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  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.

  • Hunters Hollow frustrated with lack of sewer solution

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- As the months pass, the frustrations grow for leaders with the city of Hunters Hollow.

  • All the James Beams in the world can be part of birthday bash Thursday

    CLERMONT--In recognition of legendary bourbon distiller Jim Beam's 150th birthday, Jim Beam Bourbon is inviting everyone named Jim Beam (who is of legal drinking age) to join in a once-in-a-lifetime birthday party at the world's No. 1 bourbon's historic distillery in Clermont.

    "If your name is Jim Beam, then you better get down here," said Fred Noe, Jim Beam's great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller. "We want to meet you and we want to treat you to a special day in honor of a special man."

  • 9/11: First responders are recognized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a day that many Americans can remember what they were doing and how they were feeling.

  • Tourism panel works out issue on policy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A disagreement over company policy lead to a one-hour executive session discussion of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

    For the third time, treasurer Tom Kelly brought  up concerns about allowing conference center employees to bring their children to work with them.

    Chair James Watkins said it was necessary due to the irregular hours certain employees are required to work which wouldn’t allow for child care.

  • City celebrates paying off tornado debt, 40th anniversary

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It's a celebration for a community of friends without boundaries.

    That new motto, along with a new flag, are part of the Pioneer Village 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Becknell Hall.

    City officials invite all residents to celebrate the free event, which will include the retirement of the city's tornado debt, paid off in full as of June 2014.

    The city has been paying off the debt since 1996, when the area was heavily damaged by a tornado, the most significant event in its 40-year history.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 15, 2014

    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.

  • Model A Ford show to be held Saturday at park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are out and about this Friday and Saturday, don’t be surprised if you see a whole lot of vintage cars driving around.

    The Model A Ford Club of Louisville will be gathering for a party and the public is invited.

    According to Charlie Armstrong, there will be a group of Model A Ford owners who will be staying at the Best Western in Shepherdsville on Friday night.

    On the next morning, many will go to Frisch’s for breakfast before gathering at Bullitt Central High School’s parking lot.

  • Ramp closure from I-65 South to KY 245 in Bullitt County Sept. 12-15

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 65 to KY 245 at Clermont (Exit 112) will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 15.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via southbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), then turn left onto southbound KY 61 and follow to KY 245.