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  • BE, NB cheer squads excel at state meet

     BOWLING GREEN - Two local cheerleading teams proved themselves forces to be reckoned with after placing second and third in the 2013 Kentucky High School Athletics Association’s Competitive Cheer State Competition . 

  • State DOT to spray for weeds along roads

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

  • KIDSFEST: Celebration for kids of all ages set Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In Louisville they’ve got their Kentucky Derby. Indianapolis has its 500. Pasedena its Rose Bowl.

  • Preparations for winter weather

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for Bullitt County and surrounding areas for late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

    The NWS forecast included potential snow accumulation from 1-4 inches overnight following an evening of rain. The change in temperatures could affect roadways.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will remain on duty.

  • Committee to recommend supervisors help to get new job descriptions, handbook

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – An effort to complete job descriptions for county government workers will get an assist from the various department supervisors.

         In the monthly meeting of the Emergency Services Committee, the topic of job descriptions and personnel policies was discussed.

         Mike Phillips, director of the dispatch, EMS and EMA, said it is vital that the county revises its personnel policies and make job descriptions for all departments.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 4

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 4:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 264:  Lane closures and delays possible between Browns Lane and Westport Road (mile points 18.4 and 20.7).  For the next few weeks, concrete repairs will be taking place primarily on weekends.  Lane and ramp closures are possible from 8:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday. The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 45 MPH and double fines will be enforced.

  • Noxious weeds to be sprayed on roadsides

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • County buildings to receive AED devices for emergencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All county government facilities could soon have automated external defibrillator units.

  • PV to change time of meetings

          PIONEER VILLAGE – If you want to catch the first half-hour of the next meeting of the Pioneer Village City Council, you better change your calendar.

         The council voted unanimously to change the start time on future meetings.

         By virtue of the recent action, the Pioneer Village City Council meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Becknell Hall. The public is always invited.

  • LJ officials questioned on their roles at county meeting

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Less than a month after Lebanon Junction officials went before Bullitt Fiscal Court to speak out against an independent fire district, a local resident went to the council to ask why the city was intervening. 

    During the last regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, Bobby Hartlage asked, "Who authorized the mayor to go to fiscal court?"