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  • 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.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie to meet with public today

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Have a question for your U.S. representative in the House?

    Come out to the Shepherdsville Government Center on Wednesday, July 5.

    Beginning at 3:30 p.m., U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will be present to answer questions during his Office Hour session.

    During the summer break, Guthrie has traditionally met in each of his 21 counties. Because of the large area to cover, Guthrie said he started having a few meetings in June and July to avoid a rush in August.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 2, 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.

     

  • Landowners want voice on new gas line

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A major natural gas transmission line is going through over 150 properties.

    Yet, some of the affected property owners said they were not notified of the $27.5 million project.

    Richard Parker, one of the Friends of Cedar Grove, made sure members of Bullitt Fiscal Court heard about the displeasure of their constituents.

    Upset that the residents were not notified of the prospective project, which just recently got approval as part of the Louisville Gas & Electric rate package, Parker took his fight to fiscal court.

  • Consolidation of plants spurs LJ revenue growth

      LEBANON JUNCTION— With Publishers Printing moving its entire operation to Lebanon Junction, city officials are reaping some of those rewards.

    Just how much that will be has yet to be determined.

    Because not everyone has moved to the Lebanon Junction location yet, mayor Larry Dangerfield said that there hasn’t been a definite quarter to provide the city with an estimate of how much tax will come in. To be safe, the city included a $5,000 increase to the occupational tax revenue in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

  • Summer Picnics

     The summer picnic circuit included a pair of stops in Bullitt County. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church held its picnic in early June and St. Benedict Catholic Church held its picnic last weekend.

    St. Aloysius Catholic Church didn’t hold a picnic last month but is planning a social event later in the year.

    Photographers Stephanie Jessie and Stephen Thomas were out taking pictures. View more pictures by clicking here.

  • Red, White and Bluegrass Celebration

     HILLVIEW - The Alternative Adult Day Center in Hillview hosted a Red, White and Bluegrass party to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

    Patrons wore the proper colors for the celebration and danced to live bluegrass music provided by members of the Hillview Thursday night bluegrass shows.

    Special guests included State Rep. Russell Webber and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, council member Kim Whitlock and representatives of the city’s police department.