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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 24, 2017

     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.

     

  • School work to alter traffic at two locations

     Due to renovations at Bullitt Lick Middle, there will be traffic changes for both Bullitt Lick and Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Also, it appears the road connecting Highway 44 and Blue Lick Road will not be open for through traffic.

    For Bullitt Lick parents, car rider drop off and pick up will use the Highway 44 entrance. Buses and visitors will use the Blue Lick Road entrance. 

  • Arts Council adds bit of mystery to annual dancing competition

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—Lions and dancers and murders; oh my!

    The annual Dancing for the Arts night, presented by the Bullitt County Arts Council, is back on Friday night and this time they’ve brought in a twister.

    This year’s “Wizard of Oz” themed show includes a script and a murder, but don’t fret! Local celebrities will still be dancing to raise money for scholarships to give local high school seniors perusing higher education in the arts.

  • Groups help provide duffel bags for CASA kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are approximately 500 cases in the Bullitt County court system involving children abuse, neglect, and custody issues.

    For those children, life can be a strain, and very confusing as they sometimes move from home to home, trying to live a normal life while the courts determine their futures.

    The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) both help determine the children’s fate. And when they can, they do a little more.

  • Salute to First Responders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event is held to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, with many Chamber members sponsoring meals for the honored guests.

    Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies was the keynote speaker, while Zoneton chaplain Bro. Bob Kendrick performed the invocation.

    Representatives from each Bullitt County first responders branch were presented with commemorative wooden plaque from the Chamber.

  • Tipton to run for re-election in 53rd

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Allen Tipton announced that he will run for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives. 

    Tipton, a farmer and realtor who was born and raised in Spencer County, has filed his letter of intent to run for re-election for House District 53 – which includes Anderson and Spencer counties and part of Bullitt county. 

  • Jerry Summers inducted into state Bourbon Hall of Fame

     BARDSTOWN – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon. 

    “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the growing global renaissance of Kentucky Bourbon,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Each, in their own way, has helped shape our current success.

  • Cottrell pleads not guilty to new charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two dismissed felony indictments against a former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy have now been reinstated.

  • Coping name of game for those hit by storms

     In Kentucky, it’s difficult to picture the threat of a hurricane. Yes, there are tornados and ice storms, but how do you react when 130 miles per hour winds are headed your way and your wife is 39 weeks pregnant? How about when you and your dog just became Floridians a year ago and your children and grandchildren keep calling to make sure you’re prepared?

    For 74-year-old Joyce Antons, the worried phone calls from family up north sealed the deal.

  • Two charged, officer hurt as two men arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A Shepherdsville police officer was injured when a suspect on a minor traffic stop fled on foot.

    On Sept. 11, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit stopped a vehicle on Raymond Road around 8:07 p.m.

    The stop was for a minor traffic violation. When officers checked, both the driver and his passenger had active warrants.

    Brandon Trumble, 24, of Lebanon Junction, fled on foot when officers attempted to place the driver under arrest.

    A foot chase ensued with the suspect being caught.