Local News

  • Sewer plant expansion bids below estimates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bids from a southern sewer line extension a couple of weeks ago came in several millions dollars under the engineer’s estimate.

    And the slowdown in construction seems to also help in bids for the expansion of the Shepherdsville sewer plant.

    The lowest of 10 bids for the city’s expansion project came in nearly $1 million under the estimate of $16.2 million.

    However, city officials are not yet ready to award any of the three contracts in the sewer expansion project.

  • Men indicted for thefts, arson at storage facility

    HILLVIEW - Two men have been indicted for various theft-related charges, as well as setting storage units on fire in northern Bullitt County.

    Joseph C. Reneer III and David Lee Mullins III were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictments, the men intentionally started a fire on Sept. 29, 2008, to damage a vehicle and a building.

    Arson is Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The men were also charged with 18 counts of complicity to burglary, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Lou Ann Moore selected as first woman to lead Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was an historic evening for Bullitt County.

    For the first time in the history of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, a woman will lead the organization the next two years.

    Long-time realtor Lou Ann Moore was introduced to a crowd of over 250 community leaders as the organization’s new leader.

    It was also a night in which the business group honored a former state representative as its Citizen of the Year.

    Before president Keith Griffee passed the gavel to Moore, he recapped some of his memories of the past two years.

  • Golf course gets Sunday alcohol sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those in Bullitt County looking to get an alcoholic drink on Sunday will soon have that opportunity.

    Although the Shepherdsville City Council did not approve Sunday alcohol sales throughout the municipality, the members did vote to allow a small area of the community to serve liquor.

    Identical to the vote in July, mayor Sherman Tinnell broke the 3-3 tie and voted against a measure to allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants seating at least 100 people and having at least 70 percent of their gross receipts in food sales.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of December 21

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of December 21:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mount Washington looks at making elections non-partisan seats

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Abolishing partisan city elections could be the last action that the Mount Washington city council is remembered for if it passes a proposed ordinance establishing nonpartisan elections for city offices this December.

    The ordinance, which was introduced by councilman Greg Gentry, would abolish partisan elections and primaries for the offices of mayor and council members.

    The council had its first reading of the ordinance at Monday night's meeting and will vote on the issue Dec. 22.

  • Two with roles in murder enter guilty pleas

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two individuals involved with the events following the shooting death of Timothy Nevitt in January 2007 now know their fate.

    Paul Cipparone and Kimberly Ann Moore were in Bullitt Circuit Court over the past week.

    Cipparone, 48, of Bardstown, was sentenced to four years in prison and Moore entered a plea where she would serve the next five years on probation.

    Both were charged with complicity to tampering with physical evidence.

  • Burress, Spainhour attend AOC course for circuit judges

    FRANKFORT – Circuit Judges Rodney Burress and Elisè Givhan Spainhour, who serve Bullitt County, participated in the 2008 Circuit Judges College held Oct. 26-30 in Covington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • County hopes to see more utilize prescription cards

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the rising costs of prescription drugs, Bullitt County residents still has a way that might save them a few dollars.

    Whether you have insurance coverage or not, a prescription card is available through county government at no cost.

    The card, which was made available several years ago, offers discounts at select pharmacies in the area.

    Administrative assistant Lisa Craddock told Bullitt Fiscal Court members that several hundred people have picked up the cards in the county judge’s office.

  • Former priest allowed to stay on probation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Roman Catholic priest will be allowed to remain free on probation.

    Daniel C. Clark, 60, who entered an Alford plea earlier in the year on charges of sexual abuse against two boys, will be allowed to remain free.

    A probation revocation hearing was held Wednesday after Clark was allegedly in violation for not attending a sex offender treatment program.

    Assistant commonwealth attorney Mike Ferguson requested the motion to revoke probation be remanded since he felt Clark was now in compliance.