Local News

  • Bullitt County men team up to form fast-growing country music duo

     NASHVILLE—A “back porch rock and roll” duo from Bullitt County have found their place in Nashville.

    North Bullitt graduate Anthony Olympia and Bullitt Central graduate Brent Rupard were at the Burger King off the Brooks exit when they made the decision to leave Bullitt County and head south.

    “The conversation literally went ‘We should move to Nashville and do this’ and Anthony was like ‘Cool,’” Rupard laughed. “It was as simple as that. It wasn’t rocket science.”

  • LUCKY Friday the 13th: Waters wins big in lottery scratch off

     James Waters, of Shepherdsville, found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for him.

    The 29-year-old won $40,000 on a $5 Super Cash ticket early Friday morning after scratching it off in his car at the Cedar Grove Country Store.

    Waters talked about how his day got started. 

    “I went to Walmart but forgot a few things so I ran up to the country store.  While I was there, I got a ticket too,” he told lottery officials.

  • K-9 unit ‘hits’ on drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the K-9 unit begins to act a little different, you are probably in trouble.

    Shepherdsville police officers responded on July 7 to the Wal-mart after an alert citizen witnessed subjects acting a bit suspicious in the parking lot.

    While the police were interviewing the suspects, K-9 Indy performed an open air sniff of the suspect vehicle.

  • Hunters Hollow newcomers complete new task -- budget for upcoming fiscal year

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission, along with the city’s new mayor and new clerk, have completed one of their major tasks in establishing a new budget.

    The commission unanimously approved an ordinance for the 2018-19 fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The 2018-19 budget saw a slight increase in revenue, despite not having an additional $4,000 in court revenue that was included in the 2017-18 budget.

    Total revenue was projected at $53,195, along with an additional $7,000 in Municipal Road Aid.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of July 15, 2018

     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.


  • Tree to keep memory of Noah Richardson alive for many years

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Noah Richardson will be remembered by family and friends for years to come.

    On June 8, Noah, 18, lost his life in a fatal bicycle accident on S. Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    In Noah’s memory, the City of Shepherdsville planted a Cleveland pear tree at the City Park, with Noah’s family and friends invited to attend a ceremony.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury led the group in prayer during the ceremony, thank ing all who attended and assisted in marking the occasion.

  • Observant man helps sheriff’s office recover stolen items

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man was driving around Bullitt County on July 4. 

    He drove upon a trailer that was for sale in the 2400 Block of Bells Mill Road.

    Looking at the item, the motorist thought the price was much too low and he drew concerned.

    Instead of letting the matter go, he called Central Dispatch to let officials know about his findings.

    Chief Deputy Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said it was determined that the trailer had been reported stolen.

  • Case involving shooting death onto grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  A charge that a Shepherdsville woman played a role in the death of her husband will now be sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward ruled on Wednesday that the commonwealth had produced enough evidence to send a reckless homicide charge against Elizabeth Jasmine Bowers to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    Shortly after midnight on June 30, Shepherdsville Det. David Kron said a call was received about a death investigation on Saltwell Drive.

  • Long-time neighborly dispute turns into injured party as lawn equipment becomes weapon

     BROOKS — There has been no love lost between neighbors on Brooks Hill Road over the past four years.

    But, on Sunday, things apparently got physical between Thomas McMullan and Larry Haynes.

    According to Chief Deputy Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Haynes’ weapon of choice was a weed-eating machine.

    Haynes, 67, has been charged with second degree assault.

    Early after noon on Sunday, McMullan approached a privacy fence, which Cook said was erected by the victim.

  • Bernheim honored with national award

     CLERMONT --  The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the recipient of the 2018 Operational Sustainability Award at its annual conference.

    Bernheim is only the third organization to ever receive the honor from the leading professional organization in the field of public horticulture.