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More than 1,000 acres conserved in Hancock and Bullitt counties by KHLCF program

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves’ Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) program conserved more than 1,000 acres of forest in October for both habitat and hiking. The Jeffrey’s Cliff Natural Area was created in Hancock County, along with additions to both Knobs State Forest and the neighboring Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Bullitt County. The 494-acre addition to...

Belcher sworn-in as Board of Elections certifies results of 49th House District special election

Linda Belcher The State Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the results of the Feb. 20 special election for state representative in the 49th House District and issued a certificate of election for Rep.-elect Linda Belcher of Bullitt County. Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. administered the oath of office to Belcher in the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon. Also...

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America to invest $40 million in Shepherdsville plant, create up to 550 jobs

New Flyer of America Inc. will create up to 550 full-time jobs as it invests $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility for bus parts fabrication in Shepherdsville. “New Flyer’s decision to locate in Kentucky further distinguishes the commonwealth as a top location for engineering and advanced manufacturing in the US,” Gov. Bevin said. “The significant number of jobs coming to Shepherdsville...

Bullitt County dentists, UofL dentistry faculty, students provide kids with reasons to smile

Teaching children about proper oral health, eliminating tooth pain and providing new smiles are benefits of the Smile Kentucky program, a community partnership that tackles what the U.S. Surgeon General has called the number one common, chronic childhood disease – tooth decay.   The University of Louisville School of Dentistry students and faculty along with other community dental health...

See KY: Bourbon, wine and … shoes? Varied offerings make Bullitt Co. unique destination

Visitors can take a guided tour of the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, an official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Tour. (Photo from KentuckyTourism.com)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   Not long ago, at a late summer potluck barbecue, the wine selection had prestigious leanings: Oregon Pinot Noir, French Rhone, Australian Shiraz. Into that mix I quietly slipped a few bottles made from...