Local News

  • 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    Instead, she has withdrawn her candidacy.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.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 11, 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.

  • County looks to see if it qualifies for FEMA funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The flood waters have receded but there is still a lot of work to be done in the recovery stage for Bullitt County officials.

    The first goal is to reach the magic number of $273,000.

    The second number to reach is $6 million.

    In order for Bullitt County costs to be reimbursed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local costs needed to reach the $273,000 figure.

    That can be accomplished.

  • Baptist disaster team works out of Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  • City not sure about pool funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While a formal proposal has yet to be made, the initial response to the city of Shepherdsville being a financial partner in a proposed aquatic center seemed to suffer from rough waters.

    Recently, a public meeting was held by the aquatic committee formed to determine if a facility was wanted.

    During that meeting, preliminary sketches of a $4 million facility were on display.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the aquatic committee, said that the only way such a facility would be built and maintained would be to form partnerships.

  • BCPS on 2 hour delay

    Bullitt County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay for Monday, March 12, 2018 due to snow. For more information, visit bullittschools.org.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Spring forward one hour

     This weekend is the first Daylight Saving Time weekend of the year.

  • Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams

     The following is a message distributed to the media by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office:

    Our office would like to inform the public of recent phone scams.

    The caller is identifying himself as Scotty McGaha, Lt. Michael Cook or Michael Cook with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

    The caller informs the person they have an arrest warrant for failing to appear for jury duty or an urgent court action has been filed against them.