Local News

  • Public answers call: Views varied as discussion on YMCA, parks merger dominates

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To have a good game plan, a team must all be on the same page.

        On Thursday, the first of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s quarterly night-time public forums started slow. And the conversation was dominated by one topic - the possible merger of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation program and the local YMCA chapter.

  • Mitchell eager to serve First District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you want to get things, sometimes you have to go out and get them.

        Dennis Mitchell said that was the philosophy he used as magistrate of the First District for 13 years.

        And it is the philosophy that he hopes he can bring back to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Mitchell is running for the First District magistrate’s seat in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Bradshaw wants to study problem, find solutions

    CEDAR GROVE - John David Bradshaw has spent the past 35 years working as a technician with a job to go find solutions to problems.

    As magistrate of the Fourth District, Bradshaw would like to use those same skills to improve fiscal court and Bullitt County.

    Bradshaw, 59, is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate in the Fourth District.

    In attending city council meetings, Bradshaw said he got the itch to be more involved with local government. The magistrate’s seat seemed to best serve his desires.

  • Glauber wants to reduce red tape

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Government has become like an overbearing parent. It has become so intrusive in the every day life of Americans.

        That is why David Glauber feels that running for the state Senate seat is so important in 2010.

        In his first political race, Glauber is running in the Republican primary for the District 20 seat. Incumbent Gary Tapp is not running for re-election.

  • Wright desires to continue role as county constable

        LEBANON JUNCTION - When Charlie Wright became constable of the Fourth District nearly 12 years ago, the job was redefined in Bullitt County.

        Constables worked together and decided that it was time to be a little more professional. They got uniforms and had their vehicles marked.

        Still enjoying the job, Wright is seeking his fourth term as constable.

        “I enjoy helping people,” said Wright.

  • YES... snow guards for courthouse

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may be a bit late for this winter but the Bullitt County Courthouse will soon have snow guards on its roof.

        As the Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue Department assisted in knocking down icicles hanging from the gutters, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a contract with J.C. Industries in Hillview.

  • Seven arrested in major pot raid

        LOUISVILLE - Formed about 15 months ago, the partnership between the Jefferson County and Bullitt County sheriff's department worked with the federal DEA to make a major drug bust.

        The drug interdiction team, which focuses on drug trafficking along Interstate 65, assisted DEA in making seven felony arrests where over 43,000 pounds of marijuana, over $300,000 in cash and six vehicles were seized.

        Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell said he was pleased the interdiction team could provide assistance.

  • Man charged with kidnapping of minor

        PIONEER VILLAGE - After getting some calls about a suspicious vehicle a couple of weeks ago, Pioneer Village police made an arrest on a man who is charged with kidnapping a minor girl.

        Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, of Bates Lane in northern Bullitt County, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

        He is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor and expired registration receipt.

  • Arnold wants to be people's voice

        BROOKS - Keeping roads properly maintained is important but Denise Arnold doesn’t believe it should be the only topic of interest for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Hoping to be more open to the people, Arnold is running for the Democratic nomination for magistrate in the First District.

        In her first political race, Arnold said she wanted to be a voice for the people.

  • LJ police get new station, hazardous duty benefit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - From more office space to a guarantee that future police officers are covered by hazardous duty retirement, Lebanon Junction police chief Bill Hornung was a busy person at the recent council meeting.

        The biggest news for the department was the acquisition by the Lebanon Junction City Council of space for the agency.

        The council unanimously voted to purchase the current home to the Lebanon Junction Public Library branch, which is across the street from city hall.