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  • LJ VFW Post 8293 to host turkey dinner fund-raiser

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Veterans are trading in candy for turkey this Veterans Day.

    Rather than host the annual parade, the Veterans of Foreign War Post #8293 chose to mix things up this year and host a fundraiser turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Lebanon Junction Community Center.

    “We had the parade in April [for Loyalty Day] and it’s just too much to do two in one year,” VFW Post #8293 Commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

  • Keith attends state clerks’ college

      Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulitta Keith joined fellow circuit clerks in celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Trust For Life program as part of the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 17-20 in Covington.

    The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life to educate Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation. 

  • Veterans Hospital won’t be in Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When discussions in Louisville started about possibly locating a new veterans’ hospital in a different spot, Bullitt County officials jumped into the conversation.
        The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had already purchased property in 2012 with a price tag of nearly $13 million.
        However, there were concerns that the Brownsboro Road locations may not have been the best spot.

  • 2017 MW Lioness Chili Cook-off

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the fourth year in a roll, the Bullitt County Detention Center and Jailer Martha Knox took home the Mount Washington Lioness Chili Cook-off trophy.

    Other participants in the competition included Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge, Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith, Judge/executive Melanie Roberts, the Mount Washington Fire Department and the Mount Washington Police Department.

  • Robbery suspect caught; another arrested for past unserved warrants

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A very serious situation was averted on Wednesday when a fleeing robbery suspect passed a school bus that was unloading.

    Second Platoon police officers for the city of Shepherdsville were called to the Rite Aid on Wednesday.

    The suspect left prior to the police arriving; however, a store employee was able to get a license number.

    All appeared to be well when the suspect was pulled over off Highway 44 West. However, he decided he wasn’t ready to stop.

  • Motorcyclist dies in accident on Preston in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man died early Thursday morning in a construction area on North Preston Highway.

    According to Mike Cook, spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Leonard Kelly, 53, of Shepherdsville, was apparently traveling southbound on Preston Highway, just north of Conestoga Parkway.

    For some unknown reason, Kelly’s motorcycle left the roadway.

    A passing motorist stopped to render assistance and to call 911 around 1:12 a.m. Thursday.

    Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 23, 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.


  • Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

     KNOB CREEK—With over 11,000 visitors from around the world, the bi-annual Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot was right on target.

    Throughout the weekend, machine gunners aimed at burning cars, old refrigerators and clock-stopping targets while participating in a variety of events like the Jungle Walk through the woods and the assault rifle relay competition.

    Those looking to add to their collections were able to purchase anything from custom dog tags to rifles with all the accessories.

  • Interstate 65 North closed this weekend in Jefferson County

    Louisville, KY (Oct. 17, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of Interstate 65 North will be closed this weekend in Jefferson County. This interstate shut-down is the second of two weekend closures, one in each direction, to accommodate safety improvements and other roadway maintenance. 

    I-65 North is scheduled for closure this weekend between I-264 and I-64 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4). All driving lanes, exit ramps and entrance ramps will be closed in this section of roadway.

  • Interstate 65 lane closure in Bullitt County October 18

    Louisville, KY  - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance staff will be performing asphalt pavement repairs on I-65 South between the Clermont and Lebanon Junction exits.

    The right lane of I-65 South will be closed between mile markers 108 and 109. This work is scheduled between 6 p.m. and midnight.