Local News

  • 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.


     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.

  • Crime in the County: DUI Checkpoints for several months

     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.


  • Singers prove to be better than ‘fair’ to earn top prize

     CLERMONT - For the first time at the Bullitt County Fair, the pageant stage included a talent competition.

  • Explosion of meth lab in MW damages apartment

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Louisville man was arrested over the weekend when police caught him taking meth-related items from a Mount Washington apartment 12 hours after a man and a woman were seriously injured in a fire believed to be caused by a meth lab explosion.

  • Opponents breathe new life into budget debate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County government did have a budget in place when the fiscal year started on July 1.
        Fiscal court members voted 3-2 to approve a revised $19.3 million budget.
        While budget supporters Rick Clements, Joe Laswell and John Bradshaw said little during the 20-minute special meeting, opponents Ruthie Ashbaugh and Melanie Roberts didn’t hold back on the reasons they opposed the proposal.