Local News

  • Cedar Grove Road widening construction scheduled

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road) in Bullitt County.

  • New mayor suspends police chief

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police chief has been suspended and a city clerk has been fired.

    That all came within the first 48 hours of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis’ administration.

    Ellis, who defeated incumbent Sherman Tinnell in the November general election,  said he could not comment on any of the personnel changes that went into effect last week.

    However, he would confirm that police chief Doug Puckett is currently on suspension with pay pending an internal investigation.

  • Cat killing investigation now in Bullitt

     HILLVIEW - Charges are expected to be filed against a man already in trouble in Jefferson County for the torture and killing of cats.

  • Man indicted for failing to give proper gun training

        SHEPHERDSVLLE - To carry a concealed weapon, training must be received.
        And 15 individuals paid to obtain that certification.
        However, an investigation by the Kentucky State Police revealed that those taking the class had not received the required training.
        The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Henry Pruitt.
        He faces 15 charges of being an instructor for carrying a concealed deadly weapon but providing incomplete firearms training.

  • Shepherdsville man charged with killing cats in Jefferson County

        LOUISVILLE - A Shepherdsville man is in the Louisville Metro Corrections Center on charges that he tortured and killed cats in the area.
        Alex Phelps, 24, of Shepherdsville, entered a not guilty plea on Friday in Jefferson District Court.
        He is facing four counts of torturing a cat. Bond was set for $50,000 cash by District Judge Donald Armstrong.

  • Hebron Estates officials sworn, ready for 2011

        HEBRON ESTATES - No sense waiting until the first of the year. You might as well get sworn into office a few weeks early.
        Mayor Jerry Clark and commissioners David Allen, Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker were sworn into office for the city of Hebron Estates.
        City attorney Mark Edison handled the duties of swearing each into office, which begins on Jan. 3, 2011.

  • Nichols firefighters practice rescue work on old school bus

        NICHOLS - Western Bullitt County has more hills and curvy, steep roads than most of the area, some accessed by Bullitt County Public Schools buses.
        In an attempt for better preparation in the event of an emergency, Nichols Fire Department routinely practices school bus emergency rescue situations.
        Nichols training officer Dannye Allen said firefighters practice on older buses provided by BCPS.

  • LJ man takes 20 years in case of making meth

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A Bullitt County man was recently found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine.
        A Bullitt Circuit jury found Jason Argenbright of Lebanon Junction guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine in October 2009.
        According to testimony delivered by members of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, a meth lab was found in a garage outside the residence Argenbright was living in.

  • Sholar: Helping public part of success

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Walter Sholar has told the tale about his high school dream of serving as county attorney.
        That has been accomplished over the past 21 years. But he also realized a bigger dream - to be an attorney.
        As his days as county attorney come to an end after five terms, Sholar is ready to embark on his real passion of helping people.

  • Tinnell: Proud of work in past term

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While disappointed with the defeat at the polls, Sherman Tinnell said he is proud the accomplishments made over the past four years as mayor.
        “It was a learning experience,” Tinnell said of his second term as Shepherdsville mayor. “Things had really changed in government.”
        Serving a five-year term in the mid-1990s, Tinnell had his share of excitement, including snowstorms and the flood of 1997.