Local News

  • Two men arrested for stealing supplies from Homearama

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two men were not in the Rivercrest subdivision on Sunday morning to look at the new residences which would be part of the upcoming Homearama.

    Instead, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force detectives say that the men were actually stealing building materials from the construction site.

    On Sunday, detectives stopped a truck leaving the Rivercrest subdivision in Mount Washington.

    Upon doing a consent search of the vehicle, they found the stolen construction material.

  • Plenty of fireworks this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be fireworks flying a little early this year for Bullitt Countians.

    The annual event that has combined the Shepherdsville City Fair and the Bullitt Blast will be held June 30-July 2 at the First Street Park.

    According to Zoneton Trowel Club Secretary Harlen Compton, the largest fireworks show in Bullitt County will start at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Saturday as a finale for the Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

  • Options Unlimited moving forward after theft of van

     HILLVIEW - Options Unlimited is now back to offering full unlimited options for its clients.

    The organization that provides day programs and job opportunity assistance for people with disabilities has a new transport van, replacing a van that was stolen from the property in April.

    The wheelchair-accessible van, used to assist clients to and from various jobs and programs, was taken on a Saturday afternoon from the Options location on Castlerock Drive.

  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • Mother Nature continues to play role in county fair attendance

        CLERMONT -- Mother Nature may have yet again played a role in a county fair that saw a dip in its normal attendance numbers.
        “We don’t have an exact total yet, but we had around 10,000 people total,” said Bullitt County Fair president Jimmy Anderson.
        While 10,000 is more than last year’s rain-drenched attendance, Anderson said it is still starkly smaller than previous fairs during his tenure.

  • Oldham man charged with child sex exploitation

     LA GRANGE  On June 23, 2016, at approximately 10:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 5-Campbellsburg, arrested Daniel C. Swart, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Bullitt Blast Dash set for July 4

     The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.

  • Sheriff's department searches for missing girl

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help in locating a missing Mount Washington girl.

    Sarah Beth Patton, 16, was last seen at her home on Monday, June 20, at 10 p.m. wearing a tie-dye t-shirt, blue jean cut-off shorts and white Converse sneakers.

    She was carrying a black, sequined bag. She is 5’0” and 120 pounds. She has a belly ring and a burn scar on her left arm.

  • State officials work together to prevent Zika Virus

      FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks to inform residents about the risks of exposure to the Zika virus through mosquito bites and how to stay safe in the outdoors throughout the spring and summer season.

  • Confiscated money provides sheriff way to lease new task force vehicles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Drug Task Force has an opportunity to generate revenue from its work.

    However, that seized money and proceeds from confiscated items can only be used for certain things in the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    And sometimes it takes months and years to get a case settled in circuit court so that the seized and confiscated items can become possessions of the sheriff’s office.