Local News

  • EXPENSIVE GRASS: Over $500,000 spent due to glade cress issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While motorists on Preston Highway traveling to or from Shepherdsville may be wondering when the final phase of the widening project would be complete, state transportation officials had other things on their mind.

    Before the third leg of the highway project could be completed, there was a small problem.

    Well, it turned out to be a $530,000 problem.

  • Reba Mills has seen a lot of changes in lives of homemakers

     BROOKS -- The days of June Cleaver may have been replaced with Real Housewives, but that doesn’t mean everyone has forgotten what it takes to run a good home.

    Reba Mills, 86, definitely hasn’t forgotten and works to ensure the community stays educated through the Bullitt County Extension Homemaker Association (BCEHA).

    Mary Evelyn Farmer hosted her first meeting in Brooks in 1947, which would become the BCEHA.

    Farmer was the one who first told Mills, a housewife with two sons, about the Homemakers in the ‘50s.

  • Activities spotlight five years of diabetes awareness

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to a local organization’s efforts in promoting heathy lifestyle choices, Bullitt Countians can continue to strive for better health.

    For five years the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has funded a rural diabetes coalition in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby Counties with a $2.5 million grant provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    Grant funding provided educational tools, civic events and moral support to county residents hoping to handle, or even avoid, diabetes.

  • Harris invited to White House to talk about city’s healthy habits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The city of Mount Washington is about to get a whole lot healthier and the White House has taken notice!

    Councilmember Alice Harris has been invited to the White House in September after applying for the “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties” (LMCTC) program.

    The LMCTC initiative grew out of the Let’s Move! program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to help encourage healthy and active lifestyles for children across America so that those children can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.

  • Construction to begin Tuesday on new Martin Hill Road bridge

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) in Bullitt County.

    The road has been closed since flood water from Knob Creek washed away the bridge approach on April 3.

    Mac Construction of New Albany, Ind., was awarded this contract in amount of $1.2 million.

    Construction is scheduled to begin on Sept. 8.

  • Ethics commission to meet with parties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ethic charges were recently filed by a member of the Shepherdsville City Council against two of her cohorts on the town board.

    But are the complaints valid enough to have a hearing before the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission?

    That three-member board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the fate of the complaint filed by Gloria Taft.

  • Attorneys for accused ask for dismissal of charges

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Attorneys for two Shepherdsville city councilmembers named in an ethics complaint are asking that the charges be dropped.

    In documents obtained through an open records request, attorneys Walter A. Sholar and Thomas B. Givhan have asked that the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission not pursue a formal hearing against their clients, Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, respectively.

  • Summer was one full of violations at sewer plant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- When an explosion at the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant hit in March 2014, it was just the beginning of tough times.

    And, now Bullitt Utilities has been granted a request to abandon the property after Sept. 30, 2015.

    That decision came last week. 

    The state Public Service Commission granted the request to abandon the treatment system because of its inability to pay its bills -- which exceed $3 million.

  • 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.