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  • Tourist group works through concerns over center policy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Bringing your children to work has become a point of contention for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

    At a recent meeting, Treasurer Tom Kelly raised some concerns he had about a conference employee regularly bringing their children to work with them.

    Conference Centre Director Vicki Downing said she consulted with Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids daycare; a lawyer; and their insurance agent about the matter.

  • Resident struck by school vehicle Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An investigation is on-going after a resident of a nursing home was struck on Friday afternoon.

  • Bullitt Central gives Coulter special ride to new job

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Leading the Bullitt Central in cheers one final time, Christy Coulter said goodbye to the school before riding off into the sunset.

    The former principal took a new position as director of the Bullitt County Public Schools College and Career Readiness Center. Coulter served 

    The school surprised Coulter during a celebration, offering her flowers and a wooden bench made from the old gym bleachers. The bench was put together by Bullitt Central FFA students.

  • Council upset with lack of input in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- A quick decision by Lebanon Junction Butch Sweat caused a riff with some council members.

    Due to the recent retirement of police chief Donnie Tinnell, Sweat appointed Larry Coy as the acting chief.

    Coy has more than 30 years of police experience, including in Jefferson County and the Air Force. He also volunteered as a special deputy at the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and was then assistant chief deputy under Tinnell.

    “I told Butch I would do it for awhile,” he said.

  • Colonial House resident struck by BCPS vehicle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Public Schools maintenance vehicle struck a Colonial House resident along Highway 44 East Friday afternoon.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris said the vehicle, a converted school bus, was headed westbound on 44, returning to the BCPS maintenance garage, when the resident "stepped or lept" into its path.

    The incident occurred about 5 p.m. near Colonial House.

    Farris said two BCPS employees in the vehicle were not injured. He said the driver would complete a drug test as part of BCPS policy procedure.

  • UPDATE: Fields are set for fall ballot

     UPDATE (08/13): Mount Washington council member Lloyd "Shot" Dooley has withdrawn from the city council race.

    Meanwhile, Shepherdsville resident Gaynell Rummage, who originally ran for mayor, has filed as an independent candidate for Shepherdsville's city council.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The field has now been set as a few last-minute filings will provide some interesting races in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Local police agencies, businesses to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign

      The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement across the state for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from Aug. 13 through Sept. 1, 2014.

    The nationwide impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement supported by a federally-funded advertising campaign to curb impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Save big on special discount admission days at the Kentucky State Fair

     LOUISVILLE –The Kentucky State Fair offers discount admission on select days of the Fair, including Military Monday, Humana Seniors’ Discount Day and Early Bird Special day.

  • Temporary closure of Fisher Lane begins Aug. 18

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Fisher Lane in Bullitt County will be closed next week near the intersection with Duane Way.

    This closure is part of an improvement project on KY 44 at the intersection with Armstrong Lane and Fisher Lane.

  • UPDATE: Ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North Aug. 15-18

      UPDATE (08/14): This ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North has been postponed.  No date has been determined yet for when this work will take place.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 245 to northbound Interstate 65 will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18.