Local News

  • Bad hair day? Stolen curling iron lands man in trouble

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — A customer in the local Wal-Mart must have had a need to do a little hair styling.

    Or maybe it was just a bad hair day.

    On Oct. 3, a customer noticed someone shoplifting from the store.

    Shepherdsville Police were notified and Officer Colebank pursued the shoplifter.

    Austin Brown, 23, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The suspect allegedly had a curling iron concealed under his shirt and exited the store without paying.

  • Webber announces PV grant

     The City of Pioneer Village was awarded $33,000 on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

       The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of six portable radios, six desktop charges, six remote speakers, and microphones. 

  • New to the Chamber

     A long-time, locally-owned business is now one of the newest members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Shepherdsville native Wayne Lewis and his wife, Dana, have been co-owners of Discount Auto Supply since 1989. The company was founded in 1976.

    “I worked here when I was 16,” Wayne said, “Ronnie Tinnell and his family started it. One day I fixed his brakes for him, and he offered me a job.”

  • THINK PINK: Annual awareness to broaden scope to all varieties of cancer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—October may signify the return of pumpkin spice lattes and sweater-weather, but it also serves as a month of breast cancer awareness.

    Each year, the Bullitt County Health Department, the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service work to ensure residents “think pink” by hosting the annual Think Pink evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 17, both men and women are invited to attend the free event from 5-7:30 p.m.

  • Who Killed the Witch of the East?

     The fourth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser took a different road this year…the yellow brick road.

    “I think this year’s event was a huge success,” said Bullitt County Arts Council President Terri Amody. “It brought smiles to face from 9 years of age to 91.”

    Performing a twist on “the Wizard of Oz”, community members spent eight weeks learning not only to dance but to act, too.

  • Fall burn laws go into effect this week

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Local police seek suspect in Indiana thefts

     The Shepherdsville Police are working with the Carmel Police Department in Indiana in the search for a suspect wanted for theft.

    Carmel Police are seeking a suspect wanted for multiple thefts in their area, located just north of Indianapolis.

    The suspect’s vehicle, a dark blue or black Hyundai sedan, has a Kentucky license plate number of 263-WJE, which was reported stolen in the Shepherdsville area. Police believe the suspect has ties to the area.

    Police also reported that the suspect speaks with a southern accent.

  • OH...what a day

     It was a glorious weekend for the Lebanon Junction Wall Street Park festival.

    From the entertainment to the booths to the annual parade, large crowds came out to celebrate last Friday and Saturday.

    The festival is now located in the Wall Street Park, which is growing each year.

    The perfect weather helped draw out one of the largest crowds in history.

    See more photos here.

  • Criminals should watch where they fuel up if officers are in the area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A little tip from the police is that if you are ridin’ dirty, it’s probably not a good idea to hang out where the officers regularly get fuel.

    In the early morning hours of Sept. 27, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    K9 Diego came out and conducted an open air sniff test and indicated on the passenger door of a vehicle.

  • Artistic skills needed to paint MW fire hydrants

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Hydrants in Mount Washington are about to get a little more creative.

    The first annual Hydrant Palooza invites residents to paint their chosen hydrant in creative, quirky and just plain fun ways.

    Orgnized by councilmember Alice Harris, the event was created to help the city celebrate City Government Month, which takes place in September each year.

    Harris said the city hosted a similar event many years ago and that she remembers painting a hydrant during it.