Local News

  • Jewish moving forward with in-patient beds

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the first patients may not have access to in-hospital long-term care for another three or four years, there is still plenty of excitement for the staff of Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

    Brian Doheny, chief operating officer for Jewish Hospital Medical Center, said approval has been granted for the creation of 60 beds at the Bullitt County facility.

    Currently, the facility is home to an emergency room, diagnostic testing, specialists and general medical offices.

  • House fire in northwest Bullitt

    KNOB CREEK - A woman received burns during a house fire early Tuesday afternoon.

    Nichols, Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to a house fire with a potential rescue at 165 Knob Creek Circle.

    The woman and a small boy safely left the burning home. The woman had burns on her extremities and was transported by Bullitt County EMS to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • School board will welcome new member

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School had the possibility of having three new board members when the January 2009 meeting arrived.

    After Tuesday’s elections, the board will have four returning members and newcomer Lorraine McLaughlin.

    Opposed officeholders Gary Wooldridge and Tim Wiseheart were both successful in retaining their seats. Sammy Allen and Dolores Ashby were unopposed.

    In the First District, incumbent Mike Robison opted to not run for another four-year term.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Calendar: November 2008

    Bullitt County Public Schools Calendar of Events: November 2008


    KDE Attendance Audit



    Classified Council Meeting at Central Office

    Preschool Meeting at Central Office

    North Bullitt High Veteran's Day Assembly, 8:25 a.m.

    Freedom Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4 p.m.


    Adult Learning Center GED graduation at Bullitt Central High, 7 p.m.

    Bullitt East High SBDM meeting, 5 p.m.

  • Former coach, ISAP instructor indicted for rape

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former baseball coach and educator in Bullitt County has been indicted for alleged incidents dating back to 1993.

    The Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury indicted Larry Brent Childress, 40, on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charges Childress with rape and sodomy in the first, second and third degrees.

    According to the indictment, Childress forced a juvenile to have sexual intercourse starting in June 1993 when the victim was 13. The last incident allegedly occurred in May 1995.

  • ELECTION 2008: Turnout over 63 percent; look for split in precincts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Still seeking to have the final results completed by 10 p.m. on an election night, Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney was pleased with what happened on Tuesday despite not quite making his goal.

    And a record number of Bullitt Countians came to the polls, which will result in election officials decision to start looking at redistricting for the 2010 campaign.

    Over 31,000 voters went to cast ballots on Tuesday, representing about 63 percent turnout, according to Mooney.

  • Moratorium placed on roads taken into system

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Meadowland Trail may have been the last road to be taken into the county maintenance program in the near future.

    Citing budgetary shortfalls, road foreman Jimmy Stivers requested the county place a moratorium on taking in any new roads.

    New roads built to county specifications would have to be accepted.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously approved the request.

    County officials made no other comments on the decision.

  • Four months after proposal defeated, Shepherdsville City Council again considers Sunday liquor sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four months to the week after the original bid to extend alcohol sales was defeated, Shepherdsville officials again have the proposal on the plate.

    A vote could come at the Monday, Dec. 9, meeting.

    For a second time in the past five months, the Shepherdsville City Council will have two proposals that would allow the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits in certain locations on Sundays.

  • Bullitt Stone to offer reward after break-in, theft

     HILLVIEW – A $1,000 reward has been issued following a break-in and theft at Bullitt County Stone.

    Superintendent Troy Inman said someone entered the private property sometime early in the week, stealing a John Deere Gator worth about $6,000.

    Inman said the Gator was removed from a locked storage shed.

    “They used a gun to shoot the power pole and the lock off (the shed),” he said.

    The main security gate along Bells Mill Road was also damaged. Inman said perpetrators slammed the gate and ran over a security keypad.

  • Two men charged in rape outside Hillview business

    HILLVIEW - Two Shepherdsville men have been charged with a sexual attack on a woman they met at a local business on Nov. 2.

    Troy A. Keller, 38, and Larry M. Kennedy, 26, have been charged with rape and sodomy.

    According to Hillview Det. Justin Nally, police received a call early on Nov. 2 that someone had been raped in the parking lot of the Hillview Lounge.

    The victim was taken to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

    Nally said she suffered severe injuries in the attack. DNA samples were taken.