Local News

  • Resident asked that court be honest on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Duane Price will not have to collect money on the street corner to help county government.

        Price said he had been told that the transfer of his son from the jail to the road department was not possible due to the financial doom of the county.

        But he read where a pay scale was being sought for the jail that could mean salary increases.

        “I’m here to get an answer,” said Price. “I’m told the county is broke.

  • 2010 General Assembly: Belcher knows budget woes will be key issue

    FRANKFORT - The weather outside might be cold but the discussion over the next several months inside the state Capitol should be well heated.

    Legislators from across Kentucky have converged on Frankfort to tackle the many issues facing the state.

    State Rep. Linda Belcher, representing a majority of Bullitt County in the 49th District, knows that the budget will be the key focus.

    But, in her second session, Belcher hopes that other things not involving money can also be accomplished.

  • POLICE ALERT: Suspects sought for forged money

    The Shepherdsville Police are working investigations involving forged money being used.

    The attached photos are of persons sought in questioning for this case.

    The forged money being used may pass the marker test commonly used by local stores, gas stations and restaurants. The forged bill most commonly used is the $100.

    Anyone with information about the case or the persons in the photos should contact SPD Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, (502) 921-1000. You may also report information by using the anonymous tip line at (502) 215-1588.

  • Lebanon Junction may be able to book on getting much-needed new offices

    LEBANON JUNCTION — The city’s police department could be getting a much-needed new location if talks with the Bullitt County Public Libraries go in the city’s favor.

    During an executive session Jan. 4, City Attorney Mark Edison said the City Council discussed the possibility of acquiring the Lebanon Junction library’s current location across from City Hall on Highway 434 after it has moved this spring into its new location on Highway 61.

  • Woman killed in accident on I-65

        HILLVIEW - An accident early Saturday morning left a Bullitt County woman dead and her husband in the hospital.

        According to police, Anthony Abell was driving his pickup truck southbound on Interstate 65 just a mile from the couple’s home.

        The truck went off the road to the right and when Abell tried to get the truck back onto the roadway, the driver lost control and it flipped several times into the median.

  • Belcher files bill on regional sewer panel

    FRANKFORT - Rep. Linda Belcher (D, 49th District) introduced legislation in the Kentucky House of Representatives to authorize the creation of regional wastewater commissions to promote the sharing of costs of wastewater handling and treatment among government entities.

    Belcher introduced similar legislation during the 2009 session.

  • Shepherdsville Elementary peanut butter drive for Haiti

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The students and staff at Shepherdsville Elementary are collecting peanut butter in conjunction with Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

        Shepherdsville Family Resource Center coordinator Traci Gould said high protein and non-perishable food items were suggested by a ministry in Haiti that assists with orphanages. The ministry said peanut butter was an ideal choice.

        Classrooms will challenge one another in a friendly competition for the most jars collected.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 18:



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


    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Public comments sought for Main Street program in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Efforts are feverishly continuing this month to get a portion of Old Bardstown Road classified by the Kentucky Heritage Council as an official Kentucky Main Street.

    Newly appointed Main Street Program Manager Dale Salmon said the deadline for the project’s application is quickly approaching and community involvement is needed before the process can be completed by January’s end.

  • Hebron Estates resident concerned with solicitation ordinance impact

    HEBRON ESTATES - Some Hebron Estates residents have not been happy with door-to-door solicitors visiting their homes.

    Mayor Jerry Clark said one resident had a salesperson physically force himself into her house.

    “Personally, I don’t like people showing up at my house at eight or nine at night,” Clark said.

    The city commission had presented a first reading of a new ordinance to prohibit solicitors from visiting city houses without proper permission.