• You can now drive 55 mph on Preston along new section

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Who says you can’t drive 55 miles per hour on Preston Highway?

    Although construction on the new stretch of Preston Highway from Ruhl Acres to John Harper Highway had been completed for months, those 35 mph speed limit signs were still posted.

    Until recently.

    Andrea Clifford, public information director for District 5 Department of Highways, said that both sides of the new Preston Highway are open for traveling 55 mph.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 29, 2015

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • No straight tickets for city races

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be no more primary elections for the positions of mayor or council in the city of Shepherdsville.

    That is, at least for the next five years.

    Despite having a full council of Republicans, the party on a roll in recent years, the Shepherdsville town board voted unanimously to become non-partisan seats.

    In Bullitt County, none of the eight municipalities will have primary elections as all have turned to non-partisan status.

  • Euthanized cats may be sold as part of research projects

     CLERMONT -- While the attempt is made to find homes for every dog and cat housed at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, director Mark Williams said that is not always possible.

    Some are adopted. Others are taken by rescue groups. And others are reclaimed by their owners.

    But, Williams said, there are some which must be euthanized.

    Bio Corporation of Alexandria, Minn., is interested in taking any cats which have been euthanized.

  • Litter money available for more non-profit groups to generate funds

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Non-profit organizations will now have another avenue to generate funds.

    And they will be cleaning up the county at the same time.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste director, said there will be more opportunities available to groups wishing to pick up trash along roadways.

    Previously, much of the state’s litter abatement funds were used as constables took inmates out to pick up trash.

  • Glass studio provides education, beautiful gifts

     HILLVIEW -- The owner of a local glass gallery hopes to educate and involve Bullitt County residents on a 2,000 year-old tradition.

    Mike Hudson bought Fire Studio and Gallery, formerly Hawk’s View Art Gallery, about two years ago, but wanted to take the time to revamp and rebrand the space.

    “Each artists’ taste is always a little different,” he said. “I feel like we’ve brightened the place a lot more, added a little more contemporary work than what was here.”

  • BBB Tips on Holiday Shopping

     The holiday shopping season is here! Whether you are planning to go out shopping on Black Friday, or shop from home on Cyber Monday, here are some shopping tips from your Better Business Bureau.

    Black Friday Shopping

    Know before You Go. Many retailers will release their Black Friday deals online, in social media, and other publications. Some will also send emails (sign up for their email alerts). Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals.

  • SPLIT DECISION: Zoning requests get mixed review from commission; fiscal court to rule

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a boxing match, the first two judges would have ruled a different participant as the winner.

    The third judge would have that deciding vote.

    On Thursday night, developer George Miller received a split decision on two rezoning requests. And, for him and the dozens of residents from the community, the deciding judge will be members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a 35-acre tract but an unfavorable recommendation on a 90-acre tract.

  • County now ‘entertaining’ bids for tract next to I-65

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a prime piece of real estate near the Highway 44 interchange at Interstate 65?

    Do you have at least $700,000 to spend?

    Then, Bullitt Fiscal Court may have a deal for you.

    Sealed bids are currently being taken through Nov. 30 for the property located just west of the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

    Fiscal court members voted unanimously to sell the property, which was purchased by the county in March 2006.

  • USA Portable Buildings wins BBB award

     A local business has been honored by the Better Business Bureau.

    During a ceremony on Nov. 4, USA Portable Buildings and its president Jim White were  honored as the 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

    The Shepherdsville-based business was honored in the category for firms with 1-10 employees. It is a supplier of portable buildings throughout the United States and is a supplier for major chains such as Lowes.