Local News

  • US 31W work zone scheduled to move north October 2

     LOUISVILLE – The first section of asphalt pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) is wrapping up this week.  Soon contract crews will move north to begin the next phase of work.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is overseeing a $14.5 million contract for pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) in Jefferson County between Stonegate Manor Drive and Greenwood Road (mile points 6.6 to 11.7).

  • Lottery proceeds running above 2014’s numbers in first 2 months

    LOUISVILLE -- The  Kentucky Lottery’s board of directors, it was announced sales for the first two months of FY16 (July and August) were $153.1 million. This is $12.9 million (or 9.2%) more than the same period last year, and just $631,000 less than budget.

    Scratch-off tickets continued their strong performance, turning in sales in this period of $97 million. This is $9.4 million (10.8%) more than the same period last year and $3.1 million (3.3%) more than budget.

  • Agreements in place to allow for new city pavilion

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Agreements have finally been made between the city officials of Mount Washington and First Baptist Church of Mount Washington in the location of the town’s new pavilion.

    In a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong announced that plans for the pavilion to be built beside the parking lot of the church, near the fountain, have been finalized.

    The council has been meeting in executive sessions for 4-5 weeks to discuss bidding on the land.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 28


    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.

  • Local celebrities dance to provide funds for college scholarships

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to this special fundraiser, three Bullitt County students will be dancing in the streets of their college campuses.

    The Bullitt County Arts Council will host its second annual Dancing for the Arts competition at Paroquet Sorings Conference Centre.

    The event is a BCAC fundraiser toward three $1,000 college scholarships, one awarded to each local high school or homeschool students who are taking a college major in an arts-related field.

  • USDEA taking back prescription pills

      LOUISVILLE – Kentuckiana residents have an opportunity this Saturday to safely and anonymously rid their homes of unused, unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications, today announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Thomas J. Gorman.

    The 10th National Prescription Take-Back Day, held during the past five years, will take place this Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 55 locations across Kentuckiana.

  • Zoneton honors 9/11, renovated fire truck done with big savings

     ZONETON - On a day similar in weather to the one being remembered, Zoneton Fire hosted a 9/11 remembrance memorial on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

    The event included representatives from Zoneton, Shepherdsville and Okolona Fire Departments, as well as Hillview and Pioneer Village Police and Bullitt County EMS.

    Also attending were Bullitt County judge executive Melanie Roberts, Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor and Hebron Estates mayor Jerry Clark, along with other dignitaries from the cities.


     Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.

  • Wine to flow this weekend as festival makes return

     CLERMONT - An earlier date, combined with a car show, means the glasses will be clinking at the 4th annual Bullitt County Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    It will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26.

    A total of 16 state wineries are expected to participate in the 2015 event, including Bullitt County’s four wineries - Brooks Hill, Forest Edge, MillNova and Wight-Meyer.

  • Local pilots lead organization of women who enjoy life of flying

     LEBANON JUNCTION  - They fly high in the sky and spread their wings, and for younger girls they sometimes serve as guardians angels.

    They are female pilots, members of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international women’s pilot organization.

    The local members will soon host flights as part of the Family Weekend at the Bardstown Airport. Meanwhile, the local members hope to promote flying as a hobby or profession for area girls.