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  • RELAY FOR LIFE on Friday night: Name of game will be to raise lots of money

     HEBRON ESTATES - That’s life!

    A new track surface at North Bullitt High School caused a change in plans for the 2017 Relay for Life. However, the committee has taken a risk and developed a stratego that should turn all the balderdash into an act of perfection that becomes a true pay day for the American Cancer Society.

  • Little rain nothing when compared to winning your battle against cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — After battling cancer, a little rain wasn’t going to dampen the spirits of the breast and ovarian cancer survivors walking in the 2017 Oaks Day Survivor’s Parade.

    Mount Washington resident Gail Williams was nominated to walk by her friend, co-worker and fellow breast cancer survivor Teresa Flynn.

    “I just felt very honored, first to be nominated then to be able to participate,” Williams said.

  • Jewish South part of group to be sold by parent firm

     HILL VIEW — If the city of Hillview hopes to have a hospital built in its community, it will not be owned and operated by KentuckyOne Health.

    The health system announced on Friday that it would be placing its Louisville area facilities, including Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview, up for sale.

    According to a release, KentuckyOne Health will focus its operations on a smaller footprint centered in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

  • Motorcyclist killed in wreck in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- A motorcyclist trying to turn into a northern Bullitt County subdivision was struck and killed Saturday evening.

    According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory, Aaron Jennette was stopped on westbound John Harper Highway around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Jennette, 32, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive, which is just east of Blue Lick Road.

  • Sheriff’s narcotics unit seizes over 220 pounds of pot; 7 may be indicted

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Monday, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit conducted a multi-agency investigation that could lead to indictments on at least seven individuals.

    Lt. Col. Mike Halbleib said his agency worked with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Detectives seized approximately 222 pounds of marijuana, four vehicles, 12 vials of HGH, 127 HGH pills, a gun and over $57,700 in cash.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 14, 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.

     

  • Hillview City Fair set for this weekend

     HILLVIEW - It will come early this year, but it will offer the same fun as every other year.

    The annual Hillview City Fair, presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club, will take place May 18-20 at the Hillview Government Center.

    Harlen Compton, representing the club, said the event dates were changed from June to May due to carnival company accessibility and an effort to avoid conflicting with other similar events such as the Bullitt County Fair.

    “We hope it’ll also make it easier for students still in school to attend,” he added.

  • Sanders fights for children in battle to gain support payments

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Among the many duties performed by the Bullitt County Attorney’s Office, one of the most important is representing the best interests of innocent victims.

    Efforts to increase the collection of delinquent child support payments has become a speciality to one employee, Nicole Sanders. The single mother of four serves as a child support intake worker, investigating cases in search of proper financial collection.

  • Preston Highway to be shut down near Belmont to replace bridge

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for the replacement of the KY 61 (Preston Highway) bridge over Barley Creek (mile marker 7.6) in Bullitt County. This bridge is located just north of the intersection of KY 61 and KY 251 (Belmont Road).

    Scott & Murphy Inc. of Bowling Green, Ky. was awarded this contract in amount of $482,000. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 30 to replace this aging bridge, which was built in 1927.

  • Historic number of major resurfacing projects slated

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County motorists will see a lot of roadwork occurring over the next year.

    “This is Bullitt County’s year,” said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the Fifth District Department of Transportation. “Congratulations.”

    Bullock was in Shepherdsville last week to outline plans for spending over $1.4 million in rural secondary road projects.

    Bullock said the state will take $323,400 for regular maintenance on the 72 miles of highway which falls under the rural secondary road program.