Local News

  • Miraculous work done to clean up sewage site

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- It’s great for television.

    But, in reality, there is nothing toxic about the sewage that has been dumped into the Brooks Run stream after the March 2014 collapse of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Knowing that perception often becomes reality, employees with the Bullitt County Sanitation District are working quickly to clean up the mess caused last spring.

    “It looks totally different,” district manager Jerry Kennedy told his two commissioners at their October meeting.

  • Bullitt County invited to finish the fight against breast cancer

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Temporary closure of Welcome Centers for maintenance work

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of two Welcome Centers in the area due to maintenance work. Contract crews will be striping the parking lots of these facilities on Wednesday, October 21.

    The following Welcome Centers will be closed:

    *I-65 South in Bullitt County from 4:00 a.m. until noon

    *I-64 East in Shelby County from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 18

    ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 18, 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.

  • 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.