Local News

  • Funding found for fixing LJ flood wall leaks

        LEBANON JUNCTION - After years of dealing with the deteriorating Lebanon Junction Levee on the Rolling Fork River, city officials recently breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that construction crews would soon begin repair work.
    On Jan. 13 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers distributed a news release stating that federal, state and local funds were in place for the estimated $400,000 project and construction could begin as soon as spring.

  • City borrows money to pay bills

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials felt it was bad but it might be worse than they expected.
        The Shepherdsville City Council voted Thursday to allow mayor Scott Ellis to negotiate a line of credit at the Peoples Bank of Bullitt County for $300,000. Any additional amounts would have to be approved by the council.
        The money is needed to keep the city operating as it tries to figure out how finances got into a bind.

  • Coroner seeks office space in courthouse to work with families

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he campaigned for the position, David Billings felt the coroner should have office space in a governmental building.

  • Butler appointed vice chair of A&R committee in state House

        FRANKFORT -- Rep. Dwight Butler, R-Harned (18th District) has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
        “I’m pleased and humbled to be named as Vice-Chairman,” said Rep. Butler.  “I pledge to work hard toward making Kentucky’s budget fiscally responsible to taxpayers, and make sure people know how their money is being spent.”

  • Bill would provide incentives for new job hires

        FRANKFORT - After passing the House unanimously in 2009 and 2010, a piece of legislation first introduced to the General Assembly two years ago may have a chance for consideration in the Senate this session, at least that’s what the bill’s primary co-sponsor, southern Bullitt County Rep. Dwight Butler, R-Harned, is hoping.
         There’s just one obstacle-time.

  • Chief, clerk both seeking hearings by civil service

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two employees who have faced job actions in the past week have filed for appeals hearings before the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.
        According to Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, police chief Doug Puckett and city clerk Maxine Jeffries have filed for appeals hearings before the commission.
        Puckett was suspended with pay while an internal investigation was conducted on allegations that he was campaigning while in uniform.

  • Snow time

     Bullitt Countians were greeted with a blanket of winter snow Tuesday morning, leading to the closure of county schools.

    Bullitt County Public Schools announced closure around 5:30 a.m., before most of the snow fell.

    Within one hour snow began to cover roadways. Bullitt County Road Department crews were able to keep major roadways accessible to traffic.

    By midday about two to three inches of snow accumulated throughout the county.

  • Finances, not personnel, spark fear

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A standing room only crowd may have been expecting to hear discussions on recent personnel moves made by new mayor Scott Ellis.

  • Spirits high as council at FC sworn in

     FOX CHASE - Spirits were high at the December Fox Chase City Council meeting, with a community Christmas dinner following the meeting.

  • Cap caper solved with Hillview police arrest

     HILLVIEW - A man regularly made stops in the Cracker Barrel country store in Bullitt County.