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  • Bowman Valley supporters

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club presented a check for $715.75 to the Bowman Valley Project on Dec. 7, 2015. Club members Jacque Prewitt, Donna Stout and Pam Harville presented the check to Daniel Buxton, a member of the restoration committee. Tammy Ott, organizer of the Bowman Valley project, was not present.

    The two-room schoolhouse was the last African-American school in the county now sitting beside the board of education. Renovation work continues and it will eventually be open to the public.

  • Event to promote healthy heart lifestyles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year health officials want you to look inside your own heart by first looking inside theirs.

     In the past nine years heart disease has remained one of the top causes of death in Bullitt County and throughout the country.

     It’s the primary reason the Bullitt County Heath Department continues efforts to raise awareness about the disease, helping to host the ninth annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Convicted murderer pleads guilty to 2005 Ft. Knox incident

      PADUCAH, Ky. – A Toledo, Ohio, convicted murderer pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, on Friday, February 5, 2016, to a Federal Information charging him with the 2005 murder of a woman at Fort Knox Military Base, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KYTC District 5 crews remain on duty to treat roads

      LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 road crews will be staying at work beyond their normal 4 PM ending time.  The weather forecast predicts intermittent bands of snow this evening across the Louisville area. Workers will be ready to treat state highways when precipitation and temperatures start to fall. State and contract road crews will remain on duty during the overnight hours and through morning rush hour.

  • Progressive Pill

     A portion of downtown Shepherdsville was demolished last week. Structures along South Buckman Street at Highway 44 are being razed for the construction of a new CVS pharmacy.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 7, 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.

    Bullitt County:

  • Several elementary schools on snow delay

    Brooks, Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction and Nichols Elementary Schools are currently on a two-hour delay.

    According to Superintendent Keith Davis, students already in school will remain there. Students already picked up will be transported to school. School buses will not be picking up any more students at this time.

    The middle and high schools are already safely in session and will remain so.

    All buses for Nicholas Elementary that had already picked up students have been successfully delivered to the school.

  • FULL DISCLOSURE: Details of sex, racism part of mayor’s investigation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mayor Scott Ellis had his criminal case resolved last fall.

    However, with the release of the investigative information relating to that charge, and with the release of a complaint filed by a current city employee, the mayor of Shepherdsville is once again under fire.

    And there is discussion expected at the Tuesday council meeting that will seek answers and action relating to the newest revelations.

  • Council may seek resignation, own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to ask mayor Scott Ellis to resign from office.

     That came as a result of an indictment charging the mayor with soliciting prostitution.

     The mayor didn’t resign and the charge was dropped last fall.

     Now, however, with new details on that incident, plus additional allegations of racial comments and a complaint from a city employee, the call for Ellis’ resignation may again be heard at the next council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

  • Governor’s road plan includes Highway 44, many others

     FRANKFORT -- While the big news of the week was the release of Gov. Matt Bevin’s first budget proposal to the General Assembly, for many people, the biggest news might be how the state plans to improve its transportation system.

     Bevin released his recommended six-year road plan with over $6 billion of projects proposed.

     Those included for Bullitt County are not new.

    Several of the projects are related to the Cedar Grove area, where traffic congestion has grown as both light industrial jobs and residential homes increased.