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  • I-65 weekend road work in Jefferson Co. July 19-22

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of roadwork this weekend on Interstate 65 in Jefferson County. Contract crews will move their bridge repair work zone to I-65 North over I-264 (Watterson Expressway). Work has been performed for the last two weekends on I-65 South at this location.

  • Special session called for Friday for legislators

     FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that he will convene the Kentucky General Assembly into special session, beginning this Friday, July 19 at 8 a.m. EDT.

    Since the conclusion of the 2019 Regular Session, Gov. Bevin and his team have worked closely with state legislators preparing for a special session to save Kentucky’s quasi-agencies, including regional universities, health departments, domestic violence centers, and community health centers, from the financial stress caused by the state’s looming public pension crisis.

  • Bringing Forth a Voice through the Arts

     Amanda Matthews wants to use her art to give a voice to women and minorities who have gone unrecognized. 

    She grew up in Mount Washington and attended Bullitt East High School. Matthews went on to attend the University of Louisville, where she studied fine arts and philosophy. 

    During her time at the university she also attended school in Paris, where she studied fine arts and architecture. 

    Matthews is the daughter of Jim and Brenda Matthews, who still reside in Mount Washington. 

  • Community hits home run in support of Blue Lick after theft

     HILLVIEW — Stealing from children.

    That is what happened recently at Challis Ford Park on Mudd Lane.

    Operated by the Blue Lick Optimist, thieves recently stole a four-wheeler used to get fields ready for baseball play, equipment and a security system.

    The park lost over $5,000 on property and there is  no insurance coverage to make the league whole again.

    That’s when the community took over.

  • Zoneton Fire Department runs for the month of June

     The following fire runs were made by Zoneton Fire Department during the month of June:

    *June 1 — 9515 Yellow Pine Court, automatic aid

    *June 1 — 3587 Willow Way, EMS call

    *June 1 — 1309 Summit Drive, cooking fire

    *June 1 — 117 Maddie Lane, automatic aid

    *June 1 — 87109 Holly Lane — authorized controlled burn

    *June 3 — Brooks Hill Road, motor vehicle accident

    *June 3 — 702 Stave Mill Road, unauthorized burning

  • Family safe after trailer fire

     HILLVIEW - A family was safe after a fire occurred in their Preston Village Mobile Home Park Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to a structure fire at 304 Wilma Ave., Lot 142, about 12:30 p.m.

    Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Moulton said a mother and two toddlers were able to exit the home. They were treated by Bullitt County EMS crews for slight burns and smoke inhalation.

    Moulton said firefighters found a small fire inside the main door. He said the structure itself received minimal damage other than the smoke.

  • Agenda set for Tuesday’s fiscal court

     Bullitt Fiscal Court will meet on Tuesday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m.

    The agenda will include:

    *Second reading of an ordinance to repeal the ordinance relating to regular meeting time and place for Bullitt Fiscal Court

    *To accept a bid from Bill Collins Ford for an Explorer for EMS at the cost of $33,994.56

    *To hire EMS personnel

    *Reappoint Bob Davis to the Nichols Fire Board

    *Appoint Chris Allen to Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board to fulfill the term of Corey Farris

  • Food Truck Business On Rise

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Countians have probably noticed an influx of mobile food trucks. 

    Food trucks have been rolling into Bullitt County as laws in Louisville prepare to change. 

    Mobile food units or food trucks as they are more commonly known are anything that operates on wheels or in another form are mobile.  

    But are they licensed? And who inspects the mobile feeding trailers?

  • ROADSHOW for the week of July 14, 2019

     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.

     

  • First expungement clinic gets high marks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Filing to have a felony expunged can be expensive but the Goodwill Industries of Kentucky are making it free for those who show a need. 

    To have a felony expunged in the state of Kentucky costs $500 and starting in July that cost will go down to $200 with a $50 filing fee. 

    Recently, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and partners at United Healhcare, Department of Corrections Reentry Division and Legal Aid Society hosted the first Expungement Clinic in Bullitt County.