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  • Courthouse, annex to shut down for eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Government facilities in Bullitt County will close for one hour on Monday due to the total solar eclipse.

    The offices will close from 2-3 p.m. during the peak hour of the eclipse event over Kentucky.

    The closings include the Bullitt County Courthouse, as well as as the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex and County Clerk's Office.

    The offices will be closed to allow county employees an opportunity to view the event, as well as to help avoid potential traffic issues related to the event.

  • KENTUCKY STATE FAIR 2017: Events calendar for Thursday, Aug. 17

     KENTUCKY STATE FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 17:

     

    7:00 a.m.

    - Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast, Kentucky Cookout Tent

     

    9:00 a.m. (ALL EXHIBIT AREAS OPEN)

    - Soft Music – Morning Cup of Coffee, Heritage Hall

    - What’s in the Bag? Contest, Heritage Hall

    - Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition, Gourmet Garden Stage

  • Zoneton Masonic Lodge hands out monetary awards

     HILLVIEW — What is a trowel club?

    For the Zoneton Masonic Lodge it is the social and fund-raising arm of the organization.

    For others, it is a group of volunteers who make things a little better for the community.

    During its recent awards and appreciation dinner, one student earned some scholarship money and several other youth groups earned funds.

    Ethan McHargue, who recently graduated from Bullitt Central High, will be heading to the University of Kentucky with a $500 scholarship.

  • Woman caught by police after short chase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local woman led police on a two-county pursuit.

    Shepherdsville Police officers were called to the 100 Block of Omicron Court Saturday, Aug. 12.

    There was a report to Central Dispatch that a disorderly female was at that location and she had active warrants.

    Officer Mike Smith stopped Mandy Cox, 35, of Shepherdsville. However, she then fled on Omega Parkway.

  • Concussion safeguards put into place in all sporting events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Much has been discussed about the long-term effects of head impacts and concussions in major sports.

    The research has increased tremendously in evaluating the risks of participating in contact sports.

    That is on the major league level.

    What about youth who participate in high school sports?

    Research is showing a similar trend — head impacts and concussions are a growing epidemic.

    The problem is how each school handles a player who might show concussion-like symptoms has been different.

  • County attorney to participate in driving safety campaign

     If you choose to drink and drive in Bullitt County, County Attorney John Wooldridge is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Aug. 16-Sept. 4.

    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • Theft of tires paves road to jail for two suspects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two individuals apparently needed some tires but didn’t have time to stay and have them installed… or time to pay for them.

    An apparent robbery at the Shepherdsville Big O store led police on a short chase before being apprehended without incident.

    Jerry Mumford, 36, of Shepherdsville and Shelley Clouse, 38, of Somerset were both arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 13, 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.

     

  • Volunteers spend night cleaning up old cemetery in Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Standing next to Highway 44 in Mount Washington is a stone vault that holds the remains of a War of 1812 veteran and his wife.

    The Mount Washington Historical Society’s Bobby Darnell and Lynn Martin recently led a presentation about War of 1812 veteran William Hessey and his wife, Catharine.

  • Greenbrier group working to get improvements to its portion of road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Residents have rallied together to fix a failing road in Mount Washington.

    Greenbrier Road is an interesting one. If a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and continue straight, it becomes Wales Run Road about a mile down. That straight strip is considered a state road.

    However, if a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and curves with it before the bridge, the narrower Greenbrier Road is considered the county’s property.