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  • Transition time will be important to future welfare

     With the elections past, the next few months will be critical to the future of city and county government.

    It is a time which we call transition.

    Some of us remember that time when unmarked keys to the jail were left in a pickle bucket for the successor.

    That could have been catastrophic and would never happen today.

    But the final two months of the year provide those entering an office to get a look at what to expect.

    It also gives the outgoing officeholder a chance to work with the incoming officials.

  • Another good year to be GOP member

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you an election official in Bullitt County last Tuesday, it was probably a pretty amazingly uneventful day.

  • Ondreka's skills from military assists his leadership of local Amazon team

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Al Ondreka spent 10 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy.

  • Shepherdsville gets no feedback on big annexation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the beautification project at Interstate 65 and the Highway 245 corridor is completed, it may include a "Welcome to Shepherdsville" sign.

    The Shepherdsville CIty Council unanimously approved annexation of the I-65 corridor area, located along the interstate between 245 and Highway 480.

    The annexation includes about 178 acres or mostly unincorporated land. The I-65 Welcome Center along the southbound lanes is included.

  • I-65 South Exit 121 ramp closed Nov. 14-17

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 65 to KY 1526 (Exit 121) at Brooks will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, November 17.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 10, 2014

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 10, 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

  • MW council, library director talk about branch

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Air was finally cleared for the Mount Washington city council at a recent meeting.

  • Flood talks flowing for city

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Halloween season brought fears to the Shepherdsville community with an announcement of a 90-day appeals period pertaining to new flood plain maps created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    The city is planning to fight the newly-proposed flood plain areas designated by FEMA, which include many Shepherdsville residences that will become required to purchase additional insurance on their homes.

    The 90-day appeal period began Oct. 1, meaning the city has until Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Retreat to help veterans regain lives takes shape for Active Heroes

    CEDAR GROVE--It's a process that takes time and patience. But with our busy schedules sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves and give ourselves time to heal.

    But soon there will be a place veterans can visit with their families for free to get away for awhile.

    Started about four years ago, by Troy Yocum, Active Heroes is an organization that seeks to help struggling veterans whether it be with PTSD, suicide or adjusting to civilian life.

  • CITY RACES: Ellis wins re-election as Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a flood of opinions over the recent release of flood elevation maps, mayor Scott Ellis has won a second term.

    Ellis defeated councilmember Faith Portman 1,347 to 1,105. Independent candidate Sherman Tinnell collected 707 votes.

    “I expected it to be a close race,” said Ellis. “You always worry.”

    He said having two other candidates was a concern, as was the finger-pointing which has occurred since the release of the FEMA flood maps.