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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 15, 2014

    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.

  • Model A Ford show to be held Saturday at park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are out and about this Friday and Saturday, don’t be surprised if you see a whole lot of vintage cars driving around.

    The Model A Ford Club of Louisville will be gathering for a party and the public is invited.

    According to Charlie Armstrong, there will be a group of Model A Ford owners who will be staying at the Best Western in Shepherdsville on Friday night.

    On the next morning, many will go to Frisch’s for breakfast before gathering at Bullitt Central High School’s parking lot.

  • Ramp closure from I-65 South to KY 245 in Bullitt County Sept. 12-15

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 65 to KY 245 at Clermont (Exit 112) will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 15.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via southbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), then turn left onto southbound KY 61 and follow to KY 245.

  • Issues are few when congressman comes to town for annual gathering

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - He arrived a few minutes late because of the local traffic, but U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made it to Shepherdsville City Hall for his scheduled Town Hall Meeting.

    Shepherdsville hosted Guthrie’s 15th meeting, allowing citizens an opportunity to address their concerns and ask questions about local, state and federal issues.

    Guthrie’s goal was addressing topics from the House of Representatives perspective, shedding light on reasons behind the thoughts and actions of the Washington, DC, brain trust.

  • Remembering 9/11: Annual Bullitt County observance will be at Hillview center on Sunday

     HILLVIEW -- Though it’s been almost 15 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, it’s still a day our nation will remember.

    “It’s important to me, that people don’t forget what happened and we remember the ones we lost,” said coordinator Scott Miller.

    Miller has been a special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and formerly served as a military police officer in the Army.

    “9/11 is our generation’s Pearl Harbor,” he said.

  • Forum..Chamber to host candidates' night

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- County and state candidates will be invited to talk a little about their plans, if elected, for the future.

  • Shepherdsfest Family Fun Festival on September 13

    CLERMONT -- A crowd favorite will have even more to offer families this year. 

    The Shepherdsfest Family Fun Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    In its sixth year, the event is sponsored by a group of local churches.

    Formerly known as Shepherdsfest with a focus on Christian music and art, event coordinator Sherry Hurt said they decided to focus more on families this year.

  • Shepherdsville looks at software to make work easier, organized

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council agreed to purchase a new software program that would help the public works and sewer departments organize their efforts.

    Now the city may add a new employment position to oversee the start of the system.

    City attorney Joe Wantland presented the first reading of an ordinance to create a computer systems specialist position for the city's public utilities.

  • Gov. Beshear announces goal of completely six-laned I-65 nearer to reality with new contract award

     FRANKFORTGovernor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky has taken a significant step toward realizing a long-held goal of a six-lane Interstate 65 from the Ohio River to the Tennessee line.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a $138.48 million contract on Wednesday to rebuild 17 miles of the interstate in Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties, widening it to six lanes – three in each direction – from four lanes.

  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the second time in the five years, a teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been charged with having a relationship with a student.