Local News

  • Fire board takes heat from attorney over suspension

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Community members that attended a Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board appeals hearing Thursday hoping to learn the fate of accused chief Michael Dooley might have to wait several more months before a verdict is reached.

    Dooley was recently indicted in Bullitt Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of second-degree official misconduct. The charges stem from accusations of mismanagement of funds connected to the fire board Crusade committee account and the now defunct firemen’s fund account.

  • Lemme sworn in as new attorney for Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The city of Mount Washington welcomed a new attorney Monday evening after Anne McAfee announced her immediate resignation.

    In a letter to the city dated Nov. 11, McAfee wrote that she was taking her law practice in a new direction and was “very busy developing (her) professional goals.”

    The council voted to appoint attorney and resident Norman Lemme after mayor Joetta Calhoun made a recommendation to the council that he be named the city’s next attorney.

  • History Museum extends Thursday hours

    The Bullitt County History Museum is happy to announce that it has increased its operating hours.

    Thanks to the County Sheriff’s office now being open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, the museum will also be open.

    The museum is happy for this long-sought opportunity to provide better hours for people who might otherwise be unable to visit or do research work.

    Museum operating hours are now 8 a.m. to 4p.m. weekdays, except holidays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Porter sworn into office as new district judge

    Jennifer Porter was sworn into office Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington by retired Jefferson County Judge Tom McDonald.

    Porter, joined by her husband, Keith Griffee, will serve as district judge for the next two years.

    She was joined by family and friends for the special ceremony.

  • Four indicted in burglary, assault at local home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four individuals have been indicted for allegedly breaking into a home and threatening three occupants.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted James A. Deel, Tabitha Begley-Andriot, Andrew Johnson and Daniel Schott Jr. on the charges of complicity to commit burglary, complicity to commit assault in the first and second degree.

    According to the indictment, the four allegedly broke into a home on Aug. 24, 2008, armed with a deadly weapon.

    Once inside, the four allegedly struck a man with a deadly weapon causing serious physical injury.

  • Sunday sales back on Shepherdsville council's plate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four months to the week after the original bid to extend alcohol sales was defeated, Shepherdsville officials again have the proposal on the plate.

    A vote could come at the Monday, Dec. 9, meeting.

    For a second time in the past five months, the Shepherdsville City Council will have two proposals that would allow the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits in certain locations on Sundays.

  • Parade kicks off the holiday season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the calendar rolls over the December, holiday activities will begin in full force this week.

    The largest of the events will be the Light Up Shepherdsville and its parade.

    For the second year, Liberty Tax Service and the American Red Cross will team up to sponsor a parade to kick off the Shepherdsville Light Up ceremony.

    Several dozen parade units will start at Bullitt Lick Middle School at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and will go down Buckman Street.

  • Gasoline storage rules may be altered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Sunbelt Rentals would like to open a store in Bullitt County.

    However, as part of the store’s layout, it would like to have an above-ground storage facility for gasoline and diesel fuel.

    When The Carolina Group, which is handling the transaction, applied for a conditional-use permit, it was denied the above-ground storage of gasoline since it is currently not allowed in the county’s planning regulations.

    Attorney Eric Farris hopes a text amendment would solve that issue, at least in the city of Shepherdsville.

  • Former coach also faced domestic violence complaint filed by wife

    BARDSTOWN – Two weeks before being indicted, a former instructor and coach in the Bullitt County Public School System had a domestic violence report filed against him in Nelson County.

    On Nov. 6, the wife of Larry Brent Childress filed a domestic violence petition in Nelson District Court.

    On Nov. 18, Childress was indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on three counts of rape and sodomy dating back to an incident starting in 1993.

  • Old business resurfaces again for Shepherdsville City Council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Some old business resurfaced and tempers again flared.

    But city officials stood firm in their belief that the drainage issue in The Pointe would be handled in a proper manner.

    For a second meeting, John Eddington Jr. approached the Shepherdsville City Council about statements made by mayor Sherman Tinnell and city attorney Bill Wilson over a drainage project in his subdivision.

    The resident contends that the city did work on one property without any formal agreement or easement in place.