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Local News

  • School days to be extended; year ends June 6

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the General Assembly finally completing its work, local educators were busy last week finalizing plans to complete the remaining days of the school year.

  • Spainhour, Wantland honored for work by Kentucky CASA group
  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 31, 2014

    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.

  • Sewage runs in creek from broken plant

       HILLVIEW - Local and state officials are seeking ways to stop raw sewage from leaking into waterways in northern Bullitt County.

    On Saturday, an aging package treatment plant owned by the Bullitt Utilities, literally blew out a portion of the facility.

    While the pumps and electric remained in operation, the 40-year-old plant could no longer treat the incoming sewage from its 700 customers.

    According to Jerry Kennedy, operator of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, his agency is providing assistance in the situation.

  • May hearing to determine if trial in Dishon murder will be delayed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether the  trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • FINALLY... Beautification work on Highway 245 to begin

    CLERMONT--The day has finally come. After seven long years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission broke ground on the Interstate 65 Exit 112 Beautification project.

    Beam said he was glad to see the project finally beginning.

    The project is being funded by a $600,000 federal transportation enhancement reimbursement grant.

    Associate Tourism Director Alex Wimsatt thanked the group for attending the event and for making Bullitt County a must-see destination.

  • Pair arrested for robbery of Highway 245 store

     CLERMONT - With speeds reaching over 80 miles per hour, two suspects were quickly brought into custody for their alleged roles in a robbery that started in Bullitt County.

    Jeffrey Dawson, 29, of Louisville, has been charged with robbery.

    The driver of the vehicle, Lauren Baker, 30, of Louisville, was charged with complicity to robbery, fleeing or evading police, assault on a peach officer, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.

  • Foundation helps victims of fire in Shepherdsville

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a local family lost its home in a fire, the community rallied in support, while the Red Cross assisted in initial support efforts.

    Members of the Shepherdsville Fire Department, who handled the fire, also wanted to help the family beyond the initial response.

    Thanks to research by the department, more funding was donated courtesy of the Firefighters Charitable Foundation, a non-profit agency based in New York that assists disaster victims.

  • Missing girl found

    At 8 p.m. tonight officials from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office announced Cortney Mickey has turned herself in.

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    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing juvenile, Cortney G. Mickey, 13 years of age.

    Mickey was last seen in the company of her non-custodial mother Tonya Mickey. They may be in a 2005 Ford Focus 4door red in color with Kentucky tag 599-PBN.

    Anyone assisting in her disappearance could be charged with a crime.

  • Fire chief pays funds back due to training shortage

     CLERMONT - A long-time fire chief will have to repay money provided by the state as incentive pay for training.

    The Kentucky Fire Commission Board in Versailles recently notified Julius Hatfield, the long-time chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, that from January 2008 through December 2013 he did not meet the standards required to receive incentive pay.

    Hatfield must repay $18,600 to the state commission by April 6. He said that the issue has been settled and there would be no appeal.