Local News

  • Local business will help bring Christmas to Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you happen to see Jim White during the upcoming holiday season, you might detect a little more twinkle in his eye.

    No, the long-time businessman isn’t playing the role of Santa Claus this Christmas.

    But his company is playing a major role in the Light Up Louisville celebration, which runs from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 22, 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.


  • Fellowship of Concern started local work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County prepares for the closing of The Shepherd’s Shelter and sees other organizations stepping up to fill the void, one helpful organization continues to stand the test of time and help others in need.

    The Fellowship of Concern consists of representatives from area churches working together to assist others. The program has worked in the local community for 50 years.

    Bill Hardy, CEO and chairman of the Board with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, has served at the FOC’s treasurer since the first meeting.

  • Local Boy Scouts to collect Scouting for Food donations November 21

     Every year Scouts from all over the country participate in Scouting for Food to feed the hungry and collectively gather around 2 million food items. Last year the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA Scouting family collected 350,000 pounds of food for the needy. Saturday, November 21 is collection day for Scouting for Food. The LHC intends to top last year's result.

  • Partnership allows Bernheim to acquire additional land

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest announced that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of the more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest. 

    Partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private landowners were critical to the acquisition.

  • Clerk’s office receives grant to help preserve records

     FRANKFORT -- Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney has received a grant totaling $17,616 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty grants have been awarded for a total of $657,023 from fiscal year 2015-16 Local Records Grant Program Funds.

  • Groundbreaking Dec. 4 for MW branch library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- To celebrate the start of construction for the new 12,700-square-foot Mt. Washington Branch Library, a groundbreaking event will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the new facility, located at 214 N. Bardstown Road. 

  • Hillvew hosts Winterfest this Saturday

     HILLVIEW - In the city that boasts one of the longest-standing Christmastime traditions with the Operation Santa program, another event is becoming Bullitt County’s kickoff to the holiday season.

    The city of Hillview will host its ninth annual Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center, sponsored by the city’s recreation department.

    The free event is designed to get the community officially into the holiday spirit.

  • Sid Griffin: Mt. Washington mayor, community leader

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  • Consumers should use caution at ATMs, gas pumps

     FRANKFORT – It’s a common practice today to use a credit or debit card to purchase gas or withdraw money from an Automated Teller Machine or ATM. But beware; criminals may have installed devices to steal consumer information that results in unauthorized account access.