Local News

  • Seum challenged by Ham in senate primary race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- It will be a battle of a newcomer trying to unseat a long-time incumbent in the race for the state senate seat in the 38th District.

    The winner in the Republican primary will face a challenge from Independent candidate Brenda Board in the fall.



    The selling point is pretty clear for Ham — Bullitt County needs to elect a Bullitt County person to represent them in Frankfort.

  • Roberts, Summers face off for co. judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the race for the top county office, the battle for Bullitt County Judge/Executive has been a quiet one.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is seeking her fourth term in office, while Jerry Summers is seeking his first political seat. 

    Democrat Tony Thompson awaits the Republican winner in the fall general election.


    Melanie Roberts

    Roberts believes she has an excellent team leading the county.

  • Eight battle for Republican sheriff’s berth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an open seat for sheriff, eight Republicans and one Democrat will be seeking the top law enforcement office in the county.

    While Myra Minton has no opposition, the Republicans will do battle on Tuesday to determine her opponent in November.

    The Republican contenders include, in alphabetical order, Todd Brimm, Mike Cook, Larry Coy, Paul Hineman, Mike Offe, Walter Sholar, George Thurman and Bryan Whittaker.

    Below, in alphabetical order, is a compilation of interviews and information presented during the various forums.

  • Championship Effort: Three squads blend together to bring home gold medal in worlds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When representing a country known as a melting pot, the team should be its own melting pot of several different schools.

    For this year’s United States Junior National All-Girl team, girls from both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central high schools united with girls from Eastside Middle to bring home the gold for the second year in a row from the Junior Elite Division at the 2017 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships.

    Teams Finland and Sweden came in second and third place in the division.

  • Couple constable races will have primary showdowns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two of the districts will have contested races for constable.

    And, again this time, the race for constable is again a busy one for the Fourth District.


    There will be no primary.

    Incumbent Robert Watkins will face Democratic challenger William McAllister in November.


    Republican incumbent John Cauley will face primary opposition from Eric W. Sullivan.

    There is no Democratic challenger in the fall.

  • Democrats, Republicans battle to survive

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In one of the few races which will have both a Republican and Democratic primary, the survivors will have an opportunity to run it off in the fall.

    David Strange, an Independent, will also be on the fall general election ballot.

    Below is a summary of interviews and forum information provided by each of the candidates.



    Jeff Branham

  • Arnold, Watkins seek nomination to face Knox in fall election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Two individuals with expectations of unseating the current jailer will battle for the Republican Party’s nomination in the spring primary.

    One has been on the ballot several times and the other is making her first bid to become jailer.

    The winner of the primary on May 22 will face incumbent Martha Knox, who has no Democratic opposition.



  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Survivors have great stories to tell about their experiences

     HEBRON ESTATES - The Bullitt County Relay for Life has seen many changes over the years.

    Most recently the venue has switched from the actual track at North Bullitt High School to a more condensed parking lot area with a makeshift track, which many patrons seem to favor for its proximity to all of the ongoing activities.

    The one remaining constant throughout the years is the gathering of local cancer survivors and their caregivers. The annual Relay Survivor and Caregiver victory laps mean more than just a celebration of victory, it’s their reward.

  • Four in battle for magisterial nomination in Second

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Four Republicans are battling for the right to face a lone Democrat in the fall general election.

    The ultimate winner will serve the next four years as magistrate for the Second District.

    Incumbent Gary Lawson is being challenged by Charles Ballard, Curt Hudson and Shaun Logsdon. According to a social media post and a call to his fellow candidates, George R. Russell suspended his campaign.

    Cynthia Lynn Robertson is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee.



  • County looks at refrigeration unit to deal with holding deceased bodies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — What happens if you are in the shoes of Bullitt County coroner David Billings?

    The coroner is required by state law to take possession of dead bodies until arrangements are made.

    So what happens if there is no next of kin or if the family can’t decide what they want to do with the body?

    Currently, Billings said his office is faced with holding the remains until the next step can be taken.

    And the county is left footing the storage bill.