Local News

  • Check both sides of the ballot on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than 24 hours, the polls will be open to determine who will fill elected offices starting in January.

  • Cooper to challenge Eadens for mayor's seat in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Two familiar faces will be on the ballot Tuesday in the race to become the first full-time mayor in the city of Hillview.

  • Belcher, Nemes battle for 49th District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two former legislators are looking to regain seats in the General Assembly.

  • Four new constables sure to hold positions starting on January 1

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- All four seats for constable will have a new member when the calendar turns to January.

  • SPD seeks help in identifying Super 8 theft suspect

     On Friday, October 31, 2014, a white male subject approached the desk clerk of the Super 8 Motel and advised the clerk that someone had spilled water in the vending area. While the clerk was cleaning the spill up, the white male subject entered the clerk area and removed cash from the cash drawer.

    The suspect is described as a white male with dark colored hair and dark color short beard, approximately 5’9” – 6’ tall, wearing blue jeans, a blue Adidas jacket and gray and blue University of Kentucky ball cap.

  • BC student struck, injured by car

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Central student was struck by a car while crossing Highway 44 East on the way to school Friday morning.

  • Don't forget to "fall" back after Halloween: Daylight Savings this weekend

     Halloween weekend is now an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time.

    Clocks will officially "fall back" Sunday morning, Nov. 2. at 2 a.m., which will officially become 1 a.m.

    The purpose of Daylight Savings is to maximize daylight hours during summer months, taking advantage of natural light and saving on electrical use during those months.

    The practice of daylight savings became official in the United States during World War I as an effort to conserve fuel. The plan was unpopular and abolished after the war ended.

  • Lawson, Wheeler seek Second District position

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While neither have served in county government, both contenders for the seat of Second District magistrate are well-known in the community.

    And both have served on the Mount Washington City Council.

    Democratic nominee Brent Wheeler was unopposed in the spring and had a chance to watch as Gary Lawson survived the Republican primary to set up the November battle.

    The winner will take the seat currently held by Robert Hunt, who was defeated by Lawson in the spring.


  • Mitchell, Thomas battle for First District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.

    The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.

    Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.

    Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.

  • Wantland, Webber bid for 26th District House

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.


    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.