Local News

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 7:


    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.


  • National siren test set for Wednesday

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). 

    The test will last up to three and a half minutes. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. 

  • LIHEAP Subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY- Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the "Subsidy" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 7th, 2011. 

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help! 

  • Fox Chase getting handle on how to handle meetings

     FOX CHASE - Following a raucous September meeting, the Fox Chase City Council met in front of another full room in October with similar results.

    Due to the amount of community discussion during the previous meeting, Mayor William Broughton began this month by addressing both council and audience. Despite his efforts, voices eventually raised throughout the room.

  • Traffic light brings mixed signals from area residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun expected some issues when the temporary traffic signal at Armstrong Lane and Highway 44 became operational the week before last, but she admitted the problems were worse than anticipated.

         And while motorists had hoped the light would improve traffic flow immediately, their hopes turned into frustration early last week as many sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic due to technical issues with the signal.

  • Williams, fellow Republicans making last campaign push through Bullitt

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Robyn Williams isn't asking the voters of Kentucky to like her husband or to marry him.

         She's already spoken for the Republican candidate for the governor's office and she's not willing to give him up.

         But, for the state of Kentucky to change its current trends, she said David Williams must be elected, along with the rest of the Republican ticket.

  • Pieces in place for election day on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The prep work is complete and now it is time for the show.

         But election officials across the state aren't sure many people will want to attend on Tuesday.

         The statewide Constitutional offices in Kentucky will be up for grabs on Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Bullitt County, there will be no other races on the general election ballot.

         Not trying to put a jinx on the proceedings, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said things are moving smoothly.

  • Mother charged with abuse of toddler

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The mother of a two-year-old boy is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on allegations that she abused her child.

         Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said that Courtney McConnell, 25, of West Blue Lick Road in Shepherdsville, is currently facing a single count of criminal abuse.

         Acting upon a tip, McGaha said law enforcement officials spent Wednesday night trying to locate the young boy who was allegedly abused.

  • REMINDER: Fall Back for Daylight Savings

     Sunday, Nov. 6, is the official date to change the clocks in lieu of Daylight Savings Time.

    Bullitt County will "fall back" an hour at 2 a.m., meaning the clocks should then be changed to 1 a.m., reverting to Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    The period between Spring and Fall is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Bullitt County will "spring forward" to EDT again on Mar. 11, 2012.

  • Mayor’s son arrested for drug charges

     HILLVIEW - Acting upon a tip, members of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department narcotics squad found items needed to make methamphetamine.