Local News

  • Board reinstates Dooley as MW fire chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — After hours of lengthy testimony and surprising accusations, the administrative hearing of suspended fire chief Michael Dooley ended Thursday with his reinstatement to full duties.

    Mount Washington Fire District board chair Melvin Davis broke a tie vote to restore the chief to his position, although it was unclear as to when Dooley would resume his job.

  • Fees studied for treatment, no transport by Bullitt EMS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you call an ambulance in Bullitt County in the future and then decide you don’t want to be transported to the hospital, it might cost you a few dollars.

    With over 30 percent of the patients seen by the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service not needing transport, it is eating up a lot of the financial resources, not to mention manpower and vehicle usage.

    Under a proposal under consideration by Bullitt Fiscal Court, the free service might have a fee attached in the future.

  • Bounty of Hope on Christmas Day

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tom Chamberlain’s Boy Scouts helped at the First Baptist Church prepare meals for over 340 people during Thanksgiving.

    He realized that nothing was being done to help those on Christmas day who might need a meal.

    A committee of members at St. Aloysius Catholic Church decided to look at what could be done.

    Bounty of Hope was born and on Christmas morning, he hopes to serve a meal to 300 families, as well as another 150 meals delivered to those who can’t come out to St. Aloysius.

  • Sewer plant expansion bids below estimates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bids from a southern sewer line extension a couple of weeks ago came in several millions dollars under the engineer’s estimate.

    And the slowdown in construction seems to also help in bids for the expansion of the Shepherdsville sewer plant.

    The lowest of 10 bids for the city’s expansion project came in nearly $1 million under the estimate of $16.2 million.

    However, city officials are not yet ready to award any of the three contracts in the sewer expansion project.

  • Men indicted for thefts, arson at storage facility

    HILLVIEW - Two men have been indicted for various theft-related charges, as well as setting storage units on fire in northern Bullitt County.

    Joseph C. Reneer III and David Lee Mullins III were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictments, the men intentionally started a fire on Sept. 29, 2008, to damage a vehicle and a building.

    Arson is Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The men were also charged with 18 counts of complicity to burglary, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Lou Ann Moore selected as first woman to lead Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was an historic evening for Bullitt County.

    For the first time in the history of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, a woman will lead the organization the next two years.

    Long-time realtor Lou Ann Moore was introduced to a crowd of over 250 community leaders as the organization’s new leader.

    It was also a night in which the business group honored a former state representative as its Citizen of the Year.

    Before president Keith Griffee passed the gavel to Moore, he recapped some of his memories of the past two years.

  • Golf course gets Sunday alcohol sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those in Bullitt County looking to get an alcoholic drink on Sunday will soon have that opportunity.

    Although the Shepherdsville City Council did not approve Sunday alcohol sales throughout the municipality, the members did vote to allow a small area of the community to serve liquor.

    Identical to the vote in July, mayor Sherman Tinnell broke the 3-3 tie and voted against a measure to allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants seating at least 100 people and having at least 70 percent of their gross receipts in food sales.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of December 21

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of December 21:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mount Washington looks at making elections non-partisan seats

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Abolishing partisan city elections could be the last action that the Mount Washington city council is remembered for if it passes a proposed ordinance establishing nonpartisan elections for city offices this December.

    The ordinance, which was introduced by councilman Greg Gentry, would abolish partisan elections and primaries for the offices of mayor and council members.

    The council had its first reading of the ordinance at Monday night's meeting and will vote on the issue Dec. 22.

  • Two with roles in murder enter guilty pleas

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two individuals involved with the events following the shooting death of Timothy Nevitt in January 2007 now know their fate.

    Paul Cipparone and Kimberly Ann Moore were in Bullitt Circuit Court over the past week.

    Cipparone, 48, of Bardstown, was sentenced to four years in prison and Moore entered a plea where she would serve the next five years on probation.

    Both were charged with complicity to tampering with physical evidence.