Local News

  • Foundation fights for cure for cancer

     CEDAR GROVE— Inspired by his own childhood cancer fight, a local pediatrician has started his own foundation to help end the battle.

    In the fall of 1999, Dr. Caleb Buege was a 15-year-old freshman at Bullitt Central when he had his doctor take a look at a sports injury. Little did he know, the pains he felt in his shoulder weren’t from playing sports but were caused by a type of rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

    Buege encountered 16 rounds of chemotherapy in a span of 18 months.

  • Forum Tuesday in Hillview to talk about opioids

     HILLVIEW - Is there anything the community can do to combat the opioid crisis?

    Local and regional agencies are going to discuss the community’s role in the opioid crisis during a series of lectures at the Hillview Government Center.

    The primary session, The Community’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis, will take place Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

    Organizers welcome community members, educational and governmental leaders, business officials, families and faith-based leaders to both listen and participate.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 18, 2018

     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.

  • Cedar Grove Road closed both ways at Alpha Way

    *UPDATE* As of 6:09 p.m., the road has been reopened.


    Cedar Grove Road at Alpha Way is shut down in both directions due to an overturned van and car crash.

    Shepherdsville Fire Department, Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and Shepherdsville Police are on scene.

    Plan for delays.

  • Mother indicted for criminal abuse

     HILLVIEW -- A Lebanon Junction woman has been indicted just days after her 17-month-old son was taken to KentuckyOne Jewish Medical Center South.

    Kimberly Ann Munk, 27, of Lebanon Junction, has been indicted on a series of charges related to the alleged care of her son.

    Hillview Police arrested Munk last Monday after her son was taken to the hospital after he swallowed some type of drug and had to be taken to Norton Children’s Hospital for treatment.

  • N.Buckman/Adam Shepherd intersection to be closed Mar. 20

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of Adam Shepherd Parkway at KY 61 (North Buckman Street).

    This road in Shepherdsville will be closed as part of construction on the KY 61 widening and realignment project.

  • KIDSFEST 2018

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - KidsFest 2018 may have hosted more kids this year than any other in the event’s history.

    A full crowd gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for the free event hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce with contributing sponsor Kosair Charities.

    Bike safety riding, train riding, cow milking, game playing, book reading, arts and craft doing, bounce house bouncing, dancing and overall merriment was had by all.

    For more information on that annual event, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 543-6727.

  • Johnson drops out of primary race for 49th District seat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The dream of following her late husband in his state representative seat has come to a close for Rebecca Johnson.

    On Monday, Johnson withdrew her candidacy for the 49th District seat.

    She was to have a contested Republican primary in May with Thomas Huff.

    Instead, she has withdrawn her candidacy. Huff will now face Democrat Linda Belcher.

    On Feb. 20, Johnson and Belcher squared off in a special election to fill the seat vacated with the death in December of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

  • Fox Chase to leave tax rates steady for year

     FOX CHASE - Every council member will say they hate to raise taxes.

    In Fox Chase, they understand the importance of tax revenue, but still hate to raise tax rates if they can avoid it.

    Each year a rate is required, however, and this year the city council decided to leave the rates alone.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a tax rate ordinance to establish the city’s annual real property tax rate.

  • Hair straightening brush sends man straight to jail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been arrested for stealing a hair straigtening brush from a local department store.

    On Thursday, March 8, Matthew Hibbs entered the Wal-mart on Conestoga Parkway.

    While in the store, Hibbs allegedly decided to take a $31 hair straightening brush.

    When confronted by a store employee, Hibbs shoved the worker out of the way and fled outside on foot.

    Within minutes, the Shepherdsville Police Second Platoon officers arrived on the scene and caught Hibbs within a minute of being displaced.