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  • Blast, City Fair this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Combining two major events into a single function can be exciting.

    It can also lead to a few snags.

    But no matter, the Bullitt Blast/Shepherdsville City Fair is set to begin its four-day run on Thursday.

    Things will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the First Street Park along Salt River in Shepherdsville.

    The big event will be the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, set to begin around 9:45 p.m. on Friday.

    Throughout the four days, there will be plenty of activities for all ages.

  • Graduated license course now available online throughout Kentucky

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  • Make safe boating part of your July 4 holiday weekend plans

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will be teeming with boaters enjoying the long holiday weekend.

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources want it to be a fun and safe experience for everyone.

  • AG announces child porn arrest

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Boyle County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

    Mark Morris, 52, was arrested at his Danville home by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit on June 25. He was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Longest day of play set for Friday at Hillview center

     HILLVIEW - With the most daylight, June is the month to be physically active outdoors.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) believes that, hosting its third annual Longest Day of Play event.

    This year’s play date is Friday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said the community center’s location gives the event an indoor option in case of inclement weather.

  • Bullitt County Welcome Center claims title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the hundreds of thousands of people who drive through Bullitt County every year need to make that stop in their trip, you want to make a good first impression.

  • Smoking ban snuffed out

    FRANKFORT -- Years ago, the Bullitt County Health Department staff knew that something must be done to combat the affects of smoking and second-hand smoke in the community.

  • Mt. Washington part of regional sewer study

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--And the quest continues as the city of Mount Washington continues to try and take control of their waste situation.

    At Monday night’s city council meeting, the council passed a resolution to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to enter into an agreement to give $5,000 to the Salt River Wastewater Study. Shepherdsville, the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Bullitt County Sanitation district, Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Environmental Authority and Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan sewer district were also invited to participate.

  • Shepherdsville will use engineer to help with debt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council needs an independent consulting engineer to oversee long-term sewer debt agreements.

    But the council will wait another meeting to decide who the engineer will be, after receiving further information.

    According to mayor Scott Ellis, the city must have an engineer in place if a certain amount of sewer income remains in debt, based on a 1982 city ordinance. The engineer must calculate a consumer price index (CPI) tax rate.

  • Attorney General warns of IRS phone scam

       Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).