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  • Woman sentenced to 40 years for striking local police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A police officer told of the injuries he suffered in July and how it has resulted in his retirement from the profession he loves.

    And the suspect listened as family members tried to explain that Taira Litsey suffered from mental illness.

    At the end of the final sentencing hearing, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted a 40-year sentence.

    Litsey was found guilty by Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended sentence.

    She opted for a bench trial.

  • Arts council could fold due to lack of help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final curtain may soon fall on the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    Donna Burke, president of the council and a member of the Shepherdsville City Council, said that there is consideration to disband the organization.

    The dwindling number of people interested in keeping the group going is a major factor, said Burke.

    A meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Dance with Steve and Donna, located on Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

  • Keith selected treasurer for state clerks

      Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith participated in an interactive session on the latest Kentucky court technology, got a refresher on handling probate cases and learned about recent court legislation at the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference on April 18-19 in Frankfort. 

    The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The Kentucky Association of Counties hosted the event at its headquarters. 

  • ENDLESS LOVE: Porters still in love after 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • SURVIVING THE GAME OF LIFE: Relay, cancer patients must adapt to survive

    HEBRON ESTATES - The Relay for Life has had to adapt in recent years with a number of changes to the annual community event.

    This included a move from the new North Bullitt High School track, which could not be implemented. A makeshift track did the trick in the back of the North Bullitt parking lot, with some folks actually enjoying the condensed version.

    Like the event itself, cancer survivors and their caregivers are always adapting lives to various insinuating circumstances. Despite life’s changes, they continue to adapt and survive.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 28, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Harlan Co. man charged with child sex offenses

     HARLAN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Clayton E. Lee, 60, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Lee was arrested as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after Post 10-Harlan investigators received information regarding child sexual exploitation images being located on Lee’s computer.

  • Council overrides P&Z; denies zoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After a failed attempt to please all parties, the rezoning request of a longtime Mount Washington business was denied.

    The property, owned by Virginia McAllister, is located just north of 1475 North Bardstown Road.

    McAllister has lived on the property for over 60 years. Her grandson, Chris Lyle, has operated a body shop business on the land for several years, focusing on custom and general mechanic work.

  • Lions Club Goes Out With a Roar

    SHEPHERDSVILLE- One final, glorious roar was heard.

    A full room gathered to reminisce and celebrate the past success of the Shepherdsville Lions Club, which will officially disband as of June 29.

    A final official meeting took place to properly close out club business, with past members present and many being recognized for their years of devotion and service.

  • Construction to begin on Beech Grove Road Bypass

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of the Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County. The project will utilize the existing Old Ford Road and extend it approximately 0.3 miles to KY 61 (see map below).