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  • Statewide tornado drill on Tuesday; local notification system available

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As winter appears to have come and gone without a major cold streak or measurable snowfall, we all begin to look to the skies for severe weather.

    March marks the beginning of the severe weather season and Bullitt Countians remember some of the tornadic activities which have hit in the past.

    For Marke Richardson and the rest of the Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency team, this is the time when awareness is sought from the public.

  • Farmers may have option on license tags

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Farmers, especially those who drive their vehicles out of state, might want to consider a new option when purchasing license registration renewals during March.

  • County dodges weather bullet

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – While a rash of violent tornadoes left towns decimated and several dead throughout central Kentucky and southern Indiana on Friday, no widespread damage or serious injuries were reported in Bullitt County.

    In a phrase, Bullitt County dodged a bullet.

    The storm system that ripped through the region produced only high wind, heavy rain and hail in Bullitt County.

  • BBB Tips on Storm Relief Donations

    In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the BBB offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:

    Be cautious when giving online.

    Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 5

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to installation of roadway lighting.

    Jefferson County:

  • LEAP YEAR BABIES: Feb. 29 babies share a unique bond for life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s unusual, even rare, but not impossible. For those involved, it’s even kind of special. A handful of Bullitt County Public Schools’ students, and one teacher, share a common birthday on Feb. 29, also known as Leap Year Day.

  • Thieves strike same house; on video again

     CLERMONT - For a second time in recent months, a home on Chapeze Lane has been hit by thieves.

  • Variance allows construction at Jim Beam plant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Board of Adjustments recently approved a variance that will allow Clermont’s Jim Beam Distillery to move forward with plans to add on to its fermentation building.

    During their February regular meeting, board members voted to allow Bardstown contractor Buzick Construction to encroach 8.63 feet into the property’s required setback.

    The applicant requested the variance so that the addition could be closer to Jim Beam’s property line.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 27:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to installation of roadway lighting.

    Jefferson County:

  • Hillview's early leaders are honored for courage and leadership skills

        HILLVIEW - When current elected officials think about the problems they have in running government agencies, a pair of Hillview veterans can still remember the battles waged over the years.
        From having a television reporter standing at the corner of Brooks Hill Road and Interstate 65 telling viewers that the lives of children could be at risk due to a rezoning request to sitting through a county rezoning case that lasted until the early morning hours, Richard Terry and Dale Russ have lived through it all.