Local News

  • Lawsuit confuses election races

    FRANKFORT – A cloud of uncertainty hovers over Bullitt County and the entire state as candidates await the ultimate fate of the legislative redistricting plan passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear last month.

    A circuit judge threw out the redistricting plan contained in House Bill 1, which would have given Bullitt County a more unified voice in Frankfort.

  • USDA announces Conservatin Reserve Program general sign-up

    LEXINGTON – The Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. 

    This CRP signup will begin on March 12, 2012 and end on April 6, 2012. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • Hillview looks to take 2.5% of county insurance premium

        HILLVIEW - The county's portion of the insurance premium tax got a step closer to being a bit smaller on Tuesday night.
        The Hillview City Council became the final municipality to consider taking a portion of the 5 percent premium that has been imposed by the county for the past decade.
        While insurance holders in Hillview will see no change in their bills, county coffers could be lightened by $250,000 a year.

  • Cooperative dove field program enrollment underway

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    "Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012," said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • One arrested in Awesome Flea heist

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One man has been charged in the burglary in late January at the Most Awesome Flea Market on Cedar Grove Road.
        Shepherdsville police arrested Peter John Barth, 31, and charged him with burglary in the third degree.
        The arrest on Wednesday was a result of an unrelated charge.
        Over $100,000 of property was stolen from the flea market between 1 a.m. and 6:22 a.m. on Jan. 29. A surveillance camera showed two men in the shopping complex.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 13:

    Bullitt County:

    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.

    Jefferson County:

  • Nearly 40 percent of Bullitt Countians sign up to be organ donors

     FRANKFORT - In the past year, nearly 40 percent of Bullitt Countians have signed up to be organ donors.

  • Judge throws out state legislative redistricting plan

    FRANKFORT – A legislative redistricting plan that would have given Bullitt County a more unified voice in the Kentucky General Assembly was struck down in Franklin Circuit Court on Tuesday.  

    House Bill 1, which passed the General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear on Jan. 20, outlined all of Kentucky’s 138 House and Senate districts.

  • Accident claims life of woman on Hwy. 480

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A deadly crash on Highway 480 claimed the life of a Bullitt County teen Sunday afternoon. 

  • Hebron Estates looks to annex property to square up borders

                HEBRON ESTATES - To help ensure municipalities are receiving the proper funds, many cities in Bullitt County are currently working to certify their boundaries.

                For the city of Hebron Estates, mayor Jerry Clark recognized a way to help clean up one of municipality’s border.