Local News

  • Lawsuit filed in jailer's race

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just hours after a recanvass revealed no change in the vote count, Paul Watkins filed a lawsuit against the Bullitt County Board of Elections asking for a more detailed look at the Nov. 2 general election.

        Just before the 4 p.m. deadline on Friday, Watkins filed a suit asking for a recount of the jailer's race, which he lost by 55 votes to Martha Knox.

  • Saluting the veterans at Old Mill

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Old Mill Elementary students recently had the opportunity to learn more about the folks who serve the United States in uniform.

        On Veterans Day 14 current and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces were recognized by students during a school-wide assembly in the gymnasium.

        After the assembly, the special guests went to various classrooms where they shared a little about their time in the military and what it’s like working to defend the United States.

  • Watch out for deer on the roads

        FRANKFORT - Deer movement increases in November as the shorter days and longer nights of fall trigger the breeding season. Motorists need to watch out for deer crossing the road at night or during the day, especially on rural roads.

  • BE dedicates tree to veterans

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - In honor of those who have given service the United States Armed Forces, a special ceremony was held at Bullitt East High School to pay homage to the men and women who have served in uniform.

        On Veterans Day students and faculty gathered outside the school to dedicate a tree to those currently in the nation’s service, those retired from active duty and those who have given lives in the name of freedom.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Recanvass results same as election night

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Election took about 70 minutes to reconfirm what it revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

        Of the three races which had requests for recanvassing, there were no changes on Friday.

        In the race for 49th District state House of Representatives, Linda Belcher collected 7,878 votes to 7,777 for challenger Russell Webber.

  • Recycling center upgraded; usage up

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To the surprise of many, Bullitt County has been in the recycling program for over a decade.

        And Larry Hatfield, who currently oversees the solid waste program for the county, would like to see more people become aware of the new and improved facility.

        Not only has the county devised a system to keep items out of landfills, it is even making a few dollars on the recyclables.

  • Smoking ban proposal gains steam as forums conclude

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth and final public hearing held to discuss a proposed countywide smoking ban drew a full house on Thursday night as dozens gathered at the Bullitt County Health Department to take part in

    the debate.

        The series of hearings hosted by the health department and Partners in Prevention began on Sept. 20 to gather public input.

  • Beam family looks at past, future of firm

    CLERMONT - Back in 1795, the first barrel of whiskey was produced by Jacob Beam.

    The production of bourbon continued until 1920 when prohibition was declared and the distillery was shut down.

    But when prohibition was repealed in 1933, Jim Beam took just 120 days to get the distillery back in business.

    On Friday, over 300 employees, vendors, public officials and even country music stars Montgomery Gentry gathered together to celebrate an anniversary.

  • County still in hunt for seat plant

    HILLVIEW - There is some hope remaining that a major supplier to Ford Motor Co. will locate in Bullitt County.

    But the chances of that happening in the city of Hillview could be dashed.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens discussed the future of Magna Seating of America on Monday.

    The city council had two key components to the $13 million plant opening in Hillview - zoning changes on separate properties west of Interstate 65. In order to build the manufacturing plant, zoning changes would be needed.

  • Four injured after MWPD cruiser crashes into home on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four men were taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Wednesday night after a police cruiser crashed through a local home.

        Jeffery Mueller, 45, was seated in his living room when the cruiser, driven by Mount Washington police officer Timothy Morris, 33, crashed into his home near the corner of Dennis Drive and Highway 44.