Local News

  • Older folks need to watch weather

        Older people are at high risk for developing heated-related illness because the ability to respond to summer heat can become less efficient with advancing years. Fortunately, the summer can remain safe and enjoyable for everyone who uses good, sound judgment.

  • Sunday liquor in LJ impossible at this time

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Should Lebanon Junction explore the idea of allowing the sale of alcohol by-the-drink after 1 p.m. on Sundays?
        Chris Yates thinks so and he recently went before the Lebanon Junction City Council asking for their support.
        Though he’s a resident of Radcliff, Yates spoke on behalf of Lebanon Junction establishment Little Rick’s Bar and Grill, which recently opened.
        Yates argued that Sunday sales would benefit not only local businesses, but the city itself.

  • Despite heat, fireworks show, day of activities remains ready to pop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On July 4 the United States of America celebrates its 236th birthday on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

    This year also means that for officially one percent of those celebrations (rounded up), Bullitt County has hosted its own official party.

    The 11th annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast returns to the Paroquet Springs Conference Center on Wednesday.

  • 300 jobs may be added to workforce in distribution positions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County appears to be in a position to pick up another 300 distribution jobs. And the company’s name is not one you would soon forget.
        On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved up to $3 million in tax incentives to a Los Angeles-based on-line retailer.
        Nasty Gal, which was founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso as an eBay store, received approval for the incentives.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Due to the current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Bullitt County, Judge Executive Melanie Roberts issued an Executive Order effective at 3:15 today banning all outdoor burning in Bullitt County. 

    This prohibition is in effect from 3:15 June 29, 2012 and will remain in effect until current and predicted weather conditions improve and the extreme threat of forest fires decreases.


  • Kentucky begins ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ campaign

     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”

  • Record temperatures predicted for week

     UPDATE - The National Weather Service in Louisville predicted 100-degree temperatures through Monday.

    Continued high pressure will keep record high temperatures in the area throughout the weekend and the first part of next week through Independence Day on Wednesday.

    NWS is comparing the week-long heat wave to what occurred in the United States during the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

  • Big Valley big problem with no solutions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For the past three years, the Bullitt County Sanitation District has helped to keep the living conditions in Big Valley subdivision a little more bearable.

  • United Way accepts Bullitt grant requests

    LOUISVILLE - Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County.  The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way's focus on Education, Financial Stability and Health - the basic building blocks for a better life for all. 

  • Kickoff rally by Tea Party set to give people voice

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - No matter the party. No matter who is in office.
     There is a certain portion of the electorate who are not pleased with the way government is being run on various levels.
     As a way to bring awareness to the discontent with the entire process, the Bullitt County Voice of Independence Tea Party will use the upcoming holiday to kickoff its campaign of information.
     The Independence Day Kickoff will be held at the First Street Park in Shepherdsville on Friday, June 29.