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  • I-65 maintenance work April 26

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tomorrow on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be cleaning a drain along I-65 South near Shepherdsville.

    The left lane of I-65 South will be closed between mile markers 116 and 117. This work is scheduled for Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Motorists should watch for highway workers along the roadway and expect some traffic delays.

  • State tries to calm waters over slurry spill

     HILLVIEW — A tainted stream in Northern Bullitt County caused environmental issues and major issues for residents.

    The issue violated laws and state officials said they will pursue legal action.

    Meanwhile, Blue Lick Creek needs to be properly cleaned after 41 trucks dumped 225,000 gallons of slurry that ended up in the waterway, washing down the stream for miles…killing fish and potentially other animals.

  • Talented performers on stage for spring Shin-Dig Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— The weather is warmer and the bands are ready to play at the first spring edition of the Shin-Dig in the Park.

    Organized by Gary Brewer of local bluegrass and Americano band Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, in part with the city of Shepherdsville, the free music festival is set for Saturday, April 27, from noon to 9.p.m. at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    The first shin-dig kicked off last fall, with guests like “Little Big Shots” artist EmiSunshine.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 21, 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.

  • Girl Scouts make extra effort to help with special church project

     HEBRON ESTATES - Two local Girl Scouts earned awards for assisting their church with a special project.

    Tori Bickett and Autumn Bolt are members of Troop 1040, based at Camp Shantituck. They both attend Hebron Middle School and are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

    The girls both earned a Silver Award for their service project, requiring 50 hours of service and providing a lasting creation for the community.

  • New driver’s license now slated for arrival this summer in rollout plan

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation (KYTC) is in the end stages of testing the state’s new driver’s license system to introduce new, more secure card versions that meet federal standards in the coming months. 

    A pilot of the new system will begin this spring in Circuit Court Clerk Office locations in Woodford and Franklin counties. 

    New licenses will be made available gradually in counties and become available statewide by the end of the summer.  

  • Major grant to help fight drug abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As the drug problem gains more attention throughout the county, state and country, a local coalition continues work to help prevent things from getting worse.

    Starting this year, the coalition has the chance to make an even bigger impact thanks to a recently-awarded grant.

    For the most part, Partners in Prevention has existed for the past 24 years with little to no funding. In fact, other than the grant provided to kickstart the group for the first five years, it hasn’t had any funding.

  • 105 and going strong

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s good to have goals and Mount Washington resident Morgan Beavers proved last week there is no age limit on achieving those goals.

    Though for him, his age was the goal.

    Beavers celebrated turning 105 years old with his family and friends at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Mount Washington with a Kentucky Wildcats cake and gifts and cards signed by loved ones.

    His goal was to reach 105 like his mother did.

  • Longtime community member, leader in organizations, Tom Kelly, passes away

     Thomas H. Kelly died on Friday, April 12, 2019, after a courageous four-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following have recently been indicted on felony drug-related charges by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

    *George D. Harris III — charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and acquiring property from income derived from trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on June 25, 2018, Harris was a felon who was in possession of a firearm.

    Also, he got income based on operations relating to the trafficking of a controlled substance.