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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 20, 2015

    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.

  • Via knows need for organ donor program

    In spring 2011 Shepherdsville resident Jamie Via went to a regular check-up with his diabetes doctor. Or so he thought.

    The 35-year-old was told his keratin levels were too high in his blood and that he could be admitted there or go to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital.

    He was then diagnosed with renal kidney failure.

    “It was a shock. I wasn’t sick,” he said. “And I was an active guy always swimming at the pool and hanging out with my wife and family having picnics. I walked a lot and rode bikes.”

  • State Fair project to explore Constitution history

     LOUISVILLE – On April 19 in 1792, Kentucky’s first Constitution was adopted, as an independent government for the nation’s fifteenth state was about to be launched on the western frontier.

  • Animal control officer suspended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The man in charge of the Bullitt County Animal Control has been placed on indefinite suspension.

  • AG arraigns former caregiver for abuse

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arraignment of a former direct support personnel for one count of knowing abuse or neglect of an adult, a Class C felony. A criminal summons was issued in June 2014.

    This afternoon 27-year-old Julienne Lesa of Louisville pleaded not guilty during her arraignment in Jefferson District Court.

  • Church continues efforts to find ways to help others

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.

    A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.

    Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.

    Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.

  • Shepherdsville mayor aim of sheriff’s probe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is turning over information that could lead to the possible indictment of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    But Ellis maintains his innocence and will continue to serve in his capacity of mayor.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, no charges have been filed.

    However, the five-month probe has resulted in enough information of alleged offenses to turn the evidence over to the commonwealth attorney’s office.

  • PSC hearing full of talk; no report on sewer plant issue released

     FRANKFORT -- The possible surcharge on customers of the Hunters Hollow sewage system was not on the table during a recent hearing of the state Public Service Commission.

    What was under discussion was some of the events leading to and following the March 2014 failure of the privately-owned sewage treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road.

    Members of the PSC listened to a full day of testimony. No results have been released.

    Since the failure of the treatment plant last spring, temporary provisions have been put into place.

  • Voter registration deadline April 20

     FRANKFORT -- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20. County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20. Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:

    To be eligible to vote, you must:

    * Be a U.S. citizen

  • Tax rates to remain same for Fox Chase residents

    FOX CHASE - The tax rates for the city of Fox Chase have been approved.

                The city council unanimously approved rates for real and personal property, as well as for public services. The rates remained the same as the previous year.

                Real property tax rates were set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. Personal property and public service tax rates were set at 17.45 cents.