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  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: Beware of fraudulent tax schemes, preparers

     WASHINGTON – With tax season in full swing, the Justice Department urged the public today to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers who fleece their customers and illegally drain the U.S. Treasury.  Noting that every taxpayer is ultimately responsible for the contents of his or her own return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Tax Division also warned the public to be wary of anyone who guarantees a refund or who claims to sell a sure-fire way to reduce your taxes.

  • Run for the Spirits to raise funds for school projects

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Schools will host its annual Run for the Spirits Gala.

    The fund-raiser will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    It will be an evening of fun in an effort to raise funds for grant programs in the Bullitt County school system.

    Free bourbon and wine tasting and Hor-d-oeuvre from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available after 8 -.m.

  • Library to host HIV information, free screenings

     HILLVIEW -- According to studies, one out of six people may have HIV in their body and not know about the infection.

    The Bullitt County Public Library System and Volunteers of America Mid-States will host an educational session and a free HIV testing at two locations over the coming month.

    On Wednesday, March 30, the informational session and testing will be done at the Hillview Library on Terry Boulevard.

    On Wednesday, April 20, it will be conducted at the Ridgway Memorial Library on North Walnut Street in Shepherdsville.

  • Public forum to talk about heroin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  • BEHS grad makes big catch as host of KET’s Kentucky Afield

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Derek Willis isn’t the only Bullitt East graduate on TV these days.

    The newest host for the nationally recognized TV show “Kentucky Afield” got his start fishing in Bullitt County.

    “As early as I remember, I was always within walking distance of either a pond or the Salt River,” Chad Miles said.

    The Mount Washington native spent his childhood catching bait and fishing in the river with his two cousins who lived across the street.

  • UPDATE: MW man killed in train vs. car wreck

     HILLVIEW -- A train crossing which has been the scene of accidents in the past, claimed a life on Tuesday morning.

    Xavier Froeber, 19, was pronounced dead by the Bullitt County Coroner's Office.

    Around 8:30 a.m., Froeber's vehicle was traveling on Highway 1020, attempting to beat a northbound train at the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

    The train struck the car.

    According to various reports, it appeared Froeber attempted to beat the northbound train.

  • Honoring Mary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Regular visitors to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Seniors Center are not strangers to retirement.

    However, the party they attended was to celebrate a special retirement for a special person.

    Senior Center director Mary Wilson is retiring after 12 years of fun daily activities, special parties, hot meals and plenty of love.

    The seniors reciprocated that love with a special party in Wilson’s honor, including gifts and visits from some of Wilson’s past and present co-workers.

  • Process set to begin in mayor’s suit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the first time since Sept. 8, all six members of the Shepherdsville City Council were present and accounted for.

    But that didn’t mean all six were ready to cast a vote on particular issues.

    After the Feb. 9 appointment of Brian James as the mayor through November, two councilmembers filed a lawsuit stating concerns over the legality of the situation.

    Under advice of their attorney, Mark Edison, councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown were in attendance. However, they did not participate in any votes.

  • Repairs on tracks still facing tall financial hurdles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The promise of adding restroom facilities for the outdoor sports at North Bullitt High may be broken.

    And the prospects of being able to resurface the three tracks in the county could be a dead deal also.

    For the past three years, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board have been going in circles trying to find a way to resurface the track facilities.

    Each time, they face hurdles -- mainly budgetary in nature.

    During its March work session, Scott Kremer brought the board the latest bid proposals.

  • Three indicted for firing firearm into home

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for allegedly discharging a firearm in a person’s home.

    William D. Wright, John F. Nichols and Anna B. Coffman were each indicted on three counts for complicity to wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, the three were in the home of a woman on Jan. 25, 2016.

    They pointed and then discharged a firearm, which put three occupants in danger.

    This is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.