Local News

  • Record low score leads to closure of restaurant in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A low health inspection score has resulted in a suspended permit for a popular Mount Washington lunch stop. 

    The Grand Buffet and Grill, located at 138 East Brooke Court in Mount Washington, was ordered by the Bullitt County Health Department to cease operation after receiving a 28 percent during an inspection.

    The health department received a complaint call from the Mount Washington Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 9, about some potentially severe food safety violations.

  • Moving firms admit to overcharging government

     HILLVIEW --- Three area moving companies, including two in northern Bullitt County, have been cited for overcharging the U.S. Government for relocating members of the armed services.

    The owners of the three companies have agreed in U.S. District Court to pay over $264,800 in civil penalties and damages.

    Lynn Moving and Storage and Shadowens Moving and Storage Co., both located in Hillview, and E-Town Moving and Storage Inc., located in Elizabethtown, and their individual owners, have admitted violating the False Claims Act.

  • Health department has tried to help improve local scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Visitors to local restaurants may have seen some low scores recently.

    And health officials have been trying to help restaurant owners improve those scores.

    Environmentalist Chad Lynch said the Bullitt County Public Health Department has been running behind as a vacancy still remains unfilled.

    During a recent meeting of the health board, Lynch said three food conferences were held that particular week with operators and their employees.

  • Rezoning could open up more commercial development on new Preston Highway

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Along the new Preston Highway, there has been just one request for a zoning change to commercial.

    Make that two now.

    Brookland Realty has proposed turning an existing residential tract into a commercial venture.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing the applicants, said that the property would be south of Hebron Lane and west of Preston Highway. Currently, there is a home on the property.

  • Shepherdsville, other agencies work to stop thefts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Teamwork of local law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of two individuals.

    Kendrick Palmer, 20, of Louisville, was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was also held on warrants in Jefferson County for both felony and misdemeanor shoplifting charges.

    Christian Johnson, 19, of Louisville, was arrested and charged for burglary.

  • Guthrie announces NBHS student appointment to West Point

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie today announced the appointment of North Bullitt High School student Kailah Habib to the U.S. Military Academy.

    “As a West Point graduate myself, it was an honor to nominate Kailah to The U.S. Military Academy,” said Guthrie. “I was thrilled to be able to break the news to her about this appointment yesterday. Kailah is a strong student and a proven leader at her school. I know that should she choose to accept her appointment, she will serve our country admirably.”

  • KYTC crews in Louisville area ready for winter storm

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews will report to work on Friday morning ready to treat roads as a winter storm is predicted for western and central Kentucky.

    A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is forecast for midday on Friday in the Louisville area and will transition to snow by early evening requiring KYTC snowfighters to work long shifts clearing roadways.

  • Third person enters race for co. judge/executive

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The election deadline is looming but filings have been less than expected.

    A major filing over the past week was Tony Thompson, who will make a second run for the county judge’s position on the Democratic ticket.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts will have a Republican primary challenge from Jerry Summers, a longtime executive with Jim Beam Brands.

    The winner of the primary races will meet in the fall general election.

  • Prewitt selected as local Partner of Year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lisa Prewitt, from Our Lady of Peace/KentuckyOne Health, was selected as the 2017 Partners in Prevention’s Partner of the Year. 

    According to chairman Sarah Smith, the board chose Prewitt for her years as a loyal and dedicated member.

    During her time with the PIP committee, Prewitt has led drug prevention efforts for the county at many of the middle and high schools. 

  • LWC crews working multiple cold weather water main breaks

     The temperatures are over 30 degrees warmer than last week, but Louisville Water is still dealing with the remnants of last week’s artic weather.

    Since January 1, crews have repaired 122 water main breaks throughout the service area.

    Today, Louisville Water is repairing another 12 pipes that have broken. A typical day for Louisville Water is repairing two to three breaks.