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  • 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.

  • Dennie Memorial, others help LJ families

    The IMPACT KY movement is in it's 4th year at the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. It's sole purpose is to reach out to communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Lebanon Junction was chosen as the recipient of the IMPACT Project this year because of the rebuild project of Dennie Memorial UMC. Dennie's building was destroyed by an arsonist June 12, 2012.

  • Schools raise almost $175,000 for American Heart Association

    Bullitt County Public School students continue to amaze with their support of charitable causes by raising over $174,000 for the American Heart Association in the past five years.

    Events such as Jump Rope for Heart in elementary schools and Hoops for Heart in middle schools are the primary fundraising venues. Participants collect pledges then fulfill their commitment in a fun, after-school setting.

    The American Heart Association’s Louisville Youth Market Director Debra Eichenberger commended the school system’s efforts.

  • Labor of Love

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--It’s been a labor of love. Shepherdsville resident Teresa Byerly has dedicated the last three years to educating people about domestic violence.

    The night of her sister’s murder is still a vivid memory for her.

    “My parents house is less than five miles from Karen’s. I remember we saw all of the police and ambulances going by and they were flying. We thought what in the world is going on? Then we heard a knock at the door, it was some people from church they had heard what had happened on the scanner,” she said.

  • MARATHON...Track repairs will take time

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Track and field competitors in Bullitt County will eventually be performing on rubberized surfaces.

  • Mediation may be attempted in Dishon cases

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A third party may be asked to see if there is a way to settle a case involving a man accused of murder, as well as several sex-related offenses.

  • State Trooper injured in accident

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The dangers associated with work zone accidents were no more evident than at around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

    As Kentucky State Trooper Sam Shacklette was attempting to approach a vehicle on Interstate 65 just north of Lebanon Junction, he was struck by a vehicle.

    Shacklette was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Jeff Gregory, spokesman  for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    According to Gregory, Shacklette was making a traffic stop at 3:48 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Multiple departments respond to business blaze

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A metals building was destroyed by a fire near Lebanon Junction Thursday afternoon.

    Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville FIre units responded to a working structure fire at Blugrass Trailer Sales, Inc., at the intersection of S. Preston Hwy. and Hwy. 733 shortly before 4 p.m.

    Lebanon Junction assistant chief Kendall Coleman said the building on the Bluegrass site was used for welding.