Local News

  • DUI Checkpoints begin this week

     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.

    Last year, Kentucky recorded over 4,700 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 139 deaths and more than 2,400 injuries.

    For more information, contact the sheriff’s department at 543-2514.

  • Rear end collision on I-65 N. leaves E-town man hospitalized

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A three-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 North left an Elizabethtown man hospitalized and traffic stalled for more than an hour Thursday afternoon.

    Dep. Tim Waters of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said Kevin Snider was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with what appeared to be leg and head injuries.

  • Bardstown woman injured in rollover accident on Mount Washington Bypass

                MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown woman was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident on the Mount Washington Bypass Wednesday afternoon.

                Emergency responders were dispatched to the rollover accident at the bypass and Old Bardstown Road just north of the Mount Washington city limits shortly after 3 p.m.

  • Truck accident fatal to Ohio man

                SHEPHERDSVILLE – An Ohio man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on I-65 Wednesday morning.

                John Fox, 55, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after the accident, which occurred around 6 a.m. at the I-65 S. exit 112 ramp in Bullitt County, according to Sgt. Charlie Mann of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Gross makes two hours last lifetime

     HILLVIEW - Two hours. It was the amount of time the oncologist gave Rebecca Coy Gross to go home and kiss her children goodbye; the time that would lapse before she was put in isolation for chemotherapy. If she waited any longer, her doctor could not guarantee any chance of survival. 

  • Emergency crews rescue missing toddler

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A Bullitt County toddler was found wandering in a wooded area shortly after she was reported missing Tuesday morning.

    Det. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler, who was identified only as a 2-year-old female, was reported missing at 10:45 a.m.

    The toddler’s father reportedly left the house around 9:45 a.m. without waking the child or the mother. 

    The father came home an hour later to find the mother still asleep and the child missing, according to Murdoch. 

  • Railroad Avenue residents look for city to clean up run down properties

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Fed up with the state of Railroad Avenue, Lori Hawkins recently went before the Lebanon Junction City Council to see if something could be done to clean up the street that runs parallel to the CSX railroad line near downtown Lebanon Junction.

     Hawkins, who was joined by a handful of her neighbors for the council’s April regular meeting, told city officials the street was lined with abandoned homes that have burned or fallen into disrepair.

  • Beautification on Hwy. 245 may soon begin

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – More than six years after local officials began seeking funding to enhance Bullitt County’s Interstate 65 exit 112 interchange, work on a $600,000 beautification project could begin in the next few weeks.

    During the March regular meeting of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, Tourism Director Troy Beam said the money and plans are in place.

    All that’s left is getting the state’s final OK.

  • Program gets helping HANDS from local Dairy Queen

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - A national restaurant chain extended a helping hand to a local parental organization.

                The Shepherdsville Dairy Queen location hosted a special fundraiser Apr. 4, allowing 10 percent of all proceeds during a three-hour period to be donated toward the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program.

  • Woman's Club look for ways to clean up area

     CLERMONT - Several weeks ago, a Bullitt County Women's Club member approached Lori Puchino, the Conservation Committee Chairman, about a confrontation she had in the grocery store. The woman witnessed a man throw his trash on the ground outside the store, and asked him to pick it up. He told her no, because "they have people in the city to do that for me."
     As she repeated this story at the Women's Club meeting on April 9, Puchino spoke with passion, her eyes lighting up at the opportunity to make a change.