Local News

  • Webber selected for panel to study how to improve safety of KSP troopers

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Russell Webber, R-Shepherdsville (26th District), has been appointed to serve on a special bipartisan committee that will examine ways to improve safety and protect the lives of Kentucky State Police Troopers and fellow law enforcement officers.

    The Special Subcommittee on State Police Safety is being created in response to the recent death of KSP Trooper Joseph Ponder of Hardin County, who was shot while on duty on Sept. 13 during a traffic stop.

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival: Lots of activities set for this weekend

     The fourth annual Mount Washington Fall Festival is set to be a wild time involving a cowboy shoot-out and hayride for the kids.

    The “Cowboy Posse” will perform its Wild West Show at 12:30 and 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The show includes horse and carriages and a good ole fashioned shoot-out between cowboys. The posse is a Kentucky-based Christian group that strives to be historically accurate as well as entertaining.

    The group joined the Spring Festival earlier this year.

  • Two departments battle fire at abandoned house

      An abandoned house in Lebanon Junction that went up in flames Wednesday afternoon left authorities without an answer to how the fire started.

    According to Lebanon Junction interim police chief Terry Phillips, a passerby saw the burning building, located at 419 Pine Tavern Road, and called 9-1-1 around 12:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 14. EMS was the first on the scene, quickly followed by the Lebanon Junction and Southeast fire departments.

  • Warrant issued for robbery suspect

      UPDATE (Wednesday, 10/14, 4:30 p.m.):  An arrest warrant has been issued for Brandon Kennedy in connection with the robbery of the First Citizens Bank in Hebron Estates on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Colorfest weekend at Bernheim this week

     CLERMONT - Sometimes Mother Nature graces us with perfect timing and a bouquet of fall foliage.

    Bernheim Arbortetum and Research Forest always tries to celebrate with good timing, hosting the annual ColorFest event.

    This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18, free to Bernheim members and a $5 environmental fee for non-members.

    The two-day celebration will center around the Visitor Center and Edible Garden, though the entire forest will be open and on display for everyone to soak in the seasonal backdrop.

  • Groups work to make home repairs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Shepherdsville resident Elizabeth Stone was in a tough spot.

    Her trailer home stairs needed replacing. One piece had broken off and fell through. The staircase itself wasn’t very sturdy. And, with several children in her home, she knew it was no longer safe.

    Then she heard about the Repair Affair at her church, Mercy Hill. The annual event gathers local churches dedicated to working together to give help in the community where help is needed.

  • Something smells in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been concerns pertaining to a lingering sewer odor in the Shepherdsville area over the past few days.

  • UPDATE: Police search for missing Shepherdsville resident

     UPDATE (10/13): Caitlee Grooms was found in the past 24 hours.

    The family appreciates everyone's assistance in the manner.


    A Missing Persons Report has been filed in Jefferson County by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    The report on Shepherdsville resident Caitee Grooms was filed in Jefferson County as she was a patient at a Recovery Center for Women in Louisville when she ran away on August 9, 2015.

  • Dancing the Night Away: Dancing for the Arts host their annual fundraiser

    It was another sellout crowd this year for the Bullitt County Arts Council's annual "Dancing for the Arts" fundraiser as the group took a trip back to the '50s with its "Grease" theme at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Eighteen dancers trained for only a few hours each with teachers Donna Caudill and Steve Davis from “Dance with Steve and Donna” in Shepherdsville before taking the stage.

  • Presidential Candidate Visits His Senate District

     U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made a stop to meet with constituents at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village.

    Around 100 people visited during his one-hour stop on Friday.

    He listened to a variety of questions and comments from the constituents.