Local News

  • Historic number of major resurfacing projects slated

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County motorists will see a lot of roadwork occurring over the next year.

    “This is Bullitt County’s year,” said Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the Fifth District Department of Transportation. “Congratulations.”

    Bullock was in Shepherdsville last week to outline plans for spending over $1.4 million in rural secondary road projects.

    Bullock said the state will take $323,400 for regular maintenance on the 72 miles of highway which falls under the rural secondary road program.

  • National Day of Prayer

      Despite a persistent rain, around 100 people came out to celebrate the National Day of Prayer in Shepherdsville City Park.

    For more photos from the event, click here.

  • Truck stuck at train overpass

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A tractor-trailer wedged underneath the CSX Railroad overpass at Highway 480 EX Wednesday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police Ofc. Joseph Overton said the driver was apparently following GPS directions back to Interstate 65 when he attempted to cross under the tracks at about 1 p.m.

    According to Overton, the driver, Nuritdin Jurgev, was traveling from Cedar Grove Road up to Preston Highway, then tried to find his way back to I-65 northbound.

    The trailer contained 25,000 pounds of DVDs, or about a half-full trailer, Overton said.

  • Mount Washington farmer provides lettuce, strawberries for the Derby

     LOUISVILLE -- May has finally arrived, and soon we’ll hear the much anticipated pounding of the hooves.

    The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is here.

    For the fourth year in a row, the smells at the track include the delicious aromas of Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson.

    Danielson, in his fourth year as executive chef and his seventh year with Levy Restaurants in Louisville, is committed to buying local foods and supporting farmers in Kentucky.

  • Man struck, killed as he walked along rail tracks

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A man was struck and killed Saturday afternoon as he walked along the railroad tracks in southern Bullitt County.

    According to chief deputy Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Dewayne Collett, 48, of Horsefly Hollow, was walking along the train tracks near Highway 61 and Bardstown Junction.

    Deputies responded to the call that a person had been struck.

    Cook said the victim was walking from Shepherdsville south toward his home when the incident occurred at 2:52 p.m. on Saturday.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 30, 2017

     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.


  • Jail gets OK to hire P-T to help with EPOs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County jailer Martha Knox thought the plan to handle the electronic emergency protective orders taken out by victims would work.

    However, her plan to pay staff members a set fee to come back into the office when needed to handle those orders is not working.

    To deal with the situation, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to allow Knox to hire three part-time employees whose only duties would be to come in, when needed, to assist victims.

    No matter the time needed to complete the electronic filing, the person would be paid $50.

  • Monnie Goetz enjoys her time on track at Churchill Downs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Monnie Goetz has always known she belonged on a racetrack.

    And every Kentucky Derby for the past 31 years, that’s exactly where she’s been.

    The self-employed Mount Washington resident is the “pony person” on the track, hired by trainers to escort horses to the gate.

    “As soon as they leave the paddock at the Kentucky Derby, they come into our hands,” she said. “We make sure they get to the gate and hand them off to the assistant starter.”

  • County cleanup days later in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the most anticipated and most appreciated county service will be a little later this spring.

    But, don’t fret, the Bullitt County cleanup days will be held again this spring.

    Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said the dates have been moved back to May to avoid some conflicts in dates.

    Cleanup days are scheduled from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Paroquet Springs hosts health fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.