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  • 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.

  • Two dead in Nelson Co. after multiple vehicle collision

     BARDSTOWN - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a multi vehicle fatal collision in Nelson Co. Friday evening.

  • Streets rods invade Bullitt County

     Classic cars from the past again made Bullitt County their home during the National Street Rod convention, held in Louisville.

    The local hotels and restaurants were full of the classic vehicles.

    Many car owners were joined by local residents who stopped by to get a close-up look.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas here.

  • PVPD seek help in locating person of interest

     The following is a statement released by the Pioneer Village Police Department Wednesday afternoon:

    Following an arrest of a subject for receiving stolen property, the Pioneer Village Police Department is seeking a second person of interest wanted for questioning.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of this person shown in these photos, please contact investigating Officer Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, (502)957-3800.

  • Interstate 65 widening in top three in new highway repair plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When the state legislature approves its six-year road plan, there are many hopes and dreams.

    Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of those projects have no funding associated with the work.

    Gov. Matt Bevin imposed the challenge to find a data-driven, objective and transparent way to rank projects throughout the state.

    Projects were based on criteria such as improving safety; preserving existing infrastructure; reducing congestion; fueling economic development; and spending tax dollars wisely.