Local News

  • City may look to deannex quarry, along Highway 1020 jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A tract of property that was the target of pair of lengthy pieces of litigation may be leaving the corporate limits of Shepherdsville.

        The Rogers Group has requested that the city of Shepherdsville deannex the 128 acres taken into the boundaries in 1999.

        The property was under a different owner at the time of the annexation request in an effort to get a favorable rezoning for expansion plans at the quarry.

  • County offers forum at night for public

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - County officials reached a compromise to the issue of whether Bullitt Fiscal Court should hold night meetings.

    After resident Bernie Brown mentioned that possibility several months ago, the court opted to try an approach which might serve the same purpose.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will host a special public forum on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the courthouse.

    The special meeting will be to allow the public to come out and ask questions.


        Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb 16, due to inclement weather.

        The decision was made by school board officials Monday afternoon.

        For more information call 869-8000.

        A total of 5 to 7 inches of snow was reported by the National Weather Service in Louisville.

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reported that many roadways, particularly those with less traffic volume, will likely remain hazardous.

  • Cunningham wants to be jailer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having worked at the Bullitt County Detention Center for eight years, Neil Cunningham has a good idea of what makes the corrections facility tick.

        Now, he hopes to bring some of his own ideas to the facility as its next jailer.

        Cunningham, 35, is making his first run at political office. The current officeholder, Danny Fackler, is not running for re-election.

  • Lease approval helps keep radio communications

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An updated tower lease agreement will help Bullitt County Disaster and Emergency Services maintain radio stability in the county’s southern end.

        Bullitt Fiscal Court approved an updated tower lease agreement with W&B Broadcasting, Inc. The company owns WAKY Radio, formerly known as Cool 103.5.

        DES coordinator Mike Phillips said an original lease agreement took place in 2003, allowing the county to place an emergency radio tower next to a radio tower located off of Collings Hill Road.

  • Spainhour wants state to 'do better'

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a matter that government can do better; it’s a matter that government must do better.

        With that in mind, John Spainhour has jumped into the ring as a candidate for the 20th District state senate seat. The position is open at year’s end as incumbent Gary Tapp opted to not run for re-election.

        While the attorney from Shepherdsville has never officially run for political office, he has plenty of campaign experience.

  • Family has goal of raising $1 million for son’s selection to clinic study

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The family is not going to walk down that funeral aisle again with one of their children without another fight.

        Miranda and Neil Goranflo continue to work toward finding a cure for Carter, their four-year-old boy, who suffers from Late Infantile Batten Disease, a genetic disorder with no known cure.

        The family’s daughter, Hailey, died from the rare disease Jan. 17 at the age of 7.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Feb. 8:



    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.

  • Committee to look at using $6 million in recovery bonds

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has over $6 million in funding for capital projects that will spur economic recovery.

        And members of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority want to make sure those bond funds are utilized.

        Members were concerned in November as they felt the application deadline for the bond issues would be at the end of December.

        Board chairman Happy Cahoe said that date is actually at the end of December 2010.

  • Snow hits county; no major problems

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a snowfall ranging from three to six inches on Monday evening, few major disturbances were reported in Bullitt County.

        Mike Phillips, director of emergency services, reported that dispatchers were fairly quiet even though it was one of the largest snowfalls in recent years.

        There were several accidents on Interstate 65; however, Phillips said, the state, county and city road crews did an excellent job on the roadways and most were in good condition as of Tuesday afternoon.