Local News

  • Hebron Estates officials sworn, ready for 2011

        HEBRON ESTATES - No sense waiting until the first of the year. You might as well get sworn into office a few weeks early.
        Mayor Jerry Clark and commissioners David Allen, Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker were sworn into office for the city of Hebron Estates.
        City attorney Mark Edison handled the duties of swearing each into office, which begins on Jan. 3, 2011.

  • Nichols firefighters practice rescue work on old school bus

        NICHOLS - Western Bullitt County has more hills and curvy, steep roads than most of the area, some accessed by Bullitt County Public Schools buses.
        In an attempt for better preparation in the event of an emergency, Nichols Fire Department routinely practices school bus emergency rescue situations.
        Nichols training officer Dannye Allen said firefighters practice on older buses provided by BCPS.

  • LJ man takes 20 years in case of making meth

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A Bullitt County man was recently found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine.
        A Bullitt Circuit jury found Jason Argenbright of Lebanon Junction guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine in October 2009.
        According to testimony delivered by members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a meth lab was found in a garage outside the residence Argenbright was living in.

  • Sholar: Helping public part of success

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Walter Sholar has told the tale about his high school dream of serving as county attorney.
        That has been accomplished over the past 21 years. But he also realized a bigger dream - to be an attorney.
        As his days as county attorney come to an end after five terms, Sholar is ready to embark on his real passion of helping people.

  • Tinnell: Proud of work in past term

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While disappointed with the defeat at the polls, Sherman Tinnell said he is proud the accomplishments made over the past four years as mayor.
        “It was a learning experience,” Tinnell said of his second term as Shepherdsville mayor. “Things had really changed in government.”
        Serving a five-year term in the mid-1990s, Tinnell had his share of excitement, including snowstorms and the flood of 1997.

  • Nichols fire board makes changes to correct ills

        NICHOLS - On Monday, the theft case against former Nichols Fire board chairman and treasurer James Johnson Jr. was sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.
        The next evening, members of the Nichols Fire District board of trustees were taking steps to get a tighter control over the finances.
        Johnson, the long-time chairman of the fire district board and treasurer for the district, was arrested recently and faces a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

  • Fackler winding down as jailer, 24/7 campaigner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After handing out business cards and shaking hands with anyone within arm’s length the past 12 years, the question is a simple one.

  • Conference centre expansion proceeds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the lack of assistance through the federal stimulus incentives, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission is moving forward with the expansion of its showcase facility.

  • Local man hospitalized after crashing into telephone pole on 480

        A local man sustained relatively minor injuries after crashing a black Ford Mustang into a telephone pole on Cedar Grove Road Monday morning.
        When Shepherdsville fire and police units arrived on the scene in the 400 block of Cedar Grove Road near I-65 around 9:40 a.m. the car was found totaled with the driver lodged inside.
        Cpt. Matt Smothers of the Shepherdsville Fire Department said firefighters had to remove the driver-side door to extricate the victim.

  • Repeal of insurance tax ends in tie

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrate Buddy Shepherd may have wanted to give a little extra Christmas gift to all in Bullitt County who paid insurance premiums.