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  • PV police catch pair of juveniles after thefts catch juveniles breaking into vehicles

     Pioneer Village police officers made an arrest of two juvenile males.

    Police were called after reports of the two males dressed in all black who were looking into vehicles on Running Creek Drive.

    The two fled police on foot but were eventually taken into custody on Summers Drive in the city of Hillview.

    Both were charged by the police department with theft by unlawful taking and one was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

    Both are juveniles so their names cannot be released.

  • City Fair, Bullitt Blast June 29-30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twelve score and two years ago, our forefathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… an action that has led to widespread celebration throughout the country on July 4.

    In Bullitt County, the biggest celebration is the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast, which takes place the weekend prior, June 29-30, at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • A Farewell to Jesse

     HILLVIEW - Jesse Schott, a North Bullitt High School student who has battled brain cancer for most of his life, passed away Monday night at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    Jesse, 17, was widely known throughout the North Bullitt and Hillview communities, and was a regular attendee at the Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    He participated in the North Bullitt JROTC program, recently promoted to 1st Sgt., and also recently completed an Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 007.

  • Shepherdsville police catch individuals trying to shoplift from local merchants

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t attempt to shoplift in the city of Shepherdsville.

    If you don’t think the Shepherdsville Police are serious, just ask a couple of individuals recently arrested.

    On June 15, officers were called to the Dollar General Store in the Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center on Highway 44 East.

    A store employee saw someone conceal $6.91 with of merchandise and attempted to leave.

    Norman Smith, 51, of Shepherdsville, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500.

  • Division of Fire Prevention reminds Kentuckians of fireworks safety

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention encourages Kentuckians to attend community events instead of celebrating with fireworks at home during this year’s Independence Day festivities.

    “Let the professionals entertain your family,” said Mike Haney, state fire marshal and director of fire prevention for the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. “By celebrating at a public event instead of at home, you reduce the risk of injury and property damage. You may also avoid violating the law.”

  • Willis selected outstanding YMCA volunteer for work in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Like most good volunteers, Jeremy Willis didn’t start helping at the Bullitt County YMCA for the awards.

    In fact, when he was told he was selected as the 2018 YMCA Volunteer of the Year for the branch, he had no clue it was even a thing.

    “It’s always nice to be recognized but that’s not why we do it,” Willis said.

  • War on Drugs: Guthrie sees common goal in Washington on drug concerns

     WASHINGTON — Any time U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie talks with constituents, there is a single topic everyone wants to discuss.

    The problem with drugs, specifically opioids, is the top area of discussion.

    On a recent stop in Shepherdsville, that was true.

    And, for a change, Guthrie said it is a topic that members of both sides of the U.S. House can all agree upon.

    Within the past two weeks, Congress has been busy talking about drug-related legislation.

  • Shelter repair part of energy plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It might not be what animal shelter supporters wanted to hear but work will soon begin to deal with some immediate issues at the county’s shelter facility.

    But on a more positive note for supporters, at least one magistrate remains firm in his belief that a new facility — either in the county or as a regional effort — should be built.

    As part of a proposal by The Perfection Group, Bullitt County officials voted Tuesday to accept a plan that would ultimately produce a money-savings program for utility bills.

  • Tubers rescued along Salt River

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started as a nice ride down the Salt River turned out to be a disaster on Saturday.

    At least 13 people taking advantage of the Most Awesome Flea Market’ Lazy River Ride had to be rescued -- some nearly eight hours after their journey started.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Layne Troutman said those who somehow got past the end of the floating tube route at the Highway 61 bridge on Salt River ended up as far away as the Fort Knox military reservation.

  • Hillview City Fair to be held June 21-23

     HILLVIEW - It’s the North End’s biggest annual neighborhood party.

    Three days of fun have been scheduled for the 2018 Hillview City Fair presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club. This year’s event will take place June 21-23 at the Hillview Government Center.

    Plenty of rides, games, food, music and pageants are on the three-day schedule, with opportunities to also assist local charities, according to fair organizer Tony Thompson.