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  • Saluting the military service organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the organization was chartered over 41 years ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 has been an active member of the community.

    Through the years, the Post and its Ladies Auxiliary have been known to provide many services to eligible veterans and their families over the years.

    A bump in the road was experienced earlier this year but new commander Jimmy Anderson sees a bright future of the organization.

  • Saluting the military service organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8293

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- Each Memorial Day, over 100 flags show up on the graves of veterans in the Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

    Those flags are placed in love by members of the Veterans of Foreign War.

    “I really don’t think people know what we do, but they’re going to miss us when we’re gone,” commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

    The VFW Post 8293 serves not only Lebanon Junction, but surrounding areas such as Boston and Belmont.

  • Multi-vehicle crash leads to road closure

    KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Shepherdsville is closed near the I-65 overpass (mile point 16.9) due to a multi-vehicle crash.

    It is estimated that the road will be closed at least 4 hours.

    More information will be provided as it becomes available.

  • One pool open this weekend; still hope BC facility could be open later

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The death of the swimming season at the pool outside Bullitt Central High School may have been a bit premature.

    After the state mandated the closure of the Bullitt Central pool until nearly $300,000 in repairs were made, there might be a bit of a reprieve.

  • RELAY for LIFE 2016

     Mother Nature gave participants in the 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for Life a perfect night.

    After last year’s weather forced the major fund-raiser indoors, Saturday was perfect for the event, which was held at North Bullitt High.

    A good crowd turned out to honor the survivors, the caregivers and those who passed away.

  • Bullitt Arts Council names winners in writing competition; Sherrard wins high school title

     Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    By winning the high school bracket as well as the overall bracket, she received a Certificate of Recognition, a cash award and her work will be published in the council’s compendium of winners.

    Casey has been invited to a book-signing banquet where she will read her piece to the audience and sign the first editions. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 22, 2016

     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.

     

  • No big surprises in primary election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The primary elections are over with little fanfare.

    Voters only had a few local races to pencil in their responses.

    In the 49th District race for state House of Representatives, incumbent Linda Belcher easily defeated challenger Jonathan Cacciatore for a second straight election.

    This time, Belcher collected 2,873 votes, compared to 558 for Cacciatore.

    The 3,431 votes were nearly 2.5 times as many that were cast in the Republican primary.

  • Community voices views on problems with heroin, other drugs

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Experts were training experts as part of the ongoing battle against heroin in the comment.

    Seven Counties Services, Inc., joined forces with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, adopting a strategical five-point plan to address and prevent issues regarding the region’s opioid epidemic.

    Seven Counties began an extensive 12-step program to assist local residents in overcoming opioid addiction, hosting community events to promote the program and address ongoing issues within society.

  • KSP arrests Louisville man for child porn distribution

     LOUISVILLE — On May 17, 2016, at approximately 1:13 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Joseph T. Anderson, 26, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Anderson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation on a popular social networking site.