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  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.

  • Educators pose many questions; legislators have few answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The current pension discussions in Frankfort have raised more questions than answers.

    And, before a crowd of around 250 educators, that was the message delivered by two members of the state House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Russell Webber and state Rep. Dan Johnson took questions during a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Education Association.

    (State Rep. James Tipton, who was in a caucus meeting in Frankfort, and state Sen. Dan Seum were not present.)

  • Election filing period now open for 2018

     FRANKFORT – The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday, and she is encouraging potential candidates to use a new filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 12, 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.

     

  • Young Athlete Dies Doing What He Loved

     BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.

    Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.

    Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.

    Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Recipient of car from church will put it to good use to help others

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When rough times come knocking, it’s nice to know there is someone looking to help… even if that someone is a complete stranger.

    Carinmarie Johnson was born and raised in California. She raised her daughter there and was raising her grandson there until her best friend suggested she move closer to her in Kentucky.

  • Salute to our Veterans

      If you didn’t get there early, you were probably left out.

    The VFW Post 8293 hosted a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans Day. 

    Within 30 minutes of the start time, all 100-plus meals had been served.

    The Lebanon Junction Community Center was full with veterans and supporters of the veterans.

    Remember to thank and honor all of our military heroes on Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 11.

  • Four arrested in separate incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals now face charges, all related to drug or alcohol offenses.

    On Nov. 1, the Shepherdsville Police Street Crimes unit stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. The driver, Clifton Rowland, 37, of Shepherdsville, was operating on a suspended license. Further inspection of the vehicle found two syringes and a small baggy with a residue inside. The suspect stated it was either heroin or methamphertamine.