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  • Mayor presents special address to Hillview panel

     HILLVIEW - At year's end, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens reflected upon the past 12 months, making a special address to the city council.

    Eadens addressed the problem of drugs  in the Hillview community, hoping to fight harder during the next year to combat the situation.

    "The is a drug problem concern in this community and it affects everybody," he said. "We all have someone, or know someone, who has been affected."


    Bullitt County Public Schools are closed Tuesday, Jan. 21. due to inclement weather.

    For more information call 869-8000.

  • Tickets on sale for annual Gala; shares sold for various packages

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 8.

    The 16th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Fields starting to expand as filing deadline Jan. 28

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the time the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed on Monday, there will be just one week remaining to file for office in the May primary.
        And, as of Friday, the number of candidates is far less than many would have predicted. And, for the first time in the county's history, many of the races do not have a Democratic contender.
        In the race for Bullitt County Judge/Executive, two-term incumbent Melanie Roberts is facing a challenge from fellow Republican, John Bradshaw.

  • Woman charged with false report

    HILLVIEW -- Last October, a woman claimed that she heard a noise in the middle of the night.
        When she went to the back door, someone was there. He grabbed her gun and shot her.
        The suspect then ran.
        Now, nearly three months later, police have charged someone in the incident in the 300 block of Smith Lane off Hillview Boulevard.
        But the person charged was the alleged victim, Charylene Slusher.

  • Smoking banned in county offices; many want to expand countywide

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While it may not have been all they wanted, those in favor of a county-wide smoking ban got a piece of that wish on Tuesday night.
        In a very calm meeting, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to six speakers and decided that it would adopt an ordinance banning smoking in all county-owned or -leased facilities.
        It would also ban any other tobacco product.
        The court voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance.

  • Hunters Hollow gets to talk about its ditch, sewer project for others

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - While others send Christmas cards and seasons’ greetings, the Hunters Hollow City Commission may send a summons to the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Months of frustration over ditchwork in the city by BCSD, work the commission didn’t want, combined with a lack of communication and action, led to a pending lawsuit.

    Mayor Linda Parker said the suit would request that the stream in Hunters Hollow be put back to the way it was prior to BCSD changes, with rip rap removed and erosion fixed.

  • KSP arrest Louisville man on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE ― On January 16, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Louisville Metro Police Dept. officers and agents with Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Fernando Maldonado, 33, for charges related to child pornography.

    Maldonado is charged with 20 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sex Performance by a Minor-1st Offense and 20 counts of Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sex Performance by a Minor.

  • Home Product Expo returns to Shepherdsville this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal and Summit Media Radio Stations Q103.1 and Legends 103.9 will take place on January 18-19 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. 

    This year there is anticipation of an even larger response to the show.

  • KYTC road condition update: 2 p.m. Tuesday

     Road conditions are improving throughout the district with precipitation tapering off and the sunshine helping to warm pavement temperatures.

    The interstates in Jefferson County are mostly wet and are starting to dry in a few places.  Crews are pushing back slush along the shoulders.