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  • Repeal of merit ordinance may open up field for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A race which seemed destined to have a large field next year could be open to a few more candidates.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court is being asked to repeal an ordinance which set up job protection for members of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    But that ordinance also prevented current deputies from running for the position of sheriff — unless they were willing to resign from their job.

  • Hillview looks for magical cure to stop speeders

     HILLVIEW — The mayor hates to get phone calls about speeding motorists.

    The police chief hates to get phone calls from the mayor complaining about calls he is getting on speeding motorists.

    The problem is there may never be a solution to the common denominator to the complaint calls — speeding motorists.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said he can look outside his front door and watch speeders race up and down Overdale Drive.

    And he gets phone calls from all parts of the city complaining about drivers exceeding the speed limit.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 10, 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.

     

  • AWESOME: Colorado firm purchases local flea market

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Steve Gasser decided to open a flea market in Bullitt County, he wanted to make a splash.

    And he knew that he had to do some clever marketing. And he did.

    When Gasser selected the name, he went for the best.

    The Most Awesome Flea Market opened 22 years ago in a field between the Salt River and Cedar Grove Road.

    With vendors both inside and outside, the marketing worked as the crowds were large each Saturday and Sunday.

  • Council to reduce number of restricted accounts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Despite having a carryover in the general fund of around $1.8 million, city officials in Shepherdsville raised questions about whether the coffers might run dry.

    And, after seeing what happened in 2011, they were clear that history would not repeat itself.

    For an hour, council members threw out allegations that transactions could be “possibly illegal” and that “numbers don’t add up.”

  • Shepherdsville turns to K-9 units to assist in various law enforcement activities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- During his four years of service with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Allen advocated for a K-9 unit.

    When he went to the Shepherdsville Police Department, Allen again had an interest in starting a K-9 unit.

    So, when two positions were posted to work as a K-9 officer, Allen jumped at the opportunity.

    Now, Allen and Chad Woods have new partners, Diego and Cherry.

    So far, the experience has been a great one, said Allen.

  • Hardin Co. man pleads guilty to child porn possession, distribution

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a Hardin County man pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. 

    In Hardin Circuit Court on Sept. 5, Eric Easley, 48, of Vine Grove, entered a guilty plea to 40 counts of possession of child pornography and 2 counts of distribution of child pornography, Class D felonies.

    Easley agreed to serve 12 and half years in prison, in addition to lifetime registration as a sex offender and the completion of a sex offender treatment program. 

  • I-65 South closed this weekend in Jefferson Co.

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of Interstate 65 South will be closed this weekend in Jefferson County. This interstate shut-down is the first of two weekend closures, one in each direction, to accommodate safety improvements and other roadway maintenance. 

    I-65 South is scheduled for closure this weekend between I-64 and I-264 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4). All driving lanes, exit ramps and entrance ramps will be closed in this section of roadway.

  • Ceremony set for Sunday to observe 9-11 attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The memory of that tragic day on Sept. 11, 2001, remains very vivid in the minds of so many people in America.

    Once again, an observance is being planned for Bullitt County.

    Magistrate Gary Lawson and state Rep. Dan Johnson are coordinating this year’s observance.

    The commemorative service will be on Sunday, Sept. 10, in the area around the Bullitt County Courthouse and the Bullitt County Judicial Center.

    The event runs from 2-5 p.m.

  • Wine Fest set for Saturday at fairgrounds

     CLERMONT - Five years of tweaking and maneuvering leads to a full day of festive fun and spirits at the 6th annual Kentucky Wine Festival, hosted by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    This year’s event, co-sponsored by Independent II Packaging and All-American Container, will be held on one day instead of two, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 10 p.m., at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.