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  • Western Bullitt County fires under control

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  • Hillview police stop vehicle, locate meth lab

        HILLVIEW - A routine traffic stop suddenly became a much more serious incident.

        According to Hillview police chief Glenn Caple, officer Scott Creason recently made a traffic stop at the corner of Meadowwood and Brookley.

        When the officer pulled over the vehicle driven by Misty Flint, he smelled chemicals.

        With consent to search, the officer found a backpack with a mobile meth lab cooking.

        The Bullitt County Drug Task Force was called to the scene.

  • Storms cause BCPS afternoon preschool closures

        Bullitt County Public Schools have canceled Tuesday afternoon Preschool classes due to severe weather conditions.

        A statement by BCPS informed that children already picked up would be returned to their homes as weather conditions improve. Students would remain at or be returned to schools if no parents were available at home. The affected students would be transported home later via regularly scheduled elementary school bus routes.

  • Unexplained fire leaves MW residence charred

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - An unexplained vehicle fire resulted in the total loss of a garage and two vehicles while causing untold damage to the home of Ray and Emma Noah on Lloyd Lane.

        On Friday Mount Washington and Zoneton Fire units responded to 585 Lloyd Lane around 11:27 a.m. after it was reported that one of the vehicles in the home’s attached garage had caught fire, according to Mount Washington Fire Capt. Mike Graves.

  • Second forum gets a bit more captivating

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of about 50 people avoided conflicts with local festivals and college football games to listen to the views of a few candidates seeking office on Nov. 2.

        The second in a series of forums was held at the VFW Post in Shepherdsville. And this one had a little more fireworks than the initial gathering.


        Martha Knox boasts her experience of working at the Bullitt County Detention Center. Paul Watkins believes there needs to be a new set of eyes running the jail.

  • Police continue assault investigation

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville Police continue to investigate a weekend assault incident.

        Capt. Ken Bernardi said units responded to the event on Saturday at a residence in the 2000 block of Old Preston Highway South.

        According to Bernardi, the victim was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and eventually transferred to Norton Hospital. Bernardi said the victim was released on Saturday.

  • Candidates have chance to voice views on today’s topics

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of around 50 people had the opportunity Saturday to listen to a few jokes, a little preaching and some political talk during the first of four candidates’ forums.

        The event, organized by Terry Seymour and Bernard Brown, were similar to ones held during the primary. On Saturday, candidates for U.S. Senate, state Senate and state House in the 49th District spoke.

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  • Man dies in fire off Ridge Road

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man was found dead at the scene of a Monday morning house fire.

        Norman E. Hawkins, 68, was discovered by firefighters in the charred remains of his residence at 1036 Ridge Road.

        Southeast Bullitt Fire and Bullitt County Sheriffs units responded to a working structure fire at the residence around 10:30 a.m., according to Chief Julius Hatfield.

        The house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was spreading to nearby trees and fields.

  • New notification system to warn area of trouble

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the middle of the night.

        You are in a deep sleep.

        Unbeknownst to you, there is a line of thunderstorms approaching with some potentially dangerous winds.

        You don’t have a weather radio.

        What will happen to you and your family?

        In the near future, there will be a way to instantly notify the entire county of any potentially dangerous situations.

  • Sign of the time in Fox Chase: no soliticing door-to-door

        FOX CHASE - “No solicitation” signs have been distributed to all Fox Chase houses.

        Council members discussed the process of discouraging solicitation throughout the city during the September city business meeting.

        Signs were sent out with the city newsletter; Individual homeowners had the option to place the signs near their front doors.

        Some residents and council members mentioned still receiving home visits from solicitors in recent days, some after signs were posted.