Today's News

  • Robbery suspect caught; another arrested for past unserved warrants

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A very serious situation was averted on Wednesday when a fleeing robbery suspect passed a school bus that was unloading.

    Second Platoon police officers for the city of Shepherdsville were called to the Rite Aid on Wednesday.

    The suspect left prior to the police arriving; however, a store employee was able to get a license number.

    All appeared to be well when the suspect was pulled over off Highway 44 West. However, he decided he wasn’t ready to stop.

  • Bullitt East, North Bullitt both take care of soccer business

     HIGHVIEW — An historic battle was on the horizon. 

    The only thing between a first-time regional matchup in the girls’ soccer finals was the requirement that the two Bullitt County teams took care of business on Wednesday.

    And, in fine fashion, North Bullitt and Bullitt East did their job and advanced to the Sixth Region final at Mercy Academy.

    While neither coach felt their team would overlook their semifinal opponents, both admitted they took a lot of time warning their players of overlooking their opponents.


  • Motorcyclist dies in accident on Preston in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man died early Thursday morning in a construction area on North Preston Highway.

    According to Mike Cook, spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Leonard Kelly, 53, of Shepherdsville, was apparently traveling southbound on Preston Highway, just north of Conestoga Parkway.

    For some unknown reason, Kelly’s motorcycle left the roadway.

    A passing motorist stopped to render assistance and to call 911 around 1:12 a.m. Thursday.

    Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Public still working to see if “yellow” house can be saved

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents are rallied together at a recent city council meeting to encourage the council to save a piece of Mount Washington history.

    By the end of the year, the central garage, Crazy Red’s and the yellow house next to it are set to be demolished to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy.

    After hearing the city could be interested in saving the yellow house by having it moved to the lot behind it on the corner of Snapp Street and West Avenue, residents told the council why the house matters to them.

  • ‘Calm’ Bullitt Central defends district championship title

      OKOLONA — When you reach the post-season, it is often the team that wants “it” more that comes home with the big trophy.

    For a second straight year, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars may have wanted to win the 23rd District volleyball championship a little more than North Bullitt.

    After losing a pair of regular season matches against the Lady Eagles, Bullitt Central coach Karen Vogt had the opportunity to enjoy her team’s second straight district title.

  • STATE-BOUND: North Bullitt wins regional title 1-0 over BE

     HIGHVIEW — During her four years at the helm, Amber Mink told her players that some day the North Bullitt Lady Eagles could advance to the state soccer championships.

    After a victory over perennial power Mercy on Monday in the Sixth Region opener, Mink felt her players finally started to believe.

    On Friday, that belief became reality as North Bullitt defeated Bullitt East 1-0 to win the Sixth Region title. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 23, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Animal control officer finally hired

    CLERMONT  — After months of uncertainty, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter has a new leader.

    Angie Greenup was appointed the animal control officer by a 3-2 vote of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had requested support of fiscal court to make the personnel change for the past couple of months.

    And, before that, she had fired Mark Williams, who served in the director’s seat, only to have him reinstated by fiscal court.

  • Bells Mill zoning request draws ire of citizens

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In a stretch of residential homes in the Pleasant Grove area of Mount Washington, one corner lot could be rezoned to allow businesses to begin.

    The Mount Washington City Council heard some pros and a lot of cons to a request by Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe to rezone 5.022 acres located at the intersection of Highway 44 East and the eastside of Bells Mill Road.

    Currently the land is zoned AG Agricultural and R-1 Residential. The ordinance request the land be rezoned B-2 Central Business.

  • BE’s Woods selected merit semifinalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    The 17-year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mount Washington is one of 16,000 semi-finalists across the nation and now pursues becoming a finalist and, ultimately, the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was excited to receive the letter,” Sean said. “I told my parents, starting with my Dad, and they were excited for me as well.”