sunday sales.

  • Shepherdsville Police accredited: Agency one of just six in state with 100% mark

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Accreditation of a police department is not something that happens overnight.

    In Kentucky, it means that the department must meet over 160 standards.

    This means that policies and procedures are in place and proper training is conducted.

    It means that police cars are properly equipped with things such as first aid kits.

    It means a total commitment of all the officers, as well as the mayor and the city council.

  • Shoes, books out of same warehouse? - Amazon bids to acquire Zappos.com

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two of the largest e-commerce companies in the United States may be joining forces by the end of the year.

    Amazon.com and Zappos.com announced Wednesday plans to sign a “definitive agreement” where Amazon.com would be the only shareholder of Zappos.com.

    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission must approve the planned acquisition.

    The stock purchase price is an estimated $887 million. The companies would continue to be run separately.

  • Student redistricting set for 2010-11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students attending classes - especially in elementary and middle schools - might be located at different facilities starting in the 2010-11 year.

    A committee has released its proposed redistricting plan and over 12 percent of the student body could be affected.

    Final approval by the Bullitt County Public School Board isn’t expected until September and parents will have a month to look at the proposals and submit their comments.

  • Storm brews over fees in proposed plan for developers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The passage of an ordinance regulating future subdivisions and the maintenance of a storm water program in Bullitt County appears murky - at best.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission listened as developers feared that the proposed 61-page document might be the straw that brought the back of an already wobbling construction future.

    Local legislative bodies are required by the federal Clean Water Act to have regulations in place to deal with storm water issues. The regulations are part of a permitting process through the state.

  • Shepherd’s Shelter receives member from AmeriCorps service program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To support the community and provide case management, Shepherd’s Shelter has been awarded one AmeriCorps member through a competitive application process with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK).

    This member has committed to a year of service in our community.

  • MW man guilty of threats on judge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man accused of threatening to kill a Bullitt district judge could spend the next five years in prison.

    A Bullitt Circuit Court jury found Terry G. Hayes, 50, guilty of retaliating against a participant in a legal proceeding and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He was found not guilty of possession of a controlled substance.

    Hayes went on Nov. 3, 2008, to pick up a vehicle which had been towed when he made threats to kill District Judge Rebecca Ward, who had ruled on several previous cases involving the defendant.

  • Two guilty of burglary at Belmont church

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two young men have confessed to burglarizing a local church last April.

    Keith R. Preston and Anthony W. Krempp recently entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court for their roles in breaking into an outbuilding belonging to Belmont Baptist Church.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, the two men broke into the church and took items such as a radio and a fire safe on April 22, 2008.