Local News

  • Former coach also faced domestic violence complaint filed by wife

    BARDSTOWN – Two weeks before being indicted, a former instructor and coach in the Bullitt County Public School System had a domestic violence report filed against him in Nelson County.

    On Nov. 6, the wife of Larry Brent Childress filed a domestic violence petition in Nelson District Court.

    On Nov. 18, Childress was indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on three counts of rape and sodomy dating back to an incident starting in 1993.

  • Old business resurfaces again for Shepherdsville City Council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Some old business resurfaced and tempers again flared.

    But city officials stood firm in their belief that the drainage issue in The Pointe would be handled in a proper manner.

    For a second meeting, John Eddington Jr. approached the Shepherdsville City Council about statements made by mayor Sherman Tinnell and city attorney Bill Wilson over a drainage project in his subdivision.

    The resident contends that the city did work on one property without any formal agreement or easement in place.

  • Hillview makes big strides as audit reports growth

    HILLVIEW - A few years can make a big difference when looking at the financial stability of a city.

    Several years ago, Hillview was looking at tight budgets and little carryover to the next fiscal year.

    With the infusion of several larger employers, the economic picture has changed for the better.

    Art Henson made his annual audit presentation to members of the Hillview City Council and the numbers were certainly looking better.

    The lone concern is the continued loss suffered in the operation of its sewer plant on East Blue Lick Road.

  • MW police to work on emergency plans for response at schools

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a situation that no police officer ever wants to encounter: A school emergency where students lives might be in danger.

    But dangerous scenarios have become a reality at schools across the country, in small and large towns alike.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Tom Rosselli recognizes that his officers need to be familiar with all the city’s schools if a problem arose, so he is working to create a departmental school emergency response plan.

  • Fiscal Court agrees to pay up on taxes due on acquired land

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials will settle up on a pair of tax bills due on properties they have purchased over the years.

    Between the property purchased on Saltwell Drive and the old Gobel’s on Highway 44 East, county attorney Walter A. Sholar said the state has back taxes due of over $8,500.

    During the purchase negotiations, Sholar said it appeared the county agreed to pay the pro-rated taxes for the rest of the calendar year.

  • Train 'hammers' semi stalled on tracks, no injuries reported

    BROOKS – A tractor-trailer full of sledge hammers was no match for a moving train Thursday morning.

    At approximately 2:30 a.m. a train struck a semi stalled on a Brooks railroad crossing at Hwy. 1020 at Coral Ridge Road.

    No injuries were reported, however, the truck's cargo -- which consisted of sledge hammers -- was scattered at the scene.



  • First Lady visits Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,000 people packed into the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Monday to see First Lady Laura Bush.

    And although her campaign speech promoting the Republican Party candidates lasted 11 minutes, no one went away unhappy.

    What may have been her last political appearance before leaving the White House, Bush said she was pleased that election day was approaching.

    “It seems like George has been on the ticket,” Bush joked.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 23:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mount Washington deals with sewer plant growth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although progress might be a bit slower than initially planned, the wheels continue to turn on a multi-million dollar sewer plant construction project to serve Mount Washington.

    The state-of-the-art facility will be able to handle a peak flow of up to five times the current plant located on Redbud Drive, according to city engineer Dave Derrick.

    The proposed new plant carries a price tag of approximately $15 million and can process up to 3.5 million gallons a day. It will be located on the same land as the current plant.

  • Four arrested as task force makes 41st meth lab raid

    CLERMONT - Four individuals were charged and arrested Thursday night during the record-setting 41st methamphetamine lab bust of the year.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force, acting upon tips and investigative work, searched the home of Jerry Frazier Jr. on Happy Hollow Road around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

    When officers arrived, director Kenny Hardin said a phosphorous lab was just completing its operation in a garage.

    The higher-quality operation is also more dangerous due to the use of substances like iodine and phosphorous strips off the back of matchbook covers.