Local News

  • Parade kicks off the holiday season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the calendar rolls over the December, holiday activities will begin in full force this week.

    The largest of the events will be the Light Up Shepherdsville and its parade.

    For the second year, Liberty Tax Service and the American Red Cross will team up to sponsor a parade to kick off the Shepherdsville Light Up ceremony.

    Several dozen parade units will start at Bullitt Lick Middle School at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and will go down Buckman Street.

  • Gasoline storage rules may be altered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Sunbelt Rentals would like to open a store in Bullitt County.

    However, as part of the store’s layout, it would like to have an above-ground storage facility for gasoline and diesel fuel.

    When The Carolina Group, which is handling the transaction, applied for a conditional-use permit, it was denied the above-ground storage of gasoline since it is currently not allowed in the county’s planning regulations.

    Attorney Eric Farris hopes a text amendment would solve that issue, at least in the city of Shepherdsville.

  • Former coach also faced domestic violence complaint filed by wife

    BARDSTOWN – Two weeks before being indicted, a former instructor and coach in the Bullitt County Public School System had a domestic violence report filed against him in Nelson County.

    On Nov. 6, the wife of Larry Brent Childress filed a domestic violence petition in Nelson District Court.

    On Nov. 18, Childress was indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on three counts of rape and sodomy dating back to an incident starting in 1993.

  • Old business resurfaces again for Shepherdsville City Council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Some old business resurfaced and tempers again flared.

    But city officials stood firm in their belief that the drainage issue in The Pointe would be handled in a proper manner.

    For a second meeting, John Eddington Jr. approached the Shepherdsville City Council about statements made by mayor Sherman Tinnell and city attorney Bill Wilson over a drainage project in his subdivision.

    The resident contends that the city did work on one property without any formal agreement or easement in place.

  • Hillview makes big strides as audit reports growth

    HILLVIEW - A few years can make a big difference when looking at the financial stability of a city.

    Several years ago, Hillview was looking at tight budgets and little carryover to the next fiscal year.

    With the infusion of several larger employers, the economic picture has changed for the better.

    Art Henson made his annual audit presentation to members of the Hillview City Council and the numbers were certainly looking better.

    The lone concern is the continued loss suffered in the operation of its sewer plant on East Blue Lick Road.

  • MW police to work on emergency plans for response at schools

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a situation that no police officer ever wants to encounter: A school emergency where students lives might be in danger.

    But dangerous scenarios have become a reality at schools across the country, in small and large towns alike.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Tom Rosselli recognizes that his officers need to be familiar with all the city’s schools if a problem arose, so he is working to create a departmental school emergency response plan.

  • Fiscal Court agrees to pay up on taxes due on acquired land

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials will settle up on a pair of tax bills due on properties they have purchased over the years.

    Between the property purchased on Saltwell Drive and the old Gobel’s on Highway 44 East, county attorney Walter A. Sholar said the state has back taxes due of over $8,500.

    During the purchase negotiations, Sholar said it appeared the county agreed to pay the pro-rated taxes for the rest of the calendar year.

  • Train 'hammers' semi stalled on tracks, no injuries reported

    BROOKS – A tractor-trailer full of sledge hammers was no match for a moving train Thursday morning.

    At approximately 2:30 a.m. a train struck a semi stalled on a Brooks railroad crossing at Hwy. 1020 at Coral Ridge Road.

    No injuries were reported, however, the truck's cargo -- which consisted of sledge hammers -- was scattered at the scene.



  • First Lady visits Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,000 people packed into the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Monday to see First Lady Laura Bush.

    And although her campaign speech promoting the Republican Party candidates lasted 11 minutes, no one went away unhappy.

    What may have been her last political appearance before leaving the White House, Bush said she was pleased that election day was approaching.

    “It seems like George has been on the ticket,” Bush joked.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 23:

    Jefferson County: