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  • KSP enforces zero-tolerance during holiday weekend

     The Kentucky State Police will increase enforcement efforts over the Fourth of July holiday weekend throughout the Commonwealth.

    KSP is making an effort to reduce highway fatalities. A "zero-tolerance" policy will target impaired drivers.

    During the official Fourth of July four-day holiday period in 2010, 1,237 crashes in Kentucky, resulting in seven fatalities.

    Of those accidents, sixty-six of were alcohol-related, resulting 52 injuries and one fatality.

  • UPDATE: Train derails in Brooks

     UPDATE (07/01, 5 p.m.): Emergency officials announced that Highway 1020 should be reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon.

    The section of track involved in Thursday's derailment would again be open to train traffic as of Friday evening.

    Huber Station Rd., along the east side of the tracks, remains closed to thru traffic.

    All damaged rail cars were removed from the tracks and from Highway 1020. Crews with CSX, R. J. Corman and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continued working on Friday to repair damages.

  • No budget yet; Shepherdsville council's last try tonight

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With only four of the six councilmembers available, Shepherdsville officials delayed any action on a proposed sewer rate hike and the 2011-12 budget on Wednesday night.

  • Proposal would keep 4 districts in county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to technology, the task of equalizing the population of the four magisterial districts has been made a lot easier.

  • Oil rig flips, spills at Brooks intersection

     BROOKS - A tractor-trailer overturned, spilling oil into the ditch along Highway 1020 at the Brooks Hill Road intersection Wednesday afternoon.

    The driver of the truck, a white male, was headed westbound on Brooks Hill. Taking a sharp right turn onto 1020, the truck left the pavement with the tanker coming to a rest upside-down in the ditch.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Dep. Chad Kolter, the truck contained approximately 25 tons of asphalt oil, which was spilling into the ditch through a top hatch in the tanker.

  • FIXED...State OK’s work on railroad crossing

     HILLVIEW - A railroad crossing that has been the scene of hundreds of accidents over the years will soon receive improvements.

  • Sworn in... again

     For a second time, Douglas Puckett was sworn in as the police chief for the city of Shepherdsville.

    Puckett served for over three years as chief and was then terminated by current mayor Scott Ellis.

    A recent circuit judge’s opinion returned Puckett to his former position.

    Acting city attorney Scott Wantland swore Puckett into office on Monday.

  • Arla Foundation recognized for its work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just over five years ago, Jewish Hospital opened its medical center and emergency room to the public.

  • Jailhouse lawyer becomes reality

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Normally attorneys visit clients in jail to help them out.

  • City storm water work may fall to the county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The federally-mandated surface water management program in Shepherdsville may have a new caretaker.