Local News

  • Cold weather anticipated overnight

     The National Weather Service is forecasting single-digit temperature readings overnight into Wednesday morning.

    Bullitt County and surrounding areas received 1-2 inches of snow accumulation on Tuesday, though warmer afternoon temperatures melted most of the covering.

    Strong winds will continue into Tuesday evening, along with a drop in temperatures into the teens, causing potentially hazardous driving conditions and low wind chill readings. Overnight lows are expected at about 8 degrees, with wind chills down to -1.

  • AG warns of Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

     FRANKFORT – Winners of the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes do not receive phone calls about their prizes.

    And Attorney General Andy Beshear wants to stress this fact as a safeguard to Kentucky seniors and consumers who are being inundated by imposters attempting to scam them out of their money.

  • Twin siblings return to place of birth in observance of their 70th birthday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Jan. 13, twin siblings Morris E. McCubbins and Marcella McCubbins Hale will celebrate 70 years of life together.

    In honor of the occasion, they decided to return to the place where it all began.

    Seated at a window near the back of the Ridgway Memorial Library, they both reminisced as they looked across Joe B. Hall Avenue toward the building where they were both born on Jan. 13, 1946.

    The building, which dates back more than 100 years, is most commonly known as the Trunnell House.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Winter Weather

     LOUISVILLE – With unseasonably warm temperatures during the month of December, many folks have been wondering when snow would finally arrive in the Louisville area. That time may come this weekend with light snow forecasted for the region on Sunday.

  • Busy time for firefighters

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Following a cold week, the Shepherdsville Fire Department had things heat up with two runs on Thursday afternoon.

    The agency first responded to a residential fire at the home of Morris and Barbara Longacre located on Arrow Creek Rd. at 12:11 p.m.

    According to SFD chief Layne Troutman, Southeast Bullitt Fire was initially dispatched, though the area was annexed into Shepherdsville a few months ago. He said both departments arrived simultaneously and worked together.

  • Drako becomes Hillview’s newest officer in its battle against drugs

      HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.

  • No lack of excitement as 2015 drew to a close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The pace of events in the final six months of 2015 did not slow down in Bullitt County.

    Some of the players from the first part of the year remained in the news but some of the focus changed.


    From a more criminal look through June, economic development played a bigger role to finish out 2015.

    In July, Bullitt County was named by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as having the highest percentage of job growth since 2009.

  • Dishon admission, Southeast Bullitt biggest news in first half of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is never a dull moment in Bullitt County.

    Looking back on 2015 had so many events that we have divided the year in half.

    There are no such things as the top stories of the year. There will be no ranking. Instead, we will relive some of the moments of 2015 with today’s collectionrunning from January through June.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Department closed out 2014 as a hot topic of discussion. And it took just the second day of the new year to throw gasoline onto an already simmering fire.

  • SPD seeking tips on trailer owner

    The Shepherdsville Police Department recently recovered a large industrial trailer and need help in locating the owner.

    If you have information in regards to the trailer please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000.

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile located

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department have located a missing juvenile that was reported missing on Dec. 23.

    The department thanked the community for its assistance in locating 17-year-old Jericho Moore.