Local News

  • MW will not claim rest of insurance premiums

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After weeks of discussing whether the city should increase its portion of the 5 percent local government insurance premium tax shared with the county, the Mount Washington City Council members opted to take no action on the matter, thus keeping the rate the same. 

  • Lebanon Junction gets help on lines

      LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

         During the February regular meeting of City Council, city officials approved two resolutions to accept $200,000 in grants from the General Assembly for replacing outdated cast iron pipes with larger PVC plastic pipes as well as adding new piping.

  • Grant to help diabetes in three-county area

     SHELBYVILLE -- Just hearing the word “diabetes” conjures up distressing images of every kind of ailment associated with the disease, from blindness to limb amputation.

  • Work to cause detours on Cedar Grove Road

     CEDAR GROVE - Motorists who usually travel Cedar Grove Road on the weekends should be warned.

  • Statewide tornado drills test preparedness

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2011) - At approximately 10:07 AM (Eastern Standard

    Time) Tuesday, March 8, the National Weather Service (NWS), partnering with

    Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee

    (KWPC) and Kentucky Broadcast Association (KBA) will issue a tornado warning

    test message.  Warning sirens will sound at this time across Kentucky

    communities, weather alert radios will activate and television and radio

    stations will broadcast the alert message.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 7

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 7:

    Bullitt County:

  • Railroad crossing road closures expected

     The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of two roadways in Bullitt County due to CSX railroad crossing repairs.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road) will be closed to thru traffic between KY 61 (Preston Highway) and Old Beech Grove Road/Horsefly Hollow Road (mile points 0.0 and 3.2).  This roadway is scheduled for closure from 7:00 a.m. on March 8th until 7:00 a.m. on March 10th.  Local access will be allowed.

  • UPDATE: Cedar Grove Road closures in March

     UPDATE (03/04): Due to inclement weather, the construction work on KY 480 in Bullitt County for this weekend has been postponed.

    This work and the temporary closure of KY 480 is scheduled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 12, until 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 14.


    Motorists who usually travel Cedar Grove Road on the weekends should be warned.

  • Pedestrian killed on Highway 1020

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is continuing an investigation of a fatal accident in the 2800 block of Coral Ridge Road.

                At approximately 9:10 p.m. yesterday, Vernon Jewell, 40, of Louisville, was struck and fatally injured as he walked along Coral Ridge Road by a vehicle driven by Michael Jewell, brother of the deceased.

                None of the passengers in the vehicle were injured.

  • Smoking ban may face litigation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Does the Bullitt County Board of Health have the authority to adopt legislation to impose a countywide smoking ban?