Local News

  • Pleasant Grove student runs at full speed to face life's challenges despite tough start

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the surface Pleasant Grove Elementary third grader Wesley Hill looks like any ordinary eight-year-old boy, but behind his smile is an extraordinary story. 

  • Jan. 31 filing deadline approaching

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – As the days dwindle to the filing deadline, activity has been slow at the Bullitt County Clerk’s Office.

    Few contested races are looming as the deadline of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, approaches.

    The race for the 49th House seat now has two candidates.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher could be challenged in the fall by Republican Russell Webber. The two ran against each other in the fall of 2010 with Belcher winning in November.

    The other contested race, so far, will also be in the fall.

  • Floyd, Strange are ‘in’ for new seats; Roberts won’t run

     FRANKFORT - With the creation of a new Senate and House seat in Bullitt County, the rumors are flying on who may be in or out of the races.

  • City looks to renew expired permit for sewage system

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency holding a $25,000 a day penalty over the heads of officials, Shepherdsville leaders are looking at ways to make sure its sewer system meets all the requirements.

                Part of that is the requirement to secure a state permit, which has currently expired. And part of the permit process includes re-implementing the city’s pre-treatment program for heavy industrial users.

  • Mount Washington will renew garbage contract

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Those happy with their trash collector will be happy to know that Mount Washington officials have decided to renew the city's contract with Rumpke.
        During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, members voted 5-1 in favor of staying with the company, at least for the next two years, after hearing from Rumpke sales representative Michael Sweeten.

  • Circuit clerk's race guaranteed for fall; few sign up as Jan. 31 deadline nears

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Jan. 31 filing deadline looming, few candidates have made the commitment.
        But one race in which there will be a contested general election is for the office of circuit clerk.
        Incumbent Layne Abell is the lone Democrat to file for a second term. However, Paulita Ann Keith has filed as a Republican for the seat.
        Unless someone else files, they will face off in the fall.
        No one else has filed locally in the past week.

  • Budget remains key issue for legislators in General Assembly

    FRANKFORT - With the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly underway in Frankfort legislators face the daunting task of balancing the state's two-year budget, leaving many Bullitt Countians to wonder how their community will be affected.

    Bearing in mind several key programs are expected to be cut from the state's general fund and there will be little, if any, room for new spending, Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville said budget talks are sure to be contentious.

  • Bullitt to join Nelson as part of new Senate district

    FRANKFORT – While the legislative redistricting plan that passed the Kentucky Senate Wednesday was met with opposition from Senate Democrats who called the Republican majority’s plan “partisan,” Bullitt Countians have little if any reason to complain.

    Under House Bill 1, which includes both the House and Senate redistricting plans, Bullitt County will not be split into multiple Senate districts as many local residents had feared.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 23:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Fire interrupts Bullitt Central home game

    With three seconds remaining in the first half on Friday in the game 
    between Bullitt Central and Iroquois, the school's fire alarm