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  • Three arrested in meth lab near Dixie Highway

    WEST POINT - Three individuals were arrested early Tuesday morning as part of a record 50th methamphetamine drug bust in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt County Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin said a resident in the Lake Louisa mobile home park called central dispatch about a bad chemical order coming from a structure in the area.

    Upon arrival, a member of the drug task force found an active methamphetamine lab had been knocked over. Nichols Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene and several trailers in the area were evacuated, according to Hardin.

  • Fire strikes Red Cross, Senior Citizen facility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A weekend fire resulted in damages to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Life Enrichment Center facility.

    Shepherdsville Fire units responded to a call at the Senior Center at 7:48 a.m. Monday morning. The center is located at 214 Frank E. Simon Ave., in the rear of the Bullitt/Spencer American Red Cross building next to the Bullitt County Judicial Center.

    Shepherdsville Chief Brad Whitaker said an MPCAA discovered smoke throughout the building Monday morning and called firefighters.

  • Oldham man charged with drugs, counterfeit money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What started as a drug investigation ended up Monday being a case of counterfeit money being spread throughout the community.

    Kevin Michael Sheehan, 27, of Crestwood, was arrested by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, which initiated the investigation.

    Sheehan is now housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with 28 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

  • City names meeting room for long-time clerk

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family and friends of former Shepherdsville city clerk Neva Ward shared smiles and tears as the city hall council chambers were re-dedicated in Ward’s honor.

    A new plaque is now displayed in the chambers officially declaring the area as Neva Ward Hall.

    Ward served as city clerk for six mayors between 1976 and 2000.

  • Health Department thrives under Fitzgibbons' 22 years of leadership

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Welcome to Bullitt County and, by the way, your first day on the job entails asking Bullitt Fiscal Court to adopt a new tax on the people.

    Have a nice day.

    Well, for Ned Fitzgibbons, that first day may not have been successful as the first full-time director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department. But the next 22-plus years were definitely more than simply a success.

  • Train settlement claims due Nov. 28

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Where were you on Jan. 16, 2007?

    If you were within 3.5 miles of the site of the train derailment in Brooks you might be eligible to receive a part of a $3 million class action settlement fund approved by U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell.

    However, if you want to be part of the class action group that could receive from $115 to $574, you must sign up by Nov. 28, 2008.

  • County saving dollars on bills after analysis

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Bullitt County officials took a company up on an offer to find ways to save money on its telecommunications, no one knew the final result.

    After a year, it appears the county will save about $27,000 annually.

    Mike Fallot of Ecomtek spoke recently to Bullitt Fiscal Court members on the savings found by his company.

    As part of the agreement, the company will be paid 35 percent of the savings over the next three years.

    The company did an audit of the bills and services received by the county.

  • Parents will soon have access to student's grades

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What’s one of the biggest complaints Bullitt County school superintendent Keith Davis has heard this year?

    School bus issues? Teacher or principal complaints? School food?

    No.

    It’s the inability of parents to have access to their child’s grades and assignments via the internet.

    Davis said a state-mandated change in the student data management system in Kentucky hit Bullitt County this year.

    “It’s been awful,” Davis admitted.

  • Beam receives tax incentives for $15 million visitor center

    FRANKFORT – The plans for a Visitors Experience at Jim Beam Distillery got a shot in the arm Wednesday.

    The Kentucky Tourism Development Authority approved tax incentives for the $15 million project at the Clermont plant.

    When completed in 2012, the new visitors center could have 200,000 tourists annually visit the plant off Highway 245.

    In September, Jim Beam officials announced plans to replace the American Outpost visitor center with a totally new type of interpretative center.

  • PV Police hope to draw attention

    PIONEER VILLAGE - In an effort to reduce accidents and citations for violations, the Pioneer Village Police Department has created an interesting reminder to motorists.

    At the corner of Preston Highway and John Harper Highway, a wrecked vehicle has been placed along the side of the road.

    The project is a partnership with the state  transportation cabinet, which owns the property.

    Pioneer Village police chief  Dale Elliott said the wrecked vehicle was donated by  Troy’s Wrecker Service and Sign Solutions II donated the banner.