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  • Roberts eager to serve third term as CJ/E

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While proud of her accomplishments, Melanie Roberts still has a few more things she would like to see completed during the tenure as Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

  • Pioneer Village not thrilled with property's proposed use

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A prospecting business owner seeked approval from the Pioneer Village City Council.

    However, the proposal was not viewed by the council with rose-colored glasses.

    David Bishop, representing resident Hiram Gibson, said Gibson was prepared to sell more than eight acres of property to the business owner, who hoped to build a car/auction lot.

    Bishop presented council members with information packets that included photos of the property, building proposals, contact information and potential hours of business operation.

  • Man arrested for making threats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

  • Megan Hatter selected as PIP Partner of the Year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Megan Hatter was selected as the 2013 Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    PIP chairperson Thrissie Dohn presented a plaque to Hatter at a recent PIP meeting, stressing the important impact Hatter made on the organization.

    “When something needs to be done for PIP to prevent drug abuse in this community, she is always front and center, volunteering to do whatever she can,” Dohn said.

  • Public comments sought on trout release in Floyds Fork

     FRANKFORT - The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources seeks public input on a recommendation to place Floyds Fork Creek in Jefferson County under seasonal catch and release trout season regulations.

    Floyds Fork Creek has seen a tremendous increase in access due to the Parklands of Floyds Fork, said Ron Brooks, director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. 

    “We hope to increase use of Floyds Fork for trout.”

  • KYTC Crews Patching Potholes in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a mobile pothole patching operation today in Bullitt County.

    KYTC crews have been working on Interstate 65 in both directions between mile points 115 and 117 at Shepherdsville.

    Maintenance crews have also been working on KY 44 East between Bells Mill Road and Bleemel Lane (mile points 17.9 to 20.2).

  • Ashbaugh has unfinished business to do

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While pleased with some of the accomplishments the past three-plus years, Ruthie Ashbaugh believes more can be done.

    With that in mind, Ashbaugh has filed for a second term as First District magistrate on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will face a primary opponent in former magistrate Dennis Mitchell.

    “I love helping people,” said Ashbaugh, 67. “I just feel there is a lot more that I want to see done.”

  • Wimsatt wants to be voice for people in House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Alex Wimsatt loves the world of politics.

    And, he enjoys studying the government system.

    The former journalist and current assistant director of tourism for the county will make his first political run.

    Wimsatt will challenge Republican Russell Webber in the race for the redesigned 26th House of Representatives district.

    “I feel like I can be a voice in Frankfort,” said Wimsatt, who graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in journalism and political science.

  • Riggle to use fire department experience as new constable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For eight years of service on the Zoneton Fire Department, Joshua Riggle has seen how emergency services work.

    He’s been able to interact with law enforcement and medical personnel, as well as firefighters.

    Wanting to do even more to help people, Riggle has entered the race to become constable of the First District.

    Riggle will be one of the Democratic contenders in the May primary with the winner advancing to the general election in the fall.

    “I like to help people,” said Riggle, 31.

  • Suspect Arrested in Threats at Bullitt Alternative Center

     Shepherdsville Police are pleased to announce the arrest of Randall E. Carman on multiple warrants in connection with the recent telephone threats that were directed towards staff members at the Bullitt Alternative Center as a result of a domestic dispute.

    Other than the calls, nothing had transpired at the school.

    Shepherdsville Police Detectives were able to make contact with Mr. Carman and convince him to surrender.

    He was taken into custody without incident by Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.