Local News

  • Belcher selected to serve on Appropriations, Revenue committee in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky House leadership announced that it has appointed state Rep. Linda Belcher to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which oversees the state’s two-year budget and road plan.

  • Programs help families get beyond abuse issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hillview resident Gwinn Taylor was at rock bottom.

    “I had lost my kids to CPS,” she said. “I pled guilty to neglect charges, which I had earned. I was an IV heroin user. I was on the street selling my body. I needed help.”

    After arriving at the county clerk’s office “high as a kite,” she was put in front of Circuit Judge Elise Spainhour.

    Spainhour introduced Taylor to the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Problem gambling info available during world-record Powerball jackpot run

     As the current Powerball jackpot sits at $1.4 billion, the Kentucky Lottery and the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling are urging perspective for the world-record jackpot.

  • Cold weather anticipated overnight

     The National Weather Service is forecasting single-digit temperature readings overnight into Wednesday morning.

    Bullitt County and surrounding areas received 1-2 inches of snow accumulation on Tuesday, though warmer afternoon temperatures melted most of the covering.

    Strong winds will continue into Tuesday evening, along with a drop in temperatures into the teens, causing potentially hazardous driving conditions and low wind chill readings. Overnight lows are expected at about 8 degrees, with wind chills down to -1.

  • AG warns of Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

     FRANKFORT – Winners of the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes do not receive phone calls about their prizes.

    And Attorney General Andy Beshear wants to stress this fact as a safeguard to Kentucky seniors and consumers who are being inundated by imposters attempting to scam them out of their money.

  • Twin siblings return to place of birth in observance of their 70th birthday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Jan. 13, twin siblings Morris E. McCubbins and Marcella McCubbins Hale will celebrate 70 years of life together.

    In honor of the occasion, they decided to return to the place where it all began.

    Seated at a window near the back of the Ridgway Memorial Library, they both reminisced as they looked across Joe B. Hall Avenue toward the building where they were both born on Jan. 13, 1946.

    The building, which dates back more than 100 years, is most commonly known as the Trunnell House.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Winter Weather

     LOUISVILLE – With unseasonably warm temperatures during the month of December, many folks have been wondering when snow would finally arrive in the Louisville area. That time may come this weekend with light snow forecasted for the region on Sunday.

  • Busy time for firefighters

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Following a cold week, the Shepherdsville Fire Department had things heat up with two runs on Thursday afternoon.

    The agency first responded to a residential fire at the home of Morris and Barbara Longacre located on Arrow Creek Rd. at 12:11 p.m.

    According to SFD chief Layne Troutman, Southeast Bullitt Fire was initially dispatched, though the area was annexed into Shepherdsville a few months ago. He said both departments arrived simultaneously and worked together.

  • Drako becomes Hillview’s newest officer in its battle against drugs

      HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.