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  • BIG PURPLE... Drug awareness event Saturday

     PIONEER VILLAGE - If you have a loved one who is battling a drug addiction, or if you are personally battling an addiction, then The Big Purple Event is something to consider attending.

    The second annual event will take place Saturday, July 29, at the Zoneton Fire Station on Preston Highway.

    The event is co-hosted by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) along with Break the Chains of Addiction, a group formerly known as Walking for Wellness Bullitt County.

  • Pioneer Village has best budget ever

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Gary Hatcher and several of the current council members can remember the days when money was tight.

    There was a tremendous debt to pay off from the 1996 tornado.

    But, over the years, city officials have taken necessary steps, sometimes painful ones, to put Pioneer Village in solid financial shape.

    As the Pioneer Village City Council considered the second reading of its 2017-18 budget, Hatcher proudly stated that 10 years ago, the coffers had $10,000 in the bank.

  • Back in Business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Doug Green had never had a Donut King doughnut before. But that didn’t stop him from getting to their shop at 5:30 Tuesday morning to ensure he got one during the shop’s reopening.

    “I just moved to town in February and I’ve heard about his story and how great the doughnuts are so I wanted to be here when they opened to show my appreciation for him,” Green said. “He’s very well loved in this part of the county, from what I’ve heard.”

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • Shepherdsville police make arrests for separate shoplifting charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A call on a shoplifter led to an added finding against a Shepherdsville man.

    Shepherdsville police responded to a shoplifting charge on July 11 at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    When officers arrived, Dustin Sturm, 32, was still on the property.

    Besides being in possession of the stolen merchandise, it was determined Sturm also had an outstanding warrant.

    He has been charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and served with the arrest warrant.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 16, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    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.

     

  • Making a big splash in Hillview

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.

  • Rep. Webber assigned to key Southern panel on education

     State Rep. Russell Webber, a Shepherdsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018.

    Since its inception, members of the SLC’s Education Committee have focused on building a world-class system of education in the United States, in order to ensure a quality, well-equipped workforce for the future.