Local News

  • Election fields may be small, races still interesting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some looking toward a race for state Senate or state House of Representatives will have a little bit longer to consider their fate.

  • Longtime LJ mayor, volunteer dies

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who not only led city government for years but also helped communities throughout the nation rebuild after disasters has passed away.

  • Chase turns into confrontation between MW police, suspect

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What began as a report of reckless driving Sunday evening turned into a physical altercation between Mount Washington police and a man with a bench warrant for felony and misdemeanor charges. 

  • Hatcher, Glauber to battle for GOP nod in House

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final days are counting down to the primary election filing deadline.
        With the low number of candidates as of Friday afternoon, that might mean it will be a busy Monday and Tuesday for local election officials.
        The race which has garnered the most interest is for the office of circuit clerk.
        Incumbent Layne Abell will have opposition in the May Democratic primary. Abell will be challenged by a familiar foe, Rani Lynn Mulvaney Davis.

  • Multi-Purpose awarded $1 million grant to help promote healthy marriages

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been awarded a $1 million grant federal grant for a program that will promote healthy marriages and relationships.

    The $1,034,712 federal grant, which spans three years, is from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, and Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose, said her agency is one of only 60 such agencies in the country to receive this grant.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 30:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Pleasant Grove student runs at full speed to face life's challenges despite tough start

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the surface Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Wesley Hill looks like any ordinary eight-year-old boy, but behind his smile is an extraordinary story. 

  • Jan. 31 filing deadline approaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As the days dwindle to the filing deadline, activity has been slow at the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office.

    Few contested races are looming as the deadline of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, approaches.

    The race for the 49th House seat now has two candidates.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher could be challenged in the fall by Republican Russell Webber. The two ran against each other in the fall of 2010 with Belcher winning in November.

    The other contested race, so far, will also be in the fall.

  • Floyd, Strange are ‘in’ for new seats; Roberts won’t run

     FRANKFORT - With the creation of a new Senate and House seat in Bullitt County, the rumors are flying on who may be in or out of the races.

  • City looks to renew expired permit for sewage system

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holding a $25,000 a day penalty over the heads of officials, Shepherdsville leaders are looking at ways to make sure its sewer system meets all the requirements.

                Part of that is the requirement to secure a state permit, which has currently expired. And part of the permit process includes re-implementing the city’s pre-treatment program for heavy industrial users.