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Today's News

  • KY Supreme Court affirms county jury verdicts

    FRANKFORT - The state Supreme Court has affirmed a pair of jury verdicts in Bullitt County.

    The justices denied the claims of Steven Keith Hallman that his conviction for wanton murder should be overturned.

    In his appeal, Hallman claimed that two pieces of evidence should have not have been allowed in his trial, that he was improperly denied a directed verdict, the instructions to the jury were improper and the prosecutor committed misconduct.

    On all counts, the panel denied Hallman's claims.

  • Something 'fishy' about deaths on Salt River banks

        Recent numbers of dead fish found in the Salt River have become a barracuda of a problem during an important election year.

        Kentucky Fish and Wildlife representatives said the cause of the fish deaths was a result of natural causes based on weather conditions.

        The majority of the fish affected were Asian carp and paddlefish.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts declared “a day of mourning for the paddlefish, followed by a night of evening.”

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  • Smoking forums begin tonight

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The public will get its first opportunity to voice its opinion on the proposed smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County.

        The first forum will be on Monday, Sept. 20, from 6-7 p.m. in the Lebanon Junction Community Center.

        The Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention are hosting four forums to get public comments.

        The University of Kentucky did a study earlier in 2010 in places such as bars and restaurants to measure the air quality.

  • Hebron Estates studies how to regulate parking of vehicles

        HEBRON ESTATES - How much regulation is too much? And how much regulation is not enough?

        With two signed complaints, city officials with Hebron Estates tackled the problem of parking in front yards.

        Mayor Jerry Clark said the issue involves a trailer that is parked in a yard at times.

        City attorney Mark Edison said there are several ways to look at the situation.

  • Two men are sought for questioning in I-65 death

    LEBANON JUNCTION - On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, Marian Dickerson was walking across the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 just south of the Bullitt/Hardin County line.

    But why was the 36-year-old Brooks woman wondering around at that time of night?

    That is one of many questions investigators with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department are trying to answer.

  • Shepherdsville Council discusses easements after residents voice concerns

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The never-ending question on easements and who is responsible for maintenance was again a topic of discussion recently in the county seat.

        Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell said the office had gotten several calls recently.

        Many of those dealt with drainage or utility easements running behind homes.

        The Beech Grove Road area has had a rash of complaints, according to Tinnell.

  • Forget furlough...local services to be available

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was all just a joke.

        Well, it really wasn't but after complaints from officials across Kentucky, the transportation department computers needed to conduct certain business will remain in operation even though Friday, Sept. 3, will still be a furlough day for some state employees.

        The change in heart will mean that residents will again be able to get their driver's licenses renewed and their vehicle registration tags renewed.

  • Old problems resurfacing at closed quarry

    FOX CHASE - Law enforcement officials regularly made calls to the old quarry that sat between the subdivisions of Ruhl Acres and Fox Chase.

    There were abandoned stolen vehicles, late-night parties and other improprieties.

    This was at a quarry which was off limits to the public.

    After a fire blanketed the area with smoke in the 1980s, things had been relatively quiet at the old quarry.

    Unfortunately, the past summer has brought some flashbacks for long-time residents of the area.

  • WE principles form country, visionaries are needed

        In reflecting upon the editor’s suggestion of forming the WE Party, I thought about our past political leaders and their political party affiliations. If I could guide the founding of the party of WE I would want it to embody the spirit of a Jefferson Democrat and a Lincoln Republican; a Teddy Roosevelt Republican and an FDR Democrat; an Eisenhower Republican and a JFK Democrat.