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Today's News

  • Local representatives named to Republican positions

     House Republican Caucus Leadership, which is House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown; Republican Caucus Chair Stan Lee, R-Lexington; and Republican Whip Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, announced today the creation of positions called ranking members among the caucus.The ranking members named to House Committees, which includes several local representatives, are:

    *Agriculture and Small Business: Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, who covers a couple of eastern Bullitt County precincts, as well as all of Spencer and Anderson counties

  • Donation made to police Care Bear program

     A generous man made a special donation to the Mount Washington Police Department and Shepherdsville Fire Department recently. 

    Mount Washington resident Brad Williams donated to of his teddy bears to the chiefs so they can be given to children who need it most. 

    The departments keep bears and other stuffed animals on hand with them to give to children who might be at fires or domestic disputes to help keep their minds off of the situation.

    “It would be good if everyone could give a bear,” Brad said.

  • Apartment fire fought in LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Residents were evacuated following a structure fire at an apartment complex in Lebanon Junction Thursday afternoon.

    Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the middle building of the Bryant Place Apartments complex at 175 Brook St. just after 4 p.m..

    Lebanon Junction police officer  Larry Coy said a neighbor saw smoke coming from a shed attached top the back of the building and alerted a resident while calling 9-1-1.

  • ALL HANDS ON DECK

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Firefighters contained a blaze at a Shepherdsville residence Thursday afternoon.

  • Bullitt County swimmers set for Regionals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – By any definition, this has been a trying season for the Bullitt County swimming program as the group had to change coaches just as the campaign was getting underway.

    Still, the swimmers have put forth a strong effort over the past three months and are ready to enter post-season action this week when they will compete in the Region 2 Meet at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium on Thursday with preliminaries with hopes of advancing to the finals on Friday night.

  • Artifacts, history still sought for Bowman Valley

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work continues on restoring the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The last African-American schoolhouse in the county was recently moved to its new home next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

    According to project volunteer Gwinn Hahn, several activities are currently underway.

    With the assistance of students from Bellarmine University, an oral history is being collected from former students of the school.

  • Short session gets started quickly with key issues

     It’s our first week back in this second part of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, our shorter annual session held in odd-numbered years.

    I’m glad to be back doing the work of the 49th district.

    Earlier in January, we elected our leadership, established committee assignments, and adopted rules of procedure before returning to our districts to touch base with you and your concerns. 

  • Police searching for suspects in attempted murder

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are searching for two suspects involved in an attempted murder late Tuesday afternoon.

    Bullitt County Sheriff's, with assistance from Shepherdsville Police, are seeking two individuals involved in the shooting of a Pizza Hut delivery driver in the Kings Forest subdivision around 5:30 p.m..

    According to Sheriff's public information officer Mike Murdoch, the delivery driver was approached by another vehicle at the intersection of Kings Lake Drive and Pitts Point Road.

  • One injured in N. Buckman accident

     A driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries following an accident along N. Buckman St. Wednesday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Police responded to the scene at the 400 block of N. Buckman around 1:30 p.m.

    SPD Ofc. Tim Wade said a resident was pulling backwards out of his driveway into traffic. His Chevy Dually truck collided with a Honda Pilot headed northbound.

    The Pilot swerved off the roadway and into a chain-link fence, suffering substantial front right damage. The Dually experienced rear left-side damage.

  • Gathering Thursday offers chance to unite

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been moments where the community appears to be divided.

    Whether it’s during election time, or if it’s involving business such as the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and Board of Trustees, or whether it’s just disagreements at city council meetings.

    Randy Pace has noticed it. As pastor of the Family Worship Center, as a Christian, and as a Bullitt Countian, it’s a heavy burden.