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  • 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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  • Assistant Director Hired; Staff Gets Pay Hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The verbal nipping at the heels between the county judge and the animal control officer continued on Tuesday.

    But, after all the barking was done, an assistant director was hired and two existing employees got pay increases.

    Angie Greenup was hired to serve as the assistant animal control officer.

    Her annual salary will be $38,000 — which is the exact amount paid to director Mark Williams.

  • Centerstone accepts "ban the box" challenge

     LOUISVILLE – Last week the governor announced that he will "ban the box," meaning job applications for positions within the state government's executive branch will not include a section asking the applicant to mark whether they've ever been convicted of a crime.

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES: Shepherdsville Lions become extinct?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A civic organization that has supported the community for 72 years wants to continue rather than go out like a lamb.

    The Shepherdsville Lions Club, the oldest Lions organization in Bullitt County, is struggling to maintain its place as a pillar of community volunteerism.

  • Topics were varied during two-hour forum

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The topics were wide ranging Saturday as the four state legislators met with their constituents.

    The town hall discussion was held at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex.

    A crowd of around 75 came out on a brisk morning to discuss things like education, drugs and roads.

    State Sen. Dan Seum was joined by state representatives Russell Webber, James Tipton and Dan Johnson.

    Various education topics combined to dominate much of the discussion.

  • Puckett hangs up badge after 42 years of service

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 5, 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.