Local News

  • Queries get pointed over county budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proposed changes by two magistrates for the 2012-13 budget should be in all members' hands.
     The second reading of the budget is planned for Tuesday, June 19.
     "What's the holdup?" resident Sandy Higgins asked of magistrates Joe Laswell and John Bradshaw.
     The two magistrates said they would be offering changes to the budget proposed by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts in May. However, those changes would not be completed until June 8.

  • UPDATE: Golden Alert lifted for Pruitt

     UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): A Golden Alert for Jackie Lynn Pruitt has been lifted.

    Pruitt was found safe and sound in the Nashville area.


    The Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency has issued a Golden Alert for Jackie Lynn Pruitt, 57.

    Pruitt was last seen wearing light blue jeans, gray suede shoes, dark blue with beige checkers on his shirt and a black undershirt.


     The Vine Hill Baptist Church annual car show brought out a lot of vehicles and a lot of spectators last Saturday. The event was held at the church on Highway 245 in Clermont.

  • Ex-boyfriend shoots man; shoots himself

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A love triangle turned deadly late Saturday night when a local man committed suicide after he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend after shooting her boyfriend in the face.

  • County fair wrestles with ways to reach new heights

     CLERMONT - Don’t let the recent fair weather confuse you: It’s really time for the Bullitt County Fair.

  • Disaster plan has few stormy moments at Fox Chase

            FOX CHASE - A plan for disaster and emergency preparedness within Fox Chase almost led to a stormy situation at the last council meeting.

    The council approved a resolution at its May meeting allowing the mayor to authorize and appoint a city emergency/disaster coordinator.

  • Governor signs Belcher's bill on education

    VERSAILLES– Gov. Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and school children Wednesday at the Woodford County Early Childhood Center to sign two bills related to education innovation and strategies. 

    House Bill 37, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins, allows school districts to apply to become a “District of Innovation.”  This designation will allow the districts more flexibility in curriculum, instructional models, funding and school scheduling.

  • Hillview City Fair set June 7-9

     HILLVIEW - It's been an amazing experience this year for organizers of the Hillview City Fair, set for June 7-9.

    Sponsors are coming out of the woodwork to help make the Hillview City Fair a successful, family event.

    Harlan  Compton, a member of the Zoneton Trowel Club, a part of the Zoneton Masonic Lodge, said that businesses have really gotten on board in its second year of organizing the event.

  • Spray park to provide summer relief in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Two years after Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to close the Lebanon Junction swimming pool local residents now have a new place to beat the heat.

    The Lebanon Junction Spray Park, located at the old pool site behind Lebanon Junction Elementary School on Highway 61, opened Memorial Day weekend.

    Local resident Trista Crooks, 26, and her two daughters, Darvey Sanders, 9, and Lucy Crooks, 5, have visited the spray park twice since it opened.

    Crooks said her family misses the pool, but she said the spray park is a nice alternative.

  • Man charged in robbery of local cinema

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown man accused of armed robbery was arrested late Sunday morning after being stopped for a traffic violation.
    Timothy Ray Nichelson, 49, is suspected of robbing the Keystone Cinemas at Highway 44 East and Armstrong Lane.
    Police responded to the scene at 10:49 Sunday morning shortly after the suspect held a Keystone Cinemas employee captive and stole from the theater.
    Sgt. Rodney Hockenbury of the Mount Washington Police Department said Nichelson met the employee outside the theater as it was opening.