Local News

  • Financing approved for radio project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With fiscal court approving a project to modernize its emergency radio communications system, the next step is how to fund the $4.5 million project.

    That answer was secured Tuesday and came with a savings of nearly $400,000 over the life of the 10-year financing.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a financing package with Chase Bank for $4.6 million.

    Magistrate Gary Lawson recommended the county talk with Joe Lakofka, a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclair & Associates, to look at financing options on the project.

  • SNOW and ICE

     Winter has already sent cold weather to the county but on Friday it sent a little snow.

    While city, county and state workers were clearing streets on Saturday, it was a time for some sledding at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Bullitt County Public Schools closed on Friday and again on Tuesday due to the severe weather (Monday was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

    The cold snap will continue throughout the week, with temperatures in the single digits mid-week, accompanied by wind chills below zero.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 14, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Chase starts in Shepherdsville, ends in Indiana

      With the help of six other agencies, two men were apprehended in southern Indiana after beginning a chase in Shepherdsville.

    At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, Shepherdsville officers with the Street Crimes Unit attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the area of Preston Highway and Conestoga Parkway.

    Passenger Charles Kerr exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.

    However, the driver, Kenneth Morley, fled northbound on Preston Highway. The local officers continued their pursuit as Morley continued into Jefferson County.

  • Tipton selected to serve on House transportation panel

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, has been appointed to the House Standing Committee on Transportation by Republican House Majority Leadership.

  • Officials write letter for Bogard stoplight

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — If the state transportation cabinet has no plans to install a traffic signal, it might as well take back the new turn lanes being installed on Highway 44 at Bogard Lane.

    That’s the viewpoint of John Todd, who faces the daily battles to get from Bogard Lane onto Highway 44.

    Those using Bogard Lane and Lloyd Lane have been upset since state officials announced that the traffic signal is not a certainty. It will take another study following the installation of the left turn lanes to determine is the signal is warranted.

  • Record low score leads to closure of restaurant in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A low health inspection score has resulted in a suspended permit for a popular Mount Washington lunch stop. 

    The Grand Buffet and Grill, located at 138 East Brooke Court in Mount Washington, was ordered by the Bullitt County Health Department to cease operation after receiving a 28 percent during an inspection.

    The health department received a complaint call from the Mount Washington Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 9, about some potentially severe food safety violations.

  • Moving firms admit to overcharging government

     HILLVIEW --- Three area moving companies, including two in northern Bullitt County, have been cited for overcharging the U.S. Government for relocating members of the armed services.

    The owners of the three companies have agreed in U.S. District Court to pay over $264,800 in civil penalties and damages.

    Lynn Moving and Storage and Shadowens Moving and Storage Co., both located in Hillview, and E-Town Moving and Storage Inc., located in Elizabethtown, and their individual owners, have admitted violating the False Claims Act.

  • Health department has tried to help improve local scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Visitors to local restaurants may have seen some low scores recently.

    And health officials have been trying to help restaurant owners improve those scores.

    Environmentalist Chad Lynch said the Bullitt County Public Health Department has been running behind as a vacancy still remains unfilled.

    During a recent meeting of the health board, Lynch said three food conferences were held that particular week with operators and their employees.

  • Rezoning could open up more commercial development on new Preston Highway

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Along the new Preston Highway, there has been just one request for a zoning change to commercial.

    Make that two now.

    Brookland Realty has proposed turning an existing residential tract into a commercial venture.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing the applicants, said that the property would be south of Hebron Lane and west of Preston Highway. Currently, there is a home on the property.