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State audit of former Bullitt Co. sheriff notes mismanagement of money, illegal tow lot operations
State inspections found Tinnell collected fees for a tow lot he operated, which violates state law.
Second Chances Wildlife Center in a ‘stinky’ situation
Corrected diploma covers ready for pickup at Bullitt Central High School
Woman pleaded guilty to stealing from Bullitt County high school
Cathy Bowman was the treasurer of the Bullitt Central High Athletic Boosters when thousands of dollars came up missing.
Published June 11, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Kentucky community joins search to find suspect of brutal pig beatings
The owner of two pigs who were beaten to death in Bullitt County is on the hunt for answers.
Published June 10, 2019 at 6:37 AM
Former deputy jailer allegedly impersonated police, pointed gun at drivers on I-265
A Louisville man has been arrested, accused in possibly two separate instances of impersonating an officer.
John P. Wise and
Published June 4, 2019 at 12:17 AM
How to take advantage of free, fun summer activities that promote learning in Louisville
Opportunities for kids to learn and experience news things over the summer months are available for free to Louisville families and some who live in neighboring counties.
Published May 29, 2019 at 5:45 PM
High school seniors walk the halls of elementary schools
The seniors also got a chance to thank their former teachers.
Published May 28, 2019 at 12:38 PM
Pass the Cash: Bullitt Co. community bands together to help struggling mother
In a first, the cash was passed through multiple people before reaching its recipient - Crystal.
Published May 22, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Beatings of animals have Bullitt County family worried
'Adulting Day' teaches Bullitt Central seniors lessons for grown-ups
New VA clinic to open in Fort Knox in 2020
New interchange planned for I-65 in Shepherdsville
‘Sleep Tight’ project builds 50 beds for 50 kids in need
The event was a partnership between Shepherdsville Elementary and Metro United Way.
Published May 18, 2019 at 10:35 PM
Bullitt County teen posted threat about a gun on Instagram, police say
An 18-year-old man from Bullitt County is accused of terroristic threatening.
John P. Wise
Published May 17, 2019 at 12:16 PM
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest fights against proposed pipeline
Bernheim Forest has joined the fight against a proposed 12-mile natural gas pipeline that would pass through a portion of Bernheim's land - and put an entire species at risk.
Published May 14, 2019 at 9:42 PM
Owners could be fined for allowing contractor to dump concrete on Bullitt County property
Some of it flowed into Bluelick Creek creating a mess of gray sludge that other residents say killed wildlife and one family’s dog.
Published May 9, 2019 at 10:36 PM
Kentucky awarded $9 million for mental health programs in schools
Kentucky is one of four states that received the grant.
Published May 9, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Bullitt County property owners fighting proposed pipeline
LG&E has proposed to build a 12-mile pipeline through the county.
Published May 9, 2019 at 12:05 AM
Business offers reward in vintage phone booth theft
The phone booth was stolen from The Central Garage sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.
High school booster club treasurer appears in court for theft case
A woman accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a high school sports booster program in Bullitt County made her first appearance in court Monday.
LG&E plans to build new pipeline in Bullitt County
Some Bullitt County residents aren’t thrilled about a proposed new LG&E natural gas transmission pipeline.
Child rescued from furnace duct in Bullitt County
A child was rescued in Bullitt County after falling into a furnace duct Thursday afternoon.
Bullitt Central boosters treasurer indicted, arrested
The indictment charges Cathy Lynn Bowman with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.
Published April 25, 2019 at 5:34 PM
State of emergency declared after 225,000 pounds of slurry dumped into Bluelick Creek
Representatives said this is something they’ve never encountered before and it's going to take a while to clean up.
Published April 25, 2019 at 12:18 AM
New hotel opens in Bullitt County
A new hotel is now open in northern Bullitt County.
John P. Wise
Published April 19, 2019 at 4:03 PM
New Bullitt Co. ambulance honors local veterans
All five branches of the military are represented, as well as those missing in action.
Published April 18, 2019 at 5:46 PM
Bullitt County residents upset by sludge dumped in creek
Residents said they first noticed the problem after finding dead fish along the banks of the creek.
Published April 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM
More school districts receive subpoenas from Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Five Kentucky school districts have received subpoenas from the state Labor Cabinet this week regarding teacher sickouts during the legislative session.
Published April 11, 2019 at 11:34 PM
Officer involved in crash in Beechmont neighborhood
FORECAST: Heat indices in mid-90s through the weekend
Woman dies after being struck by lightning at Murray State University
JCPenney hiring 90 seasonal associates in Louisville
Rain leading to more snake sightings
UofL player’s jersey stolen in Omaha, family says
2 juveniles accused in plot to kill Bullitt Central High School teacher
A parent contacted police Wednesday after discovering text messages on his or her child’s phone about someone trying to get their hands on a gun.
Published April 11, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Pass the Cash: WAVE Country woman receives double lung transplant, needs new vehicle
Each week on WAVE 3 News, we help someone in the community who's in need. This week, it was Tracy, who just underwent a double lung transplant.
Published April 3, 2019 at 9:02 PM
Group in Bullitt County manages to help homeless on small budget
Room in the Inn spends about $40,000 a year to help around 20 people a night.
Published April 3, 2019 at 6:36 PM
Louisville man killed in Bullitt County crash
It happened around noon on KY 61 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky State Police confirmed.
Published April 1, 2019 at 5:59 PM
Bullitt County man arrested for shooting former girlfriend
A Shepherdsville man has been arrested for shooting his former girlfriend.
Published March 31, 2019 at 10:07 PM
Oldham Co., Bullitt Co. schools set graduation dates
Ceremonies for both school districts will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Published March 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Charges dismissed against former Bullitt County chief deputy
John Cottrell had been indicted by a grand jury on two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Published March 22, 2019 at 1:10 PM
Bullitt County school board joins JCPS in asking state to drop request for teachers’ names
The two districts have aligned themselves against the state, standing with teachers.
Published March 21, 2019 at 8:51 PM
Bullitt County students building catapults for competition
Before they begin building their full-scale catapults, they took their prototypes to First Build for feedback.
Published March 20, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Thousands remain without power in Louisville, outages reported all over WAVE Country
As of 6 p.m., more than 22,000 LG&E customers are without power in Louisville.
Published March 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM
KY education commissioner demands teacher attendance records in wake of sickouts
Education commissioner Wayne Lewis said he wants to ensure state law is upheld.
Published March 14, 2019 at 10:17 PM
JCPS, Bullitt County Public Schools out Thursday, March 14
This comes amid weeks of sickouts organized by public school teachers who want to protest bills in Frankfort.
Published March 14, 2019 at 1:29 AM
Deadly crash investigation ongoing in Bullitt County
It's unclear what caused the crash.
Published March 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM
I-65 interchange project moves forward in Bullitt County
It’s being built near mile marker 114 just south of Shepherdsville.
Published March 7, 2019 at 9:38 PM
Bullitt County deputy jailer arrested on drug charges
Wesley Burris was arrested after admitting to carrying drug paraphernalia inside his boot when he was working.
Published March 6, 2019 at 12:15 PM
I-65 traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Bullitt County
A traffic stop in Shepherdsville leads to the arrest of a Kentucky man on several drug charges.
Published March 3, 2019 at 10:08 PM
Two arrested following accidental shooting in Hillview
Police said a woman accidentally discharged the gun and called 911.
Published February 22, 2019 at 5:25 PM
Classmates of Bullitt Co. child battling bone cancer show support during visit
Derrick Schott, 5, broke his arm last year. A trip to the Emergency Room revealed he had bone cancer.
Published February 20, 2019 at 9:48 PM
Man found shot at Hillview home
The victim was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. His condition has not been released.
Published February 20, 2019 at 4:25 PM
Mount Washington police officer involved in Tuesday afternoon crash
None of the injuries are considered life threatening.
Published February 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM
I-65 N reopens in Bullitt County after injury crash involving police officer
The crash was reported near mile marker 117 around 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Published February 16, 2019 at 11:39 AM
KY father who lost daughter to overdose helps set up sting to catch men accused of selling her drugs
A man who lost his daughter to a drug overdose set up a sting to catch the men who sold her that deadly dose.
Erin O'Neil and
Published February 15, 2019 at 7:09 PM
Feds indict 2 in Bullitt County overdose death
The victim was found dead on Feb. 2 in Shepherdsville.
Published February 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM
Kentucky’s Real ID changes could cut organ donor registrations in half
Officials with the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates are concerned that a longer period between renewing a driver’s license could cut the number of organ donor registrations in half.
Published February 11, 2019 at 1:05 PM
Bullitt County fire engulfs home
The Zoneton Fire Protection District responded to over a dozen calls Friday and Saturday. One call led to a home engulfed by flames with no hope of saving anything.
Published February 9, 2019 at 10:24 PM
Contractor pleads guilty to taking over $268K from customers without doing work
Scott Adam Cooper pleaded guilty to theft charges involving 36 customers.
Published February 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM
400 acres annexed by Shepherdsville, neighbors concerned about more commercial development
The annexed land, which is in the Chapeze Lane (KY 245) area of southeastern Bullitt County, is still zoned agricultural.
Published January 30, 2019 at 4:58 PM
Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures
Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.
Published January 29, 2019 at 6:41 PM
More crews called to fight fire in Hillview
The fire started around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 3900 block of East Blue Lick Road.
Published January 29, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Hearing held for Shepherdsville man charged with child sexual abuse
Jessie Bray, 51, is a custodian for the Bullitt County Public Schools.
Published January 29, 2019 at 3:50 PM
Cities, organizations open emergency shelters amid extreme cold
The Hillview Government Center will be open from 58:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Published January 29, 2019 at 3:49 PM
KY offering student loan forgiveness to teachers
The goal is to attract top talent, a diverse workforce and teachers with experience.
Published January 24, 2019 at 10:38 PM
Shepherdsville man arrested on child porn charges
Jonathan Daniel Cole of Shepherdsville is facing 40 charges. Kentucky State Police say additional charges are expected.
Published January 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM
Bullitt County Schools employee accused of child sex abuse
The exact allegations haven’t been made public, but the district said everything happened off school property.
Published January 21, 2019 at 10:24 PM
WAVE Country trees, cars, houses could be impacted by flash freeze
The flash freeze is expected to happen Saturday night intro Sunday morning, with lows in the single digits on Monday.
Published January 18, 2019 at 5:38 PM
KY police officers awarded for helping save 6-week-old baby’s life
Three Mt. Washington police officers are being awarded for their actions to help save a baby in cardiac arrest.
Published January 15, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Part of Interstate 65 closed following deadly accident
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet confirms part of Interstate 65 is closed in Bullitt County, due to a deadly accident.
Published January 13, 2019 at 3:53 PM
Person dies on I-65 South after 2 separate crashes in Bullitt County
It happened near the exit for Clermont and Bardstown, between Shepherdsville and Lebanon Junction.
Published January 11, 2019 at 9:58 PM
3 from WAVE Country nabbed in Laurel Co. drug bust
Laurel County authorities say they were bringing a large amount of crystal meth into the area.
Published January 11, 2019 at 1:45 PM
KY step-brothers arrested following wild police chase
During the chase, police said the men ran a school bus off the road and tried to ram an officer’s cruiser.
Becca Gibson and
Published January 10, 2019 at 10:20 PM
Teacher pleads not guilty after juveniles found with alcohol, marijuana at New Year’s Eve party
A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher has been charged with multiple counts of unlawful transaction with a minor appeared in a Bullitt County courtroom Thursday.
Published January 10, 2019 at 1:18 PM
Courts employee charged with drug possession after shoplifting arrest
Louisville Metro police found the drugs after placing her under arrested for shoplifting
Published January 7, 2019 at 12:56 PM
Dogs and pig save sleeping woman from Bullitt Co. house fire
“She had three dogs and a pig,” said Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Mouton. “They were all in a kennel while she was asleep in bed during the fire. What woke her was the animals.”
Published January 6, 2019 at 12:21 AM
Louisville woman sentenced for killing man in hit and run crash
Emily Hickey pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of 29-year-old Berry Bergin.
Published January 4, 2019 at 10:38 PM
All I-65 lanes reopened in Bullitt County following crash, FedEx truck leaking acid
The wreck happened around 6 p.m. at the 111 mile marker in the northbound lanes.
Published January 4, 2019 at 12:39 AM
Minors with alcohol, pot found at party hosted by JCPS teacher
According to police, 14 juveniles were among the more than three dozen people found inside the Bullitt County home.
Charles Gazaway and
Published January 2, 2019 at 3:18 PM
Funeral arrangements announced for LMPD detective killed in line of duty
Louisville Metro Police released the funeral arrangements and visitation for Detective Deidre Mengedoht, who was killed in a crash on Christmas Eve.
Published December 27, 2018 at 5:05 PM
Corrections officer suspended for punching Bullitt County Jail inmate; investigation closed
The inmate's attorney said criminal charges should be filed because his client was knocked unconscious and suffered a brain injury.
Published December 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Untied shoelace, a fall, and broken arm leads to something more serious
They found out DJ broke his humerus bone -- but the doctors noticed something else.
Published December 18, 2018 at 6:12 PM
Community supporting KY family of four-year-old with terminal brain cancer
A WAVE Country family dealing with some serious heartbreak this season is trying to make the most of it.
Published December 17, 2018 at 10:11 PM
Bullitt Co. men live like homeless to raise awareness
Joe Bohannon and his friend Tom are spending 12 nights out in the cold to raise awareness for those without a home.
Published December 15, 2018 at 7:09 PM
‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills
Bullitt Central High School seniors had time to spend on topics other than math and English during an Adulting Day event Wednesday.
Published December 13, 2018 at 2:42 PM
Portions of Shepherdsville under boil water advisory
It's unclear when the boil water advisory will be lifted.
Published December 12, 2018 at 6:41 PM
Bullitt County daycare under investigation for alleged child abuse
The daycare under investigation is the Notebook Learning Center off of Burkland Blvd. in Shepherdsville.
Published December 11, 2018 at 7:11 PM
Shepherdsville men spend 12 nights outside to raise funds, awareness about homelessness
During the 12 days the men are sleeping outside, they’ll also be taking donations at several area businesses.
Published December 10, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Santa Claus kicks off tour of Zoneton
Thursday night, he will join the Zoneton Fire Department and ride on an engine with thousands of holiday lights.
Published December 6, 2018 at 6:07 PM
Construction starts on I-65 interchange in Bullitt County
For years people in Bullitt County have complained about the traffic on Interstate 65. That will all change because construction on a new interchange has started.
Published December 6, 2018 at 1:42 PM
Bullitt Central High School principal suspended
This is Huber’s second year as principal of Bullitt Central.
Published November 27, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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