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  • Bullitt County Fair June 12-17: Officials hope Mother Nature in better mood

     CLERMONT - There might be other events with rides, food and pageants, but in Bullitt County there’s still nothing quite like the fair.

    The 2017 Bullitt County Fair, now in its 42 consecutive year, takes place June 12-17 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said this year’s event will be mostly similar to the previous year, with a few notable changes and additions.

    A new event this year is an ATV Rodeo, presented by B&M Motorsports, scheduled for Tuesday night in the Horse Show ring.

  • KSP: One dead after multi-county pursuit

     BARDSTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 4 and Post 12 Troopers along with the Nelson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and the Bardstown Police Dept responded to assist the Louisville Metro Police Dept in a pursuit that started in Jefferson Co. and ended in Bardstown almost two hours later.

    On June 5, 2017 at approximately 1:34 AM EDST, Louisville Metro Safe contacted KSP Post 4 and requested assistance with a pursuit on I-65. Louisville Metro PD Officers had previously attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 for expired tags.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 4, 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.

     

  • German man arrested for luring minor to have sex

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man from Germany who traveled to Bullitt County to meet a minor has been arrested.

    Michael Manfred Natterer, 22, of Lockitzaue, Germany, has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to lure a minor, unlawful transaction with a minor and custodial interference.

    According to documents filed by the Shepherdsville Police Department, over the past four-plus months, Natterer allegedly had made contact with a 15-year-old boy over Facebook and an app program called “telegram.”

  • Woman sentenced to 40 years for striking local police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A police officer told of the injuries he suffered in July and how it has resulted in his retirement from the profession he loves.

    And the suspect listened as family members tried to explain that Taira Litsey suffered from mental illness.

    At the end of the final sentencing hearing, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted a 40-year sentence.

    Litsey was found guilty by Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended sentence.

    She opted for a bench trial.

  • Arts council could fold due to lack of help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The final curtain may soon fall on the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    Donna Burke, president of the council and a member of the Shepherdsville City Council, said that there is consideration to disband the organization.

    The dwindling number of people interested in keeping the group going is a major factor, said Burke.

    A meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Dance with Steve and Donna, located on Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

  • Keith selected treasurer for state clerks

      Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith participated in an interactive session on the latest Kentucky court technology, got a refresher on handling probate cases and learned about recent court legislation at the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference on April 18-19 in Frankfort. 

    The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The Kentucky Association of Counties hosted the event at its headquarters. 

  • ENDLESS LOVE: Porters still in love after 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • SURVIVING THE GAME OF LIFE: Relay, cancer patients must adapt to survive

    HEBRON ESTATES - The Relay for Life has had to adapt in recent years with a number of changes to the annual community event.

    This included a move from the new North Bullitt High School track, which could not be implemented. A makeshift track did the trick in the back of the North Bullitt parking lot, with some folks actually enjoying the condensed version.

    Like the event itself, cancer survivors and their caregivers are always adapting lives to various insinuating circumstances. Despite life’s changes, they continue to adapt and survive.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 28, 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.