Today's News

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie to again host district art competition

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced the beginning of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. 

    The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts. 

  • Former golf course to become site of upscale housing units

     HILLVIEW -- Those who used to play the Maplehurst Golf Course know that the facility has been closed for a couple of years.

    The course will now be refurbished as a residential community if the city of Hillview approves the zoning request of Robert and Kay Tyler.

    The owners are seeking to rezone 95.9 acres to R-1 Residential and a 2.61-acre portion to B-2 Central Business.

    The property is located off Bells Mill Road.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Residents of all ages gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Center recently to learn how to keep those hearts healthy.

    Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire opened the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon by saying the health department’s county assessment continues to show the county’s largest areas of concern are heart problems and strokes.

    “Our mission is prevention,” she said.

  • House passes budget plan

     FRANKFORT – Today, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a funding package aimed to set Kentucky on a robust path for the future.

  • BC student indicted for threatening note

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt Central student who left a threatening note in a restroom has been indicted.

  • Lebanon Junction to start Tuesday meetings earlier

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Earlier meetings could be in the works for Lebanon Junction.

    Councilmember Tim Sanders proposed the times of the automatically moved holiday meetings be changed to 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. Currently, the regular scheduled city council meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at city hall, unless there is a holiday in which case the meeting gets moved to 7 p.m. on the following Tuesday.

    Due to other commitments, Sanders suggested the ordinance read those Tuesday meetings occur a little earlier.

  • Roberts seeks fourth term as county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  • Etherton prepared to be next district judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  • State offers advice on dealing with flood waters, cleanup

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

    The following precautions are recommended by DPH:

    Flood Waters

  • A look back to the Flood of 1997

     These photographs were taken by “Ms. Allen,” a neighbor, as she captured William E. Armstrong riding his horse with a cup of coffee through the flood waters of 1997.  These were made from the front porch of her residence at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1494 (Beech Grove Road), Lebanon Junction.  

    Mr. Armstrong recalls that, when he woke up on this particular morning, the flood waters had backed up to the back of his barn and surrounded his property.