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  • Alleged bomb threat leads to evacuation

     UPDATE (12/21/16, 3 p.m.): The following is a message released from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office:

    On December 21, 2016, at about 12:29 p.m., Bullitt Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a bomb threat to the “Bullitt County Courthouse.”

    Due to the vague statement, both the Judicial Center and the County Courthouse were evacuated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Shepherdsville Police also responded to the scene. Louisville Metro assisted with bomb detection dogs.

  • Community comes to rescue of family that loses its home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  • BOAT receives naloxone donation to help save lives

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (a local Non Profit 501c3) received a generous donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaleo, the Richmond, Va.-based pharmaceutical company.

    EVZIO is a pre-filled, single-use, hand-held auto-injector that works by temporarily blocking the effect of an opioid, potentially reversing the life-threatening respiratory depression and allowing more regular breathing.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 18, 2016

     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.

     

  • Webber selected chairman of budget subcommittee for health, family

     FRANKFORT – Last week, Speaker-Elect Jeff Hoover released the names of House committee chairs for the upcoming 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    Included on the list is 26th District State Representative Russell Webber, R-Shepherdsville, who will serve as the Chairman of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Health & Family Services. 

  • Tipton to chair House budget on post-secondary education

     FRANKFORT – Last week, Speaker-Elect Jeff Hoover released the names of House committee chairs for the upcoming 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    Included on the list is 53rd District State Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, who will serve as the Chairman of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Post-Secondary Education. 

  • Bridge tolling begins Dec. 30

      LOUISVILLE – Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30.

    Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. The new East End bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 in Utica, Ind. will also be tolled.

  • Three indicted for sex-related offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been indicted in unrelated cases involving matter portraying sexual performances by minors.

    And another has been charged with sexual abuse.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Joseph Everett Brown Sr., 78, of Shepherdsville on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    According to the indictment, on Oct. 3, 2016, Brown had material which visually depicted an actual sexual performance by a minor.

  • Adamson collects over 200 nutcracker figures for display

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Seventy-five year old Dorothy Adamson has a knack for collecting things. From porcelain dolls to Beanie Babies, once she sets her mind on it, she doesn’t hold back.

    Ten years ago, the Shepherdsville resident set her mind on a seasonal favorite: nutcrackers.

    Beginning the first week of November, Adamson spends several days each year unwrapping and placing over 200 nutcrackers throughout her home to ensure they’re displayed before her birthday.

    “When you start counting them, you get lost,” she said.

  • Louisville Water offers tips to prepare for bitter cold weather

     With the arrival of cold weather, Louisville Water encourages customers to take some time and prepare their home for winter.