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  • Retreat to help veterans regain lives takes shape for Active Heroes

    CEDAR GROVE--It's a process that takes time and patience. But with our busy schedules sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves and give ourselves time to heal.

    But soon there will be a place veterans can visit with their families for free to get away for awhile.

    Started about four years ago, by Troy Yocum, Active Heroes is an organization that seeks to help struggling veterans whether it be with PTSD, suicide or adjusting to civilian life.

  • CITY RACES: Ellis wins re-election as Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a flood of opinions over the recent release of flood elevation maps, mayor Scott Ellis has won a second term.

    Ellis defeated councilmember Faith Portman 1,347 to 1,105. Independent candidate Sherman Tinnell collected 707 votes.

    “I expected it to be a close race,” said Ellis. “You always worry.”

    He said having two other candidates was a concern, as was the finger-pointing which has occurred since the release of the FEMA flood maps.

  • STATE RACES: Belcher, Webber to represent county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - She may not be Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz but Linda Belcher will gladly wear her red shoes as she makes another trip to Frankfort.

    In a hotly-contested race for the vacant seat in the 49th District for the state House of Representatives, Belcher will return to Frankfort for her third term.

    Belcher defeated Republican Mike Nemes by a count of 6,675-5,938.

    The race was spiced up by direct mail pieces and radio advertisements from political action committees.

  • Roberts gets 3rd term; Knox wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a sense of relief on the face of Melanie Roberts.

    But, after a tough three-person battle, Roberts earned an unprecedented third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Roberts collected 13,539 votes to 7,452 for Democratic nominee Tony Thompson and 2,787 collected by Depp Rasner, who ran as an Independent.

    She won all but one of the 49 precincts.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 3, 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.

  • Nine look to fill six spots on Hillview City Council

     HILLVIEW -- If you go into the polling place and hit the straight ticket button, Hillview residents will be missing an opportunity to vote for their city leaders.

    The Hillview City Council is now a non-partisan race and nine candidates for battling for six positions.

    Incumbents Lisa Boggs, Mickey Cheatham, Randall Hill, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and JoAnn Wick will seek re-election. Challengers will be Bernard Bensing, David Conn and Karen Moulton.

  • Eleven seek six seats on Shepherdsville council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Who says there is no interest in local government?

  • Etherton, Wooldridge run for county attorney's seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When January rolls around, there will be a new county attorney occupying the courthouse.

  • Knox, Watkins rematch for jailer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will be a rematch of the 2010 election -- Martha Knox versus Paul Watkins.

  • Ellis challenged by Portman, Tinnell for mayor

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No matter who survives the Nov. 4 election for mayor of Shepherdsville, there will be one major issue awaiting…flood elevation maps.