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  • BREAKING NEWS: Sunday alcohol sales to come to golf courses, but still a no-go at Shepherdsville restaurants

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you wish to have a drink with your meal in Shepherdsville on Sunday, you will have to visit one of the top new golf courses in the United States.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Heritage Hills Golf Course. The ordinance allows Sunday sales until 10 p.m. at a registered USGA course in Precinct 18A.

    This reversed a 4-3 denial in July.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With about 10 percent of the nation’s homes in foreclosure and unemployment at a 15-year high, it’s not hard to imagine that more Bullitt County families than ever — even those who never thought they might need it — are looking to charitable organizations for help this winter.

    Many of the county’s holiday food and toy distribution efforts are being called upon in record numbers this year.

  • Fire board claims comments do not deal with hearing topic

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Attorney Ken McCardwell put the Mount Washington Fire Board on the hot seat Thursday evening during the ongoing hearing of accused fire chief Michael Dooley.

    McCardwell spent very little time directly addressing accusations that his client, Dooley, poorly supervised and mismanaged funds connected with the department’s fire board Crusade committee account and the now defunct firemen’s fund account.

  • Bids for sewer line well under cost estimates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The first portion of bids for the southern expansion of the Shepherdsville sewer system came in over $2 million under estimates.

    And officials are hoping bids to be opened on Dec. 8 for the sewer plant expansion will also be under the cost estimates.

    In three bids that drew a large number of contractors, Shepherdsville officials did not accept any of the bids.

    Instead, engineer Rob Campbell of QK4 will analyze the bids and make a recommendation for the Shepherdsville City Council at its next meeting.

  • Fire board takes heat from attorney over suspension

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Community members that attended a Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board appeals hearing Thursday hoping to learn the fate of accused chief Michael Dooley might have to wait several more months before a verdict is reached.

    Dooley was recently indicted in Bullitt Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of second-degree official misconduct. The charges stem from accusations of mismanagement of funds connected to the fire board Crusade committee account and the now defunct firemen’s fund account.

  • Lemme sworn in as new attorney for Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The city of Mount Washington welcomed a new attorney Monday evening after Anne McAfee announced her immediate resignation.

    In a letter to the city dated Nov. 11, McAfee wrote that she was taking her law practice in a new direction and was “very busy developing (her) professional goals.”

    The council voted to appoint attorney and resident Norman Lemme after mayor Joetta Calhoun made a recommendation to the council that he be named the city’s next attorney.

  • History Museum extends Thursday hours

    The Bullitt County History Museum is happy to announce that it has increased its operating hours.

    Thanks to the County Sheriff’s office now being open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, the museum will also be open.

    The museum is happy for this long-sought opportunity to provide better hours for people who might otherwise be unable to visit or do research work.

    Museum operating hours are now 8 a.m. to 4p.m. weekdays, except holidays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Porter sworn into office as new district judge

    Jennifer Porter was sworn into office Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington by retired Jefferson County Judge Tom McDonald.

    Porter, joined by her husband, Keith Griffee, will serve as district judge for the next two years.

    She was joined by family and friends for the special ceremony.

  • Four indicted in burglary, assault at local home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four individuals have been indicted for allegedly breaking into a home and threatening three occupants.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted James A. Deel, Tabitha Begley-Andriot, Andrew Johnson and Daniel Schott Jr. on the charges of complicity to commit burglary, complicity to commit assault in the first and second degree.

    According to the indictment, the four allegedly broke into a home on Aug. 24, 2008, armed with a deadly weapon.

    Once inside, the four allegedly struck a man with a deadly weapon causing serious physical injury.

  • Sunday sales back on Shepherdsville council's plate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four months to the week after the original bid to extend alcohol sales was defeated, Shepherdsville officials again have the proposal on the plate.

    A vote could come at the Monday, Dec. 9, meeting.

    For a second time in the past five months, the Shepherdsville City Council will have two proposals that would allow the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits in certain locations on Sundays.