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    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 22:

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  • Police looking for robbery suspect

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department has issued an email alert in regards to a robbery suspect.

    SPD warns to be on the lookout for an unidentified black male wanted for fast food restaurant robberies in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    Anyone with any information on the subject should contact Det. Greg Claywell of the Bowling Green Police Department, (270) 393-4507 or greg.claywell@bgky.org, or contact the Shepherdsville Police Department, 921-1000.

  • Sewer project balloons city's budget to over $36 million

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite revenue being about $500,000 short of anticipated, Shepherdsville city officials will have a balanced budget to vote upon at their June 22 meeting.

    And thanks to the special sewer project and roadwork on Cedar Grove, the overall budget will exceed $36 million.

    In looking at the revenue figures, the general fund expects an increase of $394,375 for a total of $5.6 million.

  • Indictments for drugs still on rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force far exceeding the pace set last year in arrests, the number of indictments in circuit court continues to increase.

    Twenty-nine individuals were recently indicted on drug-related charges. An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence but only that at least nine of the 12 jurors felt there was enough evidence to continue with a criminal trial.

    Those indicted include:

    *Larry Luttrell and Grace M. Metcalf - indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

  • Budget carryover exceeds $1M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A final tweaking of the county's 2009-10 budget will be under consideration on Monday afternoon.

    If approved, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have its work finished. If not, they must approve a final budget prior to the end of June.

    While budget committee chairman Joe Laswell couldn't promise deputy judge Billy Roy Shepherd that the changes made after Thursday's committee meeting would be the last, he hoped the full court would accept the recommendations presented.

  • District sells $64 million in bonds for 2 schools, renovations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When you are $167 million in debt, what’s another $64 million among friends?

    While that may sound bad, it’s not as bad as the national debt.

    And, in reality, not bad for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    With projects revenues over the next 20 years, the district would have no problem paying its current bond commitments or the new ones to be sold in July.

  • Final buzzer could be near for basketball goals on city streets

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The shot clock will soon run out on basketball goals in the city of Hunters Hollow.

    The city council discussed what actions they would take pertaining to portable basketball goals left along city streets.

    The city has an ordinance that does not allow unattended goals next to right-of-ways. The ordinance was created for both traffic and safety issues.

    Notification of the ordinance was previously distributed throughout the city, with the problem decreasing.

  • Two juveniles charged in vandalism incidents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"Police are investigating a disturbing string of vandalism incidents targeting the Autumn Glen subdivision between Armstrong and Bleemel Lanes.

    Mount Washington police received a call about the incidents shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The vandalism included graffiti on several homes, a vehicle and some street signs.

    Officer Tim Morris responded to the scene and found that one targeted residence housed an African American family upon which the graffiti appeared to be racially derogatory.

  • Ing's fight with cancer ends

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two years ago a five-year-old boy dreamed of becoming a superhero and was thrilled to appear in the newspaper.

    To his family, friends and the Bullitt County community, the young man fulfilled his dream.

    Nathan Ing, a 7-year-old Shepherdsville resident, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, due to complications from severe cancerous brain tumors.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " A Mount Washington man was arrested Thursday on child sexual abuse charges that allegedly occurred two years ago.

    Mount Washington Police Det. Buddy Stump arrested 32-year-old Michael A. Fortner of Emma Court with a warrant claiming Fortner had inappropriate sexual contact with a female minor under 12 years old.

    Stump said the child was seven at the time of the alleged incident. He said the victim told her mother about the incident recently, prompting the mother to contact police.