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Today's News

  • Council upset with lack of input in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- A quick decision by Lebanon Junction Butch Sweat caused a riff with some council members.

    Due to the recent retirement of police chief Donnie Tinnell, Sweat appointed Larry Coy as the acting chief.

    Coy has more than 30 years of police experience, including in Jefferson County and the Air Force. He also volunteered as a special deputy at the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and was then assistant chief deputy under Tinnell.

    “I told Butch I would do it for awhile,” he said.

  • Resident struck by school vehicle Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An investigation is on-going after a resident of a nursing home was struck on Friday afternoon.

  • Temporary closure of Fisher Lane begins Aug. 18

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Fisher Lane in Bullitt County will be closed next week near the intersection with Duane Way.

    This closure is part of an improvement project on KY 44 at the intersection with Armstrong Lane and Fisher Lane.

  • Colonial House resident struck by BCPS vehicle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County Public Schools maintenance vehicle struck a Colonial House resident along Highway 44 East Friday afternoon.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris said the vehicle, a converted school bus, was headed westbound on 44, returning to the BCPS maintenance garage, when the resident "stepped or lept" into its path.

    The incident occurred about 5 p.m. near Colonial House.

    Farris said two BCPS employees in the vehicle were not injured. He said the driver would complete a drug test as part of BCPS policy procedure.

  • UPDATE: Ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North Aug. 15-18

      UPDATE (08/14): This ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North has been postponed.  No date has been determined yet for when this work will take place.

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

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18.

  • UPDATE: Fields are set for fall ballot

     UPDATE (08/13): Mount Washington council member Lloyd "Shot" Dooley has withdrawn from the city council race.

    Meanwhile, Shepherdsville resident Gaynell Rummage, who originally ran for mayor, has filed as an independent candidate for Shepherdsville's city council.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The field has now been set as a few last-minute filings will provide some interesting races in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

    Tips while at the fair:

  • Conditional-use permit approved for micro-brewery along Highway 245

     CLERMONT - Another player in the growing spirits business could be joining the Bourbon Trail.

    But it’s focus will not be on bourbon.

    John and Cindy Hutchins are interested in leasing their building off Highway 245, just inside the Bullitt/Nelson County line to a company that would start a micro-brewery.

    With no opposition from the community, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment granted a conditional-use permit for the operation of a commercial business in a light industrial zone.

  • Davis’ ‘grades’ are much better in latest evaluation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not Keith Davis felt he did a better job in the past year as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District, it appears his board members believe that he did.

    In its evaluation of Davis, which was released at the August meeting, the superintendent scored well in each of the 10 standards on his report card.

    And, overall, the board unanimously approved an outstanding performance rating for two of the three goals set for the past school year.

  • Friday Night Lights

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school football season will get off the ground with a bang on Friday as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East head into battle against tough foes.

         North Bullitt will be at home on Friday against Franklin County, a team that has lost just one regular season game over the last three seasons. The Flyer went 11-2 last season including a season-opening 52-14 win over the Eagles in Frankfort.