Local News

  • Summers wants to bring leadership to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  • Belcher will have special, general elections this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  • Fighting for Coverage: Gartner, others face uncertainty on future insurance coverage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Wade Gartner, 45, has spent almost 2,000 hours of the past three years of his life with thick needles in his arms. The alternative is death.

    Three Novembers ago, Gartner went in for a normal CDL physical, which included blood work. The next day, Gartner was admitted to the hospital. Two days later, he started his first of many dialysis treatments.

  • Library works to build team to work on problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A library is a place where many things can happen.

    From checking out a book or a video to doing genealogical research to attending a workshop, the library is a place the entire community can embrace.

    However, what a library is not equipped to do is to deal with loitering, sleeping and making patrons feel uneasy.

    At the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville, social issues relating in a large part to a homeless population which are using the facilities has led to a call to action.

  • Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Feb. 15

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fashion, food and fitness. That’s what the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon is all about.

    Back for its eleventh year, residents and friends of Bullitt County are invited to learn how to give their heart its best life.

    “We all know somebody who has had a heart attack, a stroke or suffered from other heart issues,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire said. 

  • ‘Bullitt County’ makes local debut at Louisville theatre

      LOUISVILLE -- A movie with Bullitt County as its title will have a showing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in eastern Jefferson County.

    “Bullitt County” saw its debut in August at the Austin Film Festival and is now being shown at one-night screenings in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    The film centers around a group of four friends in 1977 who detour from a bachelor party touring the Bourbon Trail to hunt for buried Prohibition money.

  • KYTC District 5 crews will be on duty overnight for next winter weather event

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews will be on duty this evening in preparation for the next winter weather event. A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain is expected to move through the Louisville area beginning this evening and continue during the overnight hours. Impacts to the Wednesday morning rush hour are expected.

    More ice than snow is expected along Interstate 64 and north towards the Ohio River. Since ice takes longer to melt from the pavement than snow, we ask motorists to be patient while crews work to treat roads. 

  • Wales Run closure extended through Feb. 7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that work on KY 2706 (Wales Run Road) in Bullitt County will continue this week.

    The route is being closed daily between Patton Lane and Sycamore Drive (mile markers 1.7 to 2.1) to allow for shoulder widening.

    Work on KY 2706 will continue through Wednesday, February 7. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Local access will be allowed for residents. All other motorists should detour this area via KY 44 and US 31EX.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of February 4, 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.