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  • Shepherd looks for re-election as magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of county government is looking for another four-year term as magistrate.

        Clifford “Buddy” Shepherd has filed for his third consecutive term as First District magistrate. Prior to his current tenure, Shepherd served Bullitt County as a deputy jailer, sheriff and magistrate.

        “I know the county,” said Shepherd, 76. “I know the people. And I know the roads.”

  • Campaign urges Super Bowl fans to make the right play to save lives

    FRANKFORT ee" The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) announced today that it is teaming with the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement agencies to remind everyone to designate a sober driver if they plan to be partying with alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7.

  • Little Flock selects new senior pastor

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church has selected its new pastor.

    The Rev. Rodney Alexander from Florence, Ky., was recently selected as senior pastor at the church on North Preston Highway.

    On Sunday, Jan. 10, a special business meeting was called and the vote taken. This came after Alexander had met with the congregation, the deacons, the Sunday school teachers and preached two services.

  • Knox looks to continue career as next jailer

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - What started out 22 years as simply doing a favor for a friend has resulted in a career that Martha Weaver Knox just can’t leave.

        Now, Knox is looking to become the Bullitt County jailer.

        Knox has filed as a Democratic contender for the position which has become a wide-open race as three-term incumbent Danny Fackler will not run for re-election.

        “I feel like I am ready,” said Knox.

  • New logo could be designed for tourism, center

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the marketing pieces produced for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission might have a new look in the coming months.

        Over the past couple of months, Brittany Irvin of Vimarc Media has been working the tourist officials to change the appearance of the current logo.

        The proposed logo would have Shepherdsville more prominently displayed with symbols to emphasize the county’s wineries, Bernheim Forest and Jim Beam Distillery.

  • Hillview approves Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - In Bullitt County's 213 years of existence, Sunday alcohol sales had not been allowed.

    However, in just one week's time, two municipalities have approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments on Sundays.

    Following suit with Shepherdsville, the Hillview City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve its ordinance.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 1

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Feb. 1:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.  

     

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Trial date set for 11-year dispute over fire, city boundaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision over who has the right to impose fire taxes for residents of Shepherdsville who overlap into pre-existing taxing districts isn’t settled yet.

        The 1999 lawsuit remains in Bullitt Circuit Court as attorneys could take the differences to formal mediation.

        Last Monday, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress set a trial date of March 16.

        Last May, Burress ruled that Shepherdsville had a regular fire department, which had been a point of contention for the past decade.

  • Bad weather causes havoc

        An overnight snow led to hazardous driving conditions throughout Bullitt County Tuesday morning, with more potential winter weather expected this week.

        Bullitt County Dispatch reported several vehicle accidents relating to icy road conditions.

        The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

        The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for Bullitt County from 7 p.m. Friday evening through 1 p.m. Saturday.

        Rain will begin to change to snow across north central and east central Kentucky late Friday afternoon.

        Roads will begin to be impacted as temperatures fall below the freezing mark. Snow will begin to impact roads by midnight in south central Kentucky, causing slick or hazardous conditions.

        Snowfall amounts could range from 1 to 4 inches.