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  • Dickson believes past work as police officer will help as constable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Donnie Dickson has worked as a police officer.

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: Elementary

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Teaching wasn’t always Mike DiEnno’s first choice but it has been for the last 14 years now.

    He was recently chosen as the Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

    “I was very honored to hear that I was chosen,” said the Clermont resident. “I feel like in my life in recent years God has blessed me very much and this award I see as no exception.”

  • City files suit over coverage for fire truck

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The delay in repairing a firetruck led to the City of Shepherdsville filing a lawsuit.

    City attorney Joe Wantland informed the city council that a suit was filed against Ryder Trucking, its driver and its insurance company if regards to an accident on Interstate 65 that damaged a Shepherdsville Fire truck.

    SFD chief Layne Troutman previously reported that the damaged Seagrave truck was transported to a garage in Wisconsin for necessary repairs.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Spring forward one hour

     This weekend is Daylight Savings Time, meaning the clocks will jump ahead one hour.

    The official change takes place at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Mar. 9, which will become 3 a.m.

    The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians to change the batteries in each of your home’s smoke alarms when you spring your clocks forward this weekend to daylight saving time.

  • KIDS COUNT: County improves on child’s health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In determining the county’s health in terms of family and community, the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey looks at four diverse areas.

    And, when those numbers are tallied, Bullitt County was 13th out of 120 counties in the state.

    One of the areas probed was the percentage of births to mothers who did not have a high school degree from 2009-11.

    In Bullitt County, it was determined that 12.3 percent of the births during that span was to mothers who had not earned their high school degrees.

  • Bradshaw says change needed in office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Serving the past three-plus years as a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court, John Bradshaw realized something very important to the people of the county.

    “The more I weighed the issues and the condition of the current administration, I became convinced that Bullitt County could not survive another four years under our current judge-executive,” said Bradshaw.

    With that, the Fourth District magistrate threw his hat into the ring as a Republican contender for the county judge’s office.

  • Bumpy ride along I-65 will be repaired; expect delays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you complained about how rough the pavement is on Interstate 65?

    Well, there will be some relief coming your way.

    But, there might be some pain until that relief is available.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to Hall Contracting of Louisville for the work to begin this month.

    The $20.7 million project will involve the removal of sections of concrete on Interstate 65 throughout the 20-mile stretch in Bullitt County.

    Some repairs were done several years ago.

  • Has anyone seen Spring yet?

     Mother Nature continues to have her grip on Bullitt County.

    On Sunday, Bullitt Countians were met with a little freezing rain, some sleet and between 3-4 inches of snow.

    But it could have been much worse.

    Law enforcement officials had to deal with an increased number of traffic accidents and vehicles running off the road. 

    No major power outages were reported, despite having some minor icing issues.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, pushing the end date for students to June 10.

  • Wooldridge believes office needs change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking at what has happened over the past few years, John Wooldridge felt there needed to be a change.

  • Hurt wants responsibility to be focus of as magistrate in Fourth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bringing in new jobs to a community is important.
        But Sherry Waters Hurt believes that there should be more involved in such a decision than to simply look at the money generated.
        As a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court over the next four years, Hurt would like to do more planning and more consideration about the affect development would have on existing residents.