Local News

  • Postal carrier arrested for delivering more than just the mail

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It appears that a U.S. Postal carrier was looking to make more than his normal deliveries on Friday.

  • Temporary closure of KY 434 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that work is beginning this week to replace a culvert underneath KY 434 in Bullitt County.  Contract crews will be replacing a culvert underneath this roadway in Lebanon Junction.

    KY 434 (Main Street) will be closed between Church Street and Wall Street (mile points 1.52 and 1.69) beginning Monday, July 22.  This closure is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. on July 22 until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29.

  • Honor guard would ensure recognition of fallen heroes

     HILLVIEW - The recent death of Bardstown Police Ofc. Jason Ellis affected all law enforcement officials.

    With the event taking place so close to home, Hillview Police Ofc. Chuck McWhirter ran through a gamut of emotions. Then he decided to pursue something he had first introduced in the county two years ago.

    McWhirter hopes to help establish a Bullitt County Color Guard, comprised of all county police agencies, for various police-related services and countywide functions.

  • County may have partner in new cellular tower deal

     CLERMONT -- Bullitt County officials might have both a new stream of revenue and a way to improve its emergency communications.

  • Community improvement grants available for local agencies

     From expanding recreational opportunities to making park facilities more secure, Bullitt County officials are looking to apply for money to make those things happen.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a motion for several local officials to meet with health department educator and public information officer, Cynthia Brown, to discuss a grant she shared at a recent meeting.  

    The Lowe’s Community Partners Grant and ranges from $1,000 to $100,000, according to Brown. 

  • Arts on display at CUB in second annual showing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The annual Visual Artists of Bullitt County all-members art show took center stage recently in Mount Washington.

  • One injured in two-vehicle accident

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - An intersection collision led to a prolonged extrication and a helicopter transport Thursday afternoon.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Lt. Mike Murdoch, at 4:45 p.m. a Ford F-150 extended cab pick-up was headed southbound on Highway 1020 when it struck a Plymouth Breeze pulling onto 1020 from W. Blue Lick Rd.

    Murdoch said the Breeze pulled out in front of the F-150. He said the F-150 did not appear to be speeding.

  • Company honors employees for Relay for Life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Debra Daugherty said her husband, James L. “Jimmy” Daugherty, was active in helping the community. 

  • A/C unit caused Judicial Center smoke

     The Bullitt County Judicial Center was evacuated Wednesday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Fire units were dispatched to the Judicial Center at 2:42 p.m. responding to a smoke alarm.

    SFD deputy chief Terry Whittaker said smoke was discovered by firefighters on the third floor.

    According to Whittaker, an investigation revealed "an air-handling unit failed losing coolant."

    Firefighters pushed smoke out with fans, allowing employees to return inside within 15 minutes.

  • Injury accident at Snapp Street and 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - At around 1:30 this afternoon units were called to respond to an injury-accident at the corner of Highway 44 and Snapp Street.

    The Mount Washington fire and police departments responded to the scene. Sherrif's deputies helped to reroute traffic away from the intersection.

    Two cars and three people were involved in the accident. One person was transported to the hospital.

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