Local News

  • ROADWORK: Week of July 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of July 30:

    Bullitt County:

  • One injured in 44 accident

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One person was injured in a two-car accident Monday morning on Highway 44 West.

    Bullitt County EMS transported a patient to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South with minor injuries.

    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. when a driver leaving the El Nopal Restaurant in a Honda Accord turned left, colliding with a BMW headed westbound.

    No other injuries were reported. Shepherdsville Fire and Police units also responded along with EMS.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE - After the rain and thunderstorms that swept through Bullitt County yesterday, according to State Forestry officials and local fire officials, the risk of uncontrolled fires from open burning has been tremendously reduced.

    Based on their recommendations, County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts has rescinded the Executive Order banning opening burning throughout Bullitt County, effective immediately.

    However, the EPA Burning ban remains in effect, which means any open burning is limited to campfires and cooking fires.

  • Health department services shift due to budget

     Recent changes in state budget allocations to local health departments is creating the need for changes in policies. 

  • Child drowns in residential pool

     ZONETON - A two-year-old child drowned after being retrieved from a swimming pool Wednesday night.

    The child, a resident of the Camp Taylor neighborhood in Louisville, was attending a pool party at the 2500 block of Zoneton Road.

    Bullitt County Sheriffs, Zoneton Fire and Bullitt County EMS units responded to the residence around 8:30 p.m., said Bullitt County Sheriffs Det. Scotty McGaha.

    According to McGaha, children had been swimming but were back inside the residence. At some point they noticed the child was not among them.

  • Governor signs three bills dealing with NRA issues

     FRANKFORT – Three bills backed by the National Rifle Association and supported by Rep. Linda Belcher (D - Shepherdsville) were ceremoniously signed into law last week by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    These pieces of legislation were designed to shore up Second Amendment rights enjoyed by Kentucky citizens.

  • Two arrested, charged with child abuse

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two people have been charged with allegedly abusing a two-year-old toddler.

  • Alliance growing as more involved in battle vs. drugs

     HILLVIEW - Two Bullitt County organizations have united their efforts to combat area drug use and abuse thanks in part to officials from other parts of the Commonwealth.

  • Temporary lane closures on southbound I-65 in Bullitt County

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that southbound Interstate 65 will be reduced to one lane in Bullitt County between mile points 112 and 113.

    These lane closures are scheduled for Wednesday evening, July 25th from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.  KYTC crews will be performing pavement repairs.

  • Charter member of Bullitt Fair Board, Ruth Sohm, passes away at age 78

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman who has been synonymous with the Bullitt County Fair for over 30 years has died.