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  • 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. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 6, 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.

     

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Preston Highway could be reopened next Monday over Barley Creek

     Just in time for the opening of the new school year, Preston Highway near Barley Creek is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by Monday, Aug. 7.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the state transportation cabinet’s District Five in Louisville, the bridge over Barley Creek is nearly complete.

    The original completion date was July 28. The contract had an opening date of Aug. 2.

    Clifford said that due to some issues on the project, the contractor was given a few more days to complete the work.