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  • Local man charged in latest bomb threat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just hours after a threat cleared the Bullitt County Courthouse, the judicial facility and surrounding buildings, a man has been charged.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has charged Robert Pronovost, 30, with allegedly making a bomb threat on Monday afternoon.

    According to Lt. Mike Murdoch, spokesperson for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, a bomb threat was called into Central Dispatch Monday.

    The threat stated there were explosive devices around the courthouse and the sheriff’s office.

  • Bullitt County schools participating in safe driving campaign

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the community's assistance, two local high schools could earn a substantial amount of money while promoting safe driving.

    State Farm Insurance is hosting its national Celebrate My Drive campaign, a celebration of teen driving safety. The event is being held during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-26.

    The Bullitt Central and North Bullitt High School Youth Service Centers have both registered for an online voting competition, with the national winner earning $100,000 and a visit from musician Kelly Clarkson.

  • MW to tighten reins on driving city vehicles

     The joy rides on the city dollar have come to a halt in Mount Washington. At Monday night’s city counil meeting, the Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty asked the council to approving an ammendum to the city vehicle policy.

    He said they’ve been having problems with some officers using their police cars for personal trips out of the county.

    “It could save quite a bit of money in fuel cost,” he said.

  • County looking for answers on VINE system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A critical service provided to those who have been victims of criminal acts may not not always have that service.

  • Second bomb threat in month at Courthouse

     UPDATE (1:57 p.m.): The Bullitt County Courthouse building has been cleared and re-opened by officials. Other areas remain evacuated.

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    For the second time in a calendar month the Bullitt County Courthouse and surrounding area was evacuated due to an alleged bomb threat.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 18, 2013

     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. 

  • Bernheim Forest unveils new Earth Measures art sculpture

    Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Bernheim Forest introduced their newest sculpture to the public. Just as the ceremonies were started the sky opened up and a heavy rain fell on the site. Attendees crowded under two 10x10 foot tents or huddled under umbrellas. As speakers were announced, they had to make a mad dash from the tents to an umbrella. Speakers included, Dr. Mark Wourms, Executive Director of Bernheim; Louisville sculpture, Matt Weir, and Edie Bingham, widow of Barry Bingham, Jr.

  • County clears way for college site work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If Bullitt County officials are tardy, classes in a new facility for college courses might be delayed for two years.

  • Eastside Middle School to have big reveal party, featured on four radio stations Monday for Ultimate Teacher's Lounge contest

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Eastside Middle School is abuzz with excitement for the big party Monday. 

    The school recently won the Ultimate Teacher's Lounge contest sponsored by SummitMedia which runs the following radio stations: Lite 106.9, 107.7 The Eagle, New Country Q103.1 and Country Legends 103.9.

    All of the stations will be at the school Monday during the reveal party from 8 to 10 a.m. to do a live broadcast.

  • CRITICAL CONDITION: Staffing for EMS, 911 remains difficult

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be critical but it is a concern.

    With the staff at the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services sitting at 15 people below the budgeted level, supervisor Mike Phillips is concerned.

    While six of those open slots are filled by employees who will hopefully return from absences due to things like pregnancy and workers compensation, that still leaves nine positions open.