• BBB warns: Beware of holiday scams

     Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on holiday scams:

  • Shepherdsville will vote on provisions on alcohol sales, collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The process has been started but the public will get its chance to give its opinion at the Dec. 8 meeting.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland presented a first reading for an ordinance extending the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays, as well as legislation to allow collective bargaining for the police department.

    Local businessman Tom Chamberlain requested earlier sales on Sundays due to potential customers choosing to go elsewhere, especially when sporting events are being televised.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s December 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    Local consumers are receiving letters from the Office of Personnel Management about a data breach that has affected current, former, and retired federal employees. The legitimate letter will include a 25-digit pin to register for free credit and identity monitoring services.

  • Familiar face returns to serve as Fox Chase city councilman

     FOX CHASE - A familiar face returns to the Fox Chase City Council for the remainer of the current term.

    Mike Higgins was unanimously selected to rejoin the council, filling the vacancy left by former member Kathy Wheeler, who resigned in October. He will complete the remainder of Wheeler’s term, through December 2016.

    Higgins originally served as a council member following his election win in 2012. He vacated the seat when he ran for 3rd District magistrate in 2014.

  • 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.