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  • Mistrial in murder case as jury panel down to 11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Defendant Steven Hallman and the family of Kimberly Nicole Hallman will have to wait a little longer to learn about the verdict in the 22-year-old's shooting death.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress declared a mistrial on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charged Hallman with the murder of his wife on Oct. 13, 2007.

    As is customary with most jury trials, more than the ultimate jury of 12 members is selected. In this case, 14 jurors were selected from the jury pool.

  • Staph infection diagnosed at Old Mill; no other reports

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – An individual case of MRSA staph infection reported at Old Mill Elementary this week was treated early and isolated to a single student.

    Bullitt County Public Schools district health coordinator Lesa Bodine said informational letters were distributed to parents Tuesday, mentioning the reported infection.

    “The student is under doctor’s orders,” said Bodine. “We’re not anticipating any further problem.”

  • Shepherdsville looks for teeth to deal with nuisances

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Empowered to take steps that help to clean up the city, Jim McAuliffe needs a little help.

    He needs some rules and regulations that have some teeth - that would allow him to move forward in a quicker path to clean up dangerous situations.

    The Shepherdsville code enforcement officer presented councilmembers with a trio of ordinances dealing with abatement of nuisances from across Kentucky.

    McAuliffe said his goal is to entice growth to the community and part of that is to have a city that everyone can have pride in.

  • Lebanon Junction moves quickly to deal with storm-related issues

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Surviving the ice storm of 2009, city officials are already taking steps to be better prepared for the future.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council quickly moved forward to allow the community to better cope with future disasters.

    First, the city was placed under a precautionary boil water advisory due to having no electrical power at the water plant.

    While the city purchases water from Louisville, it must feed in chlorine due to the length of the transfer.

  • Officials pleased with quick response to storm

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials have been pleased with the response to the snow and ice storm that started Tuesday.

    However, there will be many weeks and months before all the recovery issues would be settled.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management director Mike Phillips said things went relatively well as the area got hit with a combination of snow and ice.

    The major problem faced by emergency responders has been the massive amount of trees which have fallen - blocking roads and knocking out utilities.

  • Murder or self-defense? Hasch testifies of abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no dispute that on April 14, 2008, Janice Hasch fired a handgun that killed her husband.

    The question a Bullitt Circuit Court jury will have to answer is whether she intended to murder her husband.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann concluded his portion of the case on Wednesday morning. Defense attorney Butch Turner began his case before the jury was dismissed until Thursday.

    During his opening statement, Mann said that Janice Hasch took a gun, removed it from a pouch, loaded it and shot her husband.

  • Outages record high in county; most of power restored

    Storm recovery updates

    While most customers have now regained electric power, a handful remain shut down. Salt River Electric and Louisville Gas and Electric crews remain on duty 24 hours to restore all power. Officials believe everyone will be up and running through this weekend.

    Approximately 15 residents remain at the Red Cross shelter located at Shepherdsville City Hall. For information on the shelter call 921-1001.

  • Storm proves economic aid to some stores

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not the economic stimulus plan President Barack Obama had in mind.

    With the winter weather hitting the area hard, some businesses have profited as a result.

    The businesses have not earned extra cash from price gouging; instead, they are busy with extra business.

    Locations such as food markets and gas stations have remained popular, selling food, gas and other household necessities to help residents through desperate times.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of February 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 8:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mt. Washington council voices concerns over location of new school

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Where is the best place to put a new school?

    Just one week after Mount Washington residents raised concerns about a proposed site during a school board meeting, the issue was addressed by the city council.

    Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis spoke to the Mount Washington City Council in regards to a proposed elementary school site adjacent to the current Mount Washington Middle School location.

    One of the many reason for the selected location was that the school board already owned the property, Davis mentioned.