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  • Wine Fest set for Saturday at fairgrounds

     CLERMONT - Five years of tweaking and maneuvering leads to a full day of festive fun and spirits at the 6th annual Kentucky Wine Festival, hosted by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    This year’s event, co-sponsored by Independent II Packaging and All-American Container, will be held on one day instead of two, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 10 p.m., at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

  • Nichols will have new library next to school within year

     NICHOLS -- A battle that has lasted for years may soon be over.

    After a community meeting last fall, June Dawson was sure that the Bullitt County Public Library System would build a branch in her community.

    As a long-time advocate of the Nichols community, Dawson was overwhelmed by the turnout supporting the construction of a branch library.

    Dennis Mitchell, another long-time advocate of the community, also felt that a facility would be built after seeing the widespread support last fall.

  • Libraries are Alive: MW library finally ready for use

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a digital world, many may fear that libraries are dead.

    The recent completion of the Bullitt County Public Libraries branch in Mount Washington proves otherwise.

    No longer just a place to pick out a book and leave, the new building, located at 214 North Bardstown Road, offers a wide variety of spaces to allow patrons to feel at ease. That feeling is one director Joe Schweiss describes as third space: a comfortable place someone can go that isn’t work or home.

  • Meeting a Very Important Person

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Not everyone wants to run into a mad dog, but when you’re a former United States Marine, it’s considered quite an honor.

    Shepherdsville resident John Loudermilk attended the annual First Marine Division reunion in Norfolk, Va., where he had a special impromptu meet-and-greet with U.S. Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis.

    A fellow Marine veteran, Loudermilk took the opportunity to ay hello, mentioning his service with the 5th Marines during the Vietnam War.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 3, 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.

     

  • Jesse’s Day

     HEBRON ESTATES — Jesse Schott loves North Bullitt High School and he loves the JROTC program.

    On Friday night, the North Bullitt community displayed how much it loves Jesse Schott.

    Having successfully battled cancer on two occasions in his young life, Schott had just learned he would be taking on the deadly disease a third time.

    That diagnosis didn’t deter the Eagle from leading the color guard at Friday’s football game against Southern.

  • Bullitt among 71 counties in need of foster volunteers

     FRANKFORT – Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 71 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. 

    The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 27, 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.

     

  • A Walk Through Downtown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With Mount Washington’s ever-changing scenery, sometimes it’s nice to take a walk down memory lane.

    Hosted by the Mount Washington Historical Society, over 30 residents joined in on the first-ever walking tour through downtown Mount Washington.

    Led by local historian Bobby Darnell and historical society president Dale Salmon, participants walked Main Street and viewed pictures of the same spots from up to 100 years ago.

  • Bullitt County festivities highlight solar eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not it turned out to be the event everyone was expecting, it was still a major event.

    Throughout Bullitt County, many went outside with specialty glasses in anticipation of glancing at the first total solar eclipse over the continental United States since 1979.

    The sun grew dimmer around 2:30 p.m., but total darkness was not achieved in the county. Regardless, everyone had fun and even learned a few things.