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  • Construction projects suspended to ease holiday weekend travel

     Drivers traveling along Kentucky roadways may find their path a little easier this weekend.

    Although road construction season is now underway, work on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be alert for lane closures in many locations.

    “We want to make travel as nearly carefree and stress free as we can,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “But most of all, we want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely.”

  • KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer Ellis Murder

     Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • VOA program can assist Vietnam vets with housing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • Relay for Life allows survivors to share stories

     HEBRON ESTATES - Despite coming from the ceiling of the gymnasium rather than the sun, the light was still shining brightly upon Bullitt County’s heroes.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life saw big changes this year, with a move to a Saturday night and the first time ever held indoors due to inclement weather.

    Thanks to efforts by the volunteer staff, the Relay still took place and remained a success. A large part of the credit goes to the survivors and caregivers who annually attend the event.

  • UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 2015 PRIMARY ELECTION

     The unofficial results of the Bullitt County 2015 Primary Election held Tuesday, May 19:

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - REPUBLICAN:

    *Matt Bevin, Jenean Hampton - 1,438

    Hal Heiner, K.C. Crosbie - 1,207

    James R. Comer, Chris McDaniel - 658

    Will T. Scott, Rodney Coffey - 212

     

    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - DEMOCRAT:

    *Jack Conway, Sannie Overly - 2,070

    Geoff Young, Johnathan D. Masters - 675

     

  • Bullitt East media specialist suspended for procedural error in handling funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- No matter who you are or who you might be married to, if you don't follow procedures, you face the ramifications.
        According to Eric Farris, legal counsel for the Bullitt County Board of Education, Kellie Davis was suspended for five days without pay.
        Davis is the wife of superintendent Keith Davis and has served the past 13 years as librarian at Bullitt East High School.

  • Hunters Hollow not encouraged about summer of sewer smells

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Heading into summer months, the Hunters Hollow City Commission still fear another season of foul smells and dirty streams are looming.

    The area is still feeling the after-effects of a blown sewage treatment plant dating back to March 2014. The area is still being served by a temporary system.

  • Judge sets Aug. 19 as date to check status of Southeast Bullitt agreement

    SHEPHERDSVILLE --The clock is ticking but both parties believe that the differences can be resolved.
        Attorneys for Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. met in Bullitt Circuit Court.
        The hearing was to clear up any outstanding legal issues the two parties had pending.
        With mediation agreeing to set out steps to resolve the dispute and move forward with a merger, all court proceedings have been set aside.

  • Zoneton Station Two 25th Birthday

    It was a time to reflect.

    It was a time to celebrate.

    And it was a time to honor the men and women who serve the community as members of the Zoneton Volunteer Fire Department.

    On this particular day, the spotlight was on Station 2 in Brooks, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary.

    More specifically, it was a time to honor Maj. Garry Key, a volunteer who has spent over 30 years with the department.

  • Turnout may be low on statewide primary races

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the turnout is expected to be light, there will still be 48 precincts open to count your votes on Tuesday.
        The ballot on Tuesday will be a slim one. Republicans will have four races to vote on, while Democrats will have just three.
        The major attention-getter this primary is the Republican nomination for governor.
        With an open seat in Frankfort as Gov. Steve Beshear has served his two-term limit, Agriculture commissioner James Comer started out as a front-runner.