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  • 11 names on GOP Presidential Caucus ballot

     The Republican Party of Kentucky announced that the following 11 presidential candidates filed their declaration of candidacy with the state party by the January 7 deadline to appear on the ballot for the 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

  • Augustine, Nelson County resident, named to staff position for Sen. Paul’s area office

    BOWLING GREEN -- U.S. Senator Rand Paul has hired Robert Augustine to serve in a newly expanded position on his Kentucky staff dedicated to serving the people of Trimble, Oldham, Henry, Shelby, Bullitt, Spencer, Anderson, Nelson, Washington, Boyle, Marion, and Mercer counties.

  • Deputy injured breaking up fight among inmates at Bullitt Co. jail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- A deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center was hurt trying to break up a fight between inmates on Sunday, Jan. 17.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members Tuesday of the incident.

    According to Knox, eight inmates were in a common area when reports that they were fighting.

    In responding to the call for assistance, Knox said four deputies went into the cell. Several of the inmates returned to their cells.

    One would not return to his cell.

  • Hebron Estates eases into new year with little on its plate

    HEBRON ESTATES -- There’s no sense getting too rushed to get the new year underway.

    For officials with the city of Hebron Estates, the January meeting was a good way to ease into the new year.

    No major business was on the agenda.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission did pass a resolution dealing with the length of time official documents must be retained.

    City attorney Mark Edison said some records can’t be destroyed without permission.

    Others must be retained for a certain period of time.

  • Deadline Tuesday for filing for office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The deadline is quickly approaching but there are few races which will be contested in the spring primary.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    In the local races, the lone municipality that could possibly have a May primary is Lebanon Junction.

    However, as of Thursday, only three individuals had filed for the six seats.

  • Pioneer Village police add three new cruisers to its patrol fleet

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department has three new vehicles thanks to the city council.

    Those vehicles will soon be completed with additional radio equipment and paint. Chief D.J. Reynolds told the council at the December business meeting that the cars could be ready for service by year’s end.

    City clerk Ricki Daniels said the city accepted a vehicle loan from Commonwealth Bank and Trust to finance the vehicles.

    According to Daniels, Commonwealth offered a five-year loan with a 2.27 percent interest rate.

  • Developer believes East Sanders zoning solves major issues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Stephen Brooks believes he has a solution to a problem created years ago.

    However, residents surrounding his proposed rezoning request near East Sanders Lane feel differently.

    The Mount Washington City Council is expected to make a final decision on the rezoning request of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home at its Jan. 25 meeting.

    A prior developer had plans to have a commercial and residential development off Highway 44 East. Part of the plan was to relocate the dangerous East Sanders Lane intersection.

  • Opponents will get chance to talk about Hardy Lane rezoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- With the ongoing growth in the city of Mount Washington, more and more housing developments are being proposed to help accommodate the newest citizens.

    Landowner and real estate agent Nathan Jones believes a new townhouse development could help provide those who cannot or do not want to own a house a chance to live in a sophisticated home. 

  • New bank provides turkeys for baskets

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If anyone could deliver the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh at Christmastime, it could be a bank.

    First Harrison Bank made a different kind of Christmas gift in horn of the season, donating 500 pounds of frozen turkeys to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    Founded earlier in the year, HOPE was organized to assist area residents and homeless citizens in dire straits. The group offers food and meals, clothing and various life supplies. 

  • Contract awarded on access road to truck stop on Hwy. 480

     LOUISVILLE -- A contract has been awarded to relocate the entrance of a truck stop on Highway 480 at Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of a new entrance and access road at the Love’s Travel Stop on Cedar Grove Road.

    This is one of several projects along Cedar Grove Road which are underway. Each would provide relief to the congested Cedar Grove Road.