Local News

  • LJ looks to patch up line on Hardin Leslie Road

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With a section of the city's waterline along Hardin Leslie Road near its breaking point, the Lebanon Junction City Council recently discussed how and when the piping could be repaired.
     During their last regular meeting, council members discussed declaring an emergency, which would have given the city's mayor free reign with regard to handling the situation however they were leery of offering up a blank check.
      "I'd like to know what it's going to cost," Councilman Larry Dangerfield said.

  • Border wars...Hebron Estates annexation talks

                HEBRON ESTATES - The border wars continue in the city of Hebron Estates.

                A year-long discussion has continued at city business meetings in reference to a proposed annexation of property primarily belonging to the Bailey Family Farm.

  • Applications taken for nomination as Bell Awards volunteer winners

    LOUISVILLE - Nominations are being sought for the 2012 WLKY Bell Awards Program. 

    Celebrating its thirty-fifth year, the Bell Awards recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the true "spirit of Louisville" through selfless volunteer service in our community. 

    Ten adults will be presented with the prestigious Bell Award, and two high school youths will be awarded the Youth Service Honor. 

    Additionally, the two youth recipients will each receive a $2,000 cash scholarship award. 

  • Mom pleads to letting her son be hurt by boyfriend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The mother of a two-year-old boy has admitted that she put her toddler in harm's way last fall.
     Courtney McConnell entered a guilty plea Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court on an amended charge of criminal abuse. Under the plea agreement reached with the commonwealth, Courtney would receive a three-year sentence for the Class D felony.
     However, she would not serve any additional jail time if she fulfills the guidelines of pre-trial diversion for the next five years.

  • Vote Tuesday...Ten Democrats battle in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A total of 10 candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday in the race for Shepherdsville City Council.
     The top six Democratic votegetters will advance to the November general election where they will face six Republicans, who will not face a primary runoff.
     The top six elected in the fall will serve two years. Current mayor Scott Ellis still has two-plus years remaining on his term.

  • Vacancy...Court won't fill sanitation, maintenance seats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An appointment remains vacant and a maintenance position is still unfilled in Bullitt County after a pair of proposals were defeated.
     Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to not approve an appointment tendered by Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts to the sanitation board and the hiring of a maintenance person for the judicial center.
     The initial nomination for Glen Fleming to serve on the Bullitt County Sanitation Board was defeated 3-2.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2012) – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

  • Abell hopes for circuit clerk re-election

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — One minute Layne Abell might be getting a jury pool together for a trial. The next, he might be replacing a light bulb.

  • Davis seeks circuit clerk position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — During her eight years of working the former circuit clerk Doris Cornell, Rani Davis learned a lot about the operations of the office.

  • Floyd facing Pegago in House primary

     BARDSTOWN - Weeks before the May 22 primary election, incumbent state Rep. David Floyd discussed key political issues with Republican challenger Donna A. Pegago in a debate televised live on PLG-News 13.