Local News

  • 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.

  • Non partisan council race in MW draws big crowd

    Barry Armstrong, 68

            With 36 years of service on City Council Armstrong hopes to continue that service in another term.

            If elected, Armstrong said he would continue to demand attention for Highway 44 improvements.

  • Forum heats up as allegations fly in attorney's contest

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The third time was the charm for organizers of a series of public forums for candidates in the 2010 general election.

        With the largest number of candidates slated to speak, the VFW Post 5710 in Shepherdsville saw its biggest crowd.

        It also saw its most heated battle on the stage.

    County attorney

        Hitting the ground running, Monica Meredith Robinson drew the first speaking position and she went on the attack of incumbent county attorney Walt Sholar.

  • One magisterial seat guaranteed to change in '11

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one thing guaranteed in this fall’s general election.

        There will be at least one new member of Bullitt Fiscal Court when January 2011 arrives.

        With incumbent Eddie Bleemel not running for re-election in the Second District, at least one of the four seats will change. Incumbents Buddy Shepherd, Joe Laswell and David Walker are running for another four-year term.


    First District

    Ruthie Ashbaugh