Today's News

  • Bullitt County’s Relay For Life

     HEBRON ESTATES — For many, cancer never takes a holiday. But for some, a holiday celebration was hosted during the 2019 Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    The theme this year was “Celebrate a Cure” and featured team booths decorated for various holidays.

    The first-ever scheduled indoor Relay (with a Kids Zone outside) was successful, collecting an overall grand total of $56,903.99.

  • Residents want process re-started

      CEDAR GROVE — Opponents to a 12-mile natural gas line going through many of their properties are upset.

    While they know Louisville Gas & Electric is currently working on getting easements, they are asking local officials to make a plea to start the permitting process from scratch.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers met with a group of concerned citizens who fear the pipeline will harm their land, decrease their property values and possibly cause physical danger to those in the area.

  • Louisville teen charged with making BCHS threat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A teenager from Louisville faces felony charges after allegations were made about a possible attack at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to Shepherdsville police, officers received a tip around 8 p.m. on May 16 that a student made threats on social media. The threat was to bring a firearm to Bullitt Central for an attack.

  • KSP charges teacher with improper actions minor

     LOUISVILLE — A teacher at a private school in Jefferson County has been charged with having inappropriate discussions with a minor.

    Andrew Richard Wilkerson, 28, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

    The undercover Internet Crimes Against Children unit resulted in the arrest. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering  the suspect communicating with a juvenile online.

  • Sewer issues take over at Hunters Hollow meeting

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - In recent months the Hunters Hollow City Commission has been focusing on parking and traffic regulations.

    Despite some complaints from a few residents, the subject was a change of pace from years of discussions pertaining to sewage issues.

    Unfortunately, the sewage talk has returned.

    City attorney Mark Edison mentioned during the meeting that a hearing took place in Franklin Circuit Court earlier that day regarding a requested surcharge increase on customers connected to the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant.

  • LJ fire looks at member fees for non-residents

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Within the past year, the Lebanon Junction Fire Department has raised its run total by 100.

    By the end of the 2019-20 fiscal year, Fire Chief Josh Coleman expects that number to be up by 200.

    With that much of an increase comes a stretched budget that had much smaller numbers in mind.

    Coleman proposed the idea of adding some type of a membership fee to those outside the district who might rely on Lebanon Junction in the event of an emergency.

  • State offices on ballot Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Poll workers will be there from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The question is how many voters will take the time and make the effort to cast their ballots.

    This Tuesday’s election will be strictly for the contested Constitutional offices in the state of Kentucky.

    For Democrats, the biggest race will be to determine the challenger for the governor’s race.

    Incumbent Matt Bevin faces Republican opposition from Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence and William Woods.

  • Communication issues discussed by council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Brad Reading was just looking for a place to dispose of waste collected by his business.

    He didn’t know the discussion would lead to a stink between the mayor and members of the city council.

    An undercurrent of dissatisfaction with Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury came to light during the discussion on whether to allow Bullitt Septic Service to dump its customers’ waste into the city’s sewer plant.

  • Scout’s Honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council recognized local businessman Bill Samuels Jr. with their 2019 Bullitt County Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Samuels is the Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark Distillery and is the son of co-founders Margie and Bill Samuels Sr., taking over as company president in 1975.

    A plaque was presented to Samuels by the council, honoring him for “leadership and unselfish service to youth and adults in his family, church, business, community, and state.”

  • Traffic Advisory: I-65 Both Directions Near Mile Marker 103 (Hardin/Bullitt County Line)

     Bridge maintenance will impact traffic along I-65 this week just north of Elizabethtown near Mile Marker 103.  Various lane closures will be required from approximately 8am to 6pm on the following days: 


    Monday, May 20               Northbound Right Lane

    Tuesday, May 21               Northbound Right Lane