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  • No one hurt as ‘drive thru’ created at Salt River office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Salt River Electric’s office building on Highway 44 East was damaged on Wednesday when a vehicle drove through the front door.

    Randy Burba, Salt River vice-president of customer service and marketing, said the accident took place after 12:30 p.m., when a customer pulling into the parking lot came over the sidewalk and made contact with the entrance.

  • Gubernatorial candidates talk about farming

     LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met last week with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.

    Conway (D) and Bevin (R) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

    KFB President Mark Haney said the meeting gave the organization’s leadership and all Kentuckians an opportunity to gauge the differences between the two on key issues.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 26

     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.

     

  • Roberts intends to run for House seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts has always had an eye on possibility serving the people of Bullitt County as a legislator in Frankfort.

    In the beginning of her third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive, Roberts has announced her intent on running for the office of state representative in the 49th District.

    It would mean a possible battle between Roberts and incumbent state Rep. Linda Belcher in next fall’s primary.

  • McConnell visits Bullitt County

     In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  • KYTC: I-65 lane closures July 22-23

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County to core drill for pavement samples. This work is located between mile points 117 and 123.

    The two right lanes of I-65 North will be closed this evening, Wednesday, July 22. Work will move to the two right lanes of I-65 South on Thursday evening, July 23. Lane closures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. each evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Church flooded with help for area struck

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries in Shepherdsville bought a delivery truck for the purpose of community outreach.

    Pastor Mike Miller called the truck a symbol of the Shepherdsville community’s generosity, a representation of local residents helping others.

    The truck will be heading to Johnson County this week, where locally-donated items will be distributed to flood victims.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 19

      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.

  • Improved ISO ratings may save you money on your insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Insurance premiums could be decreasing for a number of property owners in Bullitt County.

    However, it is the responsibility of those property owners affected to contact their insurance agents.

    With the release of the latest Insurance Services Office, Inc. ratings, several local fire departments got some good news for their property owners.

    The Zoneton Fire Department went to a 2/2X rating and Shepherdsville was given a 3 ISO rating.

    Both are among the best possible ratings in the country.

  • Detective fired prior to hearing; board affirms deputy’s dismissal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The five-member sheriff's merit board affirmed the termination of one deputy.