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Today's News

  • Ramp closure on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County August 8-11

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 245 to southbound Interstate 65 will be closed next weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via westbound KY 245 to southbound KY 61.  They can access southbound I-65 at Lebanon Junction.

  • SPD searching for robbery suspects

     On July 11, 2014 at around 12:30pm a victim reported that two suspects approached him on Adam Shepherd Parkway near the Bestway Rent-To-Own and robbed him of an undetermined amount of money.

    The victim stated he believed they were armed with a firearm but did not provide a description.

    The suspects are described as follows:

    Suspect #1: Black Male,  Height 5'8",  Weight 210-220lbs, last seen wearing a white button down dress shirt and khaki pants

  • Elementary schools ready for changing of the times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not year-round school, but a late ending to last year, combined with an early start this year, make for a short summer vacation.

    Bullitt County Public School students return to the classrooms Wednesday, Aug. 6. That makes for rare back-to-school sales at the stores in the month of July.

    One of the biggest changes at the elementary level is start and ending times, which will vary at each school location.

  • 2 high schools will have changes at top; new programs in middle schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When school begins next Wednesday, there will be one thing certain -- two of the three high schools will have new leaders at some point this year.

    Jeff Marshall left North Bullitt to go back to Jefferson County.

    And Christy Coulter has been selected as the college and career director for the school system.

    Willie Foster will be the one returning principal at Bullitt East.

    High Schools

    Bullitt Central is starting the year off with new assistant principal Brittany Knipp.

  • Street Rods will be seen in county during national show

     LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Breakfast starts fund-raiser day for arts center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Arts Council is looking for a place to call their own.

    Beginning next month, the group will start having fundraisers to build an arts center.

    “It’s something we are all pretty excited about,” said Arts Council President Donna Burke.

    She said they are looking at a few pieces of land and have made up a tentative drawing of the building which will include an art gallery/gift shop and meeting/event rooms for the three divisions of the council.

  • Filings slow as deadline nearing for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.

  • Lebanon Junction looks at water pressure issues

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The water pressure problem continues in Lebanon Junction. 

    At the July council meeting, discussion continued about problems with some residents’ water pressure since the city changed over to Louisville Water at the beginning of the year.

    A representative from Kentucky Engineering PLLC told the council they plan to present a draft of solutions at the next meeting.

    Council member Tim Sanders asked why they would be having problems with the water pressure when all that happened was change of supplier.

  • CASA’s Summer Night Out

     Each summer, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bullitt County (CASA) hosts a major fund-raiser.

    The Summer’s Night Out was held over the weekend at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The dinner and auction provides funding for CASA, which is a group of volunteers helping children who are in the court system by no fault of their own.

    Alex Cline provided some pre-dinner music while the crowd enjoyed socializing with one another.

  • Relocation getting very close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the hopes of relocating the Bowman Valley School in early August was a bit of a stretch, organizers planning the big event are getting more excited as reality grows closer.

    The relocation of the last remaining one-room school occupied by African Americans in Bullitt County will soon be settling into its new home - between the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse and the school district’s central office on Highway 44 East.