Local News

  • Chance turns into Sullivan’s big ticket to go on prestigious elk hunt

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- While on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake, Mount Washington resident David Sullivan won with a prize larger than the bluegill he was fishing for: an all-expense paid Elk Hunt.

    “He never buys anything like this because he never wins,” David’s wife, Vivian, said. “He just got lucky this time. It took him 70 years.”

    A single $10 raffle ticket bought Sullivan the winning ticket for the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 6

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • State treasurer warns of phony IRS tax scam

     Frankfort – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as IRS representatives telling folks they owe money to the IRS and threatening legal action if they don’t pay.

    "The IRS does not initially contact taxpayers by phone so if you receive a call or get a voice message from someone claiming to be a representative from the IRS threatening to take legal action against you, it’s a good bet it’s a scam,” Hollenbach said.

  • KSP among police agencies adding extra patrol during Labor Day weekend

     FRANKFORT -- The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

    During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways.

    Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time period. The 2015 Labor Day enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept.4 and extends through Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Owners can abandon sewer plant; receiver to be selected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to two hours of testimony, the state Public Service Commission has agreed with a request from Bullitt Utilities.

    It can abandon its sewage treatment system in northern Bullitt County as of the end of September.

    Citing the inability to continue to operate the system, which was struck by an explosion at its treatment plant last March, Bullitt Utilities sought PSC approval to abandon the system and its 700 customers.

  • Mount Washington man dies in Spencer County accident on Tuesday

     TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30, 2015


    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


  • Community asked to assess their views on county’s health in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you think of having a “healthy” community, what comes to mind?

    Is it safety? Or maybe it could be quality of life?

    Does physical and mental well-being describe your definition of health?

    Maybe access, happiness or spiritual health fits that definition?

    Whatever your definition, it will play an important role in the five-year community assessment currently underway through the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Louisville man arrested for child porn possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE  On August 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested Jeffrey T. Martin, 45, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.