Local News

  • ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 3

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Oct. 3:
    Bullitt County:

    KY 61:  Lane closures and delays possible between Ball Park Road and KY 251 (mile points 2.0 and 7.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    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.

  • LJ residents get to see rail repairs on track

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Earlier this year Ira Weed shared with The Pioneer News his concerns regarding the CSX railroad track along Wall Street near his home in downtown Lebanon Junction.  

  • Businesses get OK to re-locate in the county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two businesses will be allowed to move into new locations but a third will not.

  • Circuit cases are resolved in court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following criminal cases were resolved recently in Bullitt Circuit Court:

  • Suspect who got into Hebron Estates mailboxes now facing felony charges

     HEBRON ESTATES - Despite a slight delay, the city if Hebron Estates was one of the first in Bullitt County this year to establish tax rates.

  • State officials recommending public start getting their influenza shots

     FRANKFORT – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get the flu vaccine now to reduce the spread of illness this coming flu season.

  • Governors announce Sherman Minton Bridge repair plans

     NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said today the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis.

    The bridge will remain closed during repairs, which are expected to take approximately six months. Preliminary cost estimates are $20 million. Contractor bids, which will be opened in mid-October, will include incentives for early completion.

  • Health board to appeal decision on smoking ban

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A month after Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled the comprehensive countywide smoking ban passed earlier this year by the Bullitt County Board of Health unlawful, the board took action Monday to appeal the ruling.

    The board voted 4-2 in favor of appealing the Circuit Court decision after going into executive session during a special meeting held at the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Policy stands...No religious materials

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The school system’s policy on the distribution of religious information is very clear.
        It is not allowed.
        However, the practice has apparently been different than the policy and attorney Eric Farris is concerned that would open the district up to possible litigation.
        On Tuesday, a policy was presented - and rejected - to school board members that would allow the distribution of material at the middle and high schools but not at the elementary school level.

  • School board tax hearing on Monday; could be hike OK’d

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the Bullitt County Public School Board follows a recommendation from its superintendent, property owners will be paying a little more on their tax bills in October.
        With state funding shrinking, superintendent Keith Davis will recommend that the board accept an increase in the real property tax from 55.2 cents per $100 of assessed value to 57.6 cents.
        On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $24.