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  • REMINDER: No school Monday and Tuesday

      Local students will receive the gift of a rare four-day holiday weekend.

    Bullitt County Public Schools will not host classes on Monday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday, Sep. 6.

    Schools are closed Monday to commemorate the Labor Day holday, annually recognized on the first Monday of September.

    This year a monthy teacher planning day will take place on Tuesday, meaning teachers will go to work, but allowing students to enjoy their extended weekend holiday.

    For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.

  • State health department issues public health advisory on fentanyl-laced heroin

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s top health officials are warning state medical providers and community leaders of a pending public health crisis involving dangerous drugs.

    Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Hiram Polk said officials wanted to issue the warning before the holiday weekend, when they expect a rise in recreational drug use.

  • Masons honor member, citizens

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  • A different type of take-out: More than food found in restaurant parking lot

     HILLVIEW -- Restaurant carryout brought forth a whole new meaning last Friday in northern Bullitt County.

  • New traffic signal activation at Highway 44, Bells Mill

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 44 and KY 1526 (Bells Mill Road) in Bullitt County. This signal is being installed as part of an intersection improvement project that includes the addition of turning lanes.

    The signal heads are currently in place and are scheduled for activation later on this week. The signal will be tested and timing adjusted over the next two weeks. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 28, 2016

     

  • Standing key to annexation suit

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Residents opposed to the annexation of property along Chapeze Lane presented two days of testimony on why they should have a part in the legal battle.
        And, Bullitt Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress agreed that their case should not be dismissed after that testimony.
        But what isn’t known is whether Burress will ultimately say if the case against the city of Shepherdsville will be allowed to move forward.

  • Helping Give Animals a Second Chance at Life

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Injured squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and bats have a new home in Mount Washington.
        Started in 2009, Second Chances Wildlife Center is a 501c3 clinic whose mission is to conserve wildlife through rehabilitation and education.
        “More and more, as animals are losing their habitats, they’re forced to come in closer and closer to humans,” founder Brigette Williams said, adding that 90 percent of what the organization gets in is due to human encroachment.

  • National commander makes visit to local VFW 5710 Post

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”