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  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 19

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 19:

    No interstate lane closures during the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-25

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Thanksgiving is peak day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT – Don’t forget basic cooking safety tips during this Thanksgiving season.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In 2010, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,400 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments. Those fires caused 420 deaths, 5,310 injuries and $993 million in direct property damage.

  • Salute to the Veterans from Lebanon Junction

     The second annual Veterans Day event attracted hundreds to downtown Lebanon Junction where there was a parade and special ceremony recognizing active-duty and retired military personnel. 

  • Murdoch graduates crime scene course

     RICHMOND - Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Kentucky Criminalistics Academy: Crime Scene Technician course.

  • Local residents on national TV game shows

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s fun and games time on national television for Bullitt County over the next week.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 12

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 12:

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

  • Webber joins Floyd, Greer in House

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has been the most costly race for state representative, incumbent Linda Belcher could not overcame an aggressive attack linking her with President Barack Obama and with votes she made in Frankfort.

         After several unsuccessful campaigns for office, Republican Russell Webber was able to celebrate with family, friends and supporters Tuesday night.

  • New faces elected to councils

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some changes in the local governmental climate in Bullitt County as several new faces will take office in January.

         In the city of Shepherdsville, Democrat Faith Portman (1,877 votes) will be the lone party member to survive.

         The incumbent will be joined by current officeholder Bernie Brown (2,062), who is a Republican.

  • Scouting for Food Saturday

     Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from numerous scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 17.

    Many scouts walked neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors this past Saturday.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or at subdivision entrances to increase public awareness and remind folks to donate.  This Saturday, those scouts will be returning to those same neighborhoods to collect food donations.

  • Hillview looks to program to train servers in alcohol sales

     HILLVIEW - In recent months the Hillview City Council and mayor Jim Eadens have made an effort to control drug and alcohol abuse within city limits.

    Eadens promoted the city's Drug Trends seminar, hosted in conjunction with Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP), an attempt to educate parents and grandparents on what warning signs to look for in their children's behavior.