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  • Couple constable races will have primary showdowns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two of the districts will have contested races for constable.

    And, again this time, the race for constable is again a busy one for the Fourth District.

    FIRST DISTRICT

    There will be no primary.

    Incumbent Robert Watkins will face Democratic challenger William McAllister in November.

    SECOND DISTRICT

    Republican incumbent John Cauley will face primary opposition from Eric W. Sullivan.

    There is no Democratic challenger in the fall.

  • Democrats, Republicans battle to survive

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In one of the few races which will have both a Republican and Democratic primary, the survivors will have an opportunity to run it off in the fall.

    David Strange, an Independent, will also be on the fall general election ballot.

    Below is a summary of interviews and forum information provided by each of the candidates.

     

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    Jeff Branham

  • Arnold, Watkins seek nomination to face Knox in fall election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Two individuals with expectations of unseating the current jailer will battle for the Republican Party’s nomination in the spring primary.

    One has been on the ballot several times and the other is making her first bid to become jailer.

    The winner of the primary on May 22 will face incumbent Martha Knox, who has no Democratic opposition.

     

    DENISE ARNOLD

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Survivors have great stories to tell about their experiences

     HEBRON ESTATES - The Bullitt County Relay for Life has seen many changes over the years.

    Most recently the venue has switched from the actual track at North Bullitt High School to a more condensed parking lot area with a makeshift track, which many patrons seem to favor for its proximity to all of the ongoing activities.

    The one remaining constant throughout the years is the gathering of local cancer survivors and their caregivers. The annual Relay Survivor and Caregiver victory laps mean more than just a celebration of victory, it’s their reward.

  • Four in battle for magisterial nomination in Second

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.

     

    CHARLES BALLARD

  • County looks at refrigeration unit to deal with holding deceased bodies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — What happens if you are in the shoes of Bullitt County coroner David Billings?

    The coroner is required by state law to take possession of dead bodies until arrangements are made.

    So what happens if there is no next of kin or if the family can’t decide what they want to do with the body?

    Currently, Billings said his office is faced with holding the remains until the next step can be taken.

    And the county is left footing the storage bill.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of May 13, 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.

     

  • Happily Ever After: Couple finds love at Shepherdsville CAA senior center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Better late than never.

    That’s what was written on the wedding cake for Suzanne McDaniel and Paul Conard, a couple who were married where they first met, at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center in Shepherdsville.

    Conard has attended the center for eight years, with McDaniel there the past three. Since they met there, where they spend time with all of their mutual friends, they wanted to have the ceremony there as well.

  • Inmate at detention facility diagnosed with Hep A

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An inmate in the Bullitt County Jail is among 24 confirmed Hepatitis A cases which have been reported locally as of May 4.

    Health Department nurse administrator Marci Flechler said that 24 confirmed Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Bullitt County as of last Friday.

    Flechler added that there were no known Hepatitis A cases currently at the Detention Center. She also reminded that there was “a lot of heresay” false information being shared via social media.

  • Chest pain observation service now available at Jewish South

     HILLVIEW --  Medical Center Jewish South, part of KentuckyOne Health, is now offering patients in Bullitt County and surrounding areas a new option for chest pain diagnosis and care.

    Chest Pain Observation services at the hospital are now available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing community members to get the help they need at all hours of the day and night.

    The Chest Pain Observation program opened in 2018, providing patients who have low-risk chest pain prompt diagnosis and high-quality treatment.