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  • LIHEAP subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014.

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  • Traffic switch on I-65 beginning November 16

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a change in the traffic pattern on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Construction work is proceeding north and the work zone will be moved to the section of interstate between mile points 118 and 123.  Lane shifts will be put in place on Sunday evening, November 16.

  • Cincy man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

     A Cincinnati, OH, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to multiple charges including commercial sex trafficking, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky David J. Hale.

  • Kentucky State Parks Remain Open During Winter With Many Events Planned

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.

    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles, sandhill cranes, the Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 23-25 at Carter Caves State Resort Park, a Family Adventure Weekend at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Jan. 16-18 and 5K races. There are more than 250 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Winter Weather

     With below average temperatures and a forecast of snow for this weekend, motorists begin thinking about how the weather will affect their travel plans.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel begin thinking about snow and ice removal as early as July.  Planning gets underway during summer months by ordering snow-melting chemicals for the coming winter and scheduling training for staff.

  • CHFS urges pregnancy flu shots

     Pregnancy can increase the risk for complications from influenza (flu), such as pneumonia, making it even more important for expectant mothers to get a flu vaccination.

  • Chapter ensures veterans won’t be forgotten

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One Bullitt County organization wants to make sure veterans are never forgotten.

    The Salt River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was started about 2 years ago, said Ruth Chowning, vice regent of the chapter.

    “Our major goal and mission is to honor all veterans who have made this county what it is today,” she said.

    The group, which includes about 40 members, recently worked on their first project with Interlink Counseling Services, which helps guide homeless veterans.

  • Mike Goldsmith, Alice Cooper share spot in prestigious White Castle ring of honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Goldsmith, a former member of the United States Army’s 184th Ordnance Company Special C4 unit based in Germany, can be considered a hero like all other veterans.

    Now Goldsmith can also be referred to as a Hall of Famer, and it was because of his unit he received such a title.

    Goldsmith was selected as a member of the 2014 White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

    Established in 1921, White Castle is famous for its Sliders, smaller square burgers made with 100 percent real beef.

  • Transition time will be important to future welfare

     With the elections past, the next few months will be critical to the future of city and county government.

    It is a time which we call transition.

    Some of us remember that time when unmarked keys to the jail were left in a pickle bucket for the successor.

    That could have been catastrophic and would never happen today.

    But the final two months of the year provide those entering an office to get a look at what to expect.

    It also gives the outgoing officeholder a chance to work with the incoming officials.

  • Another good year to be GOP member

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you an election official in Bullitt County last Tuesday, it was probably a pretty amazingly uneventful day.