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Local News

  • New notification system to warn area of trouble

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the middle of the night.

        You are in a deep sleep.

        Unbeknownst to you, there is a line of thunderstorms approaching with some potentially dangerous winds.

        You don’t have a weather radio.

        What will happen to you and your family?

        In the near future, there will be a way to instantly notify the entire county of any potentially dangerous situations.

  • Sign of the time in Fox Chase: no soliticing door-to-door

        FOX CHASE - “No solicitation” signs have been distributed to all Fox Chase houses.

        Council members discussed the process of discouraging solicitation throughout the city during the September city business meeting.

        Signs were sent out with the city newsletter; Individual homeowners had the option to place the signs near their front doors.

        Some residents and council members mentioned still receiving home visits from solicitors in recent days, some after signs were posted.

  • MW teen killed in ATV accident

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -  A local teen was pronounced dead late Tuesday afternoon following an All Terrain Vehicle accident on the corner of Flatlick Road and Wales Run Road.

        Lt. Col. Larry Coy of the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office said 18-year-old Matthew Mullins was riding an ATV up and down Flatlick Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle before running into a utility pole guard wire.

  • National focus on getting rid of old prescription pills works

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the war on drugs rages in the streets and abroad, a recent phenomena has brought the front lines into American homes where some of the most dangerous and commonly used drugs can be found by simply opening the medicine cabinet.

        With prescription drug abuse becoming the fastest growing drug problem in  the country, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently began a National Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft.

  • Mobile home and two sheds destroyed by fire

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – A mobile home and two sheds along Ridge Road were left in ruins on Friday afternoon following a fire.    

        Southeast Bullitt and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene around 2:00 p.m. according to Bullitt County Dispatch.

        Southeast Fire Asst. Chief Erik Butler said the mobile home and both the sheds were total losses; fortunately, no one was in any of the structures.

  • Caple selected police chief in Hillview

        HILLVIEW - A 12-year veteran of the Hillview Police Department has been selected as the new chief.

        Glenn Caple, who has served in law enforcement the past 18 years, was selected by Hillview mayor Jim Eadens to take control over the police department.

        Aaron Yates resigned for another position in law enforcement after serving the past two years as Hillview’s chief.

  • District jury clear man of sexual misconduct

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt District Court jury recently acquitted a man charged with two counts of sexual misconduct.

        The six-member jury panel deliberated for nearly an hour before acquitting Nathaniel Hardy on the two misdemeanor accounts.

        Hardy was charged for a Feb. 18, 2009, incident in northern Bullitt County. He also faces a felony charge on another incident involving his involvement with a teenage girl in Pioneer Village.

  • MW looking to get something done on lot

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - On the corner of First Street and Old Bardstown Road there’s an abandoned fuel station that has stood unoccupied for so long the sign in front of it advertises gasoline for $1.84 a gallon.

        For more than five years Code Enforcement Officer Mike Bowen has received several complaints about the property’s poor maintenance and he’s not the only one.

        City Council members have been inundated with complaints as well.

  • Tourist numbers rebounding in mid-year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission members appeared pleased during their September meeting as they received some encouraging numbers.

        August reports on Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, general tourism, hotels and restaurants showed some improvement compared to the past few years, which tourism officials indicated may be a sign of recovery.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 18

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 18:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance.