Today's News

  • Animal shelter supporters put heat on fiscal court members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While not on the agenda, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter was once again a topic of conversation at the most recent meeting of fiscal court.

    The wide-ranging discussion went from the prospects of building a new facility to the creation of a non-profit group to assist in funding improvements to the program.

    Angie Greenup, the animal control officer, said that members of the Perfection Group visited the shelter off Highway 245 on two occasions.

  • Mount Washington parks system big part of proposed budget

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Budgets can be difficult to stick to but they’re most helpful when they’re as close to exact as they can get.

    While the previous treasurer tended to create the budget with the revenues low and expenses high, mayor Barry Armstrong said this year the city tried to make it as accurate as possible.

  • Charlee is Safe: 33-hour search ends on happy note

      BEECH GROVE - Years from now, Charlee Nichole Campbell will be told about the Miracle of Winding Hollow.

    After a 33-hour search-and-rescue mission with hundreds of emergency crews and volunteers, the 2-year-old was found relatively safe and sound, about 500 to 600 yards up a hill near a neighbor’s house.

    Questions remain, but family and rescue crews were all smiles and tears Friday night following Charlee’s return home.

  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2018

    Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for June 2018! 

  • Louisville man arrested for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE  On June 12, 2018, at approximately 1:21 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Larry Schaub, 45, on a charges relating to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Schaub was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect was uploading sexually explicit images online.

  • Cyclist killed at S. Buckman bridge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle on S. Buckman Street Friday afternoon.

    According to Shepherdsville Police spokesperson Mike O’Donnell, the accident occurred at 2 p.m. near the West First Street intersection, at the north end of the Salt River bridge.

    O’Donnell said the vehicle involved was headed northbound when it collided with the bike.

    The cyclist was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, where the person was pronounced dead. Police have not identified the cyclist.

  • Former Oldham EMS employee sentenced for child exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Richard Wayne Johnson, 39, to 30 years in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.  Johnson remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

  • CHILD CARE CRISIS: Finding workers for facilities challenging at times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a list of children looking for child care in Bullitt County. 

    There are some day cares with a waiting list.

    So, why are you seeing several daycares in the community closing their doors?

    One reason is a lack of qualified workers.

    Little Sweetheart’s Child Development Center, LLC in Mount Washington marked the third day care center to be closed down due to staffing in Bullitt County on May 25, 2018, according to the owner, Tammy Klumb. 

  • MW closer to expanded jurisdiction for bigger inspections

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Cutting out the middle man, the city of Mount Washington has opted to go directly to the state when it comes to its inspections.

    The city of Mount Washington has voted to revoke the agreement they hold with the county involving expanded jurisdiction.

    The resolution, adopted on Oct. 23, 2017, entered the two entities into an agreement stating the city would carry out inspections and plan reviews within city limits while the county would do so outside the limits.

  • Another salute to those who served

     Each Sunday during the Memorial Day weekend, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 454 hosts a special service in Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

    This year’s celebration was the 26th.

    William (Bill) Roby was the keynote speaker this year.

    A large crowd came out to honor those who have fought for this country.

    See more photos of the event by Stephanie Jessie here.