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  • Forum Thursday on legalizing pot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Is the state of Kentucky ready to legalize marijuana?

    While medical marijuana is gaining support in the state, the total legalization of marijuana is still facing an uphill battle.

    Several governmental agencies are looking at adopting resolutions to support medical marijuana usage in the commonwealth. That support would be a way to show legislators of the two bills dealing with medical usage.

    On Thursday, Feb. 22, Shepherdsville Government Center will be the site of a forum dealing with the legalization of marijuana.

  • Comic books present education on how to deal with violence

      In 2011 Archie Comics began a contract with Publishers Printing, with many of the company’s comic books being printed by the local company.

    Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit visited the area in 2012, speaking at Shepherdsville Elementary and introducing the Rise Above! comic book, which dealt with bullying issues.

    The former school teacher shared her passion for education through the company by founding her Rise Above Social Issues Foundation, dedicated to educating students on social issues through comic books.

  • Belcher wins special election

                  SHEPHERDSVILLE—After a paper jam and voting location confusion, Democrat Linda Belcher has been elected representative of the 49th district.

                Belcher won the special election against Republican Rebecca Johnson with a vote of 3,386 to 1,561.

                She will finish the late Dan Johnson’s term and will be up for re-election this November.

  • Whittaker provides trained experience to sheriff’s post

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of his 21 years in law enforcement, Bryan Whittaker has seen plenty of bad things happen.

    But, when he was called to respond to his last fatal drug overdose, something happened.

    “I realized we need to step up,” said Whittaker.

    As a member of the Shepherdsville Police Department, officers are CPR and First Aid certified and use the NARCAN drug to help reverse the overdose.

    “It really affected me,” said Whittaker. “I just felt I needed to do more.”

  • Hudson hopes to use city experience on fiscal court

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of February 18, 2018

     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.

  • Special election on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will truly be a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Voters of all party affiliations will be eligible to cast their ballots if they reside in the 49th District.

    Due to the death in December of Dan Johnson, his seat as the state representative is open and must be filled.

    His widow, Rebecca Johnson, will be the Republican nominee and Linda Belcher, who served three terms previously, will be the Democratic representative on the ballot.

  • SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.

    Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. “Shot” Dooley loved helping people.

    Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.

    The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.

  • Student in police custody following threatening note

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A student is in custody following the discovery of a threatening note at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to the Shepherdsville Police Department, a school resource officer found the note at the school on Thursday.

    Additional police units responded to the school, which was place on a soft lockdown during the investigation. Detectives with the SPD Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation.

  • Thurman won battle to be in race for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For George Thurman, before he could win the Republican primary for sheriff, he had to win a race.

    In order for Thurman to be on the ballot this spring, he had to go to court.

    The sheriff’s deputy merit board, and state statute, does not allow deputies of his rank to seek any public office.

    Going to Bullitt Circuit Court, Thurman won a temporary injunction allowing him to run. The legal battle could resume at any time.