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  • Special Concert: Emily makes sure before she passed that parents would enjoy Kid Rock

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—For many, a new year means new chances and saying goodbye to the past.

    It can also be a time many people dread, fearing that a new year could mean leaving behind a lost loved one.

    Joe and Patty Curtsinger expected there to be tears last New Years. Their daughter, Emily, had passed away June 9 from liver failure, a battle she’d fought her entire life.

    But, thanks to Emily’s encouragement and a little help from the Dream Foundation, the family was able to celebrate with a family tradition: a Kid Rock concert.

  • Cancer Awareness Show in Hillview on May 21

     HILLVIEW -- Something of interest for the entire family  --  and the chance to help the fight against cancer -- will be on tap at the Cancer Awareness Show, Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center, 298 Prairie Drive.

    Proceeds from the day’s activities will benefit research, community outreach and patient support programs of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.

  • Smith not looking for praise; honored for her mission work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— For most of the world, the weather determines whether or not a jacket is needed for the day or if a weekend trip to the lake will be enjoyable or not.

    For Pleasant Grove Baptist Church member Karen Smith and the rest Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, the weather determines where she will spend the next two weeks.

    “If you’re in disaster relief, you always have one eye on the weather,” Smith said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 20, 2016

     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.

     

  • Board returns Bright to her job with city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A city employee who was terminated earlier this year will be returning to her job.

    The Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission met behind closed doors for 50 minutes before dismissing the termination of Gayla Bright.

    Bright was terminated in January by former mayor Scott Ellis.

    However, Bright’s attorney, David Ward, made a motion to the civil service commission to dismiss the termination.

  • Zoneton battles junkyard fire

      HILLVIEW - A vehicle fire occurred near Interstate 65 Monday morning, but the vehicle was in a nearby junkyard.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts, located at 4222 E. Blue Lick Rd., around 10:15 a.m.

    A large plume of smoke was visible alongside the interstate, visible from the Brooks Rd. overpass.

    According to Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies, the vehicle was a yard car, used by employees to maneuver around the junkyard. Employee heard a noise, saw a spark, and then flames.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 13, 2016

     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.

     

  • Meetings Tough to Come By in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Rev. Randy Pace is a man of the cloth. He is regularly called upon to bring the invocation before governmental meetings.

    But on this particular Tuesday evening, Pace brought a more spirited message to those who attended the Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    As the council again could not hold a meeting -- for the second time in a row -- Pace delivered a pointed message -- “do your job…start today.”

  • Kidsfest family fun set for this Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Springtime in Bullitt County means leaves on trees, flowers blooming in fields, and hopefully winter coats in closets.

    It also means time for the big event kids wait for each and every year, the annual KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The 2016 version takes place Saturday, March. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Alex Wimsatt said the number of booths has increased from last year. Even more important, this year’s KidsFest will once again be a free event.

  • Republican caucus brings out more voters than expected

     SHEPHERHERDSVILLE -- The lines were long. Traffic was awful. But local Republican Party caucus chairman Gary Board was a happy man.

    With 4,396 voters coming to Bullitt Central High on Saturday to make their selection on the Republican Party nominee for President, it was a lot of people for a single polling place.

    But Board was pleased with the overall effort.

    “I am very happy with the turnout,” said Board. “The word got out.”