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Local News

  • Local girls helps raise funds for special group

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After returning home from church camp last summer, 10-year-old Rachel Toll was inspired to help those with Down syndrome.

  • Oil spill causes accident, interstate closure

     BELMONT - An oil spill was the cause of a multi-vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    Three tractor-trailers and three passenger cars were involved in the event between mile markers 109 and 110 shortly before 11 a.m., according to Bullitt County Emergency Management public information officer Mike Riordan.

    The accident was caused when one semi "blew his turbo" and spilled oil, said Bullitt County Emergency Management deputy director Les Bandy.

  • New chief for MW Fire Department

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After serving 13 years as chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District, Michael Dooley made way for the district’s new chief on Jan. 1. 

  • County to assist sheriff’s drug task force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force ceased in its original form, sheriff David Greenwell’s office took over a restructured agency.

  • You can help pick county’s tree

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the selection of a signature tree provide a boost in tourism in Bullitt County?

  • Alabama man turns himself in to MWPD after fleeing scene of alleged stabbing

                MOUNT WASHINGTON – An Alabama man was arrested in Mount Washington Sunday after allegedly stabbing his aunt to death in Tuscaloosa, Ala. three days earlier.

                Mount Washington Police apprehended Kevin Stines, 34, at the Five Star Food Mart near Highway 44 and the 31E Bypass.

     The suspect called Bullitt County Dispatch around 2:35 p.m. to turn himself in for domestic related charges, according to MWPD chief Roy Daugherty.

  • Conservation district sponsors dead animal removal program funding in Bullitt County

    The Bullitt County Conservation District in cooperation with the KY Division of Conservation sponsor this service.  There will be a $10 co-pay per cow and $20 co-pay per horse.
     
    We have a contract with Bluegrass Recycling Services Animal Pick-Up out of Winchester, KY.  Provided hereby agrees to pick up dead livestock within the territorial boundaries of the County.
     
    Livestock shall include but not be limited to cattle, horses, hogs, ostrich, llamas, goats and sheep.   No skunks!
     

  • Hillview looks to improve police pay

                HILLVIEW - Police chief Glenn Caple is having a problem and he’s looking to the city council for some possible assistance.

                And the council may have provided some temporary relief.

                To attract and retain police officers, Caple said there are benefits which must be provided, including salary.

  • Topics thought buried resurface for members of Fox Chase council

                FOX CHASE - It appeared to be a dreamy white Christmas at the Fox Chase December council meeting with a former mayor in attendance.

                Unfortunately, another avalanche of controversy filled the room.

                Former mayor and council member Alice White spoke at the meeting in regards to the city's loss of a police contract and a snow removal contract with Pioneer Village.

  • Wines from county part of inauguration

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County was featured as part of this year's traditional Kentucky Gubernatorial Inauguration festivities.

                Two local wines were selected among the three served during the official inauguration dinner honoring Gov. Steve Beshear.

                MillaNova Winery in Mt. Washington was honored with the selection of its Cabernet Savignon red wine, while Brooks Hill Winery was represented with its Vidal Blanc white wine.