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  • Forget winter, KidsFest set this Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's been a long, cold winter, and it's time for the kids to get out and do something big.

    In Bullitt County, that something big is the annual KidsFest, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Jenny Estepp promised a fun event filled with free entertainment, goodies and lots of door prizes.

  • Man arrested in major pot bust

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A major marijuana bust on Friday presented members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force with a bit of an unusual situation.
        The search of Ulises Merino Hernandez' property on Hilltop Road revealed uncovered about 16 pounds of marijuana.
        According to Cpt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff's drug task force, the marijuana was a high quality, not always seen in Bullitt County.

  • Work continues on intersection at Hwy. 44, Fisher Ln.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Some big changes are coming to the Mount Washington community starting this spring. 

    Some locals have been waiting 10-plus years for it to happen in fact -- ways to alleviate some of the congestion on Highway 44.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with two of their intersection projects in the area: Armstrong and Fisher Lane and Bells Mill Road.

    Both Armstrong and Fischer Lane will be moved and aligned.

  • Robinson pleased with changes in office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When she ran for the office of county attorney four years ago, Monica Meredith Robinson felt there was a need for change.

    Over the past three-plus years, the Mount Washington resident believes that she has been able to make a change.

    And she is hoping to have another four years to make even more improvements.

    Robinson is making a bid for re-election of the Bullitt County attorney.

    “I know we are making a difference,” said Robinson.

  • Board wants Bullitt Countian as state Senator

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a big challenge. But Brenda Board believes she is up to that challenge.

    Board has filed as the Republican challenger in the 38th State Senate race against veteran Dan Seum.

    “I’m not a politician,” said Board. “But there are some issues that I don’t agree with.”

    With the redistricting done two years ago, Bullitt County and a small portion of southern Jefferson County now share the senate seat. 

  • Daniel Patchin looks for more rehabilitation for inmates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As a police officer since 1998, Dan Patchin understands that there are individuals who need to be incarcerated.

    But his concern is that something must be done during that incarceration to help that person have a better change of succeeding in society upon their release.

    It is that concern that had led Patchin to make his first political run.

    The assistant police chief for the city of Shepherdsville will be running in the May primary for the office of Bullitt County Jailer.

  • Healthy Hearts 2014

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The seventh annual Healthy Hearts luncheon, presented by the Bullitt County Health Department, had Bullitt Countians seeing red in a good way. The event raised $2,423 for donation to the American Heart Association to help promote heart disease awareness.

    Guest speakers included Dr. William C. Dillon, MD, (right) who focused on heart disease awareness and response, and Lynn Tincher, who gave personal testimonial on her own experiences.

  • Two arrested, five meth labs found at apartment complex

     HILLVIEW - When members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force were called to an apartment complex in northern Bullitt County, they probably didn’t expect to see what they found.

    First, the sheriff’s detectives went to a dumpster at the Brooks Run Apartments off Blue Lick Road.

    Upon inspection, the detectives found what appeared to be two meth labs, according to task force director Cpt. Mike Halbleib.

    Then, the detectives spoke with a female who resided at a unit on North Triangle Lane.

  • Man struck, killed while walking on Interstate 65

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man was struck and killed Monday evening on Interstate 65 just north of the Shepherdsville exit.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 24, 2014

    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