Local News

  • Hillview closer to Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - The sale of alcohol in approved establishments has moved a step closer to reality in one Bullitt County municipality.

    The Hillview City Council listened to the first reading of an ordinance allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.

    The ordinance appears ready for a vote at the Monday, Jan. 18, meeting.

    Under the ordinance, establishments must have at least 70 percent of their gross annual sales from food purchases and must be able to seat 100 people.

    Liquor could be sold from 1 p.m. on Sunday until 2 a.m. on Monday.

  • Suspension affirmed, penalty shortened

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Shepherdsville police officer received some reprieve from the 30-day suspension incurred for not following standard operating procedures of the department.

    However, officer Brent Dawson will still have an opportunity to appeal the decision Tuesday evening by the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.

    Dawson, a 17-year veteran, appealed a 30-day suspension and other disciplinary action resulting after he was cited for attending a Texas Hold'em game in northern Bullitt County.

  • Non-partisan deadlines different for different situations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the first filing deadline arrives on Tuesday, Jan. 26, not everyone will necessarily have to file at that time.

    However, it depends on where you live and what office you are running for in 2010.

    For the first time, the city of Mount Washington offices for mayor and city council will be non-partisan.

    Bullitt County election officials said that the filing deadline for these offices would be on Aug. 10.

    In the city of Lebanon Junction, the mayor and city council are also non-partisan; however, they will have a different filing deadline.

  • Scottish Rite honors top mason, citizen for 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They have both promoted their community for years.

    And both have been involved in making Bullitt County a better place to live and work.

    The Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club honored Elaine Wilson and James Ron Sexton for their contributions during the organization’s annual awards banquet.

    Rodney Burress, Scottish Rite trustee and newly-installed chaplain for the next year, said Wilson deeply deserved the honor as the Outstanding Citizen.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 4:



    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.



    Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed Friday, January 8, due to inclement weather.

    All school activities including sporting events are also cancelled on Friday.

    For more information call your school or the BCPS Central Office, 869-8000

  • Transportation Cabinet road conditions update

    As snow continues to fall across the Louisville area, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in District 5 are busy treating the roads with salt and in some areas even plowing.

    Road conditions vary across the district from partly covered to mostly covered.

    Motorists should use caution and slow down as roadways will remain slick due to continued precipitation and extremely cold temperatures. State and contract forces will work around the clock to clear highways.

    Current conditions for Buliitt County are as follows:

    WEATHER - light snow


    Bullitt County Public Schools are closed Thursday, January 7, due to inclement weather.

    For more information call 869-8000.

  • Pastor says not enough done to get out voters

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - People hoping to raise some discussion on the merits of the Sunday alcohol sales in Shepherdsville may have been disappointed on Monday night.

    Those wishing to make comments either pro or con will have to wait until the second reading of an ordinance allowing the Sunday sales of alcohol.

  • Audit outlines room for improvement

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An audit of the financial records for Bullitt County government revealed a dozen deficiencies.

    The audit, released on Thursday by Crit Luallen, auditor of public accounts for Kentucky, disclosed areas where Bullitt County records failed to meet the standards expected of the governmental agency.

    The deficiencies of county government recordkeeping included concerns with the paperwork of the detention center.

    Of the recommendations, all those involved in the process said that cures are not impossible.