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  • Propane truck involved in accident, evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A two-vehicle accident involving a propane truck led to an evacuation along Coral Ridge Road Friday morning.

    Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene around 11 a.m., near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road.

    Officials reported a slight leak in the propane truck, making a decision to close the roadway to thru traffic from Rodgers Lane to E. Blue Lick Road.

    Bullitt County Emergency Management officials surveyed the situation, calling for a 500-foot-radius evacuation at about 11:40 a.m.

  • Cable barrier repairs on I-65 South scheduled for October 5

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of upcoming repairs to the cable barrier system and guardrail on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be making repairs in the section of highway between mile points 118 and 112 where the barriers were damaged due to recent vehicle crashes.

  • Trinkle hopes to write own history as newest director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum has found its own niche in the annals of Bullitt County history.

    The museum is ready to move into the future as well, with the hiring of Mary Margaret Trinkle as its new director.

    Trinkle replaces David Strange, who directed the museum since its inception at the front end of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Originally from Jeffersonville, Ind., Trinkle is proud that her grandmother’s house still stands. There are also concrete steps existing that led to a store her family owned.

  • Brooks Road entrance ramp at I-65 South closed Oct. 3-6

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 1526 (Brooks Hill Road) to southbound Interstate 65 will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via eastbound KY 1526, southbound KY 61 and eastbound KY 44 to connect with I-65.

  • Charles "Bill" Breeden - Known for his laughter, dedication

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The community lost one of its great leaders.

    On Sunday night, Charles W. "Bill"  Breeden passed at the age of 77. But he will never be forgotten.

    A lot will remember him for his humor and fun-loving spirit, but also his desire to give back.

    A member of the Mount Washington Lions Club since he was 18, Breeden was involved in numerous charities such as community ministries, Dare to Care food bank collection, scouting for food and of course the spring and fall festivals.

  • JCTC to look at options for new Bullitt campus

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Have you ever wanted to lease property to house a community college?

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related allegations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on drug-related charges:

  • Household chemical disposal on Saturday

    CLERMONT--For a second year, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to get rid of their hazardous household items.

    Thanks to a grant through the state of Division of Waste Management's Kentucky Pride Fund, residents of Bullitt County will be able to take items to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 4., from 8 a.m. until noon.

    According to Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield, the first event last fall was a success.

  • Recycling returns to school district

    Answering the initiative for environmental stewardship, Bullitt County Public Schools is implementing a comprehensive recycling program in October.

    “We have had a tremendous amount of students and teachers reach out about wanting to recycle,” said District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph. “We did a very successful pilot the second half of the 2013-2014 school year. Students at Bullitt East High School did a wonderful presentation this past spring on what recycling meant to them.”

  • School administrators indicted for failure to report abuse

     A federal grand jury charged a Grayson County, Kentucky, man with violating federal laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse as well as threatening/intimidating a witness.  The grand jury also charged several other school officials with failing to report the abuse, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Stephen E. Miller, age 44, previously worked as a police officer in Leitchfield, Kentucky.  He resigned the position following complaints of inappropriate sexual activity toward two women.