Local News

  • Dispatch receives sanctions; restricted in some of its functions

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Problems with how an agency’s oversight board held meetings dating back three years has come back to haunt Bullitt County Central Dispatch.

    On probation because of lack of proper meetings, Bullitt County dispatchers can no longer provide criminal background checks for local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors in the court system.

    With several infractions in the operation of the dispatch over the past year, sanctions have been imposed by the Kentucky State Police, which oversees the issuance of NCIC licenses.

  • Baby shower helps expectant, new parents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It takes a village to raise a child and the Bullitt County Health Department is working to make sure the resources are known about.

    For over 15 years, the health department has organized a community baby shower for expecting parents and parents of children up to 12 months old.

    “The goal is to let pregnant women know about the resources in this county and surrounding counties,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Education Coordinator Liz McGuire said.

  • Man in custody following MW standoff

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Neighbors and students are safe following a police standoff in Mount Washington Tuesday afternoon.

    The Mount Washington Police Department and Louisville Metro Police were dispatched to the scene at an apartment complex on Treva Drive just after noon.

    According to Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty, Mount Washington officers were serving a search warrant based on burglaries that occurred Monday.

  • Campaign launched against distracted driving

     In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign. 

  • Bullitt joins in national observance to highlight Library Week in America

     The Bullitt County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities across the nation in celebration National Library Week.

    Libraries today aren’t only a place of quiet study and a place to check out books but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate, explore new technologies like 3D printing or just relax with friends old and new.

  • Fox Chase officials decide what roads to be resurfaced

     FOX CHASE - Roads will be improved in the city of Fox Chase, but it’s not an invitation to speed up.

    The city council approved a contract with Mago Construction for improvements on four streets.

    At a previous meeting, mayor Owen Taylor divided the council into two groups, asking each to look over bids received by the city and determining the best bid. Both groups suggested the Mago bid, at a price of $74,769.

    Mayo was selected over competing bids from Louisville Paving and R.L. Harrison.

  • Man arrested after standoff in Zoneton

     ZONETON -- A Zoneton man has been charged with three counts after holding law enforcement officials at bay for five hours Monday evening.

    John P. Beard, 42, was charged with wanton endangerment, assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    According to the citation, Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Stave Mill Road around 6:38 p.m. The report was that a man had a sawed-off shotgun in his possession.

  • Former Sunrise counselor charged for second time for improper actions


    ELIZABETHTOWN — For the second time in the past month, a former counselor with Spring Meadows Center in Mount Washington has been arrested.

    Stephanie Jo Emory, 29, of Elizabethtown, was arrested on Thursday in Hardin County.

    Emory has been charged with have a then-14-year-old boy from the residential home to her home in November, according to The News-Enterprise.

    According to the arrest warrant, Emory had sexual relations with the teenager.

  • Narcotics unit makes two major seizures

     The Bullitt County Narcotics Unit made two major busts recently.

    On March 13, detectives conducted an investigation involving the distibution of marijuana.

    They seized 25 pounds of marijuana, three handguns and approximately $4,000.

    At least three individuals are expected to be indicted. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information is available.

    On March 28, three individuals were arrested after a major bust.

  • Birthday Salute to Brenton Seeders

     Several hundred individuals of all ages and from all parts of the county converged on the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football field that Brenton Scott Seeders loved to play on.

    In honor of Brenton’s eighth birthday, family and friends let off balloons in his honor.

    The Mount Washington Colt competitor died suddenly on Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of seven. He was a second grader at Freedom Elementary.