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  • Planning administrator dies Tuesday

    Evelyn Fackler, Bullitt County's planning and zoning administrator, died on Tuesday after an illness.

    Fackler, 49, served the past 20 years in the planning office, including the past three as the administrator. Prior to that, she served as an administrative assistant and as assistant planning administrator.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville with burial in Brookland Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of December 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of December 14:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 265 (Snyder Freeway):  Roadway will be closed in both directions intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at mile point 31.  This closure is scheduled for Sunday, December 21, 2008, 6:00-9:00 a.m. for utility work.

  • Bullitt County Public Schools 2009/10 calendar, start time surveys

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – When should school start each August?

    And should elementary students be the first ones to start school each day?

    What do you think about fall break or the day before the Kentucky Derby?

    These are just a few of the questions officials with the Bullitt County Public School System are asking.

    A survey is online to deal with both the school calendar and the start times for the 2009-10 school year.

    The only condition is that the surveys will only be on-line until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16.


    The National Weather Service issued a continuance on the winter storm warning for Bullitt County through 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

    A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow. Sleet and freezing rain are expected or occuring. Travel becomes hazardous or impossible. Bridges and overpasses could become slick.

    A mixture of wintry precipitation occurred throughout the area Tuesday morning ranging from snow to freezing rain.

    Snow and sleet accumulation of one to four inches is possible across central Kentucky.

  • Seven charged in meth busts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven people were arrested in two separate incidents alleging the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a simple traffic stop over a license plate that did not match the vehicle led to the arrest of two people on Thursday afternoon.

    At approximately 4:30 p.m., Sheriff's Deputy George Thurman pulled over Brian E. Wibbels on Interstate 65 near the Bernheim Forest exit.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of December 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of December 7:


    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Roadway will be closed in both directions intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at mile point 16.2.  This closure is scheduled Tuesday, December 9, from 4:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. to allow for utility work.

  • Woman accused of rape now in custody

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Hikes Point woman turned herself in Friday morning after being accused of improper sexual misconduct with a minor.

    Bullitt County Sheriff's Department Det. Scotty McGaha said Jessica Darcy Smith, 25, agreed to meet officials at the Louisville office of her attorney, Ken McCardwell.

    Smith has been charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy.

    According to McGaha, the woman was placed into the role of caretaker for a 15-year-old male in Bullitt County.

  • Detective says no evidence of stolen money by fire chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The questions still seem to outweigh the answers in the Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board’s hearing of accused Mount Washington Fire Chief Michael Dooley.

    Dooley is charged by the board for poorly supervising and mismanaging funds in the department’s fire board Crusade committee and firemen’s fund accounts.

    Dooley was also recently indicted in Bullitt Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of second-degree official misconduct.

    He is not charged criminally or by the fire board with stealing any funds.

  • Police believe solution may be near

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Police officers Mike Cook and Tim Waters are aware of a situation that has concerned residents in one northern Bullitt County city for several years.

    And, a solution may be near.

    But Cook said he was not able to discuss the work being conducted at the present time.

    That seemed good enough to appease the residents in the Horse Run Court area of Hebron Estates.

  • MW fire board votes to reinstate Dooley

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Applause erupted from friends and family of suspended fire chief Michael Dooley Thursday evening after the fire protection district's board of trustees reinstated Dooley to his full duties.

    Board chair Melvin Davis broke a tie vote to reinstate Dooley to his position as chief, although it was unclear as to when Dooley would resume his job.