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  • Bullitt County festivities highlight solar eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not it turned out to be the event everyone was expecting, it was still a major event.

    Throughout Bullitt County, many went outside with specialty glasses in anticipation of glancing at the first total solar eclipse over the continental United States since 1979.

    The sun grew dimmer around 2:30 p.m., but total darkness was not achieved in the county. Regardless, everyone had fun and even learned a few things.

  • Georgia man arrested on drug charges

     ELIZABETHTOWN - Kentucky State Police arrested a Georgia man for possession of drugs while operating a commercial motor vehicle at the Hardin County Weigh Facility today around 2:44 p.m.

    Officer Pruitt stopped a 2013 International semi being operated by 37 year-old Justin Haskins of Douglas, GA for a random commercial safety inspection at the Hardin County Weigh Facility on Interstate 65.

  • One injured after I-65 collision

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky State Police Troopers worked a vehicle collision involving a Semi Tractor and Trailer and the Fern Valley Road bridge overpass.

    On August 21, 2017 at approximately 12:45 A.M. EDST, KSP Post 4 and Post 3 started receiving calls from several civilians pertaining to Social Media Posts concerning a female that was stating that she was in a Semi Tractor and Trailer Northbound on I-65 and that she was being kidnapped and held hostage.

  • SELF-DEFENSE: Life-saving skills on display

     HILLVIEW — There’s no re-dos in real life. When faced in a dangerous situation, there is often only one opportunity to get free. That’s where knowing what moves to rely on comes in handy.

    To Louisville Metro Police Officer Allan Manganello, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers the best options.

    “As an officer, I wanted to know techniques that were sure-fire ways to help me and my partner,” he said.

    Having studied martial arts growing up, Manganello began studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 25 years ago.

  • Voice of Baseball: Former Bullitt County man preserves sport’s history

     MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The golden tones of Major League Baseball have played an intregal role in the sport’s rich history.

    Most fans know the names that lend their voice to the unique branch of Americana: Vin Scully, Marty Brenneman, Mel Allen… and Curt Hart.

    Maybe you haven’t heard of Curt Hart, or at least not in a baseball sense, but the former Bullitt County resident currently plays an integral part in maintaining baseball’s rich history.

  • 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.

  • 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.