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  • UPDATE: Ramp closure on I-65 re-scheduled for April 26

     UPDATE (04/24, 4:30 p.m.): The work scheduled on I-65 North for Saturday has been postponed by one day due to the threat of rain and storms.

    This work is now scheduled for Sunday, April 26 from 8 AM until 5 PM, weather permitting.

    Continue to check 511.ky.gov for further updates.

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    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane and ramp closure this Saturday on Interstate 65 North at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.

  • AG announces guilty plea in burglary case

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of 45-year-old James G. Parrett of Magnolia, Ky. Late yesterday afternoon, Parrett entered a guilty plea in Grayson Circuit Court to charges associated with a home burglary that took place in June of 2012 in Grayson County. The victims were attending their son’s funeral at the time of the crime.

  • Louisville man charged with robbing multiple pharmacies

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged today, by a federal grand jury, with robbing seven pharmacies located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, including carrying a firearm during one of the robberies, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Matthew Williams was charged in an eight count indictment with robbing the pharmacies beginning on September 13, 2013 through January 2, 2014, when he was arrested by Metro Louisville Police.

  • Walk to bring awareness to growing number of suicides

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Spring turkey season opens Saturday

     FRANKFORT - The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in Kentucky.

    A calendar shift pushed the state’s 23-day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in April. It opens Saturday, April 18 and runs through May 10.

    Last spring, hunters in Kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys.

  • Bullitt motorists will see change in auto decals

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kentucky vehicle owners will notice a change throughout the state regarding license plate decals.

                The Decals on Demand change is underway in Bullitt County, according to county clerk Kevin Mooney.

                Mooney said the vehicle registration renewal and title change system was upgraded so the clerk's office could print license plate decals in office.

  • County, MW junk disposal sites this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE --The annual Bullitt County clean up days will be held on two Saturdays.

    The first day in which residents can get of their non-hazardous junk will be on Saturday, April 25, at North Bullitt High School, Bullitt East High School and at Nichols Fire Department (station on top of the hill hear Mount Elmira Road).

    The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be road department personnel, as well as inmates from the Bullitt County Detention Center present to unload the items.

  • County approves hiring of staff to fill vacancies in dispatch

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three new voices will be heard on emergency frequency airwaves in Bullitt County.

                Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved the hiring of three new dispatch personnel.

                Emergency Management director Mike Phillips said a full-time and two part-time positions were filled.

  • Dollar General looks for latest new location in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A favorable rezoning recommendation, along with an approved annexation, could lead to a new supermarket in west Shepherdsville.

                Bullitt County Planning and Zoning approved a rezoning request of 1.73 acres along Highway 44 West from Agriculture to B-1 Business.

                The property, currently owned by C.W. and Shirley Shepherd, will be developed as the site of a Dollar General store.

  • Commission looks for way to fix electronic signage

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--The sign saga continues. At a recent special meeting of the Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission, Tourism Director Troy Beam said they still needed to fix the Lebanon Junction LED sign.

    He said he was set to meet with Mayor Steve Masden and some council members a couple months ago but the appointment was canceled due to bad weather.

    At previous meetings, the commission discussed trying to pay for half of the sign hoping the city would pay the other half. Beam said it will cost about $18,000 to replace.