Local News

  • Declared write-in hopefuls must file by October 26

     FRANKFORT - The deadline to file to be a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6,  General Election is Oct. 26, 2012, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding interested individuals to turn in their paperwork and filing fee to the appropriate filing officer.

    “I encourage candidates to file their paperwork ahead of the deadline to ensure there are no deficiencies in their filings,” said Grimes.

    “There is no opportunity to change documents after the filing deadline.”

  • Councilman asks that rezoning have rules

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Whether Mount Washington City Council members vote to rezone a 90-acre development in the city or not may depend on whether the applicants can meet a councilman’s request. 

  • Public workshop to talk about trends in drugs

     HILLVIEW - Today’s society includes many new challenges for adults raising teens.

  • Roby proves his wines can top the charts

     LEBANON JUNCTION - In the past decade the Commonwealth of Kentucky experienced a resurgence in wine making, with Bullitt County at its epicenter on both the professional and amateur level.

  • Domestic violence awareness activities Saturday

     The second annual community awareness day will be held in observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    The event will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Shepherdsville City Park.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Center for Women and Families will sponsor the event.

    Activities are free and open to the public.

    At 9:30 a.m., a walk will be held in honor of Kim Nugent, a victim of domestic violence.

  • Colorfest makes annual Bernheim visit

     CLERMONT - Seventeen years of celebration may result in the best event Bernheim Forest has ever hosted.

  • Week to honor retired teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You may have seen a bumper sticker that read, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." 

    With patience and skill we do learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But what happens when a teacher retires? 

    Well, in Bullitt County, they continue to quietly serve our community. 

    Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association members have raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life and given scholarships to local high school seniors. 

  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Apartments may be built; roadwork to be required

          HILLVIEW - David McMullan has seen too many vehicles leave the road at a sharp curve on East Blue Lick Road.

         In fact, he keeps pictures on his cell phone of the various accidents.

         Now, a developer is looking to add nearly 200 apartment units just south of the curve.

         With promised road improvements, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres from B-1 Highway Business to R-3 Residential.

  • Council OKs hiring of one officer in Shepherdsville

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not perfect but it will be better.

         Shepherdsville city leaders approved the hiring of an additional police officer due to concerns over the lack of manpower on some shifts.

         While speaking to the Shepherdsville City Council, chief Doug Puckett knew he only had two officers on duty to cover the entire town. That is not a situation which makes him feel comfortable for either his officers or for the residents.