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  • MW motorcyclist killed in Spencer Co. accident

     A Saturday afternoon motorcycle ride through Spencer County turned tragic for a Mount Washington man who was killed after hitting a passenger car head on. 

    James D. Anderson, 40, of Mount Washington, was traveling northbound on Ky. 31 E around 1:20 p.m. with his wife, Constance "Connie" Anderson, when he came around a curve and struck a white box trailer being pulled by Louis Medley Jr., of Bardstown, Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Damon Jewell said. 

  • Cincinnati truck driver target of train derailment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A joint investigation by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department and CSX police could lead to an individual being indicted for his role in the June 30 train derailment in Brooks.

  • MW man dies in two-vehicle accident

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A Mount Washington man died on Sunday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by another motorist.

  • ROADWORK: Week of July 4

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of July 4:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

  • Hebron Estates looking for male robbing area garages

     HEBRON ESTATES - Summertime weather and a faltering economy has led to a new style of home burglary in the county’s north end.

  • Sewer rates will ‘only’ see 66% hike in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The good news for customers of the Shepherdsville sewer system is that the proposed 93 percent rate increases did not receive approval.

  • Off Track

    HILLVIEW - Neighbors and emergency workers remember all too clearly what happened in January 2007.

  • Local man hospitalized following motorcycle accident on Hwy. 61

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man was hospitalized after a Friday afternoon crash on Highway 61 near Beech Grove Road.
        Shepherdsville police and fire units responded to the scene around 2 p.m., just after a motorcycle and a vehicle collided.
        Officer Brent Dawson of the Shepherdsville Police Department said it appeared the motorcycle was south bound on Highway 61 when the driver tried to go around a vehicle that was also traveling south.

  • KSP enforces zero-tolerance during holiday weekend

     The Kentucky State Police will increase enforcement efforts over the Fourth of July holiday weekend throughout the Commonwealth.

    KSP is making an effort to reduce highway fatalities. A "zero-tolerance" policy will target impaired drivers.

    During the official Fourth of July four-day holiday period in 2010, 1,237 crashes in Kentucky, resulting in seven fatalities.

    Of those accidents, sixty-six of were alcohol-related, resulting 52 injuries and one fatality.

  • UPDATE: Train derails in Brooks

     UPDATE (07/01, 5 p.m.): Emergency officials announced that Highway 1020 should be reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon.

    The section of track involved in Thursday's derailment would again be open to train traffic as of Friday evening.

    Huber Station Rd., along the east side of the tracks, remains closed to thru traffic.

    All damaged rail cars were removed from the tracks and from Highway 1020. Crews with CSX, R. J. Corman and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continued working on Friday to repair damages.