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  • Brooks Road entrance ramp at I-65 South closed Oct. 3-6

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 1526 (Brooks Hill Road) to southbound Interstate 65 will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via eastbound KY 1526, southbound KY 61 and eastbound KY 44 to connect with I-65.

  • Charles "Bill" Breeden - Known for his laughter, dedication

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The community lost one of its great leaders.

    On Sunday night, Charles W. "Bill"  Breeden passed at the age of 77. But he will never be forgotten.

    A lot will remember him for his humor and fun-loving spirit, but also his desire to give back.

    A member of the Mount Washington Lions Club since he was 18, Breeden was involved in numerous charities such as community ministries, Dare to Care food bank collection, scouting for food and of course the spring and fall festivals.

  • JCTC to look at options for new Bullitt campus

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Have you ever wanted to lease property to house a community college?

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related allegations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on drug-related charges:

  • Household chemical disposal on Saturday

    CLERMONT--For a second year, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to get rid of their hazardous household items.

    Thanks to a grant through the state of Division of Waste Management's Kentucky Pride Fund, residents of Bullitt County will be able to take items to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 4., from 8 a.m. until noon.

    According to Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield, the first event last fall was a success.

  • Recycling returns to school district

    Answering the initiative for environmental stewardship, Bullitt County Public Schools is implementing a comprehensive recycling program in October.

    “We have had a tremendous amount of students and teachers reach out about wanting to recycle,” said District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph. “We did a very successful pilot the second half of the 2013-2014 school year. Students at Bullitt East High School did a wonderful presentation this past spring on what recycling meant to them.”

  • School administrators indicted for failure to report abuse

     A federal grand jury charged a Grayson County, Kentucky, man with violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse as well as threatening/intimidating a witness.  The grand jury also charged several other school officials with failing to report the abuse, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Stephen E. Miller, age 44, previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield, Kentucky.  He resigned the position following complaints of inappropriate sexual activity toward two women. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 29, 2014

    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.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate rises slightly to keep revenue same

    HEBRON ESTATES - A decrease in overall income led to an increased tax rate in the city of Hebron Estates.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved a real property ad valorem tax rate increase of 9.312 cents per $100, up from last year's rate of 9.264.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the commission that the city experienced some growth amounting to an increase of about $200,000. However, Homestead Exemptions in the city decreased the overall taxable assessments.

  • Solution still sought for sewer plant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While nothing official resulted from the meeting, for the first time in many months, there appeared to be at least a little optimism in finding a solution to a failed sewage treatment plant.