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  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Preston Highway could be reopened next Monday over Barley Creek

     Just in time for the opening of the new school year, Preston Highway near Barley Creek is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by Monday, Aug. 7.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the state transportation cabinet’s District Five in Louisville, the bridge over Barley Creek is nearly complete.

    The original completion date was July 28. The contract had an opening date of Aug. 2.

    Clifford said that due to some issues on the project, the contractor was given a few more days to complete the work.

  • BIG PURPLE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.

  • Offe pledges change as next sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To bring change, you must vote for an individual who will make change.

    Mike Offe pledges that he will bring a new form of leadership to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    Offe, 61, retired after 37 years in the military. He fell in love with Bullitt County and decided that would be the place he would retire.

    Being retired, Offe said he wanted to find a way he could provide public service using his leadership skills.

  • Road improvements set for eastern part of Cedar Grove

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for safety improvements on KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road) in Bullitt County. 

    The project extends from KY 1442 (Ridge Road) to the Bullitt/Nelson County line (mile markers 3.3 to 11.7). 

    Work includes shoulder enhancement, guardrail replacement and additional curve warning signs.  

  • Woman arrested for passing counterfeit bills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourth platoon officers responded to Wal-Mart on Thursday, July 27, on a report of a suspect passing counterfeit currency.

    In addition, the suspect had shoplifted ink cartridges and then returned them to the service desk for a refund.

    Shepherdsville officer Burton arrested Kimberly Aubrey, 33, of Louisville, on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence, burglary, criminal mischief and theft by deception.

  • I-65 maintenance work in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work along Interstate 65 this week in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be rail mowing to cut back tree limbs along the roadway.

    Crews will be working tonight on the exit ramp from I-65 South to KY 245 (Exit 112). The ramp will remain open but will be narrowed to accommodate equipment. This work is scheduled for Monday evening, July 31 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

  • Despite leak, Maryville pool to finish out swim season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt County officials will just resign themselves to the fact that its public pool behind Maryville Elementary has a leak.

    But the leak isn’t big enough to shut down one of the two remaining pools.

    Ed Etherton, assistant director of the county’s parks and recreation program, said that the leak at the Maryville pool will get worse.

    However, with just a few weeks remaining in the season, Etherton said the loss isn’t too great.