Local News

  • UL hoops star involved in assault allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still interviewing individuals who may have information over what started out as a verbal confrontation between University of Louisville basketball player Preston Knowles and his girlfriend.

        Bullitt County Sheriff’s Det. Scotty McGaha said the investigation is being handled like any other even though Knowles carries more notoriety from his basketball career.

  • Hardin, Roberts to square off in fall; Knox earns nomination for jailer

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  • Trio charged in scrap theft

        A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mt. Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • National Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off in Bullitt County

        As a way to encourage people to buckle up and use caution on the road, local law enforcement has teamed up with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety for the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.

        During the nationwide campaign, which runs May 24 until June 6, state and local police across Kentucky will be heightening law enforcement in an effort to reduce highway fatalities and injuries.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 31:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road): Roadway is closed between mile points 0 and 1 for slide repair. Work is scheduled for completion Friday, June 4th.

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

  • Pow Wow will emphasize youth during June 4-5 event

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For over 20 years, the Red Crow Indian Council has sought to educate the community about the heritage of Native Americans.

        After starting the annual celebration in Bullitt County, the Intertribal Pow Wow made its return to Shepherdsville City Park in 2004, several years after going to Nelson County.

        Linda Dishon, organizer for the Pow Wow, said this year’s version would be bigger and better than ever.

  • UPDATE: Fiscal Court to talk budget

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a deadline of June 30, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, to consider the final reading of the 2010-11 budget.

        A first reading was held in mid-May and the budget committee had met on a couple of occasions to discuss recommendations. To date, none of those recommendations had been voted upon or considered by the full body of fiscal court.

  • Rates for sewer service could rise for some PV customers

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A new owner for a local treatment plant may result in higher rates, depending on the customer’s use.

        Bullitt County Sanitation will soon take over the plant used by Pioneer Village residents. The plant is currently owned by Jim Walser.

        City attorney Mark Edison said Walser wanted to get out of the business. With no real market to sell to, Walser agreed to terms with Bullitt County Sanitation.

  • Bullitt County Memorial Day observances


        On Monday, May 31, the annual Bullitt County Memorial Day observance will be held at the courthouse.

        The ceremony honoring military men and women will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the courthouse lawn.

        In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the courthouse.

        Everyone is invited to attend.


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  • Hillview honors Raymer family

        HILLVIEW - For years, Harold Raymer was an important asset to the city of Hillview.

        He served on the city’s civil service commission for over 20 years and was a major contributor to the community.

        In honor of his passing, city officials presented a special recognition to Raymer’s wife, Nonie, and daughters, Nina and Joy.

        “He was a very good person,” said mayor Jim Eadens.