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  • Hudson hopes to use city experience on fiscal court

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of February 18, 2018

     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.

  • Special election on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will truly be a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Voters of all party affiliations will be eligible to cast their ballots if they reside in the 49th District.

    Due to the death in December of Dan Johnson, his seat as the state representative is open and must be filled.

    His widow, Rebecca Johnson, will be the Republican nominee and Linda Belcher, who served three terms previously, will be the Democratic representative on the ballot.

  • 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.