Obama’s Vision for Military, Relations with Pakistan, Bullitt County Sewage Spill, Richard Cordray’s Presidential Appointment: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama today spelled out his vision of the military in the years ahead, driven by the push to cut Pentagon spending by at least $450 billion dollars over the next decade. Obama will likely draw fire for spelling out that the U.S. military will […]

More Than Two Dozen Zappos Workers Taken To Hospitals

Officials in Bullitt County are trying to determine what made more than 50 workers at the Zappos warehouse fall ill this morning with flu-like symptoms and nausea. Twenty-six were taken to area hospitals. An EMS official tells the Courier-Journal that no one is critically ill. The warehouse is still open and operating. Authorities are investigating […]

Bullitt County Health Department Approves Smoking Ban Appeal

The Bullitt County Board of Health is not giving up its struggle to enact a county-wide smoking ban and has decided to appeal a court decision restricting its power to create and enforce new regulations. Bullitt County Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress ruled earlier this month that the health department could not choose where people […]

Bullitt County Smoking Ban Rejected

A Bullitt County judge says the county health department’s proposed smoking ban is unlawful, implying the department’s decision to enact the ban was Orwellian. Judge Rodney Burress writes in his ruling if the health department can decide who smokes where, it could also decide what time individuals could go to bed. “They said that the […]

Bullitt Fiscal Court to Decide on Shepherdsville Development

The Bullitt County Fiscal Court is deciding on Tuesday whether to allow a developer to build a two-million square-foot project that could bring several jobs to the area. But a local church continues to argue that the development doesn’t fit in the neighborhood. Last week the Shepherdsville City Council denied the option for Red Rock […]

Bullitt County Church Unhappy With Development

A Bullitt County church was able to delay a vote on Tuesday to approve a large development project in its neighborhood. Members from Bardstown Junction Baptist Church filled the Bullitt County Courthouse, which approved a resolution to postpone a vote on whether to allow Red Rock Developments to develop a two-million square foot project nearby. […]

Finding Out about Our Neighbors: Bullitt & Spencer Counties

When you look at a map of Kentucky, there they are, right next to Jefferson County. As a matter of fact, a lot of people who work in Louisville, live in Bullitt or Spencer County. So, can you name the county seats for each? Do you know about any of the issues important to the residents of Bullitt or Spencer County? Wet/dry votes, merged government, meth problems, economic development, issues we often think of as being unique to Louisville are being discussed in our surrounding counties as well. Listen to the Show

The History of Bullitt County

Formed in 1797 from parts of Jefferson and Nelson Counties, Bullitt County got its name from Alexander Scott Bullitt, a political leader In the early days of Kentucky’s statehood. Like many places in our region, the county’s timeline is marred with tragedies – the Civil War, a deadly train wreck in 1917, the 1937 flood that covered much of the land, including Shepherdsville, the county seat. Listen to the Show