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  • Man indicted for attempted murder

    BROOKS — A northern Bullitt County man has been indicted on the charge of attempted murder.

    John A. Burbank, 40, who entered a not guilty plea, has been indicted for attempted murder, first degree burglary and three counts of wanton endangerment.

    He remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

    According to the indictment, Burbank allegedly shot Timothy Gibson, a neighbor off Brooks Schoolhouse Road, on Feb. 19.

    Burbank allegedly went into Gibson’s home and then began shooting the victim.


    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - May 2009





    Bullitt Central High PTSA Board Meeting at 5:30pm

    Maryville Elementary PTA Meeting/Election at 7pm

    Zoneton Middle PTSA Board Meeting at 5:30pm



    Bullitt East High Ring Ceremony at 6:45pm

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting at 5pm

    Freedom Elementary Faculty Meeting (if needed) at 4pm


    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 65 from the KY 61 underpass in Bullitt County to a half mile north of the Outer Loop in Jefferson County (mile points 118.5 to 127.5).  Work will begin the week of June 1 to repair the concrete pavement in this area.

    The roadway may be reduced to two lanes Mondays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, and weekends from 9:00 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

  • Drowning victim Anthony Reynolds still not recovered from lake

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Divers are continuing their search for the body of a Bullitt County man who has been missing since Friday morning at Taylorsville Lake.

    Thirty-six-year-old Anthony W. Reynolds, of Shepherdsville, was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client's boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • Search continues for man lost on lake; may be from Bullitt County

    Update: June 1

    TAYLORSVILLE - The search continues today for a Bullitt County man involved in a Taylorsville Lake boating accident.

    According to Spencer County Sheriff's officials, the search continued over the weekend but as of Monday the body still had not been recovered.

    Officials have not released the name of the missing man.

    Spencer County dispatch received the call of a single-boat accident shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. Only one individual is believed to be involved.

  • Drug task force on record pace in busting meth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force busted their 22nd methamphetamine lab of 2009 last Thursday night.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the task force, officers were investigating a narcotics complaint at 4471 Zoneton Road when they saw vapors and smelled odors coming from a garage.

    Upon entering the garage, they arrested Anthony Hutchins, 19, of Louisville, and Daniel Conley, 20, of Louisville. Neither were listed as the property owners.

  • Council again asked to consider reopening road

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another attempt to reopen Salt River Plant Road may soon be presented to Shepherdsville councilmembers

    Councilman Larry Hatfield asked that fellow board members go visit the street that had previously served as a short-cut between Beech Grove Road and South Preston Highway.

    The road was closed at the Beech Grove Road end due to concerns voiced by several residents.

    At the time of the closing, residents complained that motorists were traveling at a high rate of speed with no regard to youngsters who might be playing in or near the road.

  • Developer says draft on subdivision regulations will hurt county's growth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As local planners continue to work on preparing its zoning regulations and subdivisions standards to meet federal storm water guidelines, some believe they are going too far.

    Richard Miles, owner of Dogwood Homes and president of the Louisville Homebuilders Association, talked with Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently about his concerns over the updates being worked on by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The work, which has stretched out over several years, has gotten closer to a conclusion.

  • High and Dry? Federal law may shut down county pools in 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Virginia Graeme Baker had no connection to Bullitt County.

    However, the tragic death of the seven-year-old girl in 2002 could have a major affect upon those who like to swim at public pools in Bullitt County.

    Unless the four county pools are equipped with new anti-entrapment devices, it appears they will not open for the season.

    And besides the public swimmers, there are over 120 members of the Bullitt County Dolphins who may not be able to compete this summer.

  • Chargers on to state baseball tournament

    LOUISVILLE - With a mighty swing of Josh Whitmer's bat, the Bullitt East Chargers advanced to state baseball tournament on Thursday night.

    In the bottom of the ninth, Whitmer hit a walk-off home run in Jim Patterson Field on the University of Louisville campus for a 7-6 victory over Butler.

    This is the second trip to the state tournament for the Charger program. This time, the trip will be accompanied by the Sixth Region tournament trophy.

    See Monday's edition for the full story.