Local News

  • Tourist commission audit remains strong despite softer economy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It would be hard to top the financial success achieved by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission in 2006-07.

    Besides having a good year in tourism, the conference center was home for several months to CSX-related contractors who rented space for the January 2007 train derailment cleanup.

    But, accountant Sandy Verbeck said that 2007-08 wasn’t a bad fiscal year, despite the soft economy.







    Calendar Committee Meeting at Central Office, 12-5 p.m.


    Directors Meeting at Central Office, 8:15 a.m.

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting, 5 p.m.

    Bullitt Lick Middle SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.

    Freedom Elementary Facility Meeting, 4 p.m.

    Overdale Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.; PTA Meeting, 6 p.m.


  • Counterfeit money, drug case solved by police

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What started as a drug investigation ended up Monday being a case of counterfeit money being spread throughout the community.

    Kevin Michael Sheehan, 27, of Crestwood, was arrested by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, which initiated the investigation.

    Sheehan is now housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with 28 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

  • 2008 - A wild ride in Bullitt County

    It’s been another interesting year in Bullitt County.

    From lawsuits to economic woes to outstanding performances by individuals and teams, 2008 may not have been a great year for the stock market but it was a pretty good one in Bullitt County.

    Take a trip down memory lane on just a few of the events that occurred in the past 12 months...



  • Hillview councilman, James Burton, dies at 63

    HILLVIEW - Jim Burton said he ran for city council to give something back to the community where he lived for over 30 years.

    When Overdale Elementary students expressed concern over the safety of a crosswalk, Burton was joined by fellow councilman Leemon Powell to volunteer to serve as traffic guards.

    The Hillview City Council lost one of its own on Saturday when the 63-year-old Burton passed away.

  • Man wanted on local warrants caught after Indiana car accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt County man wanted on several warrants is currently being held in the Harrison County, Ind., jail.

    Jeffery S. Kelien, 42, was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed chase in southern Indiana.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Kelien was wanted in Bullitt County on charges of burglary and criminal intent to commit theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    In late December, Cook said Kelien was allegedly looking around on property off Deerwood Road off Bardstown Road near Mount Washington.

  • Hunters Hollow council will have work to do in January

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission will meet again in January, in a roundabout process sort of way.

    Council member Ronnie Parker was sworn in by city attorney Mark Edison during the council’s December meeting.

    Parker was the only Hunters Hollow candidate on the November 2008 ballot, receiving 70 votes.

    Edison said write-in votes for other candidates, including current council members, were not included in final totals because the city did not pay a $50 fee to the county clerk’s office.

  • Board OK now needed for all size day cares

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Under a new state requirement, small in-home day cares must now receive conditional use permits to operate.

    Michael and Tracey Goodlett were the latest operators to seek approval from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    The facility is located on West Oak Street in Lebanon Junction next to St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    Tracey Goodlett said she has been operating the service for 15 years but the state is now requiring a letter of approval from the planning and zoning office.

  • College Goal Sunday assists students with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday provides free help to Kentucky students filing for financial aid.

    To increase chances of receiving aid, students must file the FAFSA before March 15.

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 25, at 21 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m.

    Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

  • Pharmacy robbed; police look for 2 men in pickup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are investigating the second break-in of a local pharmacy in the past year.

    Shepherdsville police are looking for any information related to the Jan. 5 break-in of Medica Pharmacy on Highway 44 East.

    According to Sgt. Ken Bernardi, a white pickup truck with two subjects pulled into the parking lot around 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 5.

    Bernardi said that the passenger got out of the truck and took something from a tool box and walked toward the front door.