Local News

  • Local folks help keep State Fair contests rolling

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Days before the Kentucky State Fair opens to the public, Shepherdsville residents Nina Bain and Dennis Shaffner were busy at work to display the antique and art competitive exhibits. 

    “Out of all the years, this is the happiest I’ve ever been,” Bain said. “I’m going to retire on a really high note.”

    Bain is the superintendent for the antique exhibit.

  • Opening Day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

      LOUISVILLE, KY (August 19, 2015) – Several events on Thursday, August 20 will kick off the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair. Events include the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast, Opening Day Ceremony, a free Action XTREME Sport Show in Freedom Hall and the free concerts in Cardinal Stadium. 

    The Fair opens with the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 7:00 a.m. All commodity groups will be represented.

  • Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant: Pump failure leads to sewage running into nearby stream

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Raw sewage continues to overflow into a nearby stream and state officials are addressing the situation.

    Bullitt Utilities has been issued a citation from the state Environmental Protection Agency for failing to properly operate its system in a proper manner and for failing to protect the stream.

    According to Jeff Cummins, director of enforcement, the situation involving the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant is a top priority for his department.

  • Martin Hill bridge slowly making progress

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early spring rains caused havoc with several bridges and overpasses in the region.

    While much of the attention has been placed on Brownsboro Road’s closure in eastern Jefferson County, a similar situation occurred in western Bullitt County.

    As Brownsboro Road’s dilemma was solved just prior to last week’s opening of school, residents who used to travel Martin Hill Road are also waiting for a solution.

  • Tipton selected to House committees

     FRANKFORT - State Rep. James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), has been named as a member of the House Standing Committees on Labor and Industry, and Local Government.

    Tipton will also retain his membership on the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business, giving him representation on three House committees.

    Tipton was informed of his new committee assignments by House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown.

  • Cost share funding now available through local conservation district

     The Bullitt County Conservation District is accepting for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program.

    Among the 18 practices eligible under the State Cost Share Program are agricultural waste utilization, agricultural waste control facilities, stream crossings, heavy use area protection, winter feeding area, pasture and hayland erosion control and rotational grazing system establishment.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 16

     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.


  • Honoring a Fallen Hero

     Emergency responders throughout the region honored fallen Kentucky State Trooper Sgt. David Gibbs on Friday morning.

    Gibbs died from injuries suffered earlier that morning in a LaRue County auto accident.

    Several of the overpasses on Interstate 65 were adorned with flags flown by the first responders.

    At Highway 44, Shepherdsville Fire Department was joined by Mount Washington Fire, Bullitt County EMS, Shepherdsville Police and the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Council asks mayor to resign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the negative publicity swirling around the community, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to approve a resolution asking mayor Scott Ellis to resign.

  • Indiana man caught in AG predator sting

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announce the arrest of a New Albany, IN man on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex. Dale Thomas Hammond, 60, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. Hammond was arraigned this morning in Jefferson District Court.