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  • ENDANGERED SPECIES: Shepherdsville Lions become extinct?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A civic organization that has supported the community for 72 years wants to continue rather than go out like a lamb.

    The Shepherdsville Lions Club, the oldest Lions organization in Bullitt County, is struggling to maintain its place as a pillar of community volunteerism.

  • Topics were varied during two-hour forum

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The topics were wide ranging Saturday as the four state legislators met with their constituents.

    The town hall discussion was held at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex.

    A crowd of around 75 came out on a brisk morning to discuss things like education, drugs and roads.

    State Sen. Dan Seum was joined by state representatives Russell Webber, James Tipton and Dan Johnson.

    Various education topics combined to dominate much of the discussion.

  • Puckett hangs up badge after 42 years of service

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 5, 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.

     

  • Healthy Heart again raises awareness to deadly disease

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Heart décor in the stores doesn’t just mean it’s time for Valentine’s Day.

    Ten years ago, the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon began with 26 people coming to a lunch and learn. Last year, the event sold out of all 300 tickets.

  • Eastside to represent U.S. in Olympic style Junior Worlds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — If cheerleaders cheer for their team, then who cheers for the cheerleaders?

    At Eastside Middle, it’s the entire school.

    What started off as a normal Tuesday for students at Eastside ended in an auditorium chanting “USA” after it was announced that the Eastside cheerleaders will represent the United States as the junior cheerleading team in the upcoming Olympic-based World Championship competition.

  • Community food boxes continue to grow in locations with schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The boxes are going up and the need is hopefully going down.

    Minister Rob Burkett, representing the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, placed two more Shepherdsville Pantry community food boxes at the Shepherdsville Elementary and Nichols Elementary school campuses.

    The church placed its original box in front of its own facility, a 3’x3’ red box designed as a temporary outdoor food pantry. The idea is for people to conveniently donate non-perishable items or to take items as needed.

  • Guest selected as new director of Bullitt YMCA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The new year began with a new leader, though this one was a bit more local than D.C.

    Justin Guest is the new director of the Bullitt County YMCA. He replaces June Daugherty who retired in December after serving as the only Bullitt County YMCA director ever for 30 years.

    Although he may be new to Bullitt County, Guest is no stranger to working for the YMCA. In 2000, he began teaching swim lessons at the northeast YMCA in Louisville. During summers, he refereed and worked the camps.

  • Man charged with sex crime

     HILLVIEW-- A northern Bullitt County man is now facing sec-related charges.

    On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark A. Raeber.

    Raeber, of Hillview, was charged with a crime related to the distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Accoring to a release by Les Williams, public information officer for the KSP, the agency’s Internet Crimes Against Children conducted an undercover investigation.

  • KSP charges Bullitt man with child sexual exploitation offenses

     HILLVIEW On January 26, 2017, at approximately 8:24 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark A. Raeber, 35, on a charge related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Raeber was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.