Local News

  • Accident claims life of MW man

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt County Sheriff's Department is working to determine if speed and alcohol contributed to a tragic Wednesday evening accident that left one local man dead.

    Joshua Michael Bartley, 22, of Mount Washington, was killed after the vehicle he was riding in left the roadway and flipped several times, Bullitt County Sheriff's Dept. Chief Deputy Danny Thompson said.

    Thompson said Heather Michelle Woloch, 19, of Shepherdsville was traveling south on Bardstown Road near Oakbrooke Drive when she lost control of her 2001 Dodge Stratus and crashed.

  • LJ looks to alter curfew to curb late-night crowd

    LEBANON JUNCTION — Lebanon Junction Police Chief Paul Hornung said the city is dealing with a loitering problem late at night and he thinks changing the current curfew could help alleviate it.

    Hornung shared his concerns with city council members at the July meeting.

  • Pill Drop

    The first Saturday of the medication dropoff saw 22 people bring old pills to a disposal site.

    Over 8,750 pills were collected, as well as many other old and unneeded medications.

    The final pill dropoff will be on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. behind the courthouse.


    Pill drop-off planned for July 18, 25

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kenny Hardin could get one detective busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the fastest growing drug problem in the county - prescription pills.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff on Thursday will have plenty of fun, school information

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The start of a new school year can be exciting, like the beginning of a football season.

    When you’re beginning Kindergarten the thrill and excitement could hardly be contained, though nerves could come into play for such young students.

    To ease the transition and focus on the excitement, Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers are presenting the second annual Kindergarten Kickoff, scheduled Thursday, July 23, 4-7 p.m., at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Eaton to make bid for State Senate

    SHELBYVILLE - A familiar political face in Shelby County has announced his candidacy for the vacancy to be left when state Sen. Gary Tapp does not run for re-election in 2010.

    David Eaton, the former mayor of Shelbyville and currently the city administrator for Simpsonville, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the 20th Senate seat.

    Tapp announced earlier this spring that he would not seek re-election to the state senate.

  • County to ask for site plans on utility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Louisville Gas and Electric built a substation on Highway 61 next to The Pointe subdivision.

    People called the Bullitt County Planning Commission seeking information.

    But, since such utilities are not by local zoning laws, Roanne Hammond and her staff didn’t know anything to tell residents.

    That has all changed.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission unanimously approved a measure to require a site plan to be filed on things such as cell towers and substations that are regulated by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Man, woman charged in case against three children

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend are in the Bullitt County Detention Center following alleged abuse of two youngsters.

    Steven William Morris, 43, and Kelly M. Porter, 28, were charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. Morris was also charged with assault.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, the investigation continues and more charges could be possible.

    On Monday evening, McGaha said a call came into Central Dispatch about two children walking along West Blue Lick Road and Chillicoop Road.

  • Bullitt part of regional plan to lessen drug impact

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County sheriff’s department is getting more assistance in the battle against drugs from two different fronts.

    First, the agency has been a partner with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as part of a regional effort to target drugs trafficking along interstates.

    Second, long-time community advocate Dr. Mohana Arla has a new mission - to help the sheriff’s department get rid of drugs in the county.

  • Spainhour to run for senate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local attorney John Spainhour made official what most expected -- he confirmed his run for the 20th District state Senate seat.

    Spainhour announced previously that he was exploring the possibility due to the need to have a Bullitt Countian serve in the Senate for the first time in 40 years.

    He also felt it was important that since redistricting of House and Senate boundaries would be done during the next term that Bullitt County needed representation in the Senate.

  • County recovers over $105,000 in sophisticated on-line theft

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The news got a little brighter for county officials looking to recover over $415,000 taken in an on-line scam.

    The money, which was discovered missing last Tuesday, has apparently been sent to the Ukraine.

    After meeting nearly three hours in closed session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members learned that some of the funds have been recovered.

    County attorney Walter Sholar said many hours had been spent over the past week both by local and bank officials to recover over $105,813.