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  • Greenbrier group working to get improvements to its portion of road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Residents have rallied together to fix a failing road in Mount Washington.

    Greenbrier Road is an interesting one. If a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and continue straight, it becomes Wales Run Road about a mile down. That straight strip is considered a state road.

    However, if a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and curves with it before the bridge, the narrower Greenbrier Road is considered the county’s property.

  • Two dead in Nelson Co. after multiple vehicle collision

     BARDSTOWN - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a multi vehicle fatal collision in Nelson Co. Friday evening.

  • Streets rods invade Bullitt County

     Classic cars from the past again made Bullitt County their home during the National Street Rod convention, held in Louisville.

    The local hotels and restaurants were full of the classic vehicles.

    Many car owners were joined by local residents who stopped by to get a close-up look.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas here.

  • PVPD seek help in locating person of interest

     The following is a statement released by the Pioneer Village Police Department Wednesday afternoon:

    Following an arrest of a subject for receiving stolen property, the Pioneer Village Police Department is seeking a second person of interest wanted for questioning.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of this person shown in these photos, please contact investigating Officer Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, (502)957-3800.

  • Interstate 65 widening in top three in new highway repair plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When the state legislature approves its six-year road plan, there are many hopes and dreams.

    Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of those projects have no funding associated with the work.

    Gov. Matt Bevin imposed the challenge to find a data-driven, objective and transparent way to rank projects throughout the state.

    Projects were based on criteria such as improving safety; preserving existing infrastructure; reducing congestion; fueling economic development; and spending tax dollars wisely.

  • Weatherization funding still available for Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Summer is here and the weather is heating up, but a local agency hopes to help take out the worry for some homeowners needing a little more summertime assistance.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering its Weatherization program, designed to assist qualified families and seniors in paying utility bills and preparing their homes to be more energy-efficient.

    The program is offered annually with assistance from the Department of Energy and funded in part through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Culvert repairs on Belmont Road

     LOUISVILLE -  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for culvert repairs on KY 251 (Belmont Road) in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be mitigating erosion underneath the culvert over Crooked Creek (mile marker 1.6) near Lebanon Junction.

    Contract crews have begun working in this area and some temporary traffic stoppages are possible. Flagging operations will be used to direct traffic through the work zone particularly when heavy equipment will be in operation near the roadway.

  • Kentucky doctors of optometry provide guidance on how to safely watch the eclipse

     FRANKFORT – If you live in Western Kentucky, or are headed that way later this month to view the total solar eclipse, make sure you pack more than a lunch and some lawn chairs.

    Eye safety will be critically important.

  • Mount Washington adjusts rental prices for facilities

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—Gatherings on city land will cost a little extra in the near future.

    The council recently passed an ordinance establishing rental fees and rules for the use of city pavilions, the city annex building, the gazebo and folding chairs and tables.

    Each of the locations will require a $200 deposit with varying non-refundable deposits included for each location depending on if the renter is a city resident or not.

  • Minor traffic stop turns into major charges for local individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A simple traffic stop can lead to more serious charges.

    Just ask a couple of individuals who were arrested over the past week by Shepherdsville police officers.

    On Aug. 3, officer Todd Johnson arrested a pair of individuals who were originally pulled over for minor traffic violations.

    In the first incident, Johnson pulled over a violator. As the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floor board.