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  • Kentucky doctors of optometry provide guidance on how to safely watch the eclipse

     FRANKFORT – If you live in Western Kentucky, or are headed that way later this month to view the total solar eclipse, make sure you pack more than a lunch and some lawn chairs.

    Eye safety will be critically important.

  • Mount Washington adjusts rental prices for facilities

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—Gatherings on city land will cost a little extra in the near future.

    The council recently passed an ordinance establishing rental fees and rules for the use of city pavilions, the city annex building, the gazebo and folding chairs and tables.

    Each of the locations will require a $200 deposit with varying non-refundable deposits included for each location depending on if the renter is a city resident or not.

  • Minor traffic stop turns into major charges for local individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A simple traffic stop can lead to more serious charges.

    Just ask a couple of individuals who were arrested over the past week by Shepherdsville police officers.

    On Aug. 3, officer Todd Johnson arrested a pair of individuals who were originally pulled over for minor traffic violations.

    In the first incident, Johnson pulled over a violator. As the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floor board. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 6, 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.

     

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Preston Highway could be reopened next Monday over Barley Creek

     Just in time for the opening of the new school year, Preston Highway near Barley Creek is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by Monday, Aug. 7.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the state transportation cabinet’s District Five in Louisville, the bridge over Barley Creek is nearly complete.

    The original completion date was July 28. The contract had an opening date of Aug. 2.

    Clifford said that due to some issues on the project, the contractor was given a few more days to complete the work.

  • BIG PURPLE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.

  • Offe pledges change as next sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To bring change, you must vote for an individual who will make change.

    Mike Offe pledges that he will bring a new form of leadership to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    Offe, 61, retired after 37 years in the military. He fell in love with Bullitt County and decided that would be the place he would retire.

    Being retired, Offe said he wanted to find a way he could provide public service using his leadership skills.