Local News

  • Walls in jailer's race to aid community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When incumbent jailer Danny Fackler decided he would retire at year’s end and not run for re-election, some candidates saw it as an opportunity.

    Doug Walls was one of those candidates.

    Although he was considering a run for the office of sheriff, Walls said he had many calls encouraging him to re-think his position.

    And he did.

    Walls, 51, said his goal all along was to serve the community and the jailer’s position is an important one in the county.

  • First quarterly night-time forum set for county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you have a question for county leaders and just can’t attend a regular fiscal court meeting, your opportunity is awaiting.

        Instead of scheduling regular meetings for nighttime hours, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to have a quarterly gathering of elected officials.

        And department heads could also be present to answer questions.

  • Mount Washington rezoning may add new jobs at facility

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - An existing business may be adding to its operation and that could mean up to 10 new jobs in the community.

        Vittitow Basement Walls, already a tenant in the Mount Washington Business Park off Landis Lane, is seeking approval to rezone over 7 acres from light industrial to general industrial.

        Attorney John Wooldridge said the owners would like to add a small concrete plant to its facility.

  • Hailey loses battle with rare disease

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A girl who won the hearts of the community, the state and the nation lost her battle to a rare genetic disease on Sunday evening.

        Hailey Brianne Goranflo, the seven-year-old daughter of Miranda and James "Neil" Goranflo of Shepherdsville, passed away on Sunday night at her home after suffering from late infantile Batten disease.

  • Election fields start to fill at deadline

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking toward Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline and election fields are growing. As of Monday afternoon, here are the lasted contestants:

        The largest field for a single position remains the race for jailer.

        With incumbent Danny Fackler not running for re-election, the field numbered eight as of Friday afternoon.

  • Wife accused of killing husband

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A domestic dispute has led to the death of a man and his wife has been charged with the murder.

        Shepherdsville police officers were called to 168 South Shore Drive off Beech Grove Road around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

        When officers arrived, they found the body of Ross A. Harder, who had a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Investigation continues in fatal accident where two local women killed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are awaiting toxicology reports before deciding if charges will be filed in a traffic accident that took the life of two women.

    Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said that on Dec. 12 two women died after their vehicle was struck by a car driving by Micah D. House of Brooks.

    However, no charges have been filed as investigators wait for the toxicology reports from the Kentucky State Police lab. Once those results are available, the matter could be taken to the county attorney’s office for possible charges.

  • Recent re-inspection fees concerns local builder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s been on the books since the code enforcement division of county government was formed in 2002.

    However, the provision of charging a fee for re-inspections by staff members has not always been implemented.

    Builder John Holt would like to know if it was becoming standard to charge the $35 fees on each re-visit to a new structure.

    If so, he would be able to plan for that cost when pricing a custom-built home.

    “I didn’t know it was getting ready to happen,” Holt said of the recent re-inspection fee he was charged.

  • 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.