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  • Shepherdsfest Family Fun Festival on September 13

    CLERMONT -- A crowd favorite will have even more to offer families this year. 

    The Shepherdsfest Family Fun Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    In its sixth year, the event is sponsored by a group of local churches.

    Formerly known as Shepherdsfest with a focus on Christian music and art, event coordinator Sherry Hurt said they decided to focus more on families this year.

  • Shepherdsville looks at software to make work easier, organized

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council agreed to purchase a new software program that would help the public works and sewer departments organize their efforts.

    Now the city may add a new employment position to oversee the start of the system.

    City attorney Joe Wantland presented the first reading of an ordinance to create a computer systems specialist position for the city's public utilities.

  • Gov. Beshear announces goal of completely six-laned I-65 nearer to reality with new contract award

     FRANKFORTGovernor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky has taken a significant step toward realizing a long-held goal of a six-lane Interstate 65 from the Ohio River to the Tennessee line.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a $138.48 million contract on Wednesday to rebuild 17 miles of the interstate in Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties, widening it to six lanes – three in each direction – from four lanes.

  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the second time in the five years, a teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been charged with having a relationship with a student.

  • Over $100,000 in drugs seized in two incidents

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Capt. Mike Murdoch will not sugarcoat the situation.

  • Bullitt to host conference on technology

    Reserve your seat today or you will miss Where Ideas Take F.L.I.G.H.T.

    The Bullitt County Public School/OVEC Institute is a free event scheduled for Saturday, September 20th from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (with lunch on own and door prizes at the end of the day).

    District Technology Integration Specialist Christie Turbeville said anything an individual would possibly want to learn about technology and teaching will be available from a host of presenters.

  • Diabetes Walk set for Saturday

     The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will host its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6.

    The walk is held in each of the three counties in the coalition region. The local walk will be at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Walkers register at 9:30 a.m. and receive a pedometer sponsored by Walgreen’s and a goody bag with health information and free gym pass from the YMCA.

    At 10 a.m., the walkers will start their pedometers and walk as long as they want from 10-11 a.m.

  • Beckner keeps winning ways on track at Kentucky State Fair

     CLERMONT - John Beckner continues his reign as Bullitt County’s model citizen.

    Beckner creates wooden toy models by hand as his hobby. He’s good enough at his hobby to earn awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Clermont resident received his seventh Best of Show ribbon for his 2014 entry, a Caterpillar Wheel Loader model.

    Beckner created this year’s model “by the book” with basic scale drawings of the large piece of machinery.

  • Ramp closure from KY 44 to I-65 South Sept. 5-8

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 44 to southbound Interstate 65 at Shepherdsville will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.  This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via westbound KY 44 to southbound KY 61 to eastbound KY 480 and then access southbound I-65.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 1, 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

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.