Local News

  • KYTC: Temporary W. Blue Lick closure Thursday night

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2673 (West Blue Lick Road) in Bullitt County.

    This roadway will be closed this evening between Highland Boulevard and Pryor Valley Road (mile points 1.5 to 2.0) due to pipe replacement.

    This closure is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 22 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.

  • Meter theft turns into meth charge

     HILLVIEW - An investigation into theft charges turned into something much more.

    Roland Ritter, 37, has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, four counts of wanton endangerment on police officers, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, theft of services and theft of an electric meter.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office assisted Salt River Electric personel with an investigation of stolen electric meters.

  • Porter remembered for his drive to succeed, dedication to higher education in Kentucky

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - From humble beginnings, J. Chester Porter built himself into a very successful businessman and attorney.

    On Monday, Porter died at the age of 73.

    The native of Greenfield, Ind., came to Bullitt County in 1966 after securing his law degree from the University of Louisville.

    Over the course of the next 48 years, Porter would grow from being a successful attorney into a political leader and then an entrepreneur with interests such as banking and horse racing.

  • Wooldridge, Greenwell score primary wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a different look when the new term begins in January.

  • Ellis, Portman to face off for mayor’s seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It will be the incumbent against a councilmember in the race for mayor of the city of Shepherdsville in the fall.

  • Belcher will have chance to return; Webber wins party nomination

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Linda Belcher will have an opportunity to return to Frankfort.

  • Local agencies part of Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign

     LOUISVILLE - Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. 

    Law enforcement agencies in Louisville and surrounding counties are joining the 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization on May 19 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

    The Shepherdsville Police Department will participate in the program locally.

  • Fire strikes home in northern Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - A family dwelling was heavily damaged during a Tuesday afternoon structure fire.

    No one was injured during the event at 204 Symmetric Street. The fire was reported around 12:30 p.m., according to Zoneton Fire marshal Kevin Moulton.

    The house received severe structural damage with heavy smoke on one side. Moulton said high winds caused additional issues for firefighters.

    Moulton said the residence received heavy damages. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to avoid reaching other nearby houses.

  • Marvin Avenue, Big Valley grant for sewer work could be in jeopardy

    BROOKS -- Funding has been appropriated to Bullitt County to extend sewer service to two areas of the community.

  • Unlimited Adventure Camp at Crooked Creek

    CLERMONT - Some of the best weather in years made for sunny smiles at the Scouting Unlimited Adventure Camp.

    The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council sponsors a camp every spring and fall to allow area students an opportunity to know what it's like to experience the outdoors.

    The camp is hosted at Camp Crooked Creek, near Bernheim Forest, at the Harry S. Frazier Scout Reservation. Students from Bullitt and surrounding counties are invited to participate.