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  • Thurman allowed to file for office, keep job -- for now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- George Thurman has been a deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office since September 2004.

    He would like to be able to run for the sheriff’s position in the upcoming election.

    However, everywhere he’s turned, Thurman has been told that he could not run for office unless he resigns from the job that he loves.

    With the filing deadline just a few days away, Thurman filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court against the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 28, 2018

     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.

     

  • Temporary closure of KY 44 in Bullitt County on January 26

     Louisville, KY (Jan. 25, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a temporary closure tomorrow, Jan. 26, on KY 44 West in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Merker Lane and Bob-O-Link Road so KYTC crews can patch a hole in the bridge over Knob Creek (mile markers 3.2).

    KY 44 West will be closed on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local access up to each side of the bridge will be allowed for residents. All thru traffic should detour via KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) and KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road).

  • Free Health Fair planned for Sunday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.

  • Temporary closure of KY 2706 in Bullitt County to begin January 29

    Louisville, KY (Jan. 24, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2706 (Wales Run Road) in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Patton Lane and Sycamore Drive (mile markers 1.7 to 2.1) to allow for shoulder widening.

     

    Closure of KY 2706 is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 29 and will continue through Friday, February 2. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Motorists should detour this area via KY 44 and US 31EX. 

     

  • Lebanon Junction building on Truckstop Ministries tradition

     LEBANON JUNCTION — A trucker’s life is full of movement: living a life on the road can make finding stability difficult and trying to find a regular church to attend can seem impossible.

    That’s where Truckstop Ministries comes into play.

    Created in 1981 by a retired truck driver, Truckstop Ministries is designed to give the on-the-go lifestyle of a truck driver a bit of consistency no matter which city they find themselves in on any given Sunday.

  • Election filing deadline next Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar is quickly nearing the filing deadline for candidates seeking office in 2018.

    Less than a week remains until the Tuesday, Jan. 30, deadline in the county clerk’s office. No paperwork will be accepted after 4 p.m.

    As the deadline approaches, a few more names have jumped into the various elections.

    COUNTY RACES

    The top race on the ticket remains the quest for Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is being challenged by Jerry Summers.

  • Salt Salon brings a little bit of Florida back to MW business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new top-notch salon and spa in Mount Washington hopes to save their neighbors a trip to Louisville when a looking for a day of relaxation.

    Located in Suite 300 at 327 Eastbrooke Pointe Drive, Salt Salon and Spa offers everything from haircuts to facials to permanent makeup, co-owner Maryanne Newkirk-Salleng said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 21, 2018

     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.

     

  • Longtime servant of community, Charles Long, passes at age 79

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.