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  • County mourns death of Belcher

    FOX CHASE - Brian Doheny remembers his passion.

    Keith Davis remembers the dedication to the county.

    And Gary Tapp remembers the willingness to stand up and make sure Bullitt County was counted when funds were handed out in Frankfort.

    The men joined the rest of Bullitt County and others across the state in mourning the sudden death of state Rep. Larry Belcher.

  • One arrested, another charged in Chapeze area copper thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - One man has been arrested and another is being sought for the theft of items valued at over $20,000 from homes and construction sites in south-central Bullitt County.

    Jason L. Alderman, 25, didn’t travel far, according to Det. Michael Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, to break into several homes and new construction sites.

    According to Cook, reports started coming in on Sept. 18 dealing with two construction sites on Kool Springs Drive and Aquaview Drive.

    At those sites, tools were taken, as well a geothermal coil.

  • Federal, state officials take look at damage caused by wind

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With everyone’s electric service back, emergency officials are now evaluating the damage caused by the Sept. 14 windstorm.

    A representative with the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured four counties last week, including Bullitt, with John Bastin, area manager for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.

    Bastin said the goal was to work with local emergency management officials to survey the damage and determine the preliminary assessment figures.

  • Bullitt musician part of Friday night concert

    LOUISVILLE - Rock guitarist Sean Thornton returns to his roots this weekend.

    The Bullitt County native will perform in Louisville Friday night as part of the musical group Solvi.

    Thornton was raised in the Green Acres neighborhood, the son of Laurie and Wayne Myers. He attended Roby Elementary and Shepherdsville Middle School.

    Thornton's sister, Lindsey Clark, helps with the band's publicity. She said the family moved to Delaware after their father Wayne, a Lebanon Junction native, passed away.

    "Sean's musical interests really began in the east coast," Clark said.

  • Nester still has Fire for dance, cheer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – After years of wanting to be a professional dancer, 20 year old Chelsea Nester’s dream has come true.Since last October, Nester has been a member of the Louisville Fire arena football team’s Wildfires dance team.Of the 50 who tried out, Nester was one of only 19 chosen for the team.“It’s great to get paid for doing something I love,” said Nester.Nester heard about the Wildfires through a friend, who was on the team years ago.

  • Truck flips on Highway 44 near Mount Washington

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – No one was seriously injured after a food service truck collided with a minivan on Highway 44 East Tuesday afternoon.

    The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m., according to Bullitt County Sheriffs Sgt. Brent Hall.

    The food service truck, owned by Irish Mill Foods, was headed eastbound when it appeared that the truck's wheels left the roadway. Hall said the driver overcompensated and crossed lanes, ramming into a Chevy Venture.

  • Rezoning request would be key piece of $5M road bond project

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A project that could possibly lead to hundreds and even thousands of new jobs has cleared the first hurdle.A request by Browning Industries to rezone 185 acres from Agricultural to IL Light Industrial was given a favorable recommendation by the Bullitt Count Joint Planning Commission.There was little opposition to the plan on property just west of the CSX Railroad starting near Beech Grove Road south to near Forest Hill Road.The proposal would tie into the the $5 million bond issue the Shepherdsville Cit

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK - Week of July 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 13:

  • Brooks Run robbery leads to arrest, warrant

    HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County woman is in custody following a robbery at her terminally-ill neighbor's apartment.

    Charlotte D. Clark, 18, was arrested by Bullitt County sheriffs Friday afternoon. She has been charged with theft of unlawful taking over $300 and theft of a controlled substance. Clark may face other additional charges.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha, Clark distracted her neighbor at the Brooks Run Apartments while her uncle, James Ronald Clark, 44, of Louisville, broke into the neighbor's apartment.

  • More commercial development set for MW rezoning

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A little more commercial development could be in the future for the eastern part of Bullitt County.The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to a request from Oakbrooke Properties to rezone 15.7 acres from R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.The property is located on the northwest intersection of the US 31 Bypass and High Point Court.Developer Kenny Stout said he has a contract to purchase most of the proposed property.