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  • Trial for Bennington delayed until March

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Perry Bennington will have a few more weeks before a jury decides his fate on allegations dating back to the 1970s.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress granted a request Tuesday morning for a short continuance in the case.

    Bennington, 59, was arrested in April 2007 after allegations were made of rape and sodomy of minor females over 30 years ago. After the initial reports were made, two other victims came forward.

    On Tuesday, defense attorney Jamal Wooldridge and commonwealth attorney Mike Mann both agreed to the continuance.

  • Jury finds man guilty of robbing woman at home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Louisville man faces up to 20 years in prison for an attack on a Bullitt County woman.

    The seven-man, five-woman jury found Charles D. Oakes guilty of robbery in the second degree, which carries a 10-year sentence.

    However, due to numerous prior felonies, Oakes was also found guilty of being a persistent felony offender, which enhanced the sentence to 20 years.

    That would be automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court for review.

  • Two charged in Hillview, Louisville robberies

    HILLVIEW - Two men were arrested Tuesday on multiple robbery charges in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties.

    Eric Wade, 24, of Hillview and a 16-year-old Shively juvenile were taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police.

    Hillview Police Det. Justin Nally said the arrests were made soon after Hillview patrol units spotted the two suspects during a routine suspicious person report Sunday evening.

    Nally said officers collected data from the suspects, who were spotted outside an abandoned rental house in Hillview within close proximity of Wade's residence.

  • Man pleads guilty to 2008 Bullitt meth bust

    LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man arrested in Bullitt County pled guilty to possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Tuesday.

    Jose Pizarro, 36, admitted that on August 9, 2008, an individual cooperating with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force arranged for him to deliver approximately one pound of methamphetamine to a Bullitt County residence.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of January 25

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of January 25:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  The entrance and exit ramps at Ninth Street will be closed Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, from 5:00-9:00 a.m. The interstate will be closed in both directions intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at mile point 3.8 (Ninth Street interchange).  These closures will allow for utility work.

  • Work on I-65 cable barriers begin in Bullitt, Hart

    CLERMONT - Installation of median cable barriers on Interstate 65 has started on certain sections of Bullitt and Hart counties over the next two months.

    The job will cause minimal traffic interruptions aside from sporadic shoulder closures, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials.

    A separate guardrail replacement project has also started between Elizabethtown and the Bullitt County line, which could also cause some temporary closures of the northbound lanes.

  • Ambulance fees increased, non-transports to pay

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those needing assistance from the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service will be paying a little more.

    And those who call EMS but do not need transport to a medical facility will now be paying a flat fee.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved the rate hikes and the non-transport fees.

    Magistrate David Walker was especially interested in getting some type of fee for those who are using EMS for first aid and immediate care medical attention.

  • Police looking for murder suspect

    FOX CHASE - When residents drove along Tembroke Drive on Friday afternoon, they were greeted by police cars and television satellite trucks.

    Little did they know that sometime on Thursday evening that Donald R. Ash, 55, was killed in his home.

    The Pioneer Village Police Department and the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department have labeled the death as a homicide.

    "We have a couple of people of interest," said Dave Greenwell, police chief for the city of Pioneer Village.

  • Dadisman, Carr honored by Scottish Rite for contributions to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Masons from throughout the county gathered recently as the Bullitt County Scottish Rite held its annual dinner and recognition.

    As part of the annual dinner, the organization honored its Mason of the Year and its Outstanding Citizen.

    Robert L. Dadisman was selected as the Outstanding Mason and Larry Carr was selected as the Outstanding Citizen.

    In addition, the McNeil Lodge 586 in Lebanon Junction was selected as the Outstanding Lodge of the year.

  • KIPDA will do county transportation study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you asked residents of Bullitt County to tell you one of their biggest concerns, it would probably involve roads.

    Whether it concerned safety or whether it was about congestion, roads are a concern in a growing community.

    To get a better handle on some of the traffic issues, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a planned transportation study to be conducted by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency.

    Andy Rush, a transportation planner for KIPDA, said similar studies had been done previously for other member counties, such as Oldham.