Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 18, 2018

     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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fox Chase to leave tax rates steady for year

     FOX CHASE - Every council member will say they hate to raise taxes.

    In Fox Chase, they understand the importance of tax revenue, but still hate to raise tax rates if they can avoid it.

    Each year a rate is required, however, and this year the city council decided to leave the rates alone.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a tax rate ordinance to establish the city’s annual real property tax rate.

  • DAVIS: State’s Top Superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- As superintendent of a school district, you get a lot of blame and a lot of credit whether it is deserved or not.

    For Dr. Keith Davis, he’s gotten a little of both over his 11 years as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    As his final months as leader of the local district quickly pass, Davis was preparing to document some of the accomplishments of BCPS.

    But, thanks to kind words from some of his supporters, Davis will have to speed up that recollection.

  • Aquatic center idea still afloat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The survey was quite clear.

    Bullitt Countians would support an aquatic center.

    The main question is whether the community could support not only the construction of the facility but also its annual upkeep.

    With rumors floating around, aquatic committee chairman Dennis Mitchell called a meeting to help lay out the details of a plan drawn up for the facility.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the committee, said that the first option of simply putting a bubble over the current pool at Bullitt Central was not feasible.

  • 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.