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  • Police seek Wal-Mart burglar i.d.

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police on Friday, Jan. 27:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your assistance in identifying this person.

    On January 14, 2017 at about 6:50am the person in the photo is alleged to have entered a car and stole several items in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

    Should you have information on who this person is please call (502) 921-1000.

  • Grants to provide two additional CASA workers

     Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

    We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

    There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

  • Family, friends show their loves as Daugherty retires from YMCA

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.

  • New Hope looking for new facility in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

  • Bullitt EDA to expand efforts to bring message to potential developers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- John Snider can’t go across the country promoting the virtues of economic development in Bullitt County.

    But, he can be part of the bigger picture.

    Having attended about half of the 16 trips with Kentucky United, Snider would like to have the opportunity to have an even bigger role in 2017.

    And the members of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority agree.

    Previously committing $6,250 to Kentucky United, the board approved spending up to $8,400 for Snider to attend more trips.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 15, 2017

    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.

  • Bad behavior costs animal control officer four days off from his job without pay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A month after his actions at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter were questioned by a number of citizens, Mark Williams will return to work on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after being suspended for four days.
        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts suspended Williams without pay from Jan. 10-13.
        In her letter of suspension on Jan. 9, Roberts said that Williams was being suspended due to insuborination.

  • Police warn of scams that hit community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Phone scams are nothing new but the Mount Washington Police Department warns of recent ones that include sending bail money for grandchildren or sending tax money to claim a new Mercedes.

    Detective Dan Kelty stated he received a call at the end of December from a resident who was called in November about a grandchild being in jail.

  • Two arrested as over $5,500 in crystal methamphetamine seized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first major drug bust of the new year came just two days into 2017.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force seized around $5,500 worth of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that concluded on Jan. 2.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, detectives with the task force stopped Jonathon Wayne Ernspiker Sr.

    Ernspiker, 34, of Shepherdsville, was wanted on a parole violation at the time of the traffic stop.