Local News

  • Four new constables sure to hold positions starting on January 1

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- All four seats for constable will have a new member when the calendar turns to January.

  • SPD seeks help in identifying Super 8 theft suspect

     On Friday, October 31, 2014, a white male subject approached the desk clerk of the Super 8 Motel and advised the clerk that someone had spilled water in the vending area. While the clerk was cleaning the spill up, the white male subject entered the clerk area and removed cash from the cash drawer.

    The suspect is described as a white male with dark colored hair and dark color short beard, approximately 5’9” – 6’ tall, wearing blue jeans, a blue Adidas jacket and gray and blue University of Kentucky ball cap.

  • BC student struck, injured by car

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Central student was struck by a car while crossing Highway 44 East on the way to school Friday morning.

  • Don't forget to "fall" back after Halloween: Daylight Savings this weekend

     Halloween weekend is now an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time.

    Clocks will officially "fall back" Sunday morning, Nov. 2. at 2 a.m., which will officially become 1 a.m.

    The purpose of Daylight Savings is to maximize daylight hours during summer months, taking advantage of natural light and saving on electrical use during those months.

    The practice of daylight savings became official in the United States during World War I as an effort to conserve fuel. The plan was unpopular and abolished after the war ended.

  • Lawson, Wheeler seek Second District position

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While neither have served in county government, both contenders for the seat of Second District magistrate are well-known in the community.

    And both have served on the Mount Washington City Council.

    Democratic nominee Brent Wheeler was unopposed in the spring and had a chance to watch as Gary Lawson survived the Republican primary to set up the November battle.

    The winner will take the seat currently held by Robert Hunt, who was defeated by Lawson in the spring.


  • Mitchell, Thomas battle for First District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.

    The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.

    Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.

    Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.

  • Wantland, Webber bid for 26th District House

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.


    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.

  • Three battle for county judge’s seat

     A look at the three candidates running for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the general election on Nov. 4.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being Bullitt County Judge/Executive is a lot like being a coach of a team.

    And Depp Rasner believes that it is time to change the head coach in Bullitt County government.

    Running on the Independent ticket, Rasner will challenge incumbent Melanie Roberts and Democratic nominee Tony Thompson next week for the county’s top position.

  • THINK PINK: Gathering part education, part inspirational

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Men and women gathered at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for a night of “celebration and education.”

    This was the third year for Think Pink‚ sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kentucky Cancer Program and Cooperative Extension Office.

    Guests had a chance to chat, visit booths and sample some appetizers before listening to speakers.

  • Local woman survives another type of cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stephaine Raymond is 30 years old and a cancer survivor. 

    But not the kind we typically hear about.

    The resident of eastern Bullitt County was diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer two years ago.

    “Most young women think they can’t get it because it’s usually found in women 55 and older, but a lot of younger women are getting it now,” she said.