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  • Shepherdsville fire truck repair still issue between two parties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials continue to work toward proper reimbursement of funds involving a damaged firetruck.

    The Shepherdsville Fire Department's newest truck model, a 2007 Seagrave, was heavily damaged at the scene of a working accident on Interstate 65 in August 2013.

    SFD chief Layne Troutman reported heavy damages to the truck's real compartment, with the truck shipped back to the Seagrave headquarters in Wisconsin for repairs.

  • Patchin challenges Knox for jailer in Democratic primary

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a rare Democratic primary, two individuals of the same party will battle for the nomination for the position of jailer.

    And the winner will face Republican Paul Watkins in the fall.

    One Democrat is a long-time figure in the Bullitt County Detention Center. And she has held the position of jailer for the past four years.

    The other is a long-time police officer in the city of Shepherdsville.

    Incumbent Martha Weaver Knox and challenger Dan Patchin will be on the May 20 ballot.

    Martha Knox

  • New rules make figures confusing

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office has a budget for the 2014 calendar year of over $4.3 million.

  • Two familiar faces battle for District One magistrate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It will be a battle between a current and a former officeholder in the First District race for magistrate in the Republican primary.

    And the winner would face unopposed Democrat Michael G. Thomas in the fall.

    Ruthie Ashbaugh, who is completing her first term on Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be challenged by Dennis Mitchell, who served 13 years previously as magistrate of the First District.

    Ruthie Ashbaugh

  • Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County May 2-5

     Louisville, KY (April 30, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 this weekend in Bullitt County.

    Recently, the roadway has been reduced to one lane in each direction on weekends as part of the concrete replacement project.  However, this weekend two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.

  • Local trainer gets first shot at Derby roses

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Along the backstretch at Churchill Downs in Louisville, everyone knows him as Bronco Billy. At home in Shepherdsville, they call him Dad.

    Veteran horse trainer Billy Gowan will bring his family to the Twin Spires on Saturday to watch his three-year-old colt, Ride On Curlin, compete in the 140th Kentucky Derby.

    Ride On Curlin qualified as a Derby participant after solid showings in major stakes races, most recently a second-place finish at the Arkansas Derby.

  • E. coli found in Brooks Run; advisory issued

     HILLVIEW - The failure of a sewage treatment plant last month has led to the state Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a public advisory.

    Due to high levels of E. coli in the unnamed tributary of Brooks Run and in Brooks Run itself, the state has advised the public from having any contact with those waters.

    Also, contact should be avoided with any sediments or the stream banks. The tributary runs behind the South Louisville Logistics Industrial Park and past the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • Criminal indictments issued

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related charges:

  • Former student not guilty in threat to school

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Attorney Lori Casey was upfront with the jury panel.

  • Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County April 25-28

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that both directions of Interstate 65 will be reduced to one lane this weekend in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews are continuing work between the Bullitt/Hardin County line and Lebanon Junction Road (mile points 103.3 to 105.9) to replace sections of concrete pavement.

    The right and center lanes on northbound I-65 will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28.