Local News

  • MW Police search for suspicious driver

     UPDATE (10-1, 4:30 p.m.): The Mount Washington Police Department has released the following update on the suspect:

    A victim identified the car in the photos taken by a security camera as the suspect's car.

  • Wall Street Park will be busy as annual festival set for Leb. Junction

    Fall into autumn this weekend at the 2015 Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    Warm up your Friday night with a chili cook-off at the fire department from 5-6. Afterwards, enjoy a musical performance by “Smoke” from 7-11. while the kids bounce for $10 in the inflatables sponsored by S.O. Construction and the Wall Street Park.

  • SE Bullitt ISO improvements could help on insurance costs

     CLERMONT -- With all the negative things surrounding the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, there might be a silver lining.

    And that silver lining could provide a bit more green in the pockets of property owners in the fire tax district.

    Southeast Bullitt became the third fire department to see a reduction in the International Standards Organization (ISO) classification rating.

    By virtue of going from a Class 6 to a Class 4, property owners in the district could see a reduction in their insurance premiums.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 21

    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.


  • The Who postpone 2015 North American Tour

     THE WHO confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.

  • Salute to the First Responders in Honor of 9-11

     Once again this year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to honor the first responders during a time to remember the events of 9-11.

    The North Bullitt JROTC presented the colors and Donna Burke sang the National Anthem.

    Bill Laird organized the event and each of the local agencies were presented a special flag of  honor.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker. He related his experiences of the affects of the terrorist attack, including insight from a family member.

  • Beckner continues winning ways at Kentucky State Fair contests

     CLERMONT - Despite years of success and numerous awards, even John Beckner can branch out.

    Beckner is known for his efforts in creating wooden toy models. Each year one of his creations appears in competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The 2015 edition of the state fair included a Beckner model with a Best of Show ribbon attached. It was Beckner’s third consecutive award.

    The icing on the cake this year was Beckner’s first appearance in the Bullitt County Fair competition, where he also earned top honors.

  • Garage damaged in residental fire

      A fire destroyed a residential garage in Shepherdsville on Wednesday afternoon.

    The call was placed around 4:00 p.m. for 210 Beechcliff Circle.

    Shepherdsville police arrived within a minute of the call and ensured the property was vacant and the road was clear. No injuries were reported.

    According to Shepherdsville Officer Ken Bernardi, the home renters first tried to put out the fire with a garden hose, but called for help when they were unsuccessful.

  • Entries accepted for writing, art contest on conservation

     LOUISVILLE -- Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

    This contest encourages Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

  • Parks board looks for support to pay for plan for fields by Roby

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A sports enthusiast and participant his entire life, local businessman Jim White has his own vision of the “field of dreams” in Bullitt County.

    Having seen the excitement at the Bullitt County Parks facility many years ago behind the old Roby Elementary, White would like to see if that could be recaptured.

    As chairman of the Bullitt County Parks Board, White is hoping that fiscal court will seriously look at allowing the organization an opportunity to examine what might be possible at the current facility.