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  • Consolidation of plants spurs LJ revenue growth

      LEBANON JUNCTION— With Publishers Printing moving its entire operation to Lebanon Junction, city officials are reaping some of those rewards.

    Just how much that will be has yet to be determined.

    Because not everyone has moved to the Lebanon Junction location yet, mayor Larry Dangerfield said that there hasn’t been a definite quarter to provide the city with an estimate of how much tax will come in. To be safe, the city included a $5,000 increase to the occupational tax revenue in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

  • Summer Picnics

     The summer picnic circuit included a pair of stops in Bullitt County. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church held its picnic in early June and St. Benedict Catholic Church held its picnic last weekend.

    St. Aloysius Catholic Church didn’t hold a picnic last month but is planning a social event later in the year.

    Photographers Stephanie Jessie and Stephen Thomas were out taking pictures. View more pictures by clicking here.

  • Red, White and Bluegrass Celebration

     HILLVIEW - The Alternative Adult Day Center in Hillview hosted a Red, White and Bluegrass party to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

    Patrons wore the proper colors for the celebration and danced to live bluegrass music provided by members of the Hillview Thursday night bluegrass shows.

    Special guests included State Rep. Russell Webber and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, council member Kim Whitlock and representatives of the city’s police department.

  • Crime in Your Community

     Sheriff’s Office

    The following activity was reported by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office for June 5—11:

    Accidents worked: 12

    *Interstate 65 North, June 5

    *Old Mill Road, INJURY, June 5

    *Clermont Road, June 5

    *Interstate 65, June 6

    *Coral Ridge Road, June 6

    *Horsefly Hollow Road, June 7

    *Greenwell Ford Road, June 8

    *Clermont Road, INJURY, June 9

    *Interstate 65 North, June 9

    *Happy Hollow Road, June 9

  • Avoid deadly mix of alcohol and driving during July 4th holiday

     FRANKFORT - The Fourth of July weekend marks the beginning of the traditional summer travel season and the American Automobile Association projects a record 37.5 million motorists will hit the roads this year, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest holiday periods of the year due to drunk driving crashes.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports drunken driving fatalities typically spike during holidays such as the Fourth of July. 

  • Two local residents die in separate out-of-county accidents

     Two Bullitt County residents were killed in separate auto accidents over the past week.

    On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Shepherdsville man died in a single-vehicle accident in Oldham County.

    According to reports from the Oldham County Police Department, Francisco Morales was driving southbound on Interstate 71 on Tuesday.

    At around 7 p.m., his vehicle left the roadway and went into the center median, where several trees were struck.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 25, 2017

     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.

     

  • 2017 BULLITT BLAST ready to supply lots of fun this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - More changes are taking place, but the fun will remain the same at the annual Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

    The big event takes place Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, at Shephedsville City Park.

    The two big events merged five years ago into an even bigger event, with the fair sponsored by the city of Shepherdsville and Bullitt Blast by the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission. The event is presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club.

  • Conservation District returns money to county for junk days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, Bullitt Fiscal Court will get some reimbursement on its annual junk pickup program.

    Lewis “Spud” Larimore of the Bullitt County Conservation District presented the county with a check for $7,500 to assist with the annual junk pick-up days.

    Over the past five years, the district has been able to return about $52,000 to offset county expenses for the popular project.

    The district has also secured about $37,000 over the past five years for dead animal removal.

  • Sen. Paul looks for ways to help businesses be even more successful

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was in Bullitt County on Monday to look at an existing business and see how he could make it even better.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent time at Gordon Food Service on Monday.

    The way to deal with major national issues, such as health care, is to grow existing businesses and make it easier for new ones to start up.

    His mission on Monday was to see what makes Gordon Food Service so successful and discuss ways the government can make it easier to do business.