Local News

  • Roberts intends to run for House seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts has always had an eye on possibility serving the people of Bullitt County as a legislator in Frankfort.

    In the beginning of her third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive, Roberts has announced her intent on running for the office of state representative in the 49th District.

    It would mean a possible battle between Roberts and incumbent state Rep. Linda Belcher in next fall’s primary.

  • McConnell visits Bullitt County

     In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  • KYTC: I-65 lane closures July 22-23

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County to core drill for pavement samples. This work is located between mile points 117 and 123.

    The two right lanes of I-65 North will be closed this evening, Wednesday, July 22. Work will move to the two right lanes of I-65 South on Thursday evening, July 23. Lane closures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. each evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Church flooded with help for area struck

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries in Shepherdsville bought a delivery truck for the purpose of community outreach.

    Pastor Mike Miller called the truck a symbol of the Shepherdsville community’s generosity, a representation of local residents helping others.

    The truck will be heading to Johnson County this week, where locally-donated items will be distributed to flood victims.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 19

      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.

  • Improved ISO ratings may save you money on your insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Insurance premiums could be decreasing for a number of property owners in Bullitt County.

    However, it is the responsibility of those property owners affected to contact their insurance agents.

    With the release of the latest Insurance Services Office, Inc. ratings, several local fire departments got some good news for their property owners.

    The Zoneton Fire Department went to a 2/2X rating and Shepherdsville was given a 3 ISO rating.

    Both are among the best possible ratings in the country.

  • Detective fired prior to hearing; board affirms deputy’s dismissal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The five-member sheriff's merit board affirmed the termination of one deputy.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn

     On July 15, 2015, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Jeffersontown Police Dept., arrested Rosalio Martinez-Bruno, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Court affirms judge's firing of employee at animal shelter

    CLERMONT -- After meeting in executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members affirmed a decision made the previous month to fire an employee with the county's animal shelter.
        By a 4-0-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court did not change the previous firing of Delsie Williams.
        Magistrate Joe Rayhill said that after listening to Williams' attorney make his case in closed session, he felt the court should uphold County Judge Melanie Roberts' decision to terminate Williams.

  • Students get early look at what college experience all about

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Ever wondered what college would be like? Two Bullitt East juniors will get a taste this summer at the Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy.

    Shaina Ojala and Charlotte Mason were two of about 150 juniors across the nation that were selected for this program.

    The pair will spend three weeks in June at Murray State earning college credit.

    Ojala, 17, said she became interested in the program after hearing about it from her school counselor.