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  • Making a big splash in Hillview

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.

  • Rep. Webber assigned to key Southern panel on education

     State Rep. Russell Webber, a Shepherdsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018.

    Since its inception, members of the SLC’s Education Committee have focused on building a world-class system of education in the United States, in order to ensure a quality, well-equipped workforce for the future.

  • Shepherdsville police make more arrests for shoplifting incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man wanted on a warrant found himself in more trouble July 5.

    When Shepherdsville officers were serving a mandatory re-entry supervision violation warrant on Joseph Pike, 34, they found more than expected.

    While conducting a search incident to arrest, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

    Pike, of Shepherdsville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Congressional Office Hours

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited Shepherdsville Government Center last week and invited constituents to come into his “office” away from Washington.

    Guthrie spoke to dozens of individuals, many times as they gathered in a circle as they voiced concerns on a number of topics.

    The Office Hour series in each of 21 counties is different than a typical town hall format.

  • Next garbage hauler will have new ordinance in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As of several months ago, over $150,000 in unpaid garbage bills were due current hauler Eco-Tech.

    With no announcement on how the money would be collected, the city of Shepherdsville is embarking on a new solicitation of bids.

    And, the city is changing the way garbage services will be provided.

    The new ordinance and bid document will place the responsibility of collecting bills on the hauler.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 9, 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.

     

  • Man indicted for allegedly setting home on fire twice

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been indicted for allegedly starting fires at a home on two occasions in 2016.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted William Prather, also known as William Prater, on two counts of arson.

    The indictments allege that Prather started a fire with the intent to damage or destroy a home on Sept. 1, 2016, and again on Oct. 18, 2016.

    These are Class B felonies, which are punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • It Was a Blast

    Frank E. Simon Park in Shepherdsville turned into an inflatable village as part of the 2017 Bullitt Blast celebration!

    Zip lines, water slides and hamster balls brought entertainment to those of all ages.

    Also available was the rock climbing wall, numerous booths and games and the traditional 25-cent ice cream cones presented by Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Multiple bands played through the weekend including Junction Creek, Jeni Carr, Ray Glenn and The Josh Goodlett Band.

  • Embankment causes Beech Grove Road closure

    An embankment slide along a portion of Beech Grove Road over the weekend has caused an emergency closure.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the embankment occured between Eddington Lane and Long Lick Farm, just east of the David Arnold memorial bridge over Long Lick Creek, between mile markers 5 and 6.

    KYTC advises that KY 1494 will remain closed until slide repairs can be performed at the location.

  • What a blast!!

    The weather was perfect and the crowd was large for the annual Bullitt Blast fireworks display. The show was again over the Salt River as part of the Shepherdsville City Fair festivities at the First Street Park.

     

    For more photos from the event, click here.