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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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Job Opportunity: Sheriff’s Office

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

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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.

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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