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  • UPDATE: Emergency work on I-65 south in Hardin County

     THe Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported that Interstate 65 southbound near Mile Point 82 in Hardin County is reduced to one lane.

    The right lane is blocked until base failure repairs can be completed.  Keep left.

    There are three repair locations between exit 86 at Glendale and exit 81 at Sonora.  Signage is posted well ahead of the work area.  Use exit 86 to US 31W south as an alternate route to rejoin I65 at exit 81.

  • Missing man found deceased in residence

     A man reported missing by the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department was found dead Tuesday evening.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch confirmed that Scott Newton, 40, was discovered inside the garage of his residence at 419 Fountain Street.

    The Sheriff's Office received a call Tuesday evening before 5 p.m. that Newton was found at the residence.

    "(Newton) was located in an area of the garage where he wouldn't have been seen," Murdoch said. "It appears (Newton) passed away several weeks ago."

  • Hatfield resigns from Board of Trustees

     The following is a letter issued to the Bullitt County Judge/Executive's Office on Thursday afternoon from Southeast Bullitt Fire chief Julius Hatfield.

    The letter is only a resignation from the fire district's Board of Trustees. He remains the Southeast Bullitt chief at this time.

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    Judge Melanie Roberts

    Members of Fiscal Court

    All interested citizens of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District

     

  • Board to educate new leadership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Bullitt County Parks Commission have dreams and goals for what they would like to see the community become in the future.

    But with a desire for members to wait until after the elections were concluded, now is the time for the commission to unveil some of its plans.

    With the start of the new year will bring a renewed desire to move Bullitt County forward in providing recreational opportunities for local residents.

  • Schaaf marches in parade, comes home with honors

     NEW YORK - On Thanksgiving Day, alto saxophonist Sarah Schaaf brought some extra hope to the Bullitt Central community.

    The senior student performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Great American Marching Band, and was also selected as the 2014 recipient of the Hope Scholarship.

    Awarded annually since 2003, the Bob and Delores Hope Charitable Foundation, in association with Macy’s, is given to a band performer participating in the parade.

  • Fiscal Court goes after Hatfield

     Bullitt Fiscal Court has started the process of removing Julius Hatfield from the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board of Trustees.

  • Various agencies continue to make pitch to help others during holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--In the spirit of Christmas, it is tradition to try and give back to those who are less fortunate during this giving season.

    Several cities in Bullitt County will continue with their goodwill this year.

     

    Lebanon Junction

    The Christmas basket project has been around a long time in Lebanon Junction. Allie Phillips, one of the coordinators, said “it's a community affair.”

  • Youth will be served by Lady Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – It says a lot for your basketball program when you an lose six seniors and still be ranked 12th in the state in the pre-season coaches’ poll.

         That is where the Bullitt East Lady Chargers find themselves this winter – young and talented. The ‘talented’ part is where the high ranking comes from. The ‘young’ part is what keeps veteran head coach Chris Stallings awake at night.

  • Session to help answer flood questions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--There are a lot of questions and the time is running out for residents who could be affected by the revised flood elevation maps.

    The city of Shepherdsville is hosting an informational session on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Bullitt Central High School.

    The session begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Shepherdsville councilmember Dana Bischoff James spoke to members of the Bullitt County Public School Board last week.

    One word of warning from James was that the school system might have facilities which could be affected by the altered elevation maps.

  • One case sent to grand jury, other one pleads in BE incident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Recent arrests on Bullitt East High School grounds has left many with concerns.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 18,  afternoon around 2 p.m., the Mount Washington Police Department received a phone call on two possible intoxicated subjects trying to pick up a student at Bullitt East High School, said Chief Roy Daugherty.

    After arriving on scene, the officer found the two subjects who smelled of marijuana. Andrew Marchegion, of Jeffersontown, admitted to having marijuana in a vehicle on school property. He consented to a search.