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  • Council may seek resignation, own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to ask mayor Scott Ellis to resign from office.

     That came as a result of an indictment charging the mayor with soliciting prostitution.

     The mayor didn’t resign and the charge was dropped last fall.

     Now, however, with new details on that incident, plus additional allegations of racial comments and a complaint from a city employee, the call for Ellis’ resignation may again be heard at the next council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

  • Governor’s road plan includes Highway 44, many others

     FRANKFORT -- While the big news of the week was the release of Gov. Matt Bevin’s first budget proposal to the General Assembly, for many people, the biggest news might be how the state plans to improve its transportation system.

     Bevin released his recommended six-year road plan with over $6 billion of projects proposed.

     Those included for Bullitt County are not new.

    Several of the projects are related to the Cedar Grove area, where traffic congestion has grown as both light industrial jobs and residential homes increased.

  • Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

     LOUISVILLE – As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us.

  • Family begins new life in MW thanks to Building Homes for Heroes program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Adjusting to life after leaving the military can be difficult.

    Add in an injury and a family to take care of and it can be close to impossible.

    Army veteran Steven Fader knows the struggle all too well.

    Surgery gone wrong in 2003 left Fader with a knee injury that also causes neck and back pains. He also discovered he suffers from neurocardiogenic syncope, a disorder that causing frequent fainting, stress and effects posture.

  • FLOOD ADVISORY UNTIL 5:30 A.M.

      The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flood advisory for Central Bullitt County through 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A wind advisory is also in effect through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A wind advisory means thar winds in excess of 40 mph are expected.

    In the event of severe weather, you should have a portable radio or weather radio available.

  • Motorcyclist dies from injuries suffered in August accident

     The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office released a statement on Feb. 2 regarding a local motocycle accident:

    On 8/20/2015 around 7pm, deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on Knob Creek Road at Hurst Road.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 31, 2016

     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.

     

  • Extra set of HANDS part of key to health agency program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An extra set of hands always comes in handy for families with infants.

    Those extra hands are available in Bullitt County thanks to the a health department program designed for just such assistance.

    The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program was established by the Bullitt County Health Department in 2001 to assist new first-time parents with necessary resources.

  • $5 February returns to Slugger Museum, Ali Center

     LOUISVILLE – Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Muhammad Ali Center, partners in downtown Louisville’s Museum Row on Main, have teamed up to offer $5 admission at both attractions for Kentucky and Indiana residents throughout the month of February.

    The promotion encourages locals to enjoy these wonderful attractions that are close to home. Thanks to $5 February, Kentucky and Indiana residents can escape a cold winter day and experience world-class, indoor entertainment without having to travel very far or spend a lot of money.

  • Medical professionals volunteer time to provide free Surgery on Sunday

     HILLVIEW - Jane Jones worked her entire life.

    She even worked more than one job at a time.

    But, due to a change in her employer’s benefit package, Jones suddenly found herself without insurance.

    Due to her high blood pressure and diabetes, securing her own insurance policy was either impossible or the premiums were too high to afford.

    She fell and tore her rotator cuff. But for over 13 months, the best Jones could do would be to have her arm in a sling.

    That was before Surgery on Sunday.