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  • Seniors want funding

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They had a very clear message for state Rep. Linda Belcher.

    They wanted her to do whatever was possible to make sure funding continued to keep the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s senior center in Shepherdsville open.

    Two dozen senior citizens recently met with Belcher as she gathered input on things she needs to address as the General Assembly returns for its short off-year session in Frankfort.

    Belcher, who is on the senior citizens committee, said she needed the input to better do her job representing them.

  • MW sewer rates could go WAY up

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The state is mandating that city officials make improvements to its sewage treatment facility.

    But Mount Washington city officials are still trying to figure out how they will pay for the multi-million dollar project.

    Under state order the Mt. Washington city council needs to have expansion and improvements in place by 2010.    

    City engineer Dave Derrick informed the council during a special public meeting that projected budgets showed the city around $1.35 short of paying for all the necessary improvements.

  • Police catch robber in the act

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A Bullitt County man is in custody after allegedly trying to rob the same business twice within one week.

    And two Shepherdsville police officers are on paid administrative leave that is customary when a shooting is involved.

    According to SPD Sgt. Ken Bernardi, the suspect was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

  • LJ burglary suspect turns himself in

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A burglary suspect turned himself over to officials Wednesday morning.

    Howard Adams II, 32, of Elizabeth, Ind., reported to the Bullitt County Sheriffs office. He was questioned, arrested and taken to the Bullitt county Detention Center.

    Adams relinquished many stolen items, including numerous rifles, through his attorney, Joe Wantland.

    The rifles returned to police were taken from the home of Steven Hodge on S. Preston Highway near Lebanon Junction.

  • Leaders want county needs addressed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Facing a multi-million deficit in the state budget, the likelihood that funding for local projects may be slim at best.

    However, in her first year in office, state Rep. Linda Belcher met with local officials to see about some of their wants and needs.

    Despite meeting on a snowy night, several local officials met with Belcher to talk about some of their concerns.

    Bullitt County has sent its stimulus package to the governor in case federal dollars are made available for local projects.

  • Hasch gets 2 years for shooting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After deliberating for eight hours into Thursday evening, an eight-woman, four-man jury found Janice Hasch guilty of reckless homicide in the April 14, 2008, shooting death of her husband, Jerry.

    And the jury spent another two hours on Friday before recommending a sentence of two years on the conviction.

    Final sentencing in the case will occur on March 6.

    Janice Hasch, 58, remains free on a $300,000 bond awaiting sentencing.

    She was originally charged with murder and could have received a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

  • MW officials pleased with debris cleanup efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – While changes in the hours will take effect on Monday, Mount Washington officials have been very pleased with the cleanup efforts following the recent ice storm.

    A makeshift debris removal site was formed at the southeast corner of the bypass and Old Bardstown Road.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun praised community members for their efforts in helping with the cleanup. She specifically praised First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington and Mount Washington United Methodist Church for manning an all-night warming shelter at the First Baptist location.

  • No one injured in Brooks RV fire Thursday morning

    BROOKS – Zoneton Fire Department responded to a recreational vehicle fire shortly after 8 a.m. this morning.

    It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to control RV fire, which was located off Yearling Drive. The road was closed temporarily to accommodate the responding fire units.

    No one was injured.

  • Suspect arrested following multiple burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriffs reported that Louisville Metro Police arrested William Pierce early Wednesday morning.

    Pierce, 32, of Louisville, was wanted for as many as 60 to 70 burglaries in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby County beginning in August 2008.

    Louisville Metro Police and Oldham County Police officials recently began a joint investigation along with Bullitt County.

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Pierce was responsible for possibly a dozen home break-ins throughout western Bullitt County primarily taking place last November.

  • Debris cleanup begins to come to close

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s original plan was to keep the debris collection site open for several months.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court members have decided to close the collection site at the Bullitt County Stockyards as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

    Officials said further issues would be discussed and any necessary further actions taken during that meeting.

    Because of the large amount of debris collected, along with maintaining the site and securing it 24 hours, magistrate Joe Laswell said the county was already paying over $200,000 for services.