Local News

  • UPDATE: Louisville Water lifts boil water advisory

    LOUISVILLE - The Boil Water Advisory issued for Louisville Water Company customers served by the Brooks Hill and Martins Hill elevated tanks has been lifted with the exception of customers on Yorkshire Blvd and Burden.

        Customers should discard the ice in their automatic ice machines and allow the water to run for two minutes on chilled refrigerator lines before using.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 20:


    Bullitt County:

    KY 1450 (Hebron Lane): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 61 and the Brooks Run Bridge (mile point 0.0 and 0.54) for pavement patching.


    Jefferson County:

  • Unused drugs can be dumped, destroyed by DEA, others

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department will partner with the DEA to sponsor a prescription drug drop off on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Residents are invited to dispose of all prescription medicines that are no longer in use.

    No questions will be asked.

    The dropoff will be on Frank E. Simon Avenue behind the sheriff’s department in the courthouse.

    For more information, call 543-2514.

    This is a national effort on Saturday to get as many drugs as possible out of the homes and out of circulation.

  • It's no rumor...Broadway play presented this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council was spreading ‘rumors’ to the Bullitt Central High School Drama Club.

        BCAC and the Bullitt County Theatre Company is presenting the Neil Simon play, “Rumors”, at the Bullitt Central Auditorium.

        Director Russell Spencer leads a group of nine actors through Simon’s first big Broadway hit, the local troupe’s first attempt at a major Broadway play.

  • Businesses, schools to be showcased

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s one of Bullitt County’s best opportunities to show itself off.

        The annual Showcase Bullitt County is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        The annual event features both a business and community showcase, with county agencies and schools encouraged to promote themselves.

        Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce executive director Freida Howe said more than 2,000 visitors attended last year’s event.

  • MW Fall Festival on Saturday

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -  Evoking the city’s rich history and the pride that has remained a constant in the community for over a century and a half, the Mount Washington Fall Festival has been changed to the Crossroads Festival.

        With a new name, a few new attractions and many old favorites, this year’s event promises something for everyone.

        The 2010 Crossroads Festival will be held this Saturday along old Bardstown Road between Highway 44 and Flatlick Road.

  • Shredding, computer dump in Mount Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Identity theft has become one of the most common crimes in America, wreaking havoc on those who have fallen prey.

        With information so easily accessible and  with the constant flow of personal information, particularly online, no one is completely safe from identity theft, but those who properly dispose of  personal information have significantly lower chances of becoming victims than those who don‘t.

  • KY Supreme Court affirms county jury verdicts

    FRANKFORT - The state Supreme Court has affirmed a pair of jury verdicts in Bullitt County.

    The justices denied the claims of Steven Keith Hallman that his conviction for wanton murder should be overturned.

    In his appeal, Hallman claimed that two pieces of evidence should have not have been allowed in his trial, that he was improperly denied a directed verdict, the instructions to the jury were improper and the prosecutor committed misconduct.

    On all counts, the panel denied Hallman's claims.

  • Smoking forums begin tonight

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The public will get its first opportunity to voice its opinion on the proposed smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County.

        The first forum will be on Monday, Sept. 20, from 6-7 p.m. in the Lebanon Junction Community Center.

        The Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention are hosting four forums to get public comments.

        The University of Kentucky did a study earlier in 2010 in places such as bars and restaurants to measure the air quality.

  • Hebron Estates studies how to regulate parking of vehicles

        HEBRON ESTATES - How much regulation is too much? And how much regulation is not enough?

        With two signed complaints, city officials with Hebron Estates tackled the problem of parking in front yards.

        Mayor Jerry Clark said the issue involves a trailer that is parked in a yard at times.

        City attorney Mark Edison said there are several ways to look at the situation.