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  • Eight look to capture six Shepherdsville council seats

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two Republicans and six Democrats will battle for the two-year seats on the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Only six will begin service on Jan. 1, 2009.

    Incumbent Democrats Stacey Dawson Cline, Bonnie Enlow, Tony Miller and Margaret Moore will be joined by former councilmembers Don Cundiff and Larry Hatfield.

    Republicans Alan Wetzel, who has served previously on the council, and Scott Ellis will also battle for the six spots.

    Stacey Dawson Cline

  • Fox Chase has seven battling for six seats

    FOX CHASE -- Seven names will be on the ballot.

    But only the top six votegetters will serve on the Fox Chase City Council in January.

    And two of the contestants are husband and wife.

    Currently officeholders Jim Hall, William Winbun, Ted Judd, Phillip Woodruff and Owen Taylor are seeking another two-year term.

    Also on the ballot will be Lottie Judd and Wayne Muscar.

    Jim Hall

    Hall is the veteran of the city council members, having served the past 16 years.

    His main goal is to make the city a better place to live.

  • ELECTION 2008: A great turnout

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lines have been long at most polling places in Bullitt County as the 6 p.m. deadline approaches.

    Finding a parking spot and then waiting in line as long as 90 minutes has been common at many polling precincts.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney said that with the exception of a couple of mechanical issues, things were going well.

    Except for the long lines.

    Mooney said the precinct workers were working very well as a team and getting people through the lines as quickly as possible.

  • Three seek district judgeship

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They are three candidates who had some thoughts about running for the seat of district judge in Bullitt County when current officeholder Bailey Taylor decided to retire.

    Little did they know that the retirement would come in the middle of Taylor’s four-year term.

    As a result, Jennifer Porter, Nick Raley and John Wooldridge find themselves in a race for the remaining two years on the bench.

    The verdict will remain out until the voting jury returns on Nov. 4 from the polls.


    Jennifer Porter

  • Ten candidates seeking six LJ council seats

    LEBANON JUNCTION — There are 10 candidates running for Lebanon Junction City Council this election, and each have a unique view on what assets they could bring to the city, which has recently struggled to attract and retain businesses in the area.

    Voters can learn more about each candidate by reading the following information compiled by The Pioneer News:

    Mary ‘Allie’ Thompson Phillips

    Allie Phillips might not have any previous political experience, but she is committed to helping her community prosper.

  • Incumbent faces challenge in School Board 2nd

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The battle for District 2 on the Bullitt County Public School Board will pit two men. One of who is serving his first term on the board versus another who is seeking his first elected office.

    Incumbent Gary Wooldridge will be challenged by Marion Arlis Hill.

    The winner will serve a four-year term on the board.

    Marion Arlis Hill

    For years, Hill has been involved with the youth in the community. Starting with football and now in volleyball, Hill wants to help the youth.

  • Two newcomers will battle in School Board First

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Robison will not run for re-election as the District One representative on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Two candidates - Lorraine McLaughlin and Donna Miller - will be vying for the four-year term.

    Lorraine McLaughlin

    If things don’t work, you analyze the situation and evaluate the course of action to take.

    McLaughlin learned that in her nursing training. She believes the same rationale would work as a member of the school board.

  • Eleven battle for six seats on Mount Washington council

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Eleven candidates are vying for a spot on Mount Washington City Council this election, seven of which have previous political experience.

    Each candidate has his or her own goals if elected. Read on to find out why each candidate has chosen to run and what he or she plans to do if elected:

    Clifton Hudson

    Clifton Hudson has been looking for a way to get involved in city or county government for several years.

  • Woman charged with exploitation

    HILLVIEW - A 21-year-old Hillview woman has been arrested and charged with taking money from an elderly man.

    Ironically, she was caught by local police agencies after she committed robbery of a Meijer's store on Preston Highway and assaulted a security guard.

    Jessica M. Powell is currently in Louisville Metro Corrections on charges related to the Monday night robbery.

    Det. Scotty McGaha said police were alerted to the robbery and Hillview police officers pursued Powell and two male adults. They were captured on Carter Avenue and Blue Lick Road.

  • Rumors done; Kroger to be in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — After almost two years of planning, negotiations and rumors, the news is finally official: The Kroger Company is planning to locate a grocery store and fuel station in Mount Washington.

    The Kroger is planned as part of a larger retail development known as the Mount Washington Commons located off Highway 31 E near the intersection of Eastbrooke Parkway and High Point Court, according to a public notice of intent submitted by Nicklies Development of Louisville.