Local News

  • LJ officials questioned on their roles at county meeting

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Less than a month after Lebanon Junction officials went before Bullitt Fiscal Court to speak out against an independent fire district, a local resident went to the council to ask why the city was intervening. 

    During the last regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, Bobby Hartlage asked, "Who authorized the mayor to go to fiscal court?"

  • Jett set to take similar position in Florida

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Dr. Swannie Jett looked to apply for the vacant position as director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, he had a vision.

         While seeing that the operations of the department were in excellent shape, Jett saw a bigger vision of becoming a leader in the community.

  • County, city reach deal on past due payroll tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A lawsuit involving Bullitt Fiscal Court and the city of Shepherdsville can now be placed into the rear-view mirror.

    The two parties have reached a settlement in regards to a conflict over occupational taxes not being withheld for county employees working within city limits.

    Shepherdsville city attorney Joe Wantland followed up an executive session of the Shepherdsville City Council by announcing that the county agreed to a payment amount of $56,001, ending any further litigation.

  • Bullitt EDA tabs former director of W.Va. post

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – A man who has led economic development efforts for an entire state is now leading that charge for Bullitt County.

         The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority has tabbed John R. Snider as its new executive director.

         He replaces Bob Fouts, who opted to not seek a renewal of his contract after nine years at the helm.

  • Severe weather can strike at any time; ways to be prepared

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If you don’t like the weather in the Ohio Valley, just stick around for 24 hours.

  • People not blowing smoke...they support hemp

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a last-ditch effort to gather public support for legislation that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow hemp for a variety of products, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer recently took his case to the people of Bullitt County.

  • MW woman escapes rollover accident

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington woman is glad to be alive after escaping a rollover accident Wednesday morning. 

    Nancy Gray was headed west on Hwy. 44 when the Saturn Vue SUV she was driving exited the right side of the road. 

    The vehicle flipped three to four times before crashing into a fence and landing on its top, according to police.

    A witness told police it appeared the driver overcorrected when the vehicle hydroplaned. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 25

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 25:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 44:  Delays possible between Bullitt Lick Creek and Saltwell Road in Shepherdsville (mile points 10.3 to 11.7) due to sidewalk repairs and improving ramps to ADA compliance.  Motorists should watch for flagging operations Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Jefferson County:

  • Hebron Estates takes time to remember commissioner

     HEBRON ESTATES - The Hebron Estates City Commission began business as usual in February this year.

  • Court cases settled in Bullitt Circuit Court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following cases were recently resolved in Bullitt Circuit Court:                         

    *Craig W. Johnson — was sentenced to a total of six years.     

    He entered a guilty plea to burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    *Steven B. Pigg Jr. — was sentenced to five years with diversion for the same period of time.