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     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Due to the current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Bullitt County, Judge Executive Melanie Roberts issued an Executive Order effective at 3:15 today banning all outdoor burning in Bullitt County. 

    This prohibition is in effect from 3:15 June 29, 2012 and will remain in effect until current and predicted weather conditions improve and the extreme threat of forest fires decreases.


  • Kentucky begins ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ campaign

     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Record temperatures predicted for week

     UPDATE - The National Weather Service in Louisville predicted 100-degree temperatures through Monday.

    Continued high pressure will keep record high temperatures in the area throughout the weekend and the first part of next week through Independence Day on Wednesday.

    NWS is comparing the week-long heat wave to what occurred in the United States during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

  • Big Valley big problem with no solutions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For the past three years, the Bullitt County Sanitation District has helped to keep the living conditions in Big Valley subdivision a little more bearable.

  • United Way accepts Bullitt grant requests

    LOUISVILLE - Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County.  The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way's focus on Education, Financial Stability and Health - the basic building blocks for a better life for all. 

  • Kickoff rally by Tea Party set to give people voice

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - No matter the party. No matter who is in office.
     There is a certain portion of the electorate who are not pleased with the way government is being run on various levels.
     As a way to bring awareness to the discontent with the entire process, the Bullitt County Voice of Independence Tea Party will use the upcoming holiday to kickoff its campaign of information.
     The Independence Day Kickoff will be held at the First Street Park in Shepherdsville on Friday, June 29.

  • Eight-year-old determined to do something to cure cancer

                CLERMONT - Autumn Fox, 8, is the same age that Alexandra "Alex" Scott was when she died.

                Alex was diagnosed with a childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, shortly before her first birthday. During her short life she hosted lemonade stands to raise money for cancer research.

  • Hunt selected as GOP fall nominee

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After two unsuccessful bids for Bullitt County magistrate, Mount Washington resident Bob Hunt will have another shot at the second district seat in November.

    During a recent special meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party held at the Shepherdsville Government Center, party leaders chose Hunt to be the Grand Old Party’s nominee in the general election.

    Hunt, who has been a member of the party for many years, said he was honored to be nominated.

    “It means a lot to be chosen by your peers,” Hunt said.

  • Extreme caution urged as dry conditions, fireworks don’t mix

      LOUISVILLE — The Fourth of July is often celebrated with dazzling displays of fireworks, but emergency physicians with Jewish Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, encourage individuals to take precautions to stay safe while enjoying Independence Day.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2010 more than 8,500 people were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries.

  • A BURNING question: When to burn, not burn always poses questions in Bullitt County

     LEBANON JUNCTION - You have some old limbs you need to get rid of at your home. You don’t want to wait until your garbage hauler makes his rounds next week. So, you decide to burn it.