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  • County fair opens Monday with new stuff

      CLERMONT - For many Bullitt Countains, the fair feels like home. 

    This year, the old house will see some renovations, while blending in some old with some new.

    The Bullitt County Fair will take place June 11-16 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said patrons will notice most of the renovation work, thanks to a matching grant from the Kentucky State Fair Board.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of June 3, 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.

     

  • CRUSADE WEEKEND

     This weekend you will see firefighters from all fire departments out on the street corners and intersections holding buckets.

    Contributions to the WHAS Crusade for Children will reach millions of dollars this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Some fire departments, such as Zoneton, hit the streets last weekend. Zoneton has traditionally collected the highest amount among the Bullitt County departments.

    The money raised in Bullitt County will be returned to Bullitt County to take care of those with special needs.

  • Memorial Day Tributes

     Traditional Memorial Day observances were held at the Bullitt County Courthouse and at the Lebanon Junction Post Office. 

    In Shepherdsville, the American Legion Post organized the service.

    In Lebanon Junction, the VFW Post once again organized the observance. Bob DeVore was one of the many speakers at the LJ service.

  • Memorial Day accident

     On Monday afternoon, another accident occurred at the Preston Highway/Adam Shepherd Parkway intersection.

    Accidents and near misses are a daily occurrence at the intersection as road construction continues.

    Sports editor Mike Farner was sitting in his office when the accident occurred.

    Shepherdsville police and fire and Bullitt County EMS responded.

  • 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.