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  • Motorists getting taste of new Highway 61

     HILLVIEW--Motorists traveling Highway 61 north of Shepherdsville have undoubtedly noticed a change.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a traffic switch coming on Preston Highway (KY 61) in Bullitt County.

    Southbound traffic will be moved to the new alignment on Friday, January 16.  The traffic switch will begin at John Harper Highway (KY 1526) and extend to the end of the project near Hillbrook Drive (see map).

  • Hillview closes out year with another good audit

    HILLVIEW  - The Hillview City Council's final meeting of the year included a review of the city's annual audit.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Jan. 18, 2015

    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.

     

  • STANDOFF: Man arrested without incident following confrontation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man is in custody following a four-hour standoff with police Monday afternoon.

    Scott Edward Ray, 43, was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening following the incident.

    Shepherdsville Police units first responded to a domestic violence situation reported at the 300 block of River Oaks Drive around 2:30 p.m.

    Upon arrival, police learned that the situation involved a brother and sister at a different residence located at the 100 block.

  • Tourist commission wants less fire, more good news

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Allegations against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield are already starting to affect county entities.

  • Hunters Hollow doesn't want surcharge as gift

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - With Christmas fast approaching, the Hunters Hollow City Commission wondered what some people would receive in their stockings this year.

    Mayor Linda Parker announced that Bullitt Utilities, owners of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, were seeking a surcharge increase of $32.19 to residents' bills.

    The amount would raise current rates from $26.83 to $59.02 if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Mess YES; Criminal NO; Lot of Recommendations Set Out

    CLERMONT -- When Dan Thibodeaux made comments to Bullitt Fiscal Court concerning his issues with the activities undertaken by Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc., some chose to downplay his worries.
    Four months later, state auditor Adam Edelen has released his office's examination into the affairs of Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and many validate Thibodeaux's concerns.

  • Fiscal court will have to keep up with voting rotation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When attending training for his upcoming duties as magistrate, Joe Rayhill noticed something other counties were doing.
    Instead of voting in the same rotation all the time, they talked about changing the order.
    Rayhill brought a proposed change to the table at his very first meeting.
    It was not met with unanimous support.
    In making his point to push his proposal, Rayhill said it seemed that would be the most fair with everyone having an opportunity to vote first or last during the course of the meeting.

  • Home Product Expo this weekend at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Teen allegedly kills LJ mother

    UPDATE 1-16, 11:55 p.m.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--A Lebanon Junction man has been charged with burglary in the first degree and murder after an incident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to 247 Walnut St. in Lebanon Junction with reports of a shooting.

    Lebanon Junction Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.