Today's News

  • KIDSFEST 2018

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - KidsFest 2018 may have hosted more kids this year than any other in the event’s history.

    A full crowd gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for the free event hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce with contributing sponsor Kosair Charities.

    Bike safety riding, train riding, cow milking, game playing, book reading, arts and craft doing, bounce house bouncing, dancing and overall merriment was had by all.

    For more information on that annual event, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 543-6727.

  • N.Buckman/Adam Shepherd intersection to be closed Mar. 20

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of Adam Shepherd Parkway at KY 61 (North Buckman Street).

    This road in Shepherdsville will be closed as part of construction on the KY 61 widening and realignment project.

  • Medical Marijuana: Fiscal Court changes mind, drops support

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Government officials can always change their minds.


    A couple of weeks after passing a resolution to endorse legislative action to approve medical marijuana in Kentucky, Bullitt Fiscal Court members decided to change their minds.

    With Dr. Lee Watts, chaplain to the state capitol but is not a state employee, giving a presentation and with several local ministers in the audience, court members voted 4-1 to rescind its prior resolution.

  • Mother indicted for criminal abuse

     HILLVIEW -- A Lebanon Junction woman has been indicted just days after her 17-month-old son was taken to KentuckyOne Jewish Medical Center South.

    Kimberly Ann Munk, 27, of Lebanon Junction, has been indicted on a series of charges related to the alleged care of her son.

    Hillview Police arrested Munk last Monday after her son was taken to the hospital after he swallowed some type of drug and had to be taken to Norton Children’s Hospital for treatment.

  • Johnson drops out of primary race for 49th District seat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The dream of following her late husband in his state representative seat has come to a close for Rebecca Johnson.

    On Monday, Johnson withdrew her candidacy for the 49th District seat.

    She was to have a contested Republican primary in May with Thomas Huff.

    Instead, she has withdrawn her candidacy. Huff will now face Democrat Linda Belcher.

    On Feb. 20, Johnson and Belcher squared off in a special election to fill the seat vacated with the death in December of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

  • City not sure about pool funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While a formal proposal has yet to be made, the initial response to the city of Shepherdsville being a financial partner in a proposed aquatic center seemed to suffer from rough waters.

    Recently, a public meeting was held by the aquatic committee formed to determine if a facility was wanted.

    During that meeting, preliminary sketches of a $4 million facility were on display.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the aquatic committee, said that the only way such a facility would be built and maintained would be to form partnerships.

  • County looks to see if it qualifies for FEMA funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The flood waters have receded but there is still a lot of work to be done in the recovery stage for Bullitt County officials.

    The first goal is to reach the magic number of $273,000.

    The second number to reach is $6 million.

    In order for Bullitt County costs to be reimbursed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local costs needed to reach the $273,000 figure.

    That can be accomplished.

  • Former Marion Co. resident sentenced for multiple marijuana charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 57 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to manufacture and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Baptist disaster team works out of Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  • Local man indicted by AG for child sex charges

     FRANKFORT -- A Shepherdsville man has been indicted in Franklin Circuit Court for allegedly soliciting sex from children.

    Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit has announced the arrest and indictment of John Marvin Nix.

    The 57-year-old man was arrested at his Shepherdsville home on March 5. He was indicted on 15 counts in Franklin Circuit Court on  Feb. 27.