Local News

  • Despite economy, job growth steady

        HILLVIEW - The slow economy has affected the growth in jobs throughout the country.

        However, recent announcements could push the county’s filling of over 1.4 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space over the past year.

        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Authority, said he couldn’t make a lot of comments but two major announcements could be close to reality in Hillview.

  • Mayor says steakhouse to locate in Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - No bull. It appears a long-negotiated deal may finally come true.

        While Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell said it might be a couple of more weeks before everything was official, it appears Cattleman’s Roadhouse is coming to the county seat.

        Tinnell said the steakhouse, which has locations in Shelbyville and Frankfort, had been negotiating for property for the past two years.

        “It’s become reality,” said Tinnell.

  • 14 year-old dies after being hit by a truck on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 14 year-old girl, who police say was crossing Highway 44E between Huston Drive and Rivers Edge Drive Wednesday when she was hit by a pickup truck, has died.


        Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said the girl was struck yesterday evening at about 8:45 when she and another juvenile were crossing the roadway.


  • Police encouraging caution after two pedestrians struck on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second time in 3 days, the Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck accident on Highway 44 East.

        Both accidents occurred as pedestrians were crossing the street during hours of low light and were within a mile of one another.

        “Vehicles and pedestrians cannot occupy the same space at the same time, and when they try the pedestrians always lose,” said Shepherdsville Police Chief Doug Puckett.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 26:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the

    Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) due to concrete pavement repairs.  The roadway may be

    reduced to onelane weeknights Monday –Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following


  • Volunteer tutors sought for reading program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents and grandparents typically sit in line up to an hour before their youngster is dismissed from school.

        But if adults have a desire to be at school that early to ensure prompt pickup of their student, maybe they would be willing to spend those minutes in the school helping a struggling reader.

        That is just one of many ideas Robin Ferrel is investigating as a VISTA volunteer who is assisting Judy Cederholm with the Community Partners for Reading program.

  • MW water, sewer bills will change

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks who pay the city of Mount Washington for water and sewer service will soon notice a few changes in their bills.

        During the city council’s last regular meeting, council members unanimously approved an ordinance that changed water and sewer rates to a fixed system.

  • BRAC grant to help city sewer projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the expansion of its sewer plant and its extension of a new line to serve hundreds of acres in southern Bullitt County, Shepherdsville officials knew the improvements would be expensive.

        However, thanks to the changes on the Fort Know military reservation, the debt on the improvements was lessened by $3 million.

        The city of Shepherdsville was the lone recipient of grant money from the BRAC pool of $38 million.

  • Early release granted in DUI fatality

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As Melissa Bartley made her way for a 10th court appearance, she passed the scene of the accident and the cemetery in which her son is buried.

        She also passed Bullitt Central High School, where Joshua Bartley was an admired student.

        Now, her family must continue to live with the fact that the person who admitted driving the vehicle that resulted in Bartley’s death nearly a year ago will soon be freed from incarceration.

  • Grant provides weather radios to prepare entities for storms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes others natural disasters can prove to be a benefit for others.

        In Bullitt County, the Emergency Management Agency will have 500 weather radios to distribute thanks to federal funds made available from other disasters.

        Les Bandy, a member of the Bullitt County EMA, said a hazardous mitigation grant application was filed. When a federal disaster is declared anywhere in Kentucky, others can apply for the funds.