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Today's News

  • Close call

    HILLVIEW - A collision between a pickup truck and a train snarled rush hour traffic Thursday morning.

    Hillview Police were called at 7:41 a.m. when a 1992 blue and white Ford F-150 pickup truck, headed westbound on Brooks Hill Road, collided with the train and wound up south of the crossing near Highway 1020.

    The driver, Bernardo Trevino of Louisville, was not injured. Hillview Police Ofc. Darren Vires said a CSX train engineer reported that Trevino left the vehicle just seconds prior to impact.    

  • Seniors want funding

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They had a very clear message for state Rep. Linda Belcher.

    They wanted her to do whatever was possible to make sure funding continued to keep the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s senior center in Shepherdsville open.

    Two dozen senior citizens recently met with Belcher as she gathered input on things she needs to address as the General Assembly returns for its short off-year session in Frankfort.

    Belcher, who is on the senior citizens committee, said she needed the input to better do her job representing them.

  • MW sewer rates could go WAY up

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The state is mandating that city officials make improvements to its sewage treatment facility.

    But Mount Washington city officials are still trying to figure out how they will pay for the multi-million dollar project.

    Under state order the Mt. Washington city council needs to have expansion and improvements in place by 2010.    

    City engineer Dave Derrick informed the council during a special public meeting that projected budgets showed the city around $1.35 short of paying for all the necessary improvements.

  • Praise needed for hard work during storm

    Are there still people who hare without electricity in Bullitt County a week after the ice storm hit?

    Yes.

    Will there be residents who may be without power this time next week?

    We should hope not.

    But despite the many discomforts felt by those left without power, those who helped get life back to normal should be praised.

    The electrical crews have been wonderful. No, we still don’t understand when you neighbor has electric but the rest of the block doesn’t.

  • Marching Charger band has another successful season

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"It was the first time in M.D. Jasper’s 22 years as a Bullitt East High music educator that he questioned if the school would have a marching band.

    But 2008 presented a perfect storm for the marching Chargers.

    Twenty-two seniors in the 2007-2008 class had just graduated and left the organization with 38 musicians ee" the smallest, youngest and most inexperienced marching band Jasper had ever led.

    Eighteen of its members were freshmen, many of which had never marched before. The band’s median age was 14.

  • Police catch robber in the act

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A Bullitt County man is in custody after allegedly trying to rob the same business twice within one week.

    And two Shepherdsville police officers are on paid administrative leave that is customary when a shooting is involved.

    According to SPD Sgt. Ken Bernardi, the suspect was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

  • LJ burglary suspect turns himself in

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A burglary suspect turned himself over to officials Wednesday morning.

    Howard Adams II, 32, of Elizabeth, Ind., reported to the Bullitt County Sheriffs office. He was questioned, arrested and taken to the Bullitt county Detention Center.

    Adams relinquished many stolen items, including numerous rifles, through his attorney, Joe Wantland.

    The rifles returned to police were taken from the home of Steven Hodge on S. Preston Highway near Lebanon Junction.

  • Leaders want county needs addressed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Facing a multi-million deficit in the state budget, the likelihood that funding for local projects may be slim at best.

    However, in her first year in office, state Rep. Linda Belcher met with local officials to see about some of their wants and needs.

    Despite meeting on a snowy night, several local officials met with Belcher to talk about some of their concerns.

    Bullitt County has sent its stimulus package to the governor in case federal dollars are made available for local projects.

  • Hasch gets 2 years for shooting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After deliberating for eight hours into Thursday evening, an eight-woman, four-man jury found Janice Hasch guilty of reckless homicide in the April 14, 2008, shooting death of her husband, Jerry.

    And the jury spent another two hours on Friday before recommending a sentence of two years on the conviction.

    Final sentencing in the case will occur on March 6.

    Janice Hasch, 58, remains free on a $300,000 bond awaiting sentencing.

    She was originally charged with murder and could have received a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

  • MW officials pleased with debris cleanup efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – While changes in the hours will take effect on Monday, Mount Washington officials have been very pleased with the cleanup efforts following the recent ice storm.

    A makeshift debris removal site was formed at the southeast corner of the bypass and Old Bardstown Road.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun praised community members for their efforts in helping with the cleanup. She specifically praised First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington and Mount Washington United Methodist Church for manning an all-night warming shelter at the First Baptist location.