Local News

  • KIDS COUNT: County improves on child’s health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In determining the county’s health in terms of family and community, the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey looks at four diverse areas.

    And, when those numbers are tallied, Bullitt County was 13th out of 120 counties in the state.

    One of the areas probed was the percentage of births to mothers who did not have a high school degree from 2009-11.

    In Bullitt County, it was determined that 12.3 percent of the births during that span was to mothers who had not earned their high school degrees.

  • Bradshaw says change needed in office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Serving the past three-plus years as a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court, John Bradshaw realized something very important to the people of the county.

    “The more I weighed the issues and the condition of the current administration, I became convinced that Bullitt County could not survive another four years under our current judge-executive,” said Bradshaw.

    With that, the Fourth District magistrate threw his hat into the ring as a Republican contender for the county judge’s office.

  • Bumpy ride along I-65 will be repaired; expect delays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you complained about how rough the pavement is on Interstate 65?

    Well, there will be some relief coming your way.

    But, there might be some pain until that relief is available.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to Hall Contracting of Louisville for the work to begin this month.

    The $20.7 million project will involve the removal of sections of concrete on Interstate 65 throughout the 20-mile stretch in Bullitt County.

    Some repairs were done several years ago.

  • Has anyone seen Spring yet?

     Mother Nature continues to have her grip on Bullitt County.

    On Sunday, Bullitt Countians were met with a little freezing rain, some sleet and between 3-4 inches of snow.

    But it could have been much worse.

    Law enforcement officials had to deal with an increased number of traffic accidents and vehicles running off the road. 

    No major power outages were reported, despite having some minor icing issues.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, pushing the end date for students to June 10.

  • Wooldridge believes office needs change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking at what has happened over the past few years, John Wooldridge felt there needed to be a change.

  • Hurt wants responsibility to be focus of as magistrate in Fourth

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bringing in new jobs to a community is important.
        But Sherry Waters Hurt believes that there should be more involved in such a decision than to simply look at the money generated.
        As a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court over the next four years, Hurt would like to do more planning and more consideration about the affect development would have on existing residents.

  • Forget winter, KidsFest set this Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's been a long, cold winter, and it's time for the kids to get out and do something big.

    In Bullitt County, that something big is the annual KidsFest, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Chamber director Jenny Estepp promised a fun event filled with free entertainment, goodies and lots of door prizes.

  • Man arrested in major pot bust

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A major marijuana bust on Friday presented members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force with a bit of an unusual situation.
        The search of Ulises Merino Hernandez' property on Hilltop Road revealed uncovered about 16 pounds of marijuana.
        According to Cpt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff's drug task force, the marijuana was a high quality, not always seen in Bullitt County.

  • Work continues on intersection at Hwy. 44, Fisher Ln.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Some big changes are coming to the Mount Washington community starting this spring. 

    Some locals have been waiting 10-plus years for it to happen in fact -- ways to alleviate some of the congestion on Highway 44.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with two of their intersection projects in the area: Armstrong and Fisher Lane and Bells Mill Road.

    Both Armstrong and Fischer Lane will be moved and aligned.

  • Robinson pleased with changes in office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When she ran for the office of county attorney four years ago, Monica Meredith Robinson felt there was a need for change.

    Over the past three-plus years, the Mount Washington resident believes that she has been able to make a change.

    And she is hoping to have another four years to make even more improvements.

    Robinson is making a bid for re-election of the Bullitt County attorney.

    “I know we are making a difference,” said Robinson.