Local News

  • Mother to serve five years for abuse of children

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without the emotional events surrounding a court appearance three weeks ago, Courtney Caro was sentenced to a pair of consecutive 2 1/2 year prison terms.

        Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in July and was sentenced on Monday.

        She entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse.

        Caro’s four-month-old son, Aiden, died on Jan. 14, 2010, from injuries suffered.

        Her twin son, Braiden, also suffered severe injuries but recovered.

  • Teen killed while crossing Hwy. 44

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road which has been historically one of the most dangerous in Bullitt County has claimed a life and injured another.

    Within a three-day period, two pedestrians were struck while crossing Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

    The second incident resulted in the death of 14-year-old Shelby Rhodes.

    Shepherdsville police are investigating both accidents.

    The fatal incident occurred on Wednesday when two juveniles were crossing the road between Huston Drive and Rivers Edge Drive, near the Dollar General Store.

  • Conway, Stumbo to speak at FDR event

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Democratic Party has landed two of the state’s top hitters as speakers at its FDR dinner on Saturday.

    Fresh off his Fancy Farm appearance, state attorney general Jack Conway will be speaking. He is the party’s nominee for the seat of U.S. Senate, which is currently held by Sen. Jim Bunning.

    Conway went on the attack Saturday against his fall opponent, Dr. Rand Paul.

  • Court rejects planning staff replacement

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The vacancy in the Bullitt County Planning Commission will remain open for a while longer.

        Bullitt Fiscal Court failed to approve the recommendation offered by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

        The judge recommended Virginia Adams for the administrative assistant position, which has been open for a number of months.

        Roberts’ motion to hire Adams died without a second.

        The nominee addressed fiscal court members.

  • One more day to sign up for fall elections

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking toward the 4 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    Several local races will have to rely on appointments if no other candidates file by the deadline.

    As of Friday afternoon, the city of Mount Washington has two candidates for have filed for the non-partisan position of mayor. Larry Porter and William Cinnamond are the candidates.

    The winner could have a council made up of six of the following: Dale Walter, Greg Gentry, Walt Thompson, Gary Lawson, Lloyd

    “Shot” Dooley, Jim Smith and Dennis Griffin.

  • Brooks teenager returns safely; police continue its investigation

        BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County teenager reported missing since July 17 has been located.


        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Brittney Kustes, 19, of Brooks, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Friday afternoon.


        At this point, McGaha said he doesn't have a lot of details about the whereabouts of Kustes and Ron Elwell, 34, since they were last seen.

  • Plan gets plenty of comments

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s no question that the 10-mile stretch of Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington is in desperate need of improvement.

    The question is, how?

    For years the Kentucky Department of Transportation has been considering this question and they’ve come up with a number of possible solutions.

  • Two teens hospitalized as vehicle overturns on Hwy. 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two local teens were hospitalized Wednesday after the vehicle they were riding in overturned on Highway 44 E.

    The incident occurred around 1:53 p.m. when the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Mount Washington Fire and Rescue and Mount Washington Police responded to the scene near the Spencer County line, just outside of Mount Washington, according to Sgt. James Benham of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • Executive session becomes guarded

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A battle over who could or who could not be part of a closed session sparked another heated debate for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Although members could not reveal the discussions behind closed doors, it took two executive sessions to review matters revolving litigation between First Federal Savings Bank and the county.


        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 2:

    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 one lane weeknights Monday – Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.