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  • Employee charged with theft of over $300,000

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past two years, an employee allegedly took more than $300,000 in merchandise from the Amazon fulfillment center in Bullitt County.

    Angela M. Gibson, 45, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to arrest documents, Shepherdsville police officer Darren Patchin was called to the Amazon facility off Cedar Grove Road on Sept. 16.

  • Mt. Washington fall cleanup will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--It's that time of year again.

    The city of Mount Washington will have one of their annual cleanups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the city annex, said City Utilities Superintendent. 

    Items that are allowed include furniture and old appliances.

    The crew will not accept items that are flammable or have freon in them such as gas and propane tanks.

    The city annex is located at 186 Branham Way.

  • WineFest changes dates, expands to two days

     CLERMONT -- Hoping to outsmart Mother Nature, the third annual WineFest has been expanded to two days this year at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

    Brance Gould, owner of Forest Edge Winery and one of the coordinators of the event, said they hope to avoid rain at least one day.

    At the annual event, patrons can visit more than 16 wine vendors, from across the state, to taste their wares. Wine will be available by the glass and bottle for purchase.

  • Quilts from Bluegrass to be on display this week

     What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  • Board listens to plan on two renovated schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An architectural firm familiar with projects in Bullitt County could be selected to work on two major school renovations.

  • Cheser takes chance, wins state fair blue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 22, 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.

     

     

  • Mother, son indicted for drug trafficking

      FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictments of a mother and son on prescription drug charges.

    On Sept. 18, a Johnson County grand jury indicted 63-year-old Mary Lou Chandler, of Paintsville, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units and two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units.  Both charges are class D felonies.

  • Ramp closure at Interstate 65 North Exit 117 Sept. 26-29

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to KY 44 (Exit 117) at Shepherdsville will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via northbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), northbound KY 61 and then connect with KY 44.

  • Mount Washington warns that restrictions apply for all signage

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Here’s your sign politicians—keep them off fences and state right-of-ways.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Council member Brent Wheeler brought up how he’s seen a lot more political signs around town.

    Being a candiate himself, he said he understands the need to advertise, but he hopes people can do it in a non-cluttering manner for the city.

    “We need to do our part as a council to clean that up,” he said.