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  • Bullitt man guilty of re-entering country

       LOUISVILLE – Jose de Jesus Ornelas-Rodriguez, of Bullitt County, pled guilty on March 24, 2009, to charges of illegally re-entering the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Ornelas-Rodriguez, an alien and citizen of Mexico, pled guilty and admitted that on or about Oct. 23, 2008, he was found in the United States, after having been previously deported from the United States, and did not have the consent to apply for re-entry into the United States. 

  • Officials know importance of task force to combat drugs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  – The affect of methamphetamine is far more than simply the people that are manufacturing, trafficking or using the illegal drug.

    Many aspects of society are affected and law enforcement officials believe the current drug task force in Bullitt County is the most effective way to combat the problem.

    Danny Thompson, chief deputy Bullitt County sheriff, has been in law enforcement for four decades and has seen the influx of methamphetamine.

  • Man facing sodomy, rape charges

    BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County has been indicted for sexual misconduct with a minor girl.

    According to the indictment, Daniel Ray Keith of Brooks has been charged with first degree rape and sodomy, both Class A felonies punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    He is also facing Class B felonies on second-degree rape and sodomy charges. These are punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Former MW fire official to repay money

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former firefighter has entered a guilty plea and will have to repay over $15,000 taken from the taxing district.

    Anthony Judd entered a guilty plea on Tuesday afternoon to forgery and theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Judd was given a five-year sentence on each count and they would be served consecutively for a 10-year sentence.

  • MW man sent to prison for exploiting child

    LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington man will serve the next 27 years in a federal prison for violating child exploitation laws.

    In an investigation that started with the Mount Washington Police Department and then was turned over to federal officials, Michael Thomas Potter Jr. was sentenced to 27 years with no parole.

    The action was taken Monday in U.S. District Court.

  • Civil service affirms police officer's firing in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - A four-member civil service board has affirmed the mayor’s firing of a long-time police officer in the city of Hillview.

    In its written findings secured through an open records request, the firing of Connie Rausch for violation of standards of a Hillview police officer by Mayor Jim Eadens in January 2009 were affirmed.

    However, attorney Joseph Wantland said his client will take the matter to Bullitt Circuit Court to reclaim the position she has held for the past 13 years.

  • Let the hunting begin...

    HILLVIEW - Beautiful weather took precedence over soggy fields at the City of Hillview's annual Easter Egg Hunt.

    Hundreds of children swarmed the fields in search of 6,012 eggs distributed by the Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Association.

    A dozen special eggs shaped like jellybeans contained extra prizes courtesy of Hillview Wal-Mart, Kart Kountry, Subzero Deli and Desserts, Kentucky Down Under and Louisville Bats Baseball.

  • Ex-educator could face up to eight years

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An educator in both Bullitt and Nelson counties has admitted his guilty to rape and sodomy charges dating back to 1993.

    Larry Brent Childress, 41, of Pioneer Village, entered the plea Thursday morning in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Childress was indicted last fall for rape and sodomy. Two of the charges were dismissed and two others were amended.

    Childress could face up to eight years in prison.

  • Bennington could serve 155 years in prison

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit Court jury has recommended that Perry Bennington serve the next 155 years in prison for 14 sex-related counts.

    The jury deliberated about an hour on the penalty phase. The recommended sentences ranged from five to 20 years in prison with the recommendation to serve the terms consecutively. Bennington could serve 155 years in prison.

    Final sentencing will be held June 8 at 10 a.m.

    Bennington was found guilty on multiple charges of rape, sodomy and incest involving his daughter over a 16-year period dating back to 1974.

  • County leases property to earn income until sold

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Prime commercial real estate purchased by county government three years ago will soon see some building.

    Well, make that, lots of buildings.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to allow Jim White to lease the property formerly home to Gobel’s Exotic Entertainment.

    White’s USA Portable Buildings will use the property for a sales lot for portable buildings.