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  • KidsFest 2017

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Cold weather didn’t deter the warmth inside Parquet Springs Conference Centre during the 2017 KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and KentuckyOne Health.

    Free games and activities, treats and educational items and door prizes were distributed.

    Booths ranged from local businesses to county emergency officials, with mascots and the occasional animal in attendance.

    The annual event is designed to be fun for children of all ages and a great opportunity for family engagement.

  • Unemployment office now mobile

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Times are changing and finding a job or managing unemployment insurance is no exception.

    On Feb. 28, the Bullitt County Career Services branch, commonly referred to as the unemployment office, closed its doors due to grant funding cuts.

  • Restoring the past

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Although it may be true that the building doesn’t make the church, there is nothing that says the building can’t inspire the church.

    Jim Hatfield is a 70-year-old, lifelong member of the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was baptized there, married there, held his wife’s funeral there and, when the time comes, will have his own funeral there.

    So it comes as no surprise that the building, or rather the stained glass windows that line the walls of the building, holds a special meaning to him.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: "Spring" forward one hour

     Daylight Savings Time will officially begin on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

    At that time, clocks will officially move ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

    Don't forget to set all of your clocks forward one hour this weekend. Also, Daylight Savings is also a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms.

    The Red Cross encourages the smoke alarm battery check practice, as well as practicing home evacuation plans, safety procedures, and preparing emergency kits during all Daylight Savings changes.

  • STAYIN’ ALIVE... Shepherdsville Lions looking to bolster club

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Lions are wounded, but they aren’t dead yet.

    The Shepherdsville Lions Club has made a recent push for new membership to maintain one of the county’s longest-standing service organizations that has assisted the community for 72 years.

    In recent years membership has fallen off and current members are aging and feeling burnt out. However, they are still willing to help others who are willing to take over the operations.

  • Free family fun returns as KidsFest set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hey kids! It’s time for Bullitt County’s funnest, happiest, most enjoyable free event!

    The annual KidsFest, sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, will take place Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Over 50 local businesses and organizations will host booths and tables featuring fun activities, information and a chance to win door prizes valued at $50 or more.

  • Louisville man faces murder charge in hit-and-run fatality

     HILLVIEW – A man has been charged in the hit-and-run death Saturday evening of a Hillview teenager.

    Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, called Bullitt County Central Dispatch and turned himself into Hillview Police. The police met with Cannon at a home on Bishop Lane in Shepherdsville and he was taken into custody without incident.

    Cannon was charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, wanton endangerment and failure to render aid and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Bullitt Countian hopes to assist female veterans across the state

     LEXINGTON - A Bullitt County native resident and military veteran has partnered with another woman to assist other female veterans throughout the state by providing services and a place to call home.

    Sherry Whitehouse is co-founder of Lady Veterans Connect, dedicated to providing hope, homes and healing. Whitehouse joined fellow co-founder Phyllis Abbott after both learned they were attempting to provide similar services through separate agencies within Kentucky.

  • Indictments handed down for criminal charges in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been indicted in separate allegations of burglary.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently handed down felony indictments.

    Daniel D. Abney was indicted for robbery, a Class B felony which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Abney allegedly threatened a woman on Oct. 11, 2016, with physical force.

    During the robbery, the victim did suffer physical injury.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 5, 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.