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  • Shepherdsville has new mayor after Ellis resigns

      SHEPHERDSVILLE (Feb. 9, 10:45 p.m.) - Just hours after Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis resigned, a new leader has been selected.

    Brian James, a local businessman, was selected to replace Ellis, who resigned just prior to Tuesday's night council meeting.

    Ellis had been embattled for the past year with allegations of sexual abuse, uttering the "n" word and allowing a hostile work environment.

    With five councilmembers present, three voted to fill the mayor's seat with James, whose wife is a councilmember.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win new iPad

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February. The contest runs through 12 a.m. on March 1.

     To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Bowman Valley supporters

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club presented a check for $715.75 to the Bowman Valley Project on Dec. 7, 2015. Club members Jacque Prewitt, Donna Stout and Pam Harville presented the check to Daniel Buxton, a member of the restoration committee. Tammy Ott, organizer of the Bowman Valley project, was not present.

    The two-room schoolhouse was the last African-American school in the county now sitting beside the board of education. Renovation work continues and it will eventually be open to the public.

  • Event to promote healthy heart lifestyles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year health officials want you to look inside your own heart by first looking inside theirs.

     In the past nine years heart disease has remained one of the top causes of death in Bullitt County and throughout the country.

     It’s the primary reason the Bullitt County Heath Department continues efforts to raise awareness about the disease, helping to host the ninth annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Convicted murderer pleads guilty to 2005 Ft. Knox incident

      PADUCAH, Ky. – A Toledo, Ohio, convicted murderer pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, on Friday, February 5, 2016, to a Federal Information charging him with the 2005 murder of a woman at Fort Knox Military Base, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KYTC District 5 crews remain on duty to treat roads

      LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 road crews will be staying at work beyond their normal 4 PM ending time.  The weather forecast predicts intermittent bands of snow this evening across the Louisville area. Workers will be ready to treat state highways when precipitation and temperatures start to fall. State and contract road crews will remain on duty during the overnight hours and through morning rush hour.

  • Progressive Pill

     A portion of downtown Shepherdsville was demolished last week. Structures along South Buckman Street at Highway 44 are being razed for the construction of a new CVS pharmacy.

  • Bring those late books in to library - no fine month

     Through February 29, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources.

    It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean.

    If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 7, 2016

    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.

    Bullitt County:

  • Several elementary schools on snow delay

    Brooks, Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools are currently on a two-hour delay.

    According to Superintendent Keith Davis, students already in school will remain there. Students already picked up will be transported to school. School buses will not be picking up any more students at this time.

    The middle and high schools are already safely in session and will remain so.

    All buses for Nicholas Elementary that had already picked up students have been successfully delivered to the school.