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  • Four seek magistrate's seat in District 1 primary

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four Democrats will battle in the May primary for the opportunity to face a Republican in the fall for the position of magistrate in the First District.

        Incumbent Buddy Shepherd will be challenged by Denise Arnold, former magistrate Dennis Mitchell and Clifton Thomas West in the May 18 primary.

        Denise Arnold said she would be the voice for the people of her district.

  • Eight battle for jailer's nod for Democratic Party

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When incumbent jailer Danny Fackler opted to not run for re-election for a fourth term, the field to be the top corrections officer swelled suddenly.

    The field went from Democrat Larry Ethington and Republican Paul Watkins to a cast of eight who will fight to survive the May primary.

    The following are capsules of information taken from and interview or a survey by each candidate (in alphabetical order):

  • Six battle for nominations as Second Dist. magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the decision by Eddie Bleemel to not seek a fourth term, six individuals have thrown their names into the hat for the seat of magistrate in the Second District.

        Three Democrats and three Republicans will battle for the nominations. The two survivors will face off in November.

    Democratic hopefuls

        Pearl Hudson has talked and listened to a lot of people in her day. She’s owner of Pearl’s Food Mart in Mount Washington and has daily contact with many people.

  • Six battle for nominations as Fourth District magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Four Democrats and two Republicans will be battling on May 18 with a single goal - winning their party’s nomination.

        The Democratic and Republican survivors will then face off in November for the seat of Fourth District magistrate on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        In the Democratic primary, incumbent David Walker will be challenged by Wayne Doan, Jerry Flener and Ronnie Miller.

  • Voters to use paper ballots on Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will have a new experience. That is, unless you have been voting long enough to remember the days of the paper ballots.

        After using electronic machines for over 30 years, the days of the paper ballots are returning across Kentucky. Bullitt County will join the wave this year.

  • County judge candidates play 'nice' at forum

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Moderator Bernie Brown set out the ground rules quite early in Friday evening’s Derby Eve forum for the five candidates for county judge.

    Those betting on fireworks were probably a little disappointed as each of the candidates were told to talk about themselves and not take shots at their opponents.

    Around 50 people gathered at the VFW Post 5710 to listen to the candidates talk about a variety of topics and answer from questions from the audience.

  • Four battle for Democratic nomination in District 3

    HILLVIEW - Incumbent Joseph Laswell will have an opportunity to sit back and watch as four Democrats are seeking the party nomination for the seat of magistrate in the Third District.

    Laswell, a Republican, will face the Democratic survivor in the fall general election.

    Dannye Allen has seen all the bickering the county judge and fiscal that he cared to witness.

    The long-time firefighter and employee with an environmental cleanup firm decided it was time to make his first bid for public office.

  • Two battle for coroner's nomination

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Incumbent Tommy Kappel will have a couple of contenders wanting to take his position as Bullitt County coroner.

        In the May primary, Kappel will face Tim Hasting in the Democratic primary. The winner of that race will face Republican David Billings in the fall general election.

        Tim Hasting said he has been interested in the coroner’s position for a number of years.

  • Candidates have their say in final Chamber of Commerce forum

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Candidates for county races were given an opportunity to meet a few voters and to express their platforms during Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce forum.

    Like most forums, candidates were talking to a few people not associated with a particular person on the ballot.

    In the race for state senate for the 20th District, all four candidates appeared.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 10:


    UPDATE: The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) between mile points 0 and 1 in Bullitt County. The roadway is scheduled for closure from 8 a.m. Monday, May 24, until 5 p.m. Friday, May 28, to allow for slide repairs.


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