Local News

  • Community invited to comment on possible Fort Knox cuts

     ELIZABETHTOWN - Fort Knox and Department of the Army headquarters officials will hold a Community Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The event, open to the public, is an opportunity for area leaders and citizens to comment on factors they believe Army leadership should consider when making decisions about force reductions and restructuring that could affect the greater Fort Knox area.

  • Fire district cuts contract; chief withdraws resignation

     In a loud, boisterous meeting, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department Board of Trustees severed its contract with the fire corporation.

  • WARM BULLITT COUNTY helps families

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first annual Warm Bullitt County was a success in helping those less fortunate at Christmas.

    Organizer Caleanna Morley said 60 blankets were collected, along with gloves, hats and scarves.

    Donations were distributed to homeless families in the Bullitt County area, along with victims of house fires. Some of the items were also donated to Kosair Children’s Hospital and the Family Day Ministries Church in Shepherdsville.

  • Salt River regional work group to present plan at Jan. 12 hearing

     The Salt River Regional Wastewater Workgroup (SRRWW) will hold its final public hearing to discuss wastewater treatment alternatives being studied within the Salt River Basin Watershed.

  • Grand jury hands down criminal indictments

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor who has developmental disabilities.

  • Home Product Expo preparing for fifth annual event in Shepherdsville

    LOUISVILLE-- The fifth annual Home Product Expo presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1 will take place on January 17 and 18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals have been indicted for drug-related charges:

  • Changing of the Guard

    LEBANON JUNCTION--“I’ve had a good time, but it’s time to move on,” said former Lebanon Junction Mayor Butch Sweat.

    After serving two terms as mayor for Lebanon Junction, he has decided to retire. In January, longtime council member Steve Masden will assume the position.

    Before he was elected mayor, Sweat also served the county as a deputy sheriff for eight years and a county magistrate for 17 years.

    As a lifelong Lebanon Junction resident, Sweat’s fondness for the town lead him to more involvement.

  • New mayors ready to take over positions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Barry Armstrong is looking forward to his term as mayor of Mount Washington.

    “I was born and raised here, I love my town and I love my community. I want to see my city prosper and grow.”

    He has been on the city council for about 40 years.

    Armstrong said some of his goals during his four years will be to find a location for a new recreation center and alleviate traffic on Highway 44.

    He said the new center could bring more business from other towns to the city if they had a nice complex that hosted tournaments.

  • MW, Sheph. to hold special meetings

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--One city will hold a pair of special meetings to consider the fate of its occupational tax.

    Another city will hold a special meeting to discuss a sign ordinance that it passed just a week ago.

    Despite the holiday season, expect some heated discussion on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, when the Shepherdsville City Council must decide whether it wants the current ordinance to stay intact.

    If that occurs, the 1.5 percent occupational tax on those who work in the city would revert back to 1 percent in January.