Local News

  • 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. 

  • Final Look at Bullitt Blast

     It was a very hot couple of days for visitors to the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast.

    Eating a watermelon was one way to cool down.

    Or trying one of the 25 cent ice cream cones was another option.

    Then there were the water slides at the inflatable village.

    Despite the record high temperatures, the crowd seemed to have a good time and the festivities wrapped up with the annual fireworks show.

    See more photos from the event here.

  • CRIME: Sheriff’s report shows dramatic drop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a time when you hear a lot about growing problems with crimes, Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell is pretty proud of the work done by his officers.

    In presenting a six-month report, which compares statistics from January through June 2017 versus those same months in 2018, Tinnell was beaming.

    In terms of overall crimes, Tinnell said the figures went from 561 in 2017 to 311 so far this year.

    This is a decrease of reported crimes overall of around 45 percent.

  • Paulita Keith attends spring conference for circuit clerks

     FRANKFORT -- Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulita Keith participated in sessions on driver’s licensing, court technology, best practices and more at the 2018 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference. 

    The conference took place June 5-6 at the Kentucky Association of Counties in Frankfort. 

    The circuit clerks also received updates on legislation passed during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session, including a new law on time requirements for reporting unclaimed property that will take effect July 1, 2019. 

  • Intermittent closures on KY 2724 (Horsefly Hollow Rd.) July 10-13

     HORSEFLY HOLLOW – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of intermittent closures this week on KY 2724 (Horsefly Hollow Road) in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be performing ditch cleaning operations on the entire length of this roadway (mile markers 0.0 to 3.8). Due to the narrow width of the road and the size of the equipment being used, KY 2724 will be closed at various locations while crews are doing this work.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of July 8, 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.


  • Dispatch receives accreditation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A year ago, the operation of Central Dispatch moved under the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The county dispatch had lost its NCIC privileges due to non-compliance in several areas. Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to place Tinnell’s office in control of the emergency communications system.

    With hopes of having the NCIC system returned to county control, dispatch supervisor Capt. Danny Thompson began on his quest to have the agency accredited.