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  • Ramp closure at Interstate 65 North Exit 117 Sept. 26-29

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to KY 44 (Exit 117) at Shepherdsville will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via northbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), northbound KY 61 and then connect with KY 44.

  • Mount Washington warns that restrictions apply for all signage

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Here’s your sign politicians—keep them off fences and state right-of-ways.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Council member Brent Wheeler brought up how he’s seen a lot more political signs around town.

    Being a candiate himself, he said he understands the need to advertise, but he hopes people can do it in a non-cluttering manner for the city.

    “We need to do our part as a council to clean that up,” he said.

  • Healthy Walk

     The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition held its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Mt. Washington to host annual BBQ festival

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.

    The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.

    This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.

    Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.

    This year’s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.

  • Lebanon Junction Park will host festival

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Though there will not be an Old Fashion Days this year, there will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate.

    The  Lebanon Junction park’s committee will put on a fall festival on Sept. 26-27.

    The festivities will begin Friday night with the chili cook-off at the fire department from 5 to 6 p.m. 

    There will be live music from the Mt. Moriah Gospel Singers from 6 to 7 p.m. and Junction Creek will finish the night off at the pavilion with music from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park.

  • Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party

    CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  • SPECIAL SALUTE to 9/11

     Each year, the North Bullitt JROTC program hosts a remembrance to the 9/11 tragedy.

    For the first time, this year’s remembrance was held in front of Hebron Middle School.

    With the assistance of Zoneton Fire Department and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, the ceremony was held with the American flag hoisted high above the crowd.

    Lt. Col. Cody Niece gave the keynote address and Maj. Jeremiah Chowdhury welcomed the audience. Maj. Robert Hughes accepted the memorial wreath from the representatives of the funeral home.

  • Former Ft. Knox energy program manager faces additional fraud charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Fort Knox Energy Program Manager was charged in a second superseding indictment today with devising multiple wire fraud schemes to defraud the United States and violating criminal conflict of interest laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.