Local News

  • LJ look at adjusting water rates in future

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction residents may see higher water bills in the near future if city officials decide to increase water rates.
        During the January regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, members briefly discussed raising rates on all city water customers to make up for wholesale rate increases expected from supplier Louisville Water Company.

  • Council demands financial status...quickly

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bills will continue to be paid in the city of Shepherdsville but only with the support of the mayor.
        Mayor Scott Ellis broke a 3-3 tie and Shepherdsville will continue to pay its bills. However, he agreed that some type of financial information should be available quickly for councilmembers.
        Councilman Bernie Brown raised the question and made the motion to stop paying bills due to having no information on the revenue and expenses in the city.

  • Group gets wish...Bullitt to be major portion of two state House districts

        FRANKFORT - Two. That's the number of representatives Bullitt County will have in the Kentucky House under a legislative redistricting plan that passed 63-34 on the House floor Thursday.
         When David Strange and Scott Wantland heard the news they almost leapt out of their seats.
        "If I danced, I'd be dancing right now," said Strange, who has worked more than a year with Wantland and other local residents to improve Bullitt County's representation in Frankfort.

  • LJ man, grandsons die in S.C. fire

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A longtime fixture in the communities of Clermont and Lebanon Junction, along with his two grandsons, lost their lives on Wednesday in a mobile home fire in Loris, S.C.

                Hugh Elliott, 85, and his grandsons, Conner Lynn Elliott, 7, and Austin Davis Elliott, 9, died on smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning.

  • All-breed puppy match Sunday at Paroquet

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An all-breed puppy match will be held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The match is opened to all AKC registerable dogs at least three months in age. Puppies will be judged separately from adults. 

  • KYTC Crews Ready to Treat Roadways during Forecasted Winter Weather

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties are ready for the winter precipitation forecasted for today.

    KYTC staff are monitoring the weather and will send salt trucks out on the roadways as temperatures drop and the rain turns to snow this afternoon. 

  • Local girls helps raise funds for special group

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After returning home from church camp last summer, 10-year-old Rachel Toll was inspired to help those with Down syndrome.

  • Oil spill causes accident, interstate closure

     BELMONT - An oil spill was the cause of a multi-vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    Three tractor-trailers and three passenger cars were involved in the event between mile markers 109 and 110 shortly before 11 a.m., according to Bullitt County Emergency Management public information officer Mike Riordan.

    The accident was caused when one semi "blew his turbo" and spilled oil, said Bullitt County Emergency Management deputy director Les Bandy.

  • New chief for MW Fire Department

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After serving 13 years as chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District, Michael Dooley made way for the district’s new chief on Jan. 1. 

  • County to assist sheriff’s drug task force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force ceased in its original form, sheriff David Greenwell’s office took over a restructured agency.