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  • Ellis resigns as mayor...again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A week after a Bullitt Circuit Judge ruled that the resignation in February by Scott Ellis from his position of mayor was ruled invalid, another resignation letter has been written.

  • 9-11 to be observed in ceremony set for Sunday at courthouse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Johnson knows first-hand how traumatic the 9-11-01 events were in New York.

    He was there. He was really, really close. He was there to help those who were injured.

    For the first 13 years after the terrorist attack, Johnson was a regular at observances, either in New York or in Washington, D.C.

    Last year, Johnson was part of the 9-11 observance in Jefferson County.

    This year, Johnson is coordinating the Bullitt County 9-11 observance.

  • Wine Fest continues to show growth

     CLERMONT - The Bourbon and Wine Trail will lead to some of the commonwealth’s finest wines, gathered together again for its annual festival.

    The 5th annual Wine Fest, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association, will take place at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The two-day event has changed dated over the years, settling in for 2016 on Sept. 9-10.

    The Wine Fest is being presented in association with Ina Marcella Events and Think Tank Louisville.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 4, 2016

    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.

  • Raising Awareness to Dangers of Opioids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the month of September began, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory pertaining to a rash of overdoses involving heroin laced with another drug, fentanyl.

    As the month of August ended, two local organizations continued their struggle to educate the community on the dangers of heroin and other abused substances.

  • REMINDER: No school Monday and Tuesday

      Local students will receive the gift of a rare four-day holiday weekend.

    Bullitt County Public Schools will not host classes on Monday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday, Sep. 6.

    Schools are closed Monday to commemorate the Labor Day holday, annually recognized on the first Monday of September.

    This year a monthy teacher planning day will take place on Tuesday, meaning teachers will go to work, but allowing students to enjoy their extended weekend holiday.

    For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.

  • State health department issues public health advisory on fentanyl-laced heroin

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s top health officials are warning state medical providers and community leaders of a pending public health crisis involving dangerous drugs.

    Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Hiram Polk said officials wanted to issue the warning before the holiday weekend, when they expect a rise in recreational drug use.

  • Masons honor member, citizens

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  • A different type of take-out: More than food found in restaurant parking lot

     HILLVIEW -- Restaurant carryout brought forth a whole new meaning last Friday in northern Bullitt County.

  • New traffic signal activation at Highway 44, Bells Mill

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 44 and KY 1526 (Bells Mill Road) in Bullitt County. This signal is being installed as part of an intersection improvement project that includes the addition of turning lanes.

    The signal heads are currently in place and are scheduled for activation later on this week. The signal will be tested and timing adjusted over the next two weeks.