Local News

  • Ramp closures on I-65 this weekend

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of two ramp closures this weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    These ramp closures are part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65

    Two ramps will be closed for repairs this weekend at the interchange with KY 61 in Lebanon Junction (Exit 105).  This work was originally scheduled for mid-January, but had to be postponed due to a winter snow storm.

  • Deputy EMA director dies; funeral arrangements set

     Les Bandy, Bullitt County Emergency Management deputy director, died early Friday morning following an accident on Highway 44 West late Thursday afternoon.

    EMA public information officer Mike Riordan said Bandy passed away after midnight at University of Louisville Hospital.

    Bandy was injured when his Emergency Services vehicle left the roadway, flipping several times according to a witness.

  • BC cheerleaders OK after early Thursday morning accident

    No one was injured as a bus carrying Bullitt Central cheerleaders to competition in Florida was involved in an accident near Atlanta.

  • KYTC District 5 Crews Pre-Treating Roadways to Prepare for Next Round of Winter Weather

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall this evening.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day.

  • Three departments contain garage fire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three fire departments worked together to contain a garage fire near the Shepherdsville city limits Tuesday morning.

    Nichols Fire units first responded to a structure fire located at the 900 block of Chillicoop Rd. around 10:30 a.m.

    Eventually units from Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire were also dispatched to help contain the blaze.

    Nichols Fire chief W.D. Coy said firefighters were able to contain the fire to just the structure, a garage/shed behind a residence.

  • Mudd's efforts to provide extension earns recognition across Kentucky

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--After teaching for more than 30 years, Shepherdsville resident Delores Mudd was looking for a way to stay busy again.

    “In that August when school started back, I didn't know what to do with myself,” she said.

    But then Mudd found the Bullitt County Extension Office, specifically the Bullitt County Homemakers, where she has been active in for 14 years.

  • Brooks, Crossroads, Pleasant Grove receive math achievement funding

     Brooks, Crossroads and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools have been awarded Mathematic Achievement Funds.

    Each school will receive $41,000 per year with the grants renewable for two years for a total of $246,000 in funding among the three schools.

    Brooks Principal Cheri Lineweaver said having the Math Achievement funds over the past seven years has helped to provide quality math instruction.

  • Bernheim Forest is busy with activities throughout February

    CLERMONT– From individuals to families, and pollywogs to seniors, there is something for everyone at Bernheim this February. In addition to regularly scheduled activities and programs, Bernheim is kicking off its newest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series as well as offering a romantic Valentine Dinner for couples celebrating the holiday.

    Details on these two offerings and all of the month’s great programs and activities are below:

  • Protection provided despite lack of formal contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For three hours, some of which turned out to be a bit combative, attorneys from two fire factions were at odds.

  • Hatfield retires after 27 years

     CLERMONT -- With 27 years of service to the community, Julius Hatfield has retired from the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.