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  • GOOD SPIRITS: Conference hopes to take away stress in your life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— In the fast-paced, high stress world so many people live in, trying to find a way to slow down and relax is often difficult.

    But, Bullitt County recently hosted an event that was all about finding a more peaceful life.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness served as chance for people to gain a spiritual recharge, said organizer Virginia Gilpin.

    “This is a place where we learn how to stop and breathe,” she said. “Then we have to go back out there.”

  • John Brown Cundiff was a Confederate Soldier

     John Brown Cundiff; Jr. was born around 1830 in Kentucky.  His parents were John Brown; Sr. and Elizabeth Younger. John‘s father John Brown Sr. was born in Virginia in 1799. 

    His mother Elizabeth Younger was born 1799 in Virginia.  John Cundiff Sr. married Elizabeth Younger in 1820, in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  John Brown Jr. had several brothers and sisters.  

    John’s father died in 1855 at the age of 56 years old.  He died in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

  • Couple continues battle to find comfort for daughter

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—At first glance, Leighanne Hastie looks like a regular 3-year-old.

    “Day to day, if you look at Leighanne, she looks like a normal little girl,” her mom, Heather, said. “She goes to gymnastics class on Mondays and she likes to go to her Bible class. She doesn’t look like a sick kid or one that has a disability.”

    The only difference comes in the form of a neurological disorder called epilepsy, which causes the toddler to have daily seizures.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 17, 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.

     

  • Shooting victim now defendant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- On April 6, a resident of Hunters Hollow was taken to the hospital after someone allegedly broke into her home along Hillview Boulevard.

  • BOOM

      NICHOLS— It’s rare to find a place where guns are openly welcome these days but, at the biannual gun show at Knob Creek Gun Range, guns are the center of attention.

    Travelers from around the country journeyed to the range to experience America’s largest machine gun shoot and military gun show.

    Every hour, participants lined up for the opportunity to shoot a variety of machine guns at barrels and old cars. Shooters raced the clock to finish obstacle courses involving rolling targets, flying objects and odd spaces.

  • Monday, April 18, deadline to register to vote in May

      FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary Election is next Monday, April 18.

    “Our democracy depends on all eligible voters participating in the process,” said Grimes. “Registering to vote is the first step in being part of the 2016 election cycle. I call on all Kentuckians to get registered and then vote on May 17.”

  • New flag flying high thanks to DAV chapter

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents at the Colonial House Personal Care Home in Shepherdsville can once again show their patriotism in a proper fashion.

    The Disabled American Veterans Henry Richardson Memorial Chapter 89 in Louisville donated a new U.S. flag and pole to Colonial House to replace the items damaged by a storm.

    Chapter 89 commander Mike Neal presented the flag and a plaque to Colonial House administrator Robin Petty during a special ceremony for the residents.

  • Conservation District provides funds for county junk pickup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, the Bullitt County Conservation District will contribute funding for the annual junk pick up days in April.

    Lewis Skidmore presented a check for $5,000 to help pay for the disposal days, set for April 16 and April 30.

    A new program this fall will be to provide vouchers for trees to be planted this fall. He said there is $1,000 to be spent in $20 vouchers. 

    Also, the seedling giveway will be held later this spring.

  • Former county judge Farris passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.