Local News

  • Voters to use paper ballots on Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will have a new experience. That is, unless you have been voting long enough to remember the days of the paper ballots.

        After using electronic machines for over 30 years, the days of the paper ballots are returning across Kentucky. Bullitt County will join the wave this year.

  • County judge candidates play 'nice' at forum

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Moderator Bernie Brown set out the ground rules quite early in Friday evening’s Derby Eve forum for the five candidates for county judge.

    Those betting on fireworks were probably a little disappointed as each of the candidates were told to talk about themselves and not take shots at their opponents.

    Around 50 people gathered at the VFW Post 5710 to listen to the candidates talk about a variety of topics and answer from questions from the audience.

  • Four battle for Democratic nomination in District 3

    HILLVIEW - Incumbent Joseph Laswell will have an opportunity to sit back and watch as four Democrats are seeking the party nomination for the seat of magistrate in the Third District.

    Laswell, a Republican, will face the Democratic survivor in the fall general election.

    Dannye Allen has seen all the bickering the county judge and fiscal that he cared to witness.

    The long-time firefighter and employee with an environmental cleanup firm decided it was time to make his first bid for public office.

  • Two battle for coroner's nomination

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Incumbent Tommy Kappel will have a couple of contenders wanting to take his position as Bullitt County coroner.

        In the May primary, Kappel will face Tim Hasting in the Democratic primary. The winner of that race will face Republican David Billings in the fall general election.

        Tim Hasting said he has been interested in the coroner’s position for a number of years.

  • Candidates have their say in final Chamber of Commerce forum

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Candidates for county races were given an opportunity to meet a few voters and to express their platforms during Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce forum.

    Like most forums, candidates were talking to a few people not associated with a particular person on the ballot.

    In the race for state senate for the 20th District, all four candidates appeared.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 10:


    UPDATE: The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) between mile points 0 and 1 in Bullitt County. The roadway is scheduled for closure from 8 a.m. Monday, May 24, until 5 p.m. Friday, May 28, to allow for slide repairs.


    Bullitt County:

  • Relay for Life Friday at North Bullitt

        HEBRON ESTATES - On Friday evening, Bullitt Countians will come together to raise the most money of the year all in the name of cancer research.

        Nationally, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

        In Bullitt County, the 12-hour event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday at North Bullitt High School with the survivor’s walk.

        Teams have formed throughout the county to generate over $200,000 in the name of cancer research.

  • Death penalty for St. Clair reversed in Bullitt murder

        FRANKFORT - A man convicted of killing a Bardstown resident in Bullitt County 20 years ago has avoided the death penalty once again.

        And Michael St. Clair will apparently get a new sentencing hearing in Bullitt County and a new trial in his kidnapping conviction in Hardin County after a ruling Thursday by the state Supreme Court.

  • Those seeking tourist grants will follow a new process

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Organizations seeking monetary assistance from the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission may have some new hoops to jump through starting in January.

        But the guidelines should make it easier for all the applicants to complete the process.

  • MW council deadlocks; pay for next mayor to remain same

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - It appears that whoever becomes the next mayor of Mount Washington, the pay level will not be changed.

        During a special meeting Tuesday, the Mount Washington City Council failed to pass an ordinance amending ordinance 08-12, which was approved in 2008 increasing the mayor’s salary from $21,182 to $54,000 beginning January 1, 2011.

        If passed, the amendment would have lowered the next mayor’s salary from $54,000 to $35,000.