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  • Family looks to find way to aid others facing hearing issues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - At age 2, Luke Montgomery is already bi-lingual.

    His parents and older brother are as well, so they can communicate with him.

    Luke was born with congenital deafness - sensorineural deafness syndrome - that left him considered deaf, albeit with very limited hearing abilities.

    Luke’s parents, Brooke and Jeff Montgomery, decided early on that the family, including sons Nate, 9, and Seth, 6, would learn their new language along with Luke.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 15, 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.

     

  • Beshear, BOAT outline plans of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local team received a boost from a state official on its ongoing battle with the recent drug epidemic.

    The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) welcomed Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear to speak with local officials about drug-related issues and the ongoing struggle to combat them.

    The event was hosted at the Bullitt County Detention Center, with various officials and concerned residents invited to share their concerns and suggestions.

  • Sewer surcharge request dismissed by PSC

         FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied an effort to impose a surcharge on customers of a failed Bullitt County sewer system in order to pay off debts of the bankrupt company that abandoned the utility.

    The proposed surcharge would have imposed a $17 monthly fee for a period of 20 years on the 700 customers formerly served by Bullitt Utilities.

  • Interstate 65 lane and ramp closure in Bullitt County October 15

     Louisville, KY (Oct. 13, 2017)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of maintenance work this weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be performing asphalt pavement repairs on I-65 South near Exit 116 in Shepherdsville.

     

    I-65 South will be reduced to one lane between mile markers 116 and 117 on Sunday, Oct. 15. This work is scheduled from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m.

     

  • Intersection improvements to begin on US 31E at Broad Run Parkway

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for intersection improvements on US 31E (Bardstown Road) at Broad Run Parkway in Jefferson County. The project includes addition of turning lanes and a traffic signal for this intersection which is located at the entrance to Broad Run Park, a section of The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

  • Former pastor in Bullitt County now leads efforts in brain injury awareness

     LOUISVILLE - A former Bullitt County church pastor is using his brain to help others in need of assistance.

    Eddie Reynolds, former pastor of Bullitt Lick Baptist Church, has been named the executive director for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK).

    Reynolds becomes the fifth executive director for the organization, with 12 years of experience, most recently as program director.

    The Boyle County native served as Bullitt Lick pastor from 1993-99.

  • Donations continue to roll in for ‘Christmas miracle’ for Houston

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christmas miracle is shaping up for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.

    Family Day Ministries, based in Shepherdsville, has been collecting items that will be distributed in time for the Christmas holiday.

    Pastor Mike Miller has connected with Trinity Lutheran Church, located near Downtown Houston, about 934 miles from FDM. Miller always contacts local ministry during a donation delivery, making certain the donations will make to those in the most need.

  • Beckner continues winning ways in Kentucky State Fair competition

     CLERMONT - He’s Bullitt County’s chairman of the boards.

    John Beckner continues to receive accolades for his wooden toy models, earning a Best of Show at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.

    The award is Beckner’s ninth Best of Show since entering his first fair competition in 1999. Counting entries from both the state fair and the Bullitt County Fair, Beckner has earned 34 overall ribbons.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball warns Kentuckians of recent phone scam

     The Kentucky State Treasurer’s Office has recently learned of a telephone fraud scheme listing the Kentucky State Treasury as its physical address.

    Under this scheme, an individual is notified that he or she is eligible for a “free grant” of thousands of dollars. The individual is then instructed to wire money or purchase gift cards for the scammer in exchange for the promise of receiving this “free grant.”