Local News

  • ROADWORK: Week of April 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of April 30:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

  • CSX rewards men who came forward with accident info

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last June, a train derailment in northern Bullitt County caused several carrier cars to derail, damaging new Ford vehicles in transit on the CSX line.
     But, quickly, a pair of individuals came forward to help railroad and sheriff's investigators pin down the cause of the derailment.
     On Wednesday, CSX officials joined with members of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department to honor and reward Dennis Wheat and Harold McLaughlin.

  • April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

     Now is the time when the weather is warming, prom and graduation parties are being planned, and Derby events are underway.  The potential of driving accidents will increase because all of the Bullitt County seniors students will have to travel to Louisville for proms and graduations, many Bullitt residents will travel for Derby, and the roads will be busy for Memorial Day and Fourth of July soon.

  • DUI Checkpoints begin this week

     Continuing for the next several months, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the Mount Washington, Hillview, Shepherdsville, Pioneer Village and Lebanon Junction police departments, will be conducting DUI safety checkpoints at various locations throughout the county.

    Last year, Kentucky recorded over 4,700 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 139 deaths and more than 2,400 injuries.

    For more information, contact the sheriff’s department at 543-2514.

  • Rear end collision on I-65 N. leaves E-town man hospitalized

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A three-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 North left an Elizabethtown man hospitalized and traffic stalled for more than an hour Thursday afternoon.

    Dep. Tim Waters of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said Kevin Snider was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with what appeared to be leg and head injuries.

  • Bardstown woman injured in rollover accident on Mount Washington Bypass

                MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown woman was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident on the Mount Washington Bypass Wednesday afternoon.

                Emergency responders were dispatched to the rollover accident at the bypass and Old Bardstown Road just north of the Mount Washington city limits shortly after 3 p.m.

  • Truck accident fatal to Ohio man

                SHEPHERDSVILLE – An Ohio man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on I-65 Wednesday morning.

                John Fox, 55, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after the accident, which occurred around 6 a.m. at the I-65 S. exit 112 ramp in Bullitt County, according to Sgt. Charlie Mann of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Gross makes two hours last lifetime

     HILLVIEW - Two hours. It was the amount of time the oncologist gave Rebecca Coy Gross to go home and kiss her children goodbye; the time that would lapse before she was put in isolation for chemotherapy. If she waited any longer, her doctor could not guarantee any chance of survival. 

  • Emergency crews rescue missing toddler

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A Bullitt County toddler was found wandering in a wooded area shortly after she was reported missing Tuesday morning.

    Det. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler, who was identified only as a 2-year-old female, was reported missing at 10:45 a.m.

    The toddler’s father reportedly left the house around 9:45 a.m. without waking the child or the mother. 

    The father came home an hour later to find the mother still asleep and the child missing, according to Murdoch. 

  • Railroad Avenue residents look for city to clean up run down properties

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Fed up with the state of Railroad Avenue, Lori Hawkins recently went before the Lebanon Junction City Council to see if something could be done to clean up the street that runs parallel to the CSX railroad line near downtown Lebanon Junction.

     Hawkins, who was joined by a handful of her neighbors for the council’s April regular meeting, told city officials the street was lined with abandoned homes that have burned or fallen into disrepair.