Local News

  • Ten battle for six positions on Shep. council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With six positions available, 10 candidates will be seeking election to the Shepherdsville City Council.

        Of those on the ballot, four incumbents will face six challengers, including two former councilmembers and a former mayor.

        The six top vote-getters will take office in January 2011.

  • Sheriff's race to be rematch of Tinnell, Greenwell

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a rematch of the 2006 general election, Donnie Tinnell will face David Greenwell for the office of sheriff.

        The difference this time is that Tinnell will be running as the incumbent as he received the nod to replace former sheriff Paul Parsley.


    David Greenwell

        As police chief in Pioneer Village, Greenwell enjoys the philosophy of community policing.

  • Ward, Welch in battle for district judge’s position

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate is seeking her fourth term as Bullitt District Judge.

        And her opponent is basing his campaign on 30 years of practicing law in Bullitt County.

        Incumbent Rebecca Ward is being challenged by Roy Welch to serve as district judge for the next four years.

    Rebecca Ward

        “It’s not a job,” said Ward. “I enjoy helping people.”

  • One election guarantee... new jailer to be selected

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one race where the incumbent is guaranteed not to win another term in office.

        Current jailer Danny Fackler opted to take his state retirement and not run for another four-year term.

        That leaves Democratic primary survivor Martha Knox facing Republican nominee Paul Watkins.

        The two participated in a spirited forum recently and their views on how the jail has been operated and how it should be operated differ.


    Martha Knox

  • Belcher to face Webber for seat in state House

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Linda Belcher is encouraged by the work she was able to accomplish the last two years. But there is more to be done.

    Russell Webber is not pleased with the direction government, in general, is taking.

    Webber, the Republican nominee, is hoping to unseat the incumbent Belcher in the race for state representative in District 49.

    Linda Belcher

    Seeking her second full term, Belcher said that serving people has always been her passion.

  • Tinnell, Ellis face off again for mayor's position

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It will be two familiar faces battling for the position of mayor in the city of Shepherdsville on Nov. 2.

        In fact, the two men current sit together twice each month during the regular meetings of the Shepherdsville City Council.

        Republican Scott Ellis will challenge incumbent Sherman Tinnell in a rematch of the general election in 2006.

    Scott Ellis

  • Seven battle for six Hillview positions

    HILLVIEW - Six Democrats and one Republican will be battling for the half-dozen positions on the Hillview City Council.

    The top six vote-getters will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2011.

    Incumbents Tim Boggs, Kim Whitlock, Greg Burton, Randall Hill and Jo-Ann Wick will be on the ballot, along with Democrat David Conn and Republican Karen Johnson.

    Of those who responded by sending in questionnaires...

    *Tim Boggs - will be seeking his second term on the council.

  • Three to fight for mayor's seat in MW


        With a lifetime of government service under her belt, including two terms as a city councilwoman, Mayor Joetta Bass Calhoun, 66, hopes to continue that service in a second term.

        When she ran for office in 2006 her primary concerns were local infrastructure and the financial well being of the city.

  • County attorney race draws two familiar faces

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being in the court system on a daily basis, Monica Meredith Robinson knows she can make a difference as the next Bullitt County attorney.

    On Nov. 2, Robinson will again do battle with incumbent Walter Sholar for the prosecutor’s seat in district court.

    “I feel like I can better serve the people of Bullitt County,” said Robinson. “And I think people are wanting a change after 20 years.”

    Throughout the campaign, Robinson has pointed her discussions at issues both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Two battle for constable's seat in Second District race

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - One believes the office of constable is serving the public very well as it is.

        The other is looking to transform the constitutional position.

        Incumbent Mike Alphin will be challenged by Republican nominee Clifton Hudson in the race for constable of the Second District.