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  • Hardin man charged with child exploitation

     On August 6, 2015, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested Gregory M. Wingfield, 22, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and promoting a minor under 16 in a sex performance.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 9

     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.

     

  • Leave it to Beavers to Cause Problems for Homeowners: Residents suffer damage due to pesky invaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The beaver population in Mount Washington has caused local homes to suffer.

    Kay Stansberry, who has lived in her house across from the Woodlake subdivision in Mount Washington for six years, has had two trees knocked over by beavers in the past month.

    Her husband first noticed the smaller trees deeper in their land had been chewed on, but didn’t see any harm until a pear tree went down. A few weeks later, a cherry tree closer to the couple’s house was targeted.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 2

     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.

  • Annual Street Rod Nationals invade local community on August 7-9

     LOUISVILLE -- Street rods, muscle cars and classic cars will roll into the Kentucky Exposition Centeron Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 9 for the National Street Rod Association’s 46th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. 

    More than 11,000 vintage vehicles and 30,000 visitors are expected to attend this event which will generate $12.85 million in economic impact.

    Many of those attending will be present throughout Bullitt County.

    Local hotels and restaurants will be filled with street rod fans.

  • Two arrested for child porn, enticement

      FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of two men.

    Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 29, of Oregon and Ashish Ashok Parekh, 33, of Louisville were arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. The charges are the results of unrelated investigations that began in July of 2015. Oldani is from Oregon and was arrested in Kenton County. Parekh was arrested in Jefferson County. Both defendants were arraigned this morning and remain in custody.

  • Bullitt EMS Recognized For Making Sure Minutes Count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You’ve heard the commercials.

    When a heart attack strikes, seconds can determine life or death.

    Early diagnosis by first responders may mean whether a person lives or dies.

    Bullitt County EMS was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.

    Only two EMS agencies in Kentucky and only 84 in the United States received the Gold Award this year.

  • Tests show mold found in county jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The test results are in and mold has been detected in parts of the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently that the GED room in the detention facility had some type of growth.

    A special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. to decide the next step.

    For the time being, that room is not being used for the GED services. However, the growth seems to be expanding to the other side of the room’s walls.

  • No one hurt as ‘drive thru’ created at Salt River office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Salt River Electric’s office building on Highway 44 East was damaged on Wednesday when a vehicle drove through the front door.

    Randy Burba, Salt River vice-president of customer service and marketing, said the accident took place after 12:30 p.m., when a customer pulling into the parking lot came over the sidewalk and made contact with the entrance.

  • Gubernatorial candidates talk about farming

     LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met last week with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.

    Conway (D) and Bevin (R) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

    KFB President Mark Haney said the meeting gave the organization’s leadership and all Kentuckians an opportunity to gauge the differences between the two on key issues.