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  • ROADSHOW for the week of May 27, 2018

     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.

     

  • Summers ends Roberts’ run; faces Thompson

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What some may have considered a surprise, Jerry Summers felt it was no shock at all.

    In the May primary, Summers defeated three-term incumbent Melanie Roberts to earn the Republican Party nomination for the position of county judge/executive.

    Summers collected 2,687 votes to defeat Roberts, who tallied 2,488.

    As he stood at intersections waving at motorists and as he walked to hundreds of households, Summers said the message he was delivering was the one people echoed.

  • Mount Washington names park after Lindsey Duvall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A Mount Washington spot has a new name honoring a local student’s statewide achievement.

    The Lindsey Duvall Park, previously known as the Mount Washington City Park, is located at 100 Newman Way behind Mount Washington Elementary.

    Though it was meant to be a surprise unveiling during an opening day celebration (which was postponed due to bad weather), Parks Director Sheryl Paxton said word spread too quickly after the wind blew the cover off to keep it a secret.

  • Multi-County Pursuit Ends In The Arrest Of A Crestwood Man
  • DEA targets opioid crisis with Operation Safe Haven

     LOUISVILLE -- The Drug Enforcement Administration this week launched Operation Safe Haven, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states.

    DEA Special Agents, working closely with their state and local law enforcement partners throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia targeted a variety of bad actors, ranging from healthcare workers and distributors, to street-level drug dealers in a coordinated effort to attack the opioid crisis head-on in the region.

  • Bullitt County celebrates Memorial Day

     Memorial Day is a special day that is always commemorated throughout Bullitt County.

    Many events will be hosted during the three-day holiday weekend to allow county residents an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives serving our country, as well as to honor the many veterans that will be in attendance.

    On Sunday, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 454 is hosting its 26th annual memorial service at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

  • Interstate 65 lane closures May 24

    *UPDATE AT 5/24/18: The start time for work this evening on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County has been moved up from 7 p.m. until 3 p.m. KYTC maintenance staff will begin repairs immediately on a broken concrete slab at mile marker 111, which is just south of the Clermont exit (Exit 112). Work is starting earlier to prevent damage to vehicles traveling in this driving lane. Crews will be replacing this section of pavement and the lane will remain closed overnight to allow the new material to cure. All lanes will be reopened by 7 a.m.*

     

  • KSP Post 4 Traffic Safety Checkpoints

      ELIZABETHTOWN – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 04 would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics.

  • Individuals arrested for shoplifting at local store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On May 17, the Street Crimes Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department observed a vehicle being operated with only one headlight and without a license plate.

    As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that a small child was laying in the passenger seat -- not in a child safety seat. The child turned out to be only 17 months old.

    When checking with dispatch, officers found out that the driver had an outstanding warrant in Bullitt County.

  • Teen makes sure Korean veterans to be remembered

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The forgotten war will be remembered in Mount Washington for generations to come thanks to a local student.

    Located in Highland Memory Garden in Mount Washington, Robby Smith, 17, designed a monument to honor Korean War veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project.

    Inspired by his grandfather, Smith knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that would stay.

    “I wanted something I could come back in 30 years and show my kids and say ‘I did that’,” he said.