Local News

  • Possible hepatitis A-related death reported in Louisville

     FRANKFORT –  The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), are reporting a hepatitis A-related death of a Louisville resident.

  • Aquatic center idea still afloat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The survey was quite clear.

    Bullitt Countians would support an aquatic center.

    The main question is whether the community could support not only the construction of the facility but also its annual upkeep.

    With rumors floating around, aquatic committee chairman Dennis Mitchell called a meeting to help lay out the details of a plan drawn up for the facility.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the committee, said that the first option of simply putting a bubble over the current pool at Bullitt Central was not feasible.

  • Audience gets plenty of info on legalization of marijuana

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Ashly Taylor runs a cannabis center in Colorado. The native Kentuckian would like to open shop in her home state. However, current Kentucky laws prohibit it, even though she says the business is already here.

    Taylor, along with Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition (KCFC) member Tom Reichert, retired Louisville Metro Officer Steve Watts and Alliance for Innovative Medicine founder and executive director Shannon Stacy, recently sat on a forum during a town hall meeting in Shepherdsville to discuss Senate Bill 80. 

  • Belcher sworn into office

    Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. swore Linda Belcher into office as the state representative of the 49th District. She won a special election on Feb. 20 to fill out the term of the late Dan Johnson.


    The state Board of Elections certified the special election and Belcher was sworn in later that day.

  • Hebron Estates to close road not in use

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates will soon close a road, but no one driving on city streets will even be affected.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of an ordinance to close a portion of Old E. Hebron Lane. The area hasn’t been used as a public street for years.

    The purpose of closing the roadway was to remove the port from the city’s boundaries, allowing landowners connected to it to update their property deeds.

  • Three charged in drug investigation by Shepherdsville

     The Shepherdsville Police street crimes unit conducted an investigation on March 1 in the 100 Block of South Lakeview Drive.

    During that investigation, officers uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Three individuals have been charged.

    Ralph Jackson, 48, of Shepherdsville has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and trafficking in marijuana.

    Wendy Batten, 47, of Shepherdsville, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and trafficking in marijuana.

  • Bullitt Circuit Clerks’ honored for Trust for Life awareness

     The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation.  Bullitt County is one of them.

  • You can vote for Roberts as one of Most Admired in area

     Who are some of the women you most admire in the Louisville and southern Indiana area?

    Today’s Woman is looking for your help in deciding who those most admired women are for the year 2018.

    Currently, the magazine is hosting an on-line contest.

    The editorial staff of Today’s Woman recently nominated ladies for the 16th annual event.

    In the area of politics, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts is one six women nominated.

    You can vote once a day with the voting open until Noon on Thursday, March 22.

  • CASA of Bullitt County cuts ribbon on new office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local organization dedicated to providing safe places for local children has a new safe place of its own.

    The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program hosted a ribbon cutting to dedicate its new office location, on the second floor of the old Bullitt County Bank building on the corner of S. Buckman St. and Joe B. Hall Ave. in Shepherdsville.

    Executive director Cindy Prestigiacomo said the organization needed to expand its office space. The new area includes a lobby, conference room and kitchen area.

  • Man could face life in prison on drug charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A man could face up to life in prison for his involvement in trafficking heroin in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Artavis Groves on a variety of drug-related charges.

    According to the indictment, Groves was trafficking in a controlled substance on Jan. 26, 2018. Heroin was the tested drug.

    A second count of trafficking in Hydrocodone was also charged.