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Today's News

  • Three arrested in meth raid; child removed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three people have been arrested and a child sent to a family member after a home was raided early Wednesday morning.

    According to Kenny Hardin, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a search warrant was received for a home in the 500 Block of South Preston Highway in Salt River.

    The task force, joined by members of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, found ingredients needed to manufacture methamphetamine.

    Hardin said officers arrived about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday as three adults were prepared items needed to make the illegal drug.

  • Student confesses to prank, faces charges

    HEBRON ESTATES – A North Bullitt High School student confessed to a dangerous prank and will be charged with arson.

    The father of a 17-year-old North Bullitt senior delivered a letter of confession from the student to the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office Monday morning.

    Chief deputy Danny Thompson said the student would be charged with arson first-degree and tried in juvenile court.

    Jaime Goldsmith, Safe and Drug Free Schools director for Bullitt County Public Schools, said the student would be recommended for expulsion.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of March 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of March 15:

     

    Jefferson County:

  • MW to put rate hike into play for sewers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Water and sewer rates are going up and city officials agree there is no way to avoid it.

    Mount Washington has few options for financing a new sewer treatment plant, Louisville water rate hikes and other rising water and sewer expenses.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun said the city cannot bear the costly burdens alone and that equals unprecedented rate hikes for its water and sewer customers, estimated at 17.5 percent for the second half of 2009 and another increase of 17.5 percent in 2010.

  • City officials looking down barrel at very tough spot

    Welcome to life on the Shepherdsville City Council. And, by the way, in your first six weeks in office, you have a multi-million dollar project to decide upon.

    And, worse than that, the decision is worth a whole lot more than simply an expansion and upgrade of your sewer infrastructure.

    For nearly a year, Shepherdsville officials have been talking with various entities.

    Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont has its own package sewer treatment plant. Under the proposal, the company would give up its plant and hook up to the city’s expanded system.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • No days off as legislative session remains very active

    Although the General Assembly did not meet last week because of the Presidents’ Day holiday and a four-day recess, the halls of the Capitol were anything but quiet.

    Many of the House and Senate committees took this time to debate bills likely to come up before we complete the 2009 Regular Session next month.

    On Wednesday, for example, the House’s Judiciary Committee voted in favor of legislation that would keep judges from granting shock probation to those who have been convicted of killing someone while driving under the influence.

  • Hasch denied probation; appeal to be filed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Listening to pleas from both sides, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress called it the most difficult decision he had ever been required to make in deciding whether to grant a defendant probation.

    But, citing any reduction in the jury's recommendation being a depreciation of the crime, Burress ruled Friday morning that Janice Hasch should receive a two-year prison sentence for the April 2008 shooting death of her husband.

  • Black Thursday: Bullitt County teams erased in 24th District semi-finals

    HEBRON ESTATES - For the first time in at least 35 years, no Bullitt County boys’ basketball team played a district final this season.

    That was assured on Thursday when both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central were knocked from the 24th District tournament which was played at North Bullitt.

    It was just a bad night for the Chargers as they once again came up short against new arch-rival Fairdale. This time it was a 60-45 decision that marked the fourth straight loss for the Chargers to the Bulldogs and the third time this season.

  • Debris drop-off site open through March 14

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt County residents have just a few more days to get rid of their storm-related debris.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to allow the debris collection site at the Bullitt County Stockyards to remain open through Saturday, March 14.

    The site will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The site will be closed on Sundays.

    The final day will be March 14.

    The county is not doing curbside pickup of debris.