Local News

  • First responders, community mourn death of BC EMA's deputy director

    NICHOLS -- Les Bandy died doing what he had been doing for the past 35 years -- finding a way to help his community.

  • Magistrate asks, Mount Washington OKs insurance tax compromise

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--There's good and bad news for Bullitt County Fiscal Court. 

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, the council proposed to decrease their insurance tax premium contribution to the fiscal court from 1 percent to 0 percent. 

    In other words, Mount Washington would join the other seven municipalities in taking all 5 percent of the county's insurance premium tax.

    Second District magistrate Gary Lawson asked the council to reconsider.

  • Louisville man charged with child porn crimes

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County man was arrested on charges related to child pornography Friday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Troy M. Martin, 44, is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Murder mystery dinner set for February 13

     SHEPHERDSSVILLE -- Looking for an alternative to the traditional dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day?

    The Bullitt County Arts Council can help with that.

    On Friday, Feb. 13, they will be a sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater night, “Thirteen Deadly Reasons.”

    It will be held at Rivers Edge Event & Venue Resource at 416 S. Buckman St. from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

  • Ramp closures on I-65 this weekend

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of two ramp closures this weekend on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    These ramp closures are part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65

    Two ramps will be closed for repairs this weekend at the interchange with KY 61 in Lebanon Junction (Exit 105).  This work was originally scheduled for mid-January, but had to be postponed due to a winter snow storm.

  • Deputy EMA director dies; funeral arrangements set

     Les Bandy, Bullitt County Emergency Management deputy director, died early Friday morning following an accident on Highway 44 West late Thursday afternoon.

    EMA public information officer Mike Riordan said Bandy passed away after midnight at University of Louisville Hospital.

    Bandy was injured when his Emergency Services vehicle left the roadway, flipping several times according to a witness.

  • BC cheerleaders OK after early Thursday morning accident

    No one was injured as a bus carrying Bullitt Central cheerleaders to competition in Florida was involved in an accident near Atlanta.

  • KYTC District 5 Crews Pre-Treating Roadways to Prepare for Next Round of Winter Weather

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall this evening.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day.

  • Three departments contain garage fire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three fire departments worked together to contain a garage fire near the Shepherdsville city limits Tuesday morning.

    Nichols Fire units first responded to a structure fire located at the 900 block of Chillicoop Rd. around 10:30 a.m.

    Eventually units from Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire were also dispatched to help contain the blaze.

    Nichols Fire chief W.D. Coy said firefighters were able to contain the fire to just the structure, a garage/shed behind a residence.

  • Mudd's efforts to provide extension earns recognition across Kentucky

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--After teaching for more than 30 years, Shepherdsville resident Delores Mudd was looking for a way to stay busy again.

    “In that August when school started back, I didn't know what to do with myself,” she said.

    But then Mudd found the Bullitt County Extension Office, specifically the Bullitt County Homemakers, where she has been active in for 14 years.