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  • Workers face fatal consequences daily repairing roads

    LEBANON JUNCTION - As the weather warms up, Bullitt County drivers are encouraged to use caution along Interstate 65.

    State road crews are now working on roadway repairs in Bullitt County, beginning at the county line near Lebanon Junction and working their way up to the Metro Louisville city limits.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials took the opportunity to promote both National Work Zone Awareness Week and National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to stress both worker and driver safety.

  • February weather puts damper on tourism

     SHEPHERDSVILLE--The Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission used some creative thinking to try and solve an ongoing problem in Lebanon Junction at its last meeting Tuesday.

    The electronic tourism sign right off the LJ exit hasn’t bene working for about three years said Troy Beam, executive director of tourism.

    He said he consulted with LJ council member Allie Phillips to see if she knew anyone who could help them fix it and she said her grandson could.

  • Justices poses questions on smoking ban

    FRANKFORT -- There was no hiding behind a smoke screen Thursday for attorneys representing the Bullitt County Health Board, Bullitt Fiscal Court or the eight municipalities.

  • Shepherdsville officials begin expense side of budgeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before putting numbers down on paper for a final proposal, members of the Shepherdsville City Council met on four evenings with department supervisors.

  • Residents will have place to dispose of junk this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  • Officers volunteer time to be part of local honor guard

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • Fox Chase will look at tax rates for new year

     FOX CHASE - Taxes for Fox Chase residents will remain the same for another year.

    The council unanimously approved three tax rate ordinances at their March business meeting, maintaining the same rates that have been set for the past few years.

    The real property ad valorem tax rate remains at 13.88 cents per $100 of real property value.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the council that decreases in taxable property, including a decrease due to Homestead exemptions, would lead to  a slight decrease in taxable income for the year.

  • Group hopes to help others deal with addiction issues

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scott Prewitt gets it. He understands what it's like to have family members become addicted to drugs.

    The Shepherdsville resident has been through it all, and decided to find a way to share his experiences to help others going through similar situations.

    With assistance from Lynn Foster, Greg Troutt and D.J. Troutt, a local group was formed called Better Tomorrows, designed to offer numerous ways and means of support for everyone involved with the addiction of a loved one.

  • Fish Fry Fridays

     If it is the season of Lent, it must be time for those fish fry Fridays.

    Throughout Bullitt County, churches and other organizations have hosted a Friday full of fried fish and other food items.

    At St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction, the fish fry starts at lunch and continues through dinner.

    This is the final Friday fish fry for Lent at places such as St. Aloysius, St. Rita, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis, Hillview Government Center and the Mount Washington Lions Club.

  • Thirteen face charges for alleged roles in drug ring

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Thirteen individuals were recently indicted for their alleged roles in a case involving the manufacturing and trafficking of methamphetamine.