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  • Officials pleased with quick response to storm

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials have been pleased with the response to the snow and ice storm that started Tuesday.

    However, there will be many weeks and months before all the recovery issues would be settled.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management director Mike Phillips said things went relatively well as the area got hit with a combination of snow and ice.

    The major problem faced by emergency responders has been the massive amount of trees which have fallen - blocking roads and knocking out utilities.

  • Murder or self-defense? Hasch testifies of abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no dispute that on April 14, 2008, Janice Hasch fired a handgun that killed her husband.

    The question a Bullitt Circuit Court jury will have to answer is whether she intended to murder her husband.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann concluded his portion of the case on Wednesday morning. Defense attorney Butch Turner began his case before the jury was dismissed until Thursday.

    During his opening statement, Mann said that Janice Hasch took a gun, removed it from a pouch, loaded it and shot her husband.

  • Outages record high in county; most of power restored

    Storm recovery updates

    While most customers have now regained electric power, a handful remain shut down. Salt River Electric and Louisville Gas and Electric crews remain on duty 24 hours to restore all power. Officials believe everyone will be up and running through this weekend.

    Approximately 15 residents remain at the Red Cross shelter located at Shepherdsville City Hall. For information on the shelter call 921-1001.

  • Storm proves economic aid to some stores

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not the economic stimulus plan President Barack Obama had in mind.

    With the winter weather hitting the area hard, some businesses have profited as a result.

    The businesses have not earned extra cash from price gouging; instead, they are busy with extra business.

    Locations such as food markets and gas stations have remained popular, selling food, gas and other household necessities to help residents through desperate times.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of February 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 8:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mt. Washington council voices concerns over location of new school

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Where is the best place to put a new school?

    Just one week after Mount Washington residents raised concerns about a proposed site during a school board meeting, the issue was addressed by the city council.

    Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis spoke to the Mount Washington City Council in regards to a proposed elementary school site adjacent to the current Mount Washington Middle School location.

    One of the many reason for the selected location was that the school board already owned the property, Davis mentioned.

  • Hotel evacuated due to fire, no injuries

    HILLVIEW - Occupants at the Fairfield Inn evacuated into icy conditions Tuesday morning following a small fire inside the hotel.

    Firefighters responded to the scene on Brenton Way at 10:37 a.m. Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies said the fire was confined to one room, though smoke filled the third floor.

    Orkies said the fire began in a trash can in the corner of a room. He said the sprinkler system had the fire out by the time firefighters reached the scene.

  • Rezoning would allow more industrial development

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another phase of the Cedar Grove Business Park is closer to becoming a reality.

    Salt River Development LLC received a favorable recommendation from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to rezone over 115 acres to Light Industrial and another three acres to B-2 Central Business.

    The property, which is part of the city of Shepherdsville, would be adjacent to the current business park.


    The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Bullitt County in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    Winds 25 to 40 MPH blew through the Bullitt County area Wednesday afternoon. The second wave of strong winds began around 4:30 p.m., with some gusts reported as high as 70 MPH.

  • Committee tries to save sewer plans

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In its current state, the planned sewer plant expansion and sewer line extension isn’t passing the smell test for Shepherdsville city officials.

    But instead of throwing the planned $18 million project out with the trash, a committee will hope to salvage the project.

    Meeting in executive session for the past couple of months, Shepherdsville officials addressed rumors that the planned expansion of its sewer plant and extension of a line to southern Bullitt County was dead.