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  • Metro United Way to help homeless in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For Bullitt County citizens working to combat homelessness, they currently find themselves feeling somewhat homeless.

    In recent months, the county has dealt with the closing of Shepherd’s Shelter, an organization that assisted with homeless issues, including temporary rental housing.

    Other organizations have developed since that time, trying to pick up the slack and assist any way they can.

  • Controlled burn to be held at Pine Creek Barrens

     The Nature Conservancy (TNC) intends to conduct a controlled burn at its Pine Creek Barrens Preserve located on Pine Creek Trail road during the month of March or April.  

    Controlled burning is an important and necessary management tool for the rare species found on this property.  Without prescribed fire these species may become lost.   

  • KSP warning public about phone scams

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 4 is asking for citizens to be aware of Telephone Scams where the caller is purporting to represent the KSP.

    The KSP has not entered into any agreement with any fundraising organizations and furthermore has never solicited money over the phone.

    We have received reports in the last few days that citizens are receiving these calls and want to make the public aware.

  • Li-HEAP funding extending through April 30; applications through Multi-Purpose CAA

     Due to the low spending of LIHEAP funds through the state of Kentucky, the crisis phase has been extended to April 30, unless funds run out prior to that time.

    This program is administered through the Community Action Agencies in Kentucky.

    During the crisis phase, a low-income household must bring a copy of a disconnect or past due notice on heating bills.

    Applicants whose rent includes their heating costs must bring an eviction notice.

    For more information, contact the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at 543-4077.

  • Junk days to return during April

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you believe that over 52 tons of garbage was recycled in the past year through efforts of various groups in Bullitt County?

    It’s true, according to a report filed with state officials by Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield.

    The county receives an annual litter abatement grant. For the past year, the county received $72,158 and spent every penny of it.

    In fact, Hatfield said, the county spent $91,261.53. That includes billable time for things likes the use of county road department equipment.

  • Special Concert: Emily makes sure before she passed that parents would enjoy Kid Rock

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—For many, a new year means new chances and saying goodbye to the past.

    It can also be a time many people dread, fearing that a new year could mean leaving behind a lost loved one.

    Joe and Patty Curtsinger expected there to be tears last New Years. Their daughter, Emily, had passed away June 9 from liver failure, a battle she’d fought her entire life.

    But, thanks to Emily’s encouragement and a little help from the Dream Foundation, the family was able to celebrate with a family tradition: a Kid Rock concert.

  • Smith not looking for praise; honored for her mission work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— For most of the world, the weather determines whether or not a jacket is needed for the day or if a weekend trip to the lake will be enjoyable or not.

    For Pleasant Grove Baptist Church member Karen Smith and the rest Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, the weather determines where she will spend the next two weeks.

    “If you’re in disaster relief, you always have one eye on the weather,” Smith said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 20, 2016

     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.

     

  • Board returns Bright to her job with city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A city employee who was terminated earlier this year will be returning to her job.

    The Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission met behind closed doors for 50 minutes before dismissing the termination of Gayla Bright.

    Bright was terminated in January by former mayor Scott Ellis.

    However, Bright’s attorney, David Ward, made a motion to the civil service commission to dismiss the termination.

  • Zoneton battles junkyard fire

      HILLVIEW - A vehicle fire occurred near Interstate 65 Monday morning, but the vehicle was in a nearby junkyard.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts, located at 4222 E. Blue Lick Rd., around 10:15 a.m.

    A large plume of smoke was visible alongside the interstate, visible from the Brooks Rd. overpass.

    According to Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies, the vehicle was a yard car, used by employees to maneuver around the junkyard. Employee heard a noise, saw a spark, and then flames.