Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Columbia man convicted of arson, fraud

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A jury convicted a Columbia, Kentucky man yesterday following a five-day jury trial in United States District Court on charges of arson and insurance fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  The defendant set the fire, which destroyed his home, in order to collect on a $50,000 rental insurance policy.  An Adair County Volunteer Firefighter died while fighting the fire.

  • 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.


  • Darrell Vincent selected principal of Bullitt Area Technology Center

     Darrell Vincent is departing Bullitt East High School after a 22-year teaching career to become the new principal of the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “I am really excited about the opportunity at the Area Technology Center,” Vincent said. “Bullitt County continues to grow very rapidly and with growth comes opportunity. Bullitt County students live in one of the top manufacturing areas in the country and the programs at the ATC align perfectly with the rapid growth of our county and the industries in the Louisville Metro area.”

  • Joni Britt selected new North Bullitt principal at North Bullitt

     North Bullitt High School Assistant Principal Joni Britt has been selected as the new leader following the retirement of Chris VerDow.

    “I was very shocked when I got the call from the SBDM committee offering me the position,” Britt said. “I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to become a leader this early in my career. It is both a blessing and an honor to be appointed the next principal of North Bullitt High School.”

    Britt brings 13 years of experience in education to her new role.

  • 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.

  • Driver in fatal accident avoids murder charge; shock probation possible after 170 days

     PIONEER VILLAGE — After she testified on Friday morning, Cathy Compton walked over and gave Stephanie Lynn Coy a hug.

    Coy was driving the vehicle on Nov. 10, 2017, that took the life of Compton’s daughter, Hannah.

    But instead of asking for a possible murder conviction, Compton agreed to a 15-year sentence imposed against Coy, who could ask for shock probation after serving 170 days in confinement.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted an amended plea agreement on Friday from Coy.