• Lebanon Junction completes sewer line replacement work

      LEBANNON JUNCTION --The broken sewer line has been replaced for the sewer plant.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council first heard about the broken pipe by Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis at its April meeting.

    Since then, Curtis has kept the group up to date as the group progressed on replacing the pipe.

    According to Curtis, the workers went nine feet deep and under as many trees as possible. He said that it was evident there had been breaks along the riverbank.

  • McDonald’s awarded Eastside teacher grant for her classroom

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  • 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.