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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Trailer damaged by fire

     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.

  • Traffic nightmare moves north as Interstate 65 work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you are traveling anywhere in Bullitt County over the next few months, plan ahead and don’t get in a hurry.

    The $20.7 million project to replace concrete sections of Interstate 65 is continuing to progress northward.

    This week, Interstate 65 between Shepherdsville and Preston Highway saw a major traffic pattern change.

    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said northbound I-65 will be reduced to the right two lanes from Highway 44 to just past the Highway 61 overpass.

  • Safety advised as highways will be busy for holiday

      AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

  • Griffee tabbed as finance director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past seven years, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts has been advocating the creation of the position for financial officer.

    With a population nearing 80,000 and with a budget of over $22 million, Roberts said county government should be run like a business.

    After getting the position funded in the 2014-15 budget, Roberts cleared the final hurdle on Tuesday.

    Despite repeated opposition in the past, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to hire Keith Griffee as the new finance officer.

  • No relief in sight for future of treatment facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The parties are still talking but there is no solution in sight for the troubled Bullitt Utilities sewage treatment plant on East Blue Lick Road.

    In March, the privately-owned treatment plant suffered a catastrophic failure as a wall in the facility was literally blown out.

    Luckily, the side containing the pump facilities survived and the estimated 700 customers in northern Bullitt County continued to receive service.

  • Program reaps rewards for some unaware of lost treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mildred Williams Neal never expected to find lost money.

  • Interstate drivers take caution: Shepherdsville ramp closed this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Travelers should beware as construction projects will continue throughout the Labor Day weekend

  • Distraction may have led to fatal accident

    CLERMONT--A Nelson County woman died Thursday evening when she turned into the path of an oncoming truck on Highway 245 at the entrance to the Jim Beam Distillery.

    Bullitt County coroner David Billings identified the victim as Samantha Greenwell, 29, of Bardstown.

    The wreck occurred around 5:24 p.m. and Highway 245 was closed to traffic until 10 p.m. with an accident reconstruction team, which includes the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office and Shepherdsville Police Department, investigated.

  • DEATH...Court affirms fate of Michael St. Clair

     FRANKFORT -- The family and friends of a man convicted of killing their loved one in 1991 may have stepped closer to seeing the execution of Michael St. Clair.

  • Pioneer Village finds way to make holiday work more acceptable to police officers

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- With police officers working 12-hour shifts, what happens when their day falls on a holiday?