en Lebanon Junction gets back to school in grand fashion <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;LEBANON JUNCTION &mdash; For the second year, Lebanon Junction students were sent back to school knowing they have the support of their community.</p> <p> Hair cuts, face painting, hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones, bounce houses and more were available for children ages 6 to 12 who needed them at the Backpack Bash in the Wall Street Park.</p> <p> At the Turnaround Resource Center, 400 backpacks filled with school supplies awaited students of all ages. A total of 364 were given out in less than an hour. The extra backpacks were given to the school to distribute as needed.</p> Closure of I-65 ramp at I-265/KY 841 in Jefferson County August 17-20 <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;LOUISVILLE&nbsp;&ndash; The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 office advises motorists of a ramp closure this weekend at the interchange of I-65 and I-265/KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County.</p> <p> Contract crews continue replacement of expansion joints in a bridge over I-65 that is part of a ramp.</p> Fall election deadline: Shepherdsville has no shortage of candidates <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A few familiar faces were last minute arrivals at the Bullitt County Clerk&rsquo;s Office to file for fall election offices.</p> Former health department could become home to Housing First agency <p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The little building on North Buckman Street has been home to several governmental agencies over the decades.</p> <p> Soon, it could become home to an organization whose mission is to find homes for those in need.</p> <p> Bullitt County Housing First is an agency which has been in the making for over a year.</p> <p> It is looking for a place to call home in Shepherdsville. Currently, it has donated office space in Mount Washington.</p> Public invited to CONNECT with art, nature at Bernheim <img src="" alt="The best ways to get the most out of CONNECT" title="The best ways to get the most out of CONNECT" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;CLERMONT&mdash;The best of local nature, art and science have combined for the past 10 years to create an epic experience at Bullitt County&rsquo;s largest facility and this year is no exception.</p> <p> On Saturday, Aug. 18, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest&rsquo;s CONNECT will let visitors experience what only few get to see: Bernheim at night.</p> <p> Beginning two hours before sunset and lasting two hours after, CONNECT gives two different experiences depending on the time, Visual Arts Coordinator Jenny Zeller said.</p> Event venue in MW receives permit with some restrictions <p> &nbsp; MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An event center in the middle of a subdivision?</p> <p> Alton Crawhorn survived the zoning phase for his event barn on Helm Lane, just outside the Mount Washington City Limits.</p> <p> His next hurdle was a conditional-use permit through the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.</p> <p> Crawhorn received approval but it wasn&rsquo;t without a series of conditions.</p> <p> Attorney Mark Edison said his client has used a barn on 3.65 acres of property to host events over the past few years.</p> Brooks business gets OK to expand its facilities <p> &nbsp; SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A business looking to expand its current facility got the approval of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.</p> <p> J&amp;A Hutchins, which operates Aggregate Processing on Highway 1020, received a variance to allow for the construction of a 8,750 square foot building.</p> <p> Attorney Eric Farris said the addition would not be detrimental to the area, which is largely industrial in use.</p> <p> There will be an office and manufacturing on the 8.5-acre tract.</p> <p> There was no opposition to the variance for a side-yard setback.</p> Wolford, Stump earn top honors from Masons <img src="" alt="Raymond Wolford is the Mason of the Year" title="Raymond Wolford is the Mason of the Year" align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;SHEPHERDSVILLE &mdash; One likes to travel around to visit his Masonic brothers.</p> <p> The other does things for others because is comes naturally.</p> <p> Both were honored by the Bullitt County Masonic Lodge 155 on Friday night in its annual observance.</p> <p> Raymond Wolford, a member of the Zoneton Lodge, was selected as the Mason of the Year.</p> <p> Anita Stump was selected as the Citizen of the Year.</p> <p> A large turnout enjoyed a meal and then listened as Wolford and Stump were recognized.</p>