Local News

  • Traffic light brings mixed signals from area residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun expected some issues when the temporary traffic signal at Armstrong Lane and Highway 44 became operational the week before last, but she admitted the problems were worse than anticipated.

         And while motorists had hoped the light would improve traffic flow immediately, their hopes turned into frustration early last week as many sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic due to technical issues with the signal.

  • Williams, fellow Republicans making last campaign push through Bullitt

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Robyn Williams isn't asking the voters of Kentucky to like her husband or to marry him.

         She's already spoken for the Republican candidate for the governor's office and she's not willing to give him up.

         But, for the state of Kentucky to change its current trends, she said David Williams must be elected, along with the rest of the Republican ticket.

  • Pieces in place for election day on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The prep work is complete and now it is time for the show.

         But election officials across the state aren't sure many people will want to attend on Tuesday.

         The statewide Constitutional offices in Kentucky will be up for grabs on Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Bullitt County, there will be no other races on the general election ballot.

         Not trying to put a jinx on the proceedings, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said things are moving smoothly.

  • Mother charged with abuse of toddler

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The mother of a two-year-old boy is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on allegations that she abused her child.

         Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said that Courtney McConnell, 25, of West Blue Lick Road in Shepherdsville, is currently facing a single count of criminal abuse.

         Acting upon a tip, McGaha said law enforcement officials spent Wednesday night trying to locate the young boy who was allegedly abused.

  • REMINDER: Fall Back for Daylight Savings

     Sunday, Nov. 6, is the official date to change the clocks in lieu of Daylight Savings Time.

    Bullitt County will "fall back" an hour at 2 a.m., meaning the clocks should then be changed to 1 a.m., reverting to Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    The period between Spring and Fall is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    Bullitt County will "spring forward" to EDT again on Mar. 11, 2012.

  • Mayor’s son arrested for drug charges

     HILLVIEW - Acting upon a tip, members of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department narcotics squad found items needed to make methamphetamine.

  • Neighbor stops dog from vicious attack of owner

     NICHOLS - A man remains in serious condition but the neighbor who saved him from a pit bull attack is amazed.

  • Bullitt County tourism wins statewide honors

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission has received two awards in the 2011 Kentucky Travel Industry Association's (KTIA) Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition.

    The Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission received its awards Tuesday October 18 during the Traverse Gala held at the Lexington Convention Center as part of the 2011 Kentucky Travel Industry Association's Annual Conference.

  • Dental office in MW to buy back extra Halloween candy for troops

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Halloween: it’s the one time of the year when kids get to delight in mountains of sweets.

    Unfortunately, Halloween treats lead to more than sugar highs; they contribute to obesity and tooth decay, which is why one local dentist is giving trick-or-treaters the chance to trade their candy for cold, hard cash.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Ford Family Dental will host its first ever Halloween Candy Buy Back, where kids will receive $1 for every pound of candy they bring in.

  • Ethics board clears bidder of any conflict

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will have an opportunity Tuesday to vote on accepting a bid for gasoline months after companies were invited to make offers for the business.
        And fiscal court members will not have to worry about any conflict of interest issues.