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  • Shepherdsville turns to K-9 units to assist in various law enforcement activities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- During his four years of service with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Allen advocated for a K-9 unit.

    When he went to the Shepherdsville Police Department, Allen again had an interest in starting a K-9 unit.

    So, when two positions were posted to work as a K-9 officer, Allen jumped at the opportunity.

    Now, Allen and Chad Woods have new partners, Diego and Cherry.

    So far, the experience has been a great one, said Allen.

  • Hardin Co. man pleads guilty to child porn possession, distribution

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a Hardin County man pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. 

    In Hardin Circuit Court on Sept. 5, Eric Easley, 48, of Vine Grove, entered a guilty plea to 40 counts of possession of child pornography and 2 counts of distribution of child pornography, Class D felonies.

    Easley agreed to serve 12 and half years in prison, in addition to lifetime registration as a sex offender and the completion of a sex offender treatment program. 

  • I-65 South closed this weekend in Jefferson Co.

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of Interstate 65 South will be closed this weekend in Jefferson County. This interstate shut-down is the first of two weekend closures, one in each direction, to accommodate safety improvements and other roadway maintenance. 

    I-65 South is scheduled for closure this weekend between I-64 and I-264 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4). All driving lanes, exit ramps and entrance ramps will be closed in this section of roadway.

  • Ceremony set for Sunday to observe 9-11 attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The memory of that tragic day on Sept. 11, 2001, remains very vivid in the minds of so many people in America.

    Once again, an observance is being planned for Bullitt County.

    Magistrate Gary Lawson and state Rep. Dan Johnson are coordinating this year’s observance.

    The commemorative service will be on Sunday, Sept. 10, in the area around the Bullitt County Courthouse and the Bullitt County Judicial Center.

    The event runs from 2-5 p.m.

  • Wine Fest set for Saturday at fairgrounds

     CLERMONT - Five years of tweaking and maneuvering leads to a full day of festive fun and spirits at the 6th annual Kentucky Wine Festival, hosted by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    This year’s event, co-sponsored by Independent II Packaging and All-American Container, will be held on one day instead of two, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 10 p.m., at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

  • Nichols will have new library next to school within year

     NICHOLS -- A battle that has lasted for years may soon be over.

    After a community meeting last fall, June Dawson was sure that the Bullitt County Public Library System would build a branch in her community.

    As a long-time advocate of the Nichols community, Dawson was overwhelmed by the turnout supporting the construction of a branch library.

    Dennis Mitchell, another long-time advocate of the community, also felt that a facility would be built after seeing the widespread support last fall.

  • Libraries are Alive: MW library finally ready for use

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a digital world, many may fear that libraries are dead.

    The recent completion of the Bullitt County Public Libraries branch in Mount Washington proves otherwise.

    No longer just a place to pick out a book and leave, the new building, located at 214 North Bardstown Road, offers a wide variety of spaces to allow patrons to feel at ease. That feeling is one director Joe Schweiss describes as third space: a comfortable place someone can go that isn’t work or home.

  • Meeting a Very Important Person

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Not everyone wants to run into a mad dog, but when you’re a former United States Marine, it’s considered quite an honor.

    Shepherdsville resident John Loudermilk attended the annual First Marine Division reunion in Norfolk, Va., where he had a special impromptu meet-and-greet with U.S. Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis.

    A fellow Marine veteran, Loudermilk took the opportunity to ay hello, mentioning his service with the 5th Marines during the Vietnam War.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 3, 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.

     

  • Jesse’s Day

     HEBRON ESTATES — Jesse Schott loves North Bullitt High School and he loves the JROTC program.

    On Friday night, the North Bullitt community displayed how much it loves Jesse Schott.

    Having successfully battled cancer on two occasions in his young life, Schott had just learned he would be taking on the deadly disease a third time.

    That diagnosis didn’t deter the Eagle from leading the color guard at Friday’s football game against Southern.