Local News

  • Changes abundant in city council races

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some changes in the local governmental climate in Bullitt County as several new faces will take office in January.

    In the city of Shepherdsville, Democrat Faith Portman (1,877 votes) will be the lone party member to survive.

    The incumbent will be joined by current officeholder Bernie Brown (2,062), who is a Republican.

    They will be joined by Republicans Dana Bischoff James (1,975), Gloria Taft (1,890), Clinton Kline (1,881) and Jose Cubero (1,834). For each, this will be their first elected office.

  • Keith wins clerk position; Hunt takes magistrate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The past year has been a busy one for Paulita Keith.

    Once she decided to run for the office of Bullitt Circuit Clerk, the past 11 months have been planned to perfection.

    On Tuesday night, there was finally a moment to relax as the certified public accountant, whose mother served as property valuation administrator, defeated incumbent Layne Abell.

    Keith collected 17,475 votes while Abell had 13,460, about a 4,000-vote advantage.

    "I'm very excited," said Keith. "The people did this."

  • Webber rides GOP wave over Belcher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has been the most costly race for state representative, incumbent Linda Belcher could not overcome an aggressive attack linking her with President Barack Obama and with votes she made in Frankfort.

    After several unsuccessful campaigns for office, Republican Russell Webber was able to celebrate with family, friends and supporters Tuesday night.

    "It's exciting," said Webber. "It's a great night."


     Unofficial results from the Bullitt County 2012 general election Nov. 6:



    MITT ROMNEY (R) - 21,306

    *Barack Obama (D) - 9,971

    Gary Johnson (L) - 307

    Randall Terry (I) - 114

    Jill Stein (G) - 77



    *BRETT GUTHRIE (R) - 19,682

    David WIlliams (D) - 9,429

    Andrew Beacham (I) - 857

    Craig Astor (L) - 522

  • KSP begins operation R.A.I.D.

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police will initiate a six month fall, holiday and new year enforcement campaign called Operation R.A.I.D (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky's Roadways). 

    The campaign will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2012 and conclude on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  The high visibility campaign will focus enforcement efforts toward aggressive, impaired and distracted driving behavior, in order to save lives by reducing the number of fatal and incapacitating crashes, on all roadways within the Commonwealth.

  • Gabeheart’s journey continues as she receives second double lung transplant

     ST. LOUIS - A true champion is one who wants to get up immediately after being knocked down, one who keeps believing.

    Within 24 hours of her second double-lung transplant surgery, Bullitt County native Christena Gabehart Jones was ready to get up.

    A four-hour procedure took place Sunday afternoon at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. when a donor set of lungs became available.

    Deb Gabehart, Christena's mother, said the lungs arrived from Oklahoma around 2 p.m. CST. The surgery was completed by 6:30.

  • Tuesday the day to cast your ballot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the election just hours away, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said he is ready if every registered voter decides to go to the polls on Tuesday.

  • Audit report leads to some LJ changes in fire account

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A deficiency in Lebanon Junction’s 2011-2012 audit report recently prompted council members to tighten their grip on the Lebanon Junction Fire Department’s finances. 

  • EMA director gets to experience derailment from behind scenes

     NICHOLS - Four homes in Bullitt County remain evacuated as derailed train cars continue to pose some danger in southwestern Jefferson County.

  • Belcher, Hornback selected to committees

     FRANKFORT - State Sen. Paul Hornback and State Rep. Linda Belcher have recently been appointed to committes and boards in Frankfort.