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  • Rodgers ready to take next step after 35 years at Faith Assembly

    LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  • Man indicted for offenses dating back to 1995

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for sex-related charges dating back to 1995.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Brian Petty.

    According to the indictment, Petty was charged with six counts of sodomy, six counts of incest and three counts of sexual abuse.

    The indictments allege that between July 2, 1995, and Nov. 21, 2002, Petty had sexual intercourse with a victim who was less than 12 years of age.

    The charges also allege that Petty should have known there was some type of family relationship with the victim.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 22, 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.

     

  • Pharmacy secures grant for agencies to receive Narcan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local pharmacy found a new and unique way to help protect and serve the community.

    B&B Pharmacy acquired an opioid action grant through the Narcan manufacturer Adapt. Narcan is the drug that temporarily suspends an overdose.

    Co-owner Ellen Barger, Pharm D, RPh, applied for the grant through the pharmacy on behalf of the area’s first responders. She learned about the grant through Cardinal Health, one of its distribution companies.

  • Pierce captures Pinewood Derby honors

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes, all a kid needs is a block of wood and some tires to get the imagination wheels rolling.

    Brayden Pierce, a second grader at Pleasant Grove Elementary in Mount Washington, recently earned the top spot in his first ever pinewood derby.

    Pierce joined Cub Scout Pack #776, who meets at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Mount Washington, last fall. 

  • Bullitt part of federal disaster assistance request in Ky.

     FRANKFORT -- Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. 

    The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes.

  • Businessman honored for his long-time support of scouting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  • Drug crisis needs public intervention

     HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  • Louisville resident arrested for stolen property, drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- At 3:11 a.m. on Monday, the Fourth Platoon unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation at the intersection of Highway 44 and Adam Shepherd Parkway.

    A check through the NCIC system determined the vehicle had been reported taken out of Glasgow. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver. During a search incident to arrest, officers found methamphetamine and a loaded syringe.

  • Wednesday I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of lane closures Wednesday on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be working in a mobile operation to patch potholes in both directions of I-65 between the Bullitt/Hardin County line and the Jefferson/Bullitt County line (mile markers 103.3 to 123.1).

    Lane closures and delays should be expected on I-65 on Wednesday, April 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.