Local News

  • Second forum gets a bit more captivating

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of about 50 people avoided conflicts with local festivals and college football games to listen to the views of a few candidates seeking office on Nov. 2.

        The second in a series of forums was held at the VFW Post in Shepherdsville. And this one had a little more fireworks than the initial gathering.


        Martha Knox boasts her experience of working at the Bullitt County Detention Center. Paul Watkins believes there needs to be a new set of eyes running the jail.

  • Police continue assault investigation

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville Police continue to investigate a weekend assault incident.

        Capt. Ken Bernardi said units responded to the event on Saturday at a residence in the 2000 block of Old Preston Highway South.

        According to Bernardi, the victim was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and eventually transferred to Norton Hospital. Bernardi said the victim was released on Saturday.

  • Candidates have chance to voice views on today’s topics

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of around 50 people had the opportunity Saturday to listen to a few jokes, a little preaching and some political talk during the first of four candidates’ forums.

        The event, organized by Terry Seymour and Bernard Brown, were similar to ones held during the primary. On Saturday, candidates for U.S. Senate, state Senate and state House in the 49th District spoke.

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  • Man dies in fire off Ridge Road

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man was found dead at the scene of a Monday morning house fire.

        Norman E. Hawkins, 68, was discovered by firefighters in the charred remains of his residence at 1036 Ridge Road.

        Southeast Bullitt Fire and Bullitt County Sheriffs units responded to a working structure fire at the residence around 10:30 a.m., according to Chief Julius Hatfield.

        The house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was spreading to nearby trees and fields.

  • 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.