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  • Greenwell’s humor, personality will be missed at Mount Washington post office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  • Blood drive, bone marrow donor event at NBCC

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local residents can do their part to help others in two different but equally important ways.

    North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sunday, October 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary for the bone marrow drive. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. The donor will complete a brief medical history and conduct a cheek swab, which will be processed and added to the donor registry.

  • US 31W work zone scheduled to move north October 2

     LOUISVILLE – The first section of asphalt pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) is wrapping up this week.  Soon contract crews will move north to begin the next phase of work.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is overseeing a $14.5 million contract for pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) in Jefferson County between Stonegate Manor Drive and Greenwood Road (mile points 6.6 to 11.7).

  • Lottery proceeds running above 2014’s numbers in first 2 months

    LOUISVILLE -- The  Kentucky Lottery’s board of directors, it was announced sales for the first two months of FY16 (July and August) were $153.1 million. This is $12.9 million (or 9.2%) more than the same period last year, and just $631,000 less than budget.

    Scratch-off tickets continued their strong performance, turning in sales in this period of $97 million. This is $9.4 million (10.8%) more than the same period last year and $3.1 million (3.3%) more than budget.

  • Agreements in place to allow for new city pavilion

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Agreements have finally been made between the city officials of Mount Washington and First Baptist Church of Mount Washington in the location of the town’s new pavilion.

    In a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong announced that plans for the pavilion to be built beside the parking lot of the church, near the fountain, have been finalized.

    The council has been meeting in executive sessions for 4-5 weeks to discuss bidding on the land.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 28

     

    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.

  • Local celebrities dance to provide funds for college scholarships

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to this special fundraiser, three Bullitt County students will be dancing in the streets of their college campuses.

    The Bullitt County Arts Council will host its second annual Dancing for the Arts competition at Paroquet Sorings Conference Centre.

    The event is a BCAC fundraiser toward three $1,000 college scholarships, one awarded to each local high school or homeschool students who are taking a college major in an arts-related field.

  • USDEA taking back prescription pills

      LOUISVILLE – Kentuckiana residents have an opportunity this Saturday to safely and anonymously rid their homes of unused, unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications, today announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Thomas J. Gorman.

    The 10th National Prescription Take-Back Day, held during the past five years, will take place this Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 55 locations across Kentuckiana.

  • Zoneton honors 9/11, renovated fire truck done with big savings

     ZONETON - On a day similar in weather to the one being remembered, Zoneton Fire hosted a 9/11 remembrance memorial on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

    The event included representatives from Zoneton, Shepherdsville and Okolona Fire Departments, as well as Hillview and Pioneer Village Police and Bullitt County EMS.

    Also attending were Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor and Hebron Estates mayor Jerry Clark, along with other dignitaries from the cities.

  • WALK for GOOD HEALTH

     Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.