Local News

  • House, Senate hopefuls make Chamber pitch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much can you say about a political race in five minutes or less?

        Candidates running for state House and state Senate seats in Bullitt County said a lot in a little time during a luncheon forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

        Unlike the prior luncheon featuring candidates for county judge/executives, there were no fireworks.

        All four candidates for the state Senate seat open due to the retirement of Gary Tapp were present.

  • Budget request caught; county to save $65,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The conservation district almost got a big financial boost from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        But, as the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes.

        In presenting its annual budget to fiscal court for approval, the district’s revenue included a $92,000 contribution from county government.

        That is similar to a request made last year but rejected by county government.

        The county instead continued to fund the $27,000 annual amount.

  • City to wait a little longer for extra patrol

        HILLVIEW - It might be a few more weeks until officials with the city of Hunters Hollow know if they can count on Hillview police officers to provide some coverage to their municipality.

        With a recent decision by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department to not allow deputies to utilize vehicles for off-duty work, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates suddenly found themselves without the added law enforcement protection.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Incumbent faces primary foe who worked as deputy

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the incumbent versus a person who served as her top assistant in the race for Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the Republican Party primary on May 18.

        Incumbent Melanie Roberts is looking for her second term as the county’s top official. To do that, she must first defeat Depp Rasner, who served six months as Roberts’ deputy judge.

        The styles are different as so are the messages.

    Melanie Roberts

  • Request made to revive clean-up junk days

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County is full of junk.

        Trash can be found along the roadsides, over hills on isolated roads and in the waterways.

        But Bullitt County is not unlike the other 119 counties in the commonwealth. And Rudy Hawkins, the director of code enforcement and coordinator of the storm water program, believes the county is doing an excellent job at trying to do better.

  • Ten Democrats battle for six Hillview council

        HILLVIEW - Ten Democrats will be vying for the six nominations for a seat on the Hillview City Council Tuesday.

        The top six votegetters will advance to the fall general election where the lone Republican, Karen Johnson, will be on the ballot.

        Incumbents Greg Burton, Tim Boggs, Harry Cooper, Randall Hill, Kim Whitlock and JoAnn Wick will be seeking re-election.

  • Four seek magistrate's seat in District 1 primary

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four Democrats will battle in the May primary for the opportunity to face a Republican in the fall for the position of magistrate in the First District.

        Incumbent Buddy Shepherd will be challenged by Denise Arnold, former magistrate Dennis Mitchell and Clifton Thomas West in the May 18 primary.

        Denise Arnold said she would be the voice for the people of her district.

  • Eight battle for jailer's nod for Democratic Party

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When incumbent jailer Danny Fackler opted to not run for re-election for a fourth term, the field to be the top corrections officer swelled suddenly.

    The field went from Democrat Larry Ethington and Republican Paul Watkins to a cast of eight who will fight to survive the May primary.

    The following are capsules of information taken from and interview or a survey by each candidate (in alphabetical order):

  • Six battle for nominations as Second Dist. magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the decision by Eddie Bleemel to not seek a fourth term, six individuals have thrown their names into the hat for the seat of magistrate in the Second District.

        Three Democrats and three Republicans will battle for the nominations. The two survivors will face off in November.

    Democratic hopefuls

        Pearl Hudson has talked and listened to a lot of people in her day. She’s owner of Pearl’s Food Mart in Mount Washington and has daily contact with many people.