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  • SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.

    Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. “Shot” Dooley loved helping people.

    Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.

    The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.

  • Student in police custody following threatening note

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A student is in custody following the discovery of a threatening note at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to the Shepherdsville Police Department, a school resource officer found the note at the school on Thursday.

    Additional police units responded to the school, which was place on a soft lockdown during the investigation. Detectives with the SPD Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation.

  • Thurman won battle to be in race for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For George Thurman, before he could win the Republican primary for sheriff, he had to win a race.

    In order for Thurman to be on the ballot this spring, he had to go to court.

    The sheriff’s deputy merit board, and state statute, does not allow deputies of his rank to seek any public office.

    Going to Bullitt Circuit Court, Thurman won a temporary injunction allowing him to run. The legal battle could resume at any time.

  • Alvey poised to continue as commonwealth’s attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Everything she had done in her life was focused on some day becoming a chief prosecutor.

    Shelly Alvey has gotten a crash course feel of the commonwealth’s attorney office in Bullitt County as she was appointed last fall to the position vacated when Michael Mann retired.

    She is more than ready to secure a full term for the office she had been pointing toward for years.

    “I love it,” said Alvey.

    Even before Mann retired, Alvey had filed her intent to run for the office.

  • Johnson seeks special, primary election wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During Dan Johnson’s first 11 months in office, his wife was a constant companion.

    She went to Frankfort. She attended meetings. She knew his passion to make Bullitt County and Kentucky better.

    So, when Johnson died last December, Rebecca Johnson quickly knew what she wanted to do.

    She announced within days that she would run in a special election to fill out his term. And she would file for a full two-year term.

  • Public can give input on library system

     Bullitt County Public Library is working to develop a three-year Strategic Plan and would greatly appreciate your input. To that end, the Library has created a community survey aimed at learning more about individual community members and how the Library’s services and programs can be expanded and improved to better meet their needs.

  • KSP arrests Louisville man for child sex crimes

     LOUISVILLE - Kentucky State Police Post 04 Detectives arrested a Louisville man for multiple Child Sex Crimes.

    William E. Seale (68) of Louisville was arrested after a complaint was filed by a foster mother involving Seale and her juvenile foster daughter.

    He was charged with Possess/View Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance By a Minor, as well as Distribution of Obscene Matter To a Minor 1st Offense, and Unlawful Transaction With A Minor Second Degree.

    Seale was lodged in Metro Corrections in Louisville.

  • LJ man part of couple wanted in Grayson County burglary

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two wanted fugitives.

    Camryn Hope Cooper (19) of Hopkinsville and Charles Jeremy Keith (20) of Lebanon Junction, are both wanted in connection to a January burglary that occurred in the Iberia community of Grayson Co.

    Both suspects have active criminal warrants for Burglary 1st degree in Grayson County.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local Law Enforcement.

  • Medical marijuana talks in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The support for allowing medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky seems to be getting a little more support recently.

    And, in Bullitt County, two entities — the Hillview City Council and Bullitt Fiscal Court — are drafting resolutions to show their support.

    Dan Seum Jr., whose father has sponsored a bill in the state senate, wants to see that happen.

    But, he also wants the state legislature to go even further by allowing the “adult responsible use” of marijuana.

  • Taylor looks to use his skills as next commonwealth’s attorney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON —- For Bailey Taylor, it would kind of be like a career that has gone full circle.

    When he graduated from law school, Taylor  was part of the firm operated by his father, Athol, Thomas Waller and John Wooldridge.

    He got to see a lot of the happenings in the commonwealth attorney’s office when Waller was elected to that position.

    Now, Taylor is seeking to become the next commonwealth’s attorney in the 55th Judicial District.