• Business climate healthier

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The economy of Shepherdsville and Bullitt County might be getting a little healthier.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval for tax incentives for Cend International Inc.

    The plan presented to state officials calls for the company, which is owned by The Hut Group, to make investments of over $17.2 million and generate 350 new jobs within the first four years of operation.

  • Men claim discrimination by MW

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Brenton Wombles and Aaron Almon just saw an opportunity to bring reasonably-priced goods to fill a niche in a Bullitt County community.

    However, after repeated denials by city officials to grant needed permits to operate, the men have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

    They cite a violation of their Constitutional rights.

    More specifically, they contend that Mount Washington officials will not grant a license due to their same-sex relationship and the fact that Wombles has a felony record.

  • BBB warns: Beware of holiday scams

     Scammers are busy this time of the year! Whether it’s on the internet, at the stores, or even at your front door…they are ready to take your hard-earned cash! Here are some tips from the BBB on holiday scams:

  • Shepherdsville will vote on provisions on alcohol sales, collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The process has been started but the public will get its chance to give its opinion at the Dec. 8 meeting.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland presented a first reading for an ordinance extending the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays, as well as legislation to allow collective bargaining for the police department.

    Local businessman Tom Chamberlain requested earlier sales on Sundays due to potential customers choosing to go elsewhere, especially when sporting events are being televised.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s December 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    Local consumers are receiving letters from the Office of Personnel Management about a data breach that has affected current, former, and retired federal employees. The legitimate letter will include a 25-digit pin to register for free credit and identity monitoring services.

  • Familiar face returns to serve as Fox Chase city councilman

     FOX CHASE - A familiar face returns to the Fox Chase City Council for the remainer of the current term.

    Mike Higgins was unanimously selected to rejoin the council, filling the vacancy left by former member Kathy Wheeler, who resigned in October. He will complete the remainder of Wheeler’s term, through December 2016.

    Higgins originally served as a council member following his election win in 2012. He vacated the seat when he ran for 3rd District magistrate in 2014.

  • Lebanon Junction completes sewer line replacement work

      LEBANNON JUNCTION --The broken sewer line has been replaced for the sewer plant.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council first heard about the broken pipe by Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis at its April meeting.

    Since then, Curtis has kept the group up to date as the group progressed on replacing the pipe.

    According to Curtis, the workers went nine feet deep and under as many trees as possible. He said that it was evident there had been breaks along the riverbank.

  • McDonald’s awarded Eastside teacher grant for her classroom

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  • You can now drive 55 mph on Preston along new section

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Who says you can’t drive 55 miles per hour on Preston Highway?

    Although construction on the new stretch of Preston Highway from Ruhl Acres to John Harper Highway had been completed for months, those 35 mph speed limit signs were still posted.

    Until recently.

    Andrea Clifford, public information director for District 5 Department of Highways, said that both sides of the new Preston Highway are open for traveling 55 mph.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 29, 2015

     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.