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  • Cable Barrier Installation to Begin on Interstate 65

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office in Louisville advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on Interstate 65 in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties.

    Work is scheduled to begin July 16th on installation of median cable barriers on seven mile section of Interstate 65.  The new barriers will extend from just north of KY 44 in Bullitt County to three-quarters of a mile north of I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County (mile points 116.9 to 123.9).

  • Woman claims man ‘took’ sex for service

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A local mechanic was arrested after being accused of forcing sex upon a Mount Washington teen in exchange for automotive repair work.

    Wesley Bryson of Mount Washington was taken into custody shortly after someone reported that the 66-year-old had raped a 19-year-old girl at his Mount Washington repair shop a few hours before police arrived on the scene at Flatlick Road early Wednesday morning. 

  • Crime in the County

     Continuing for the next several months, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the Mount Washington, Hillview, Shepherdsville, Pioneer Village and Lebanon Junction police departments, will be conducting DUI safety checkpoints at various locations throughout the county.

  • Kosair Charities joins CASA drive to help children

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It began innocently enough several years ago.

  • Every tree tells dry, hot story at Bernheim

     CLERMONT - Dry, hard dirt — parched from the lack of rain in Kentucky recently — didn’t stop Bernheim Arboretum employees and Governor’s Scholar students from working up a sweat to dig holes on Tuesday morning. 

  • Shepherdsville man on run since November apprehended in home in Grayson County

     CLARKSON  – On Sunday, July 8,  at approximately 8:05 p.m., troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown  Post 4 Troopers arrived at a residence on Peonia Road in Grayson County.

    Troopers were following up on a tip that a Hardin County escapee was at the residence.

    After a brief standoff with troopers, Lonnie R. Coy surrendered without incident.  He was the only occupant of the residence and was arrested at 8:25 p.m.

  • Midday 44 accident stops traffic

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A driver was injured after his car left the roadway on Highway 44 East near the city limits.

    A maroon Ford Fusion was headed eastbound on 44 when it left the right side of the roadway, crossing over a driveway at the 2800 block.

    The Fusion knocked over a mailbox and flipped to a stop in the front yard.

    The driver, a white male, was transported from the scene by Bullitt County EMS with minor injuries.

    The accident occurred just after noon on Tuesday. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 9

     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.

  • Church youth director faces charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A youth director at a local church is behind bars in the Bullitt County Detention Center facing multiple counts of sodomy and sexual abuse.

  • State looking for private well owners to request testing of groundwater

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is seeking permission from owners and/or users of private drinking water wells statewide to obtain groundwater samples.