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Today's News

  • Pair indicted for role in theft of vases in cemetery

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two individuals have been indicted with removing bronze vases from gravesites in Highland Memory Gardens.

    Joshua A. Taggart and Geraline Hilbert have been indicted for 23 counts of complicity to violating graves by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    These are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    The pair also faces a single count of complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department investigated the case.

  • Bluegrass Speedway 2009 Championship Celebration Set for November 14

    BARDSTOWN - With the racing portion of the 2009 racing season completed, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will officially wrap up the 2009 racing campaign with their 10th Annual Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday evening November 14 at Samuels Hall, located next door to Bluegrass Speedway at the Nelson County Fairgrounds.

  • Salt brine to be used to treat roads in bad weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When bad weather is predicted in Bullitt County this winter, road department personnel will have another weapon on their side.

    Road foreman Jimmy Stivers said salt brine can not be used to treat roadways, especially those in bad areas.

    He said the state Department of Transportation approved the solution’s purchase from the Middletown facility.

    Motorists have become familiar with the brine over the past year or so in Jefferson County and on state roads in Bullitt County.

  • Woman’s Council gets view on how drugs affect county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the material Kenny Hardin normally talks about when discussing the war on methamphetamine was not appropriate on this particular day.

    Speaking to the monthly lunch gathering of the Bullitt County Woman’s Council, the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force left some of his material at the office. It wasn’t appropriate for those enjoying lunch.

    Hardin said the county is well on its way to another record year in terms of busting meth labs.

  • Congratulations to Elaine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of over 100 people gathered for lunch on Thursday to honor Elaine Wilson, who has been appointed to the position of executive director for adventure tourism at the state level.

    Wilson leaves after 20 years as the executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

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    Wilson to lead tourism branch

  • School chief worries about state taking surplus funds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the state of Kentucky come and “borrow” excess funds stored away in the coffers of a school district?

    Well, maybe. And there might be ways to secure funds without actually taking them away.

    That concerns members of the Bullitt County Public School Board and its superintendent, Keith Davis.

    Finance director Denise Smith said that has already been a cut in SEEK funds, as well as flexible focus funds, used for programs such as professional development, safe schools and extended school services.

  • Ag teachers find wedded bliss

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A working relationship between two Bullitt Central agriculture teachers recently blossomed into marriage.

    Michael Peake, a nine-year Bullitt Central instructor, and Tiphanie Merriam, at the school for five years, threw rice at the Louisville Zoo on Sept. 12.

    Merriam, a Hodgenville native, attended the University of Kentucky. Peake, from Louisville, went to Murray State University.

    At one point the two would-be Agriculture teachers simultaneously worked on a farm for a summer without meeting.

  • County employees will have lesson on insurance policies

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Buddy Smith was given a simple task - find a way to provide health insurance options for county employees with little or no increase in premiums.

    Daunting when the first estimate from the county’s current carrier, Humana, came back with a 45 percent hike.

    As normal, Smith then went to the available insurers and began to seek out policies.

    In the end, the county had one option - Humana.

  • LJ to be mobile Dare to Care food pantry site

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" In a time when more families than ever have been forced to rely upon charitable organizations for food, clothing and even shelter, Lebanon Junction residents struggling to buy their groceries got some good news last Monday night.

    The county’s southern-most city has been selected by the Dare to Care Food Bank as the first location outside of Jefferson County to host a monthly mobile food pantry.

  • Stream Walk 2009

    The annual Brooks Run stream cleanup was recently held.

    The five cities of Hillview, Hunters Hollow, Fox Chase, Pioneer Village and Hebron Estates combine to work with volunteers and civic groups to clean up the northern Bullitt County community, especially along Brooks Run.

    This is part of the federal Clean Water Act provisions.

    Among the groups helping to clean up was Scout Troops 20 and 49, who were seen cleaning up along the stretch between Preston Highway and Hillview Square.