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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 28, 2016

     

  • Standing key to annexation suit

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Residents opposed to the annexation of property along Chapeze Lane presented two days of testimony on why they should have a part in the legal battle.
        And, Bullitt Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress agreed that their case should not be dismissed after that testimony.
        But what isn’t known is whether Burress will ultimately say if the case against the city of Shepherdsville will be allowed to move forward.

  • Helping Give Animals a Second Chance at Life

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Injured squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and bats have a new home in Mount Washington.
        Started in 2009, Second Chances Wildlife Center is a 501c3 clinic whose mission is to conserve wildlife through rehabilitation and education.
        “More and more, as animals are losing their habitats, they’re forced to come in closer and closer to humans,” founder Brigette Williams said, adding that 90 percent of what the organization gets in is due to human encroachment.

  • National commander makes visit to local VFW 5710 Post

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  • Naloxone to be made available in Kroger stores in Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kroger Co., Louisville Division, announced recently that opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone is now available without a prescription at its 80 pharmacies in Kentucky.  Naloxone is also available without a prescription in the 16 Kentucky pharmacies operated by Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division – for a total of 96 Kroger pharmacies across Kentucky.  

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.

  • Daughters of American Revolution honor life of Henry Crist with marker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had truly been a labor of love or the members of the Daughters of American Revolution Salt River chapter in Bullitt County.
        The research and the resources to make a lasting recogniton to Henry Crist was not done overnight.
        But, recently, a large crowd gathered at the Bullitt County Courthouse on a hot Saturday afternoon.
        They came to learn a little about the man who had a big presence in Bullitt County.