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  • State trooper injured on I-65

     A Kentucky State Trooper has been taken to University Hospital after being struck shortly before 4 p.m. on Northbound I-65, just north of Lebanon Junction.

    Another person reportedly was injured. Bullitt County EMS took the trooper to the hospital as on-ramps to I-65 were closed to traffic.

    There is no word on the trooper's condition. Due to the accident, I-65 North will be closed at the Joe Prather Highway in Hardin County.

    Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway while experts reconstruct the accident.

  • Bluegrass Trailer damaged by fire

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A metals building was destroyed by a fire near Lebanon Junction Thursday afternoon.

    Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville FIre units responded to a working structure fire at Blugrass Trailer Sales, Inc., at the intersection of S. Preston Hwy. and Hwy. 733 shortly before 4 p.m.

    Lebanon Junction assistant chief Kendall Coleman said the building on the Bluegrass site was used for welding.

  • Traffic nightmare moves north as Interstate 65 work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you are traveling anywhere in Bullitt County over the next few months, plan ahead and don’t get in a hurry.

    The $20.7 million project to replace concrete sections of Interstate 65 is continuing to progress northward.

    This week, Interstate 65 between Shepherdsville and Preston Highway saw a major traffic pattern change.

    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said northbound I-65 will be reduced to the right two lanes from Highway 44 to just past the Highway 61 overpass.

  • Safety advised as highways will be busy for holiday

      AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

  • No relief in sight for future of treatment facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The parties are still talking but there is no solution in sight for the troubled Bullitt Utilities sewage treatment plant on East Blue Lick Road.

    In March, the privately-owned treatment plant suffered a catastrophic failure as a wall in the facility was literally blown out.

    Luckily, the side containing the pump facilities survived and the estimated 700 customers in northern Bullitt County continued to receive service.

  • Interstate drivers take caution: Shepherdsville ramp closed this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Travelers should beware as construction projects will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend

  • DEATH...Court affirms fate of Michael St. Clair

     FRANKFORT -- The family and friends of a man convicted of killing their loved one in 1991 may have stepped closer to seeing the execution of Michael St. Clair.

  • Program reaps rewards for some unaware of lost treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mildred Williams Neal never expected to find lost money.

  • District's attendance rises to 55th highest in Kentucky

    Student attendance for the 2013-2014 school year averaged an all-time high of 95.46% ranking the district 55th out of 173 Kentucky school districts.

    However, school officials will not rest even when student attendance ranks Number 1.

  • Labor Day precautions for boaters

     FRANKFORT – The Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of the boating season. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists will swarm waters all over Kentucky during the holiday weekend, squeezing the last bit of fun out of what many consider the last weekend of summer.

    Boaters who plan to hit the water should keep in mind some important considerations before they launch their motor boat, canoe or kayak over the holiday weekend and the upcoming fall fishing season.