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  • Smoking banned in county offices; many want to expand countywide

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While it may not have been all they wanted, those in favor of a county-wide smoking ban got a piece of that wish on Tuesday night.
        In a very calm meeting, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to six speakers and decided that it would adopt an ordinance banning smoking in all county-owned or -leased facilities.
        It would also ban any other tobacco product.
        The court voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance.

  • Hunters Hollow gets to talk about its ditch, sewer project for others

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - While others send Christmas cards and seasons’ greetings, the Hunters Hollow City Commission may send a summons to the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Months of frustration over ditchwork in the city by BCSD, work the commission didn’t want, combined with a lack of communication and action, led to a pending lawsuit.

    Mayor Linda Parker said the suit would request that the stream in Hunters Hollow be put back to the way it was prior to BCSD changes, with rip rap removed and erosion fixed.

  • KSP arrest Louisville man on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE ― On January 16, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Louisville Metro Police Dept. officers and agents with Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Fernando Maldonado, 33, for charges related to child pornography.

    Maldonado is charged with 20 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sex Performance by a Minor-1st Offense and 20 counts of Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sex Performance by a Minor.

  • Home Product Expo returns to Shepherdsville this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal and Summit Media Radio Stations Q103.1 and Legends 103.9 will take place on January 18-19 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. 

    This year there is anticipation of an even larger response to the show.

  • KYTC road condition update: 2 p.m. Tuesday

     Road conditions are improving throughout the district with precipitation tapering off and the sunshine helping to warm pavement temperatures.

    The interstates in Jefferson County are mostly wet and are starting to dry in a few places.  Crews are pushing back slush along the shoulders.

  • State crews treating roads

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 road crews are salting highways in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Trimble counties as isolated bursts of snow are falling in the area.  Slick road conditions are being reported, so motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and be alert.

    Road crews in the other District 5 counties are monitoring weather, pavement temperatures and road conditions.  They will salt routes as necessary.

  • Leak in pipe causes heavy damage in judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was bad but it could have been so much worse.

    Thanks to quick work by county employees, the water damage caused by a busted sprinkler system was much less than it could have been inside the Bullitt County Judicial Center last Wednesday.

    Even with that quick reaction, it will be some time before the restoration work is totally complete at the facility which has been snakebiten since its inception a dozen years ago.

  • No small 'feet': Hudgins goes shoeless to raise awareness for others

     HILLVIEW - Ten cold little piggies braved the freezing January temperatures for a good cause.

    The piggies were attached to the bare feet of Hillview resident Richard Hudgins, who is attempting to remain shoeless for a year to raise awareness for others in the world without shoes.

    The project is officially called “No Shoes for a Year,” created by Hudgins himself as a way to collect donations for shoes and new shoes while also raising awareness.

  • Watermain breaks at Old Mill Elementary

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- At around noon today, Old Mill Elementary School was informed their water main had a break and they would have to turn off their water, said principal Leslie McIntosh.

    "Water was overflowing in a ditch in our parking lot," he said. 

    With the construction continuing at Bullitt East High School, it has limited the number of parking spots at Old Mill.

    McIntosh said only one car had to be moved out of the way.

    "Everyone's been safe," he said.

  • SURVEY SAYS...Most pleased with school environment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How do teachers and school administrators feel about the facilities and resources they are provided by the local district?