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  • Tourist group to step up its enforcement on late taxes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone eats a meal in the city limits of Shepherdsville, they are paying an additional 2 percent as part of the way to fund the operation of the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre and the tourist commission.

    However, some businesses have not always paid that tax as required.

    Enforcement on the collection of the food tax falls to Shepherdsville city government, which had to allow the measure to be adopted.

  • FOP secretary suspended after arrest

    LOUISVILLE - An officeholder with the Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 has been suspended after being arrested on drug charges Friday night in Jefferson County.

    Vincent Lee Redemann, 24, of Shepherdsville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and having expired license tags after a routine traffic stop on Preston Highway.

    A passenger, Elizabeth N. Ogle, 30, of Clermont, was also arrested for giving a false name or address and having an open alcoholic container.

  • Police searching for theft suspects

    The Shepherdsville Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in locating two suspects.

    The suspects in the attached photo are wanted for questioning regarding a theft in the Shepherdsville area.

    Anyone with information on the couple is encouraged to contact SPD Ofc. Timothy Wade at (502) 921-1000 ext. 2011, or by email at twade@sheppolice.com

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 2008

    Bullitt County Public Schools Calendar of Events: December 2008

    1-5:

    ThinkLink testing

    2:

    Training for new attendance clerks at Central Office, 10 a.m.

    Bullitt Lick Middle SBDM meeting, 5 p.m.

    Old Mill Elementary SBDM meeting, 4:30 p.m.

    Roby Elementary skating party at Skate-O-Rama, 6:30 p.m.

    3:

    Faculty Senate at Shepherdsville Elementary, 1:30 p.m.

    Community Partners for Reading Training at Central Office, 10:30 a.m.

  • Board reinstates Dooley as MW fire chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — After hours of lengthy testimony and surprising accusations, the administrative hearing of suspended fire chief Michael Dooley ended Thursday with his reinstatement to full duties.

    Mount Washington Fire District board chair Melvin Davis broke a tie vote to restore the chief to his position, although it was unclear as to when Dooley would resume his job.

  • Fees studied for treatment, no transport by Bullitt EMS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you call an ambulance in Bullitt County in the future and then decide you don’t want to be transported to the hospital, it might cost you a few dollars.

    With over 30 percent of the patients seen by the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service not needing transport, it is eating up a lot of the financial resources, not to mention manpower and vehicle usage.

    Under a proposal under consideration by Bullitt Fiscal Court, the free service might have a fee attached in the future.

  • Bounty of Hope on Christmas Day

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tom Chamberlain’s Boy Scouts helped at the First Baptist Church prepare meals for over 340 people during Thanksgiving.

    He realized that nothing was being done to help those on Christmas day who might need a meal.

    A committee of members at St. Aloysius Catholic Church decided to look at what could be done.

    Bounty of Hope was born and on Christmas morning, he hopes to serve a meal to 300 families, as well as another 150 meals delivered to those who can’t come out to St. Aloysius.

  • Sewer plant expansion bids below estimates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bids from a southern sewer line extension a couple of weeks ago came in several millions dollars under the engineer’s estimate.

    And the slowdown in construction seems to also help in bids for the expansion of the Shepherdsville sewer plant.

    The lowest of 10 bids for the city’s expansion project came in nearly $1 million under the estimate of $16.2 million.

    However, city officials are not yet ready to award any of the three contracts in the sewer expansion project.

  • Men indicted for thefts, arson at storage facility

    HILLVIEW - Two men have been indicted for various theft-related charges, as well as setting storage units on fire in northern Bullitt County.

    Joseph C. Reneer III and David Lee Mullins III were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictments, the men intentionally started a fire on Sept. 29, 2008, to damage a vehicle and a building.

    Arson is Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The men were also charged with 18 counts of complicity to burglary, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Lou Ann Moore selected as first woman to lead Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was an historic evening for Bullitt County.

    For the first time in the history of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, a woman will lead the organization the next two years.

    Long-time realtor Lou Ann Moore was introduced to a crowd of over 250 community leaders as the organization’s new leader.

    It was also a night in which the business group honored a former state representative as its Citizen of the Year.

    Before president Keith Griffee passed the gavel to Moore, he recapped some of his memories of the past two years.