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New i65 Intersection

The Kentucky Transporation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a construction contract in the fall of 2018 to build a new interchange on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. The new interchange will be a traditional diamond design built on I-65 south of Shepherdsville near mile marker 114 between the existing interchanges at KY 245 (Exit 112) and KY 480 (Exit 116). The project includes a new 1.4-mile connector route extending west from I-65 to KY 61 (Preston Highway) and east from the interstate to Ohm Drive and Alpha Way in the Cedar Grove Business Park. This new route will be a three-lane roadway with one travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane. A map of the project area can be viewed at New I-65 interchange map Bullitt County.pdf. Construction of the new interchange began in December 2018. The first phase of work involves cross-country excavation of approximately one million cubic yards of rock and soil for building the new connector road. Traffic impacts during the first phase will be minimal and limited to equipment accessing the project area from KY 61.As part of this project, KY 61 will be closed for several months during construction of the intersection at the new connector route. This road closure will take place during summer months when the Bullitt County Public School system is not in session.Louisville Paving & Construction was awarded the $20.8 million contract for this project. Construction is scheduled for completion in November 2020.The new connector route and interchange will reduce the travel distance between I-65 and the Cedar Grove Business Park from 1.75 miles to 0.7 miles. This commercial development has over 11,000 full-time employees working in the manufacturing and logistics industries. From Thanksgiving through mid-February, this number increases by 5,000 for the Christmas holiday as well as the return season.By providing additional access to the Cedar Grove Business Park, this project will reduce congestion at the KY 480/I-65 interchange to the north and offer employees another route to enter and exit the park. 
Contact Information: District 5
8310 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: (502) 210-5400Fax: (502) 210-5494
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Snowstorms & Extreme Cold

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:

  • Last a few hours or several days;
  • Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and
  • Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A WINTER STORM THREATENS:

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep the gas tank full.
  • Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.

Survive DURING

  • Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
  • Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
  • Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND

  • Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
    • Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
  • Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
    • Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

I65 Road Construction

BULLITT COUNTY – 16 Jan 2019 KYTC crews will patching potholes this evening in a mobile operation on I-65. Work begins at 7 pm with crews working on I-65 South first between mile marker 116 in Shepherdsville and the Bullitt/Hardin County line (mile marker 103). Then crews will move to I-65 North and patch potholes between mile markers 103 and 123.

Motorists should watch for slowed or stopped traffic on I-65 this evening and expect delays.

Active Shooter

This page describes what to do if you find yourself in an active shooting event, how to recognize signs of potential violence around you, and what to expect after an active shooting takes place.  Remember during an active shooting to RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

Be Informed

  • Sign up for an active shooter training.
  • If you see something, say something to an authority right away.
  • Sign up to receive local emergency alerts and register your work and personal contact information with any work sponsored alert system.
  • Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers.

Make a Plan

  • Make a plan with your family, and ensure everyone knows what they would do, if confronted with an active shooter.
  • Look for the two nearest exits anywhere you go, and have an escape path in mind & identify places you could hide.
  • Understand the plans for individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs.

During

RUN and escape, if possible.

  • Getting away from the shooter or shooters is the top priority.
  • Leave your belongings behind and get away.
  • Help others escape, if possible, but evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Warn and prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be.
  • Call 911 when you are safe, and describe shooter, location, and weapons.

HIDE, if escape is not possible.

  • Get out of the shooter’s view and stay very quiet.
  • Silence all electronic devices and make sure they won’t vibrate.
  • Lock and block doors, close blinds, and turn off lights.
  • Don’t hide in groups- spread out along walls or hide separately to make it more difficult for the shooter.
  • Try to communicate with police silently. Use text message or social media to tag your location, or put a sign in a window.
  • Stay in place until law enforcement gives you the all clear.
  • Your hiding place should be out of the shooter’s view and provide protection if shots are fired in your direction.

FIGHT as an absolute last resort.

  • Commit to your actions and act as aggressively as possible against the shooter.
  • Recruit others to ambush the shooter with makeshift weapons like chairs, fire extinguishers, scissors, books, etc.
  • Be prepared to cause severe or lethal injury to the shooter.
  • Throw items and improvise weapons to distract and disarm the shooter.

After

  • Keep hands visible and empty.
  • Know that law enforcement’s first task is to end the incident, and they may have to pass injured along the way.
  • Officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, and/or handguns and may use pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation.
  • Officers will shout commands and may push individuals to the ground for their safety.
  • Follow law enforcement instructions and evacuate in the direction they come from, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Take care of yourself first, and then you may be able to help the wounded before first responders arrive.
  • If the injured are in immediate danger, help get them to safety.
  • While you wait for first responder to arrive, provide first aid. Apply direct pressure to wounded areas and use tourniquets if you have been trained to do so.
  • Turn wounded people onto their sides if they are unconscious and keep them warm.
  • Consider seeking professional help for you and your family to cope with the long-term effects of the trauma.

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Severe Weather

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Know your Risk

Understand the type of hazardous weather that affects you and your family where you live:

Take Action

Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan.

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Job Opportunity: Sheriff’s Office

We are currently taking applications for Deputy, Lateral Deputy, and Reserve Deputy. 

Please visit the employment page by clicking here!

Employment

The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is always looking for talented dedicated individuals seeking employment for Deputy Sheriff in Bullitt County.

We are accepting applications for Deputy, Lateral Deputy and Reserve Deputy at this time. Please fill out the application and return it to the Sheriff’s Office.

BCSO Application Packet Link

Requirements for Deputy or Lateral Deputy:

Law enforcement applicants with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office must follow Kentucky Law Enforcement’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act (POPS).

POPS dictate what the minimum standard is for becoming a peace officer in Kentucky. The law requires applicants to law enforcement agencies in Kentucky to meet 16 pre-employment standards prior to becoming a peace officer in the state. This legislation requires: a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 21 years of age, and possess a valid drivers license.

The standards include five physical fitness measures. To pass this component of POPS, applicants must be able to bench press 64 percent of their body weight, complete 18 sit-ups within one minute, finish a 300-meter run in 65 seconds, perform 20 push-ups and run 1.5 miles within 17 minutes and 12 seconds.

The POPS law also requires that applicants be U.S. citizens, be at least 21 years old, have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent, possess a valid driver’s license, submit fingerprints for a criminal background check, not convicted of a felony offense, not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm, have read the Code of Ethics, and have not received a dishonorable discharge or general discharge under other than honorable conditions.

Applicants also must have not had certification as a peace officer permanently revoked in another state. They must have a medical examination, a background investigation, be interviewed by their potential employing agency’s executive or designee, take a written suitability screener, pass a drug screen test, and take a polygraph examination.

Academy trained deputies participate in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF) and will receive the $4,000 annual training incentive pay stipend.

Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Oppurtunity Employer

Traffic Safety Notice

Road traffic safety refers to methods and measures for reducing the risk of a person using the road network being killed or seriously injured. The users of a road include pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, their passengers, and passengers of on-road public transport, mainly buses and trams. Best-practice road safety strategies focus upon the prevention of serious injury and death crashes in spite of human fallibility (which is contrasted with the old road safety paradigm of simply reducing crashes assuming road user compliance with traffic regulations). Safe road design is now about providing a road environment which ensures vehicle speeds will be within the human tolerances for serious injury and death wherever conflict points exist.