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  • Probable Cause hearing delayed on death threats

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A probable cause hearing on a man accused of making threats against a Bullitt District judge will be delayed at least a month.

    Defense attorney Jennifer Lowe made a request to special judge William Ryan Jr. of Jefferson County that the hearing be continued at least 30 days.

    Terry Glen Hayes, 49, of Mount Washington, was arrested on Oct. 29 after he was overheard making a comment earlier that morning about plans to kill district judge Rebecca Ward.

  • Zoneton resident probated on federal gun charges

    LOUISVILLE – Steven W. Fox, 55, of Zoneton Road, Shepherdsville, Kentucky, in Bullitt County, was sentenced to five years probation.

    The probation is based on the condition that he cannot sell, barter or trade any firearms for 5 years, in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, for failure to conduct criminal background checks on a firearms purchaser (2 counts), U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Monday.

  • Ogborn wins legal battle for attorney fees

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has ordered that the McDonald’s Corp. pay a young woman over $2.4 million to pay for attorneys who represented her in a strip search civil case against the restaurant chain.

    Special Circuit Judge Tom McDonald ruled that the attorney fees and other costs associated with the representation of Louise Ogborn were justified.

    The parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court in September to argue and to justify the amounts requested.

  • If I had a sledgehammer . . .

    BROOKS – A truck carrying sledgehammers got stuck on the train crossing around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday at East Blue Lick Road and Highway 1020. The semi-tractor trailer was then struck by a CSX railroad train. No one was injured but hundreds of sledgehammers were scattered along the tracks. It was the third collision at the crossing in the past two years.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 16:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway):  Lane closures and delays possible between US 60 (Shelbyville Road) and US 42 (Brownsboro Road), mile points 19.8 and 22.2, due to construction of an interchange at Westport Road.  The speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH in the construction zone.  Speed limit on Westport Road has been reduced to 25 MPH in the construction zone.

  • KSP will have extra patrol during holiday weekend

    FRANKFORT -- With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, KSP expects increased traffic on the roadways this holiday. Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

    This includes the four-day holiday driving period surrounding that date when heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips combine to create severe travel conditions.  Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving. 

  • Changes galore in city council seats in county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some totally new faces taking office in January. And there will be some familiar faces that will be returning to city government.

    This also means that some long-time city officials will end their term of community service at the conclusion of the year.

    In Mount Washington, four Republicans will be joined by two Democrats on the city council.

    Former councilman Larry Porter led the way with 3,001 votes. He was closely followed by current councilmembers Gary Lawson (2,700) and Lloyd “Shot” Dooley with 2,646.

  • Reception to honor Williams as transfers to new FSA position

    Jeanie M. Williams, left on Oct. 23 as county executive director for the USDA-Farm Service Agency to take another position with the federal agency.

    A reception will be held in her honor on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Mount Washington FSA office.

    Jeanie started her employment with FSA at the Meade County Office as a Program assistant, in June 1979.

    She applied for the CED position in Jefferson County on 10-16-1989.

  • Shepherdsville remains committed to $18 million sewer expansion plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — City officials renewed their commitment to an $18 million sewer expansion project and a pledge to improve its procedures to select its next sanitation company.

    While previously approving the bond issue earlier this summer, Shepherdsville officials showed their continued support by passing another resolution.

    The $18 million bond issue would allow the city to expand its current sewer plant. It would also allow for the expansion of service for property in unserved areas, especially the Clermont community.

  • MW tax bills contain wrong phone number

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Mayor Joetta Calhoun has a special plea for those citizens who just received their city tax bills: Please don’t call the phone number listed on the statements.

    Mount Washington residents began receiving their real and personal property tax bills last week and it became quickly apparent that the phone number listed on the bills was that of a private resident.

    Calhoun said at the city council meeting Monday evening that residents with questions should call 538-4216 and not the number on the bill.