Local News

  • Board returns Bright to her job with city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A city employee who was terminated earlier this year will be returning to her job.

    The Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission met behind closed doors for 50 minutes before dismissing the termination of Gayla Bright.

    Bright was terminated in January by former mayor Scott Ellis.

    However, Bright’s attorney, David Ward, made a motion to the civil service commission to dismiss the termination.

  • Zoneton battles junkyard fire

      HILLVIEW - A vehicle fire occurred near Interstate 65 Monday morning, but the vehicle was in a nearby junkyard.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts, located at 4222 E. Blue Lick Rd., around 10:15 a.m.

    A large plume of smoke was visible alongside the interstate, visible from the Brooks Rd. overpass.

    According to Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies, the vehicle was a yard car, used by employees to maneuver around the junkyard. Employee heard a noise, saw a spark, and then flames.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 13, 2016

     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.


  • Meetings Tough to Come By in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Rev. Randy Pace is a man of the cloth. He is regularly called upon to bring the invocation before governmental meetings.

    But on this particular Tuesday evening, Pace brought a more spirited message to those who attended the Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    As the council again could not hold a meeting -- for the second time in a row -- Pace delivered a pointed message -- “do your job…start today.”

  • Kidsfest family fun set for this Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Springtime in Bullitt County means leaves on trees, flowers blooming in fields, and hopefully winter coats in closets.

    It also means time for the big event kids wait for each and every year, the annual KidsFest presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The 2016 version takes place Saturday, March. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Alex Wimsatt said the number of booths has increased from last year. Even more important, this year’s KidsFest will once again be a free event.

  • Republican caucus brings out more voters than expected

     SHEPHERHERDSVILLE -- The lines were long. Traffic was awful. But local Republican Party caucus chairman Gary Board was a happy man.

    With 4,396 voters coming to Bullitt Central High on Saturday to make their selection on the Republican Party nominee for President, it was a lot of people for a single polling place.

    But Board was pleased with the overall effort.

    “I am very happy with the turnout,” said Board. “The word got out.”

  • MW man indicted on sex charges

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local man remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center after being indicted on 27 sex-related allegations.

    Dennis Roy Schliebener, 59, of Mount Washington, is facing 27 Class D felony counts involving minors.

    All the charges carry a possible penalty of 1-5 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Schliebener on seven counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Parks Board working on goal to have outside hoops at schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Obesity is a problem facing the youth in many corners of the country.

    Bullitt County is not immune to the changing tides in physical activity for local youngsters.

    The Bullitt County Parks Board is looking at ways to give youngsters of all ages more opportunities for outside exercise.

    Probably the biggest feat of the parks board over the past couple of years has been the installation of lighting at the basketball goals next to Roby Elementary.

  • Opinions vary over plan to pay off debt to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The comments and questions were varied when the topic of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and its financial disagreement with fiscal court began Tuesday evening.

    The controversy has been surrounding the county’s funding of the sheriff’s office and a deficit which had built up over the first four years of sheriff Dave Greenwell’s term.


    The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food annually.  The consumer makes enough money to pay for this food in about seven weeks.

    In recognition of this, Bullitt County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week by delivering food items to the residents of Colonial House in Shepherdsville on Wednesday, March 1 to celebrate this special time.