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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 17, 2017

    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.

     

  • Funeral arrangements made for State Rep. Dan Johnson

    State Representative Dan Johnson, age 57, of Mount Washington returned to his Heavenly Father on December 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson as an evangelist since he was 17 years old and especially enjoyed working with inner-city ministries. He started Heart of Fire Evangelical Church in 1994. Mr. Johnson represented Bullitt County as a state representative.

  • State Rep. Dan Johnson has died

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just after posting a somber Facebook message, the Bullitt County sheriff's office discovered the body of state Rep. Dan Johnson Wednesday evening.

    Johnson, who learned on Monday of a renewed investigation into allegations of sexual molestation of a former church member, committed suicide, according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The gun used in the incident has been recovered.

    The sheriff's office learned of the posting and began work to possibly locate Johnson through his cell phone around 6:30 p.m.

  • Johnson denies allegations, will not resign

     FERN CREEK — He opened his press conference in song, joined by family and friends.

    And the tune Dan Johnson would sing during his meeting with the press would be that he had no intention of resigning as state representative of the 49th District.

    On Monday, a lengthy report authored by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan said that a 17-year-old claims that Johnson molested her on New Year’s Eve in 2012.

  • Johnson Works to Secure Bronze Plaque for Bullitt Army Veteran, Hero

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has successfully obtained a distinguished bronze plaque for the gravesite of Bullitt County native Charles C. Howlett.  

    The U.S. Army Tech 5 Tanker amicably wore our nation’s uniform during the tumultuous times of World War II. Tech Corporal Howlett served in Europe from October 1944, to January 1946, with no time lost. His campaign saw many conflicts, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Johnson to sponsor medical marijuana bill

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mount Washington, recently announced plans to sponsor legislation, in junction with Senate Majority Caucus Chair and Louisville Republican Dan Seum’s, in order to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.

     Seum has said he will file a bill that would legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for adults in an effort to get more tax revenue for the state’s pension systems. 

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and the newly constructed Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County.

    The signal is currently on flash in an effort to make motorists aware of the new traffic conditions.

    The signal will be tested and timing adjusted this week.  Weather permitting, traffic engineers plan to change the signal from flash to normal operations the week of Dec. 18.

  • Probe leads to call to resign

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During his first political campaign in 2016, Dan Johnson was asked by leadership in both political parties to step down for postings on his social media page.

    On Monday, both parties were again asking the 49th District state representative to step down immediately.

    The latest call for resignation comes on the heels of a report by reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

    The five-part report was released on Monday on the investigative reporting team’s website.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 in Bullitt County December 12-13

     Louisville, KY (Dec. 11, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has granted a permit to CSX railroad for the temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) in Bullitt County. This roadway will be closed for repairs at the railroad crossing near East Blue Lick Road (mile marker 1.6).

     

    Closure of Coral Ridge Road is scheduled from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists.

     

  • State highway crews ready for winter season

     LOUISVILLE – Whether it’s a few flurries or a few inches, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are prepared to battle winter precipitation and keep traffic moving in a safe manner.   

    Over the past weekend,  District 5 maintenance staff monitored weather conditions.