Today's News


     Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.

  • Multi-state child porn indictment for Louisville man
  • Anderson firefighter arraigned in predator sting

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announce the arrest of a Anderson County volunteer firefighter on one count of using a computer to contact a minor for sex. Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. Meece was arraigned today in Franklin District Court.

  • District allowed to set own sewer rates

      HILLVIEW - As the Bullitt County Sanitation District moves closer to being named the receiver of a new situation, it has its own financial problems to worry about.

    But, thanks to Bullitt Fiscal Court changing a prior decision, there is hope that the sanitation district will be in better condition in the future.

    By a vote of 3-2, fiscal court will allow the sanitation district to set its own rates for users.

    The sanitation district is run without government funds but was set up by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Wine to flow this weekend as festival makes return

     CLERMONT - An earlier date, combined with a car show, means the glasses will be clinking at the 4th annual Bullitt County Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    It will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26.

    A total of 16 state wineries are expected to participate in the 2015 event, including Bullitt County’s four wineries - Brooks Hill, Forest Edge, MillNova and Wight-Meyer.

  • Local pilots lead organization of women who enjoy life of flying

     LEBANON JUNCTION  - They fly high in the sky and spread their wings, and for younger girls they sometimes serve as guardians angels.

    They are female pilots, members of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international women’s pilot organization.

    The local members will soon host flights as part of the Family Weekend at the Bardstown Airport. Meanwhile, the local members hope to promote flying as a hobby or profession for area girls.

  • Commission looks for cities to take part in upkeep of tourism signage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission has invested a lot of money in promoting activities in the area.

    One such form of marketing are four LED signs placed in Shepherdsville, Hillview, Lebanon Junction and Mount Washington.

    As with anything, things tend to happen. Machinery will break down. Companies will go out of business.

    Faced with needing to spend up to $40,000 to replace the LED signs at Hillview and Lebanon Junction, commissioners are facing a tough decision.

  • BE continues to narrow gap, but Mercy wins 2-1

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is no doubt that Bullitt East soccer is narrowing the gap on Mercy, but the Lady Chargers still couldn’t get a win on Monday, giving up a pair of second half goals to lose to the Jaguars 2-1 in the first of what could be three meetings between the district and regional rivals.

  • McKendree to offer four-year degree in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The newly-opened Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center isn’t just for the high school students.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting, commemorating the beginning of the McKendree University Shepherdsville Campus, now hosting college-level courses at the center.

    McKendree executive director Christian Blome and Radcliff Campus director Eveline Higgs attended the ceremony, both pleased with the turnout and the overwhelming support they’ve received throughout the county.

  • Former special deputy indicted by federal officials on drug charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted by federal officials.

    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.

    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.