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  • Work begins on homeless shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the disbanding of The Shepherd’s Shelter, Bullitt County’s primary resource in the struggle against homelessness, other organizations have attempted to step up and meet the needs.

    Those local organizations have been working together, with assistance from Metro United Way, to develop the Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, attempting to combine all local efforts toward a common goal.

  • Dollar Sunday collections through March

     The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  • Spring Forest fire season now in place for Bullitt

     FRANKFORT – The Spring Forest Fire Season is now in effect through April 30 in every Kentucky county. 

    This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season.

    The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and nearly 40 percent have been attributed to debris burning.

  • Local BOAT agency receives another Naloxone donation

     The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (a local Non Profit) received another generous donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaleo, the Richmond, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company.

    The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team uses the donated EVZIO to build Overdose Rescue Kits to combat the increasing numbers of overdose deaths throughout communities.

  • Kingston Davis plays soccer with some of world’s best

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Kingston Davis got the experience of a lifetime when he was chosen to train with some of the world’s best soccer coaches in Barcelona last November.

    Davis attended a week-long camp last summer and received his invitation to join the FC Barcelona Camp  a few weeks later.

    According to Davis’ dad, Brian, only about 7 percent of the kids who try-out get the invitation.

  • 2017 Valentine Gala

     It was another record year for the American Red Cross and its annual Valentine Gala.

    There was plenty of fun had by all as the dance floor was crowded all night in this major fund-raiser for the American Red Cross.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr by clicking here.

  • Coy first to throw hat into sheriff’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  • Rittman tackles task of organizing obit treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s. 

  • Police seek assistance in pharmacy burglary

     The following statement was released by the Shepherdsville Police Monday afternoon:

    In the early morning hours of February 13, 2017 the B & B Pharmacy was burglarized.

    Two individuals were captured on camera committing the burglary while a third individual waited in a nearby vehicle, which appears to be a small newer model hatchback, similar to a Mazda 3.

    If you have any information in regards to this case please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 12, 2017

     

    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.

     

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