Local News

  • KYTC District 5 Crews Pre-Treating Roadways to Prepare for Next Round of Winter Weather

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall this evening.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day.

  • Three departments contain garage fire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three fire departments worked together to contain a garage fire near the Shepherdsville city limits Tuesday morning.

    Nichols Fire units first responded to a structure fire located at the 900 block of Chillicoop Rd. around 10:30 a.m.

    Eventually units from Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire were also dispatched to help contain the blaze.

    Nichols Fire chief W.D. Coy said firefighters were able to contain the fire to just the structure, a garage/shed behind a residence.

  • Mudd's efforts to provide extension earns recognition across Kentucky

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--After teaching for more than 30 years, Shepherdsville resident Delores Mudd was looking for a way to stay busy again.

    “In that August when school started back, I didn't know what to do with myself,” she said.

    But then Mudd found the Bullitt County Extension Office, specifically the Bullitt County Homemakers, where she has been active in for 14 years.

  • Brooks, Crossroads, Pleasant Grove receive math achievement funding

     Brooks, Crossroads and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools have been awarded Mathematic Achievement Funds.

    Each school will receive $41,000 per year with the grants renewable for two years for a total of $246,000 in funding among the three schools.

    Brooks Principal Cheri Lineweaver said having the Math Achievement funds over the past seven years has helped to provide quality math instruction.

  • Bernheim Forest is busy with activities throughout February

    CLERMONT– From individuals to families, and pollywogs to seniors, there is something for everyone at Bernheim this February. In addition to regularly scheduled activities and programs, Bernheim is kicking off its newest Family Backyard Beekeeping Series as well as offering a romantic Valentine Dinner for couples celebrating the holiday.

    Details on these two offerings and all of the month’s great programs and activities are below:

  • Protection provided despite lack of formal contract

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For three hours, some of which turned out to be a bit combative, attorneys from two fire factions were at odds.

  • Hatfield retires after 27 years

     CLERMONT -- With 27 years of service to the community, Julius Hatfield has retired from the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • City begins appeal on flood maps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Playing "the game" with the federal government is never easy.

    There are rules to follow, and even then those rules could change in a moment's notice.

    The Shepherdsville City Council decided to play when they began a process to challenge Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to change flood plain regulations, preparing an official appeal.

    Meanwhile, the official deadline for the appeals process was moved forward, much closer to the time it will take for a response to the Shepherdsville appeal.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Super Rain or Super Snow

     LOUISVILLE - While many people are making plans for Super Bowl Sunday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel are planning for super rain or super snow.

    District 5 engineers are monitoring forecasts from the National Weather Service and local meteorologists to determine when rain will move into the Louisville area and if it will change to snow.  They will use this information to determine when road crews should report for duty.

  • Social media helps track down who stole charity collection jars

     Unfortunately, the new year started out with an uncharitable act in Mount Washington.

    The Mount Washington Police Department was recently called to investigate a theft inside the Circle K. The stolen item was a collection jar for March of Dimes.

    Officials reviewed the video but we were not able to identify the suspects so they took to social media for help.

    “Within 41 minutes we had the suspects identified,” said Sgt. Tim Morris.