Today's News

  • County ambulance honors veterans who have served country

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - To hear it from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers, providing proper emergency services has been a real battle.

    Summers introduced the newest ambulance in the Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency’s fleet, one that honors those who have served.

    The seventh county ambulance, a Ford Transit, was unveiled at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 in Shepherdsville.

    What makes the new ambulance unique is its exterior design, which included the five symbols of the United States Armed Forces.

  • Resident angry about destruction of land

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Wendy Geary owns property along New Ed Quick Road that is being affected by slurry dumped into a nearby stream.

    Geary attended a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting stating that no one has informed her about anything going on with the situation, other than employees from Bluegrass Contracting.

    Now she said her property is being accessed by large machinery forcing its way to the creek bed.

  • Talented performers on stage for spring Shin-Dig Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— The weather is warmer and the bands are ready to play at the first spring edition of the Shin-Dig in the Park.

    Organized by Gary Brewer of local bluegrass and Americano band Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, in part with the city of Shepherdsville, the free music festival is set for Saturday, April 27, from noon to 9.p.m. at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    The first shin-dig kicked off last fall, with guests like “Little Big Shots” artist EmiSunshine.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 21, 2019

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Pioneer Village OKs rezoning; spring clean up day set for April 27 all happy about enforcement

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village City Council may help their neighbors to stuff it in a proper manner.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a rezoning ordinance involving the Mini’s U-Stuff-It storage facility on Summitt Drive, located next to Becknell Hall.

    The rezoning is from B-2 Business to B-1 Business. Edison said the location had three separately-zoned pieces that the owners wanted to bring into the same zoning designation.

    It was approved at a second reading on April 8.

  • Major grant to help fight drug abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As the drug problem gains more attention throughout the county, state and country, a local coalition continues work to help prevent things from getting worse.

    Starting this year, the coalition has the chance to make an even bigger impact thanks to a recently-awarded grant.

    For the most part, Partners in Prevention has existed for the past 24 years with little to no funding. In fact, other than the grant provided to kickstart the group for the first five years, it hasn’t had any funding.

  • Way to bring bus to Bullitt for workers still alive in study stages

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The study into whether bus transportation could be expanded with the hopes of helping bring workers to Bullitt County from Louisville has been on-going for years.

    Money has always been the question.

    With some federal funds funneled through the state, Bullitt County has $150,000 for a plan to bring a bus from West Louisville to the Cedar Grove businesses.

    Executive director John Snider told the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority that the money is still available even though the project has not yet started.

  • New driver’s license now slated for arrival this summer in rollout plan

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation (KYTC) is in the end stages of testing the state’s new driver’s license system to introduce new, more secure card versions that meet federal standards in the coming months. 

    A pilot of the new system will begin this spring in Circuit Court Clerk Office locations in Woodford and Franklin counties. 

    New licenses will be made available gradually in counties and become available statewide by the end of the summer.  

  • LIHEAP funding application period now extended to end of this month

     FRANKFORT -- Community Action Kentucky is extending its enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 

    Applications will now be accepted through April 30, 2019, a 30-day extension, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualified residents should apply at any one of the 23 Community Action Agencies located across the state. 

  • Hunters Hollow residents not all happy about enforcement

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Recent efforts made by the Hunters Hollow City Commission to regulate parking and drainage issues, as well as ATV regulations, have not sat well with some residents.

    The commission had city attorney Mark Edison send letter to residences that had gravel placed along the city easement, which was not allowed by city ordinance.

    Also, the commission hoped to determine where to place “No ATV” signs within the city, alerting residents that ATV use was not allowed on city streets per state law.