Local News

  • Noxious weeds to be sprayed on roadsides

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • County buildings to receive AED devices for emergencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – All county government facilities could soon have automated external defibrillator units.

  • PV to change time of meetings

          PIONEER VILLAGE – If you want to catch the first half-hour of the next meeting of the Pioneer Village City Council, you better change your calendar.

         The council voted unanimously to change the start time on future meetings.

         By virtue of the recent action, the Pioneer Village City Council meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Becknell Hall. The public is always invited.

  • LJ officials questioned on their roles at county meeting

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Less than a month after Lebanon Junction officials went before Bullitt Fiscal Court to speak out against an independent fire district, a local resident went to the council to ask why the city was intervening. 

    During the last regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, Bobby Hartlage asked, "Who authorized the mayor to go to fiscal court?"

  • Jett set to take similar position in Florida

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Dr. Swannie Jett looked to apply for the vacant position as director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, he had a vision.

         While seeing that the operations of the department were in excellent shape, Jett saw a bigger vision of becoming a leader in the community.

  • County, city reach deal on past due payroll tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A lawsuit involving Bullitt Fiscal Court and the city of Shepherdsville can now be placed into the rear-view mirror.

    The two parties have reached a settlement in regards to a conflict over occupational taxes not being withheld for county employees working within city limits.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joe Wantland followed up an executive session of the Shepherdsville City Council by announcing that the county agreed to a payment amount of $56,001, ending any further litigation.

  • Bullitt EDA tabs former director of W.Va. post

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man who has led economic development efforts for an entire state is now leading that charge for Bullitt County.

         The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority has tabbed John R. Snider as its new executive director.

         He replaces Bob Fouts, who opted to not seek a renewal of his contract after nine years at the helm.

  • Severe weather can strike at any time; ways to be prepared

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you don’t like the weather in the Ohio Valley, just stick around for 24 hours.

  • People not blowing smoke...they support hemp

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a last-ditch effort to gather public support for legislation that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow hemp for a variety of products, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer recently took his case to the people of Bullitt County.

  • MW woman escapes rollover accident

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington woman is glad to be alive after escaping a rollover accident Wednesday morning. 

    Nancy Gray was headed west on Hwy. 44 when the Saturn Vue SUV she was driving exited the right side of the road. 

    The vehicle flipped three to four times before crashing into a fence and landing on its top, according to police.

    A witness told police it appeared the driver overcorrected when the vehicle hydroplaned.