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  • Brooks, Crossroads, Pleasant Grove receive math achievement funding

     Brooks, Crossroads and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools have been awarded Mathematic Achievement Funds.

    Each school will receive $41,000 per year with the grants renewable for two years for a total of $246,000 in funding among the three schools.

    Brooks Principal Cheri Lineweaver said having the Math Achievement funds over the past seven years has helped to provide quality math instruction.

  • Bernheim Forest is busy with activities throughout February

    CLERMONT– From individuals to families, and pollywogs to seniors, there is something for everyone at Bernheim this February. In addition to regularly scheduled activities and programs, Bernheim is kicking off its newest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series as well as offering a romantic Valentine Dinner for couples celebrating the holiday.

    Details on these two offerings and all of the month’s great programs and activities are below:

  • Protection provided despite lack of formal contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For three hours, some of which turned out to be a bit combative, attorneys from two fire factions were at odds.

  • Hatfield retires after 27 years

     CLERMONT -- With 27 years of service to the community, Julius Hatfield has retired from the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • City begins appeal on flood maps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Playing "the game" with the federal government is never easy.

    There are rules to follow, and even then those rules could change in a moment's notice.

    The Shepherdsville City Council decided to play when they began a process to challenge Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to change flood plain regulations, preparing an official appeal.

    Meanwhile, the official deadline for the appeals process was moved forward, much closer to the time it will take for a response to the Shepherdsville appeal.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Super Rain or Super Snow

     LOUISVILLE - While many people are making plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel are planning for super rain or super snow.

    District 5 engineers are monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service and local meteorologists to determine when rain will move into the Louisville area and if it will change to snow.  They will use this information to determine when road crews should report for duty.

  • Social media helps track down who stole charity collection jars

     Unfortunately, the new year started out with an uncharitable act in Mount Washington.

    The Mount Washington Police Department was recently called to investigate a theft inside the Circle K. The stolen item was a collection jar for March of Dimes.

    Officials reviewed the video but we were not able to identify the suspects so they took to social media for help.

    “Within 41 minutes we had the suspects identified,” said Sgt. Tim Morris.

  • Regionalized sewage treatment plan too rich for blood of communities

     LOUISVILLE - While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.

    Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group recently.

  • BROOKS: Getting his life back

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  • Catch of the day: Fryer fire at Long John Silver's

      Around 10 o'clock this morning, Shepherdsville Fire Department personnel responded to the Long John Silvers restaurant on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    Upon arrival, firefighters saw that a fryer had apparently caught fire and the flames were taken up the exhaust system, exactly how the system is to work.

    Fire Chief Layne Troutman reported that there were no injuries. The major damage was from smoke which filled the building.

    There was no timetable on when the restaurant would reopen.