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Today's News

  • DEA targets opioid crisis with Operation Safe Haven

     LOUISVILLE -- The Drug Enforcement Administration this week launched Operation Safe Haven, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states.

    DEA Special Agents, working closely with their state and local law enforcement partners throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia targeted a variety of bad actors, ranging from healthcare workers and distributors, to street-level drug dealers in a coordinated effort to attack the opioid crisis head-on in the region.

  • Bullitt County celebrates Memorial Day

     Memorial Day is a special day that is always commemorated throughout Bullitt County.

    Many events will be hosted during the three-day holiday weekend to allow county residents an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives serving our country, as well as to honor the many veterans that will be in attendance.

    On Sunday, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 454 is hosting its 26th annual memorial service at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

  • Interstate 65 lane closures May 24

    *UPDATE AT 5/24/18: The start time for work this evening on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County has been moved up from 7 p.m. until 3 p.m. KYTC maintenance staff will begin repairs immediately on a broken concrete slab at mile marker 111, which is just south of the Clermont exit (Exit 112). Work is starting earlier to prevent damage to vehicles traveling in this driving lane. Crews will be replacing this section of pavement and the lane will remain closed overnight to allow the new material to cure. All lanes will be reopened by 7 a.m.*

     

  • KSP Post 4 Traffic Safety Checkpoints

      ELIZABETHTOWN – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 04 would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics.

  • Indictments handed down on several sex-related incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been charged with a variety of sex-related charges by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Andrea Lynn Faust has been indicted for complicity to rape, complicity to sodomy, complicity to sexual abuse and human trafficking.

    According to the indictment, Faust allegedly attempted to have sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years of age on two occasions between June 8, 2008, and June 7, 2010.

    She also attempted to have deviate sexual intercourse with the same victim during the same period of time.

  • Individuals arrested for shoplifting at local store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On May 17, the Street Crimes Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department observed a vehicle being operated with only one headlight and without a license plate.

    As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that a small child was laying in the passenger seat -- not in a child safety seat. The child turned out to be only 17 months old.

    When checking with dispatch, officers found out that the driver had an outstanding warrant in Bullitt County.

  • BC stumbles late

            OKOLONA – Frustration abounded for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Monday in the semi-finals of the 23rd District Softball Tournament against Southern High School on the Lady Trojans’ home field.

    Bullitt Central scored four times in the top of the sixth inning and pulled even with the second-seeded Lady Trojans at 8-8. But in the bottom of the inning the season came to an abrupt end as Southern sent 12 batters to the plate, scoring ten runs with the game ending on the ‘mercy’ rule at 18-8.

  • NB wins by forfeit

      OKOLONA – It couldn’t have been any easier for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles to advance to a fifth straight appearance in the 23rd District Softball Tournament championship game after Moore forfeited to the green and gold.

    Originally, Moore had said that they would play on Monday, but then late last week told tournament organizers that they did not want to play.

  • Teen makes sure Korean veterans to be remembered

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The forgotten war will be remembered in Mount Washington for generations to come thanks to a local student.

    Located in Highland Memory Garden in Mount Washington, Robby Smith, 17, designed a monument to honor Korean War veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project.

    Inspired by his grandfather, Smith knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that would stay.

    “I wanted something I could come back in 30 years and show my kids and say ‘I did that’,” he said.

  • Southern loop road on fast track as study out for bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.

    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.