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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 14, 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 

  • ColorFest this weekend at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT - Halloween decorations may show up earlier each year, but the annual autumn shades at Bernheim Forest continue to be celebrated every mid-October.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center's 2013 version of ColorFest will take place Oct. 19-20.

    "It's our biggest event at the forest each year," said ColorFest spokesperson Beth Avey. "The colors should be magnificent this year."

  • Bullitt Alternative Program earns honors

     The Bullitt Alternative Center has been recognized for Best Practice Strategy for Academic RTI: Student Progress Auto Graphing System (SPAGS) by the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

         According to BAC Principal Brenda Pirtle, students entering the program are administered three reading and three math probes by teaching partners.

  • Bank robbery in custody facing multiple charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A suspect in custody following an Amber Alert and car chase is also the lead suspect in a local bank robbery.

    Joshua Yeager, 24, was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Wednesday morning following a lengthy police pursuit.

    Police were searching for Yeager in conjunction with an Amber Alert released Tuesday evening for 2-year-old Jaylynn Maxey. Yeager was reported as Jaylynn's "non-custodial father."

  • 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.