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  • UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled

    An Amber Alert issued Tuesday night for 2-year-old Jaylynn Maxey was canceled after Kentucky State Police located the child.
    Maxey was taken by her non-custodial father, Joshua Yeager, who had last been seen in Shepherdsville.
    The two were located near Upton late Tuesday night.
    Jaylynn was reported to be in good health. Yeager was taken into custody.  

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         (10/08): The following AMBER ALERT was issued Tuesday evening by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

  • Kentucky Observes Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2013) Don't forget basic cooking safety tips. That's the message of Fire Prevention Week, observed this year Oct. 6-12.

  • Officials hope AOC will assist in work on judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central students glimpsed into their college and career possibilities to take a major step toward closing the deal on their futures.

    The school's Youth Service Center sponsored "Close the Deal," a program allowing senior and junior students opportunities to meet and speak with representatives from various universities, businesses and military programs.

    Students received lunch during the event, sitting at tables with representatives from careers the students showed an interest in.

  • Fox Chase schooled on rules for teleconferencing

     FOX CHASE - The City of Fox Chase has not yet hosted a teleconference council meeting. Despite discussion of the idea, they may never attempt to.

    City attorney Mark Edison discussed an information packet from the Kentucky General Attorney's Office regarding teleconferencing.

    The city had discussed the possibility of teleconferencing a meeting when a member may be out of town or unavailable to attend in person due to emergencies or scheduling conflicts.

  • War veterans suffer high rate of suicide deaths

     Troy Yocum doesn’t remember much about his grandfather, Sgt. Joseph Leake.

    Leake served in the Army Air Guard for four years during World War II before returning to civilian life at home.

    When Yocum was only two years old, Leake died by suicide in 1981 after dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder for over 30 years.

    “He struggled with PTSD before it was a defined condition,” Yocum said.

  • Police search for bank robbery suspect

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are searching for a suspect from an armed robbery that took place at Stock Yards Bank and Trust Monday morning.

  • Fatal accident on 44E involving utility truck

     SHEPHERDSVILLLE - Police are investigating a collision involving a utility truck resulted in a fatal accident on Highway 44 East Monday morning.

  • Affordable health signups keep lines busy in Kentucky

     FRANKFORT, Ky.(Oct. 4, 2013) More than 16,000 individuals and families in Kentucky are on their way to choosing an affordable health insurance plan. That's how many people have started applications on Kynect, the state's online health benefit exchange, since it launched on Tuesday.

  • Shofner pens her latest book

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Linda Lear Shofner hopes that years shared with Bullitt County families will help draw interest to her new book.

    "Shared Years" is the title of Shofner's newly-published book by AuthorHouse in Northern Kentucky. It is her first published book, and it only took her 40 years to complete it.

    The reason for the length of process was primarily due to Shofner's educational career, 30 years primarily at Cedar Grove Elementary, minus two weeks at Overdale Elementary.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 7, 2013

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, andmaintenance 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.
    Jefferson County:
    Southbound Interstate 65: The exit ramp to St. Catherine Street (Exit 135) will beclosed for continued bridge pier