Bullitt County

Southeast Christian Church announces 10th campus

Lt. Scotty McGaha, longtime Bullitt County officer, passes away

Republican Mike Nemes elected to Kentucky Senate

  Mother of child left in stolen car appears in court

  Man who hit KSP trooper conducting traffic stop sentenced

Shepherdsville mom facing criminal charge for leaving child in car that man stole, leading police on chase in December

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1 killed in Bullitt County I-65 crash

  ‘It’s the worst mistake I’ve ever made’: Mom grateful for daughter’s rescue after man stole car with child inside

Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office looking for endangered person

Shepherdsville Police warn of $4,000 telephone scam

  Accessible playground for kids with developmental challenges planned for Bullitt County

Bullitt County Public Schools suing Juul, other e-cigarette makers

Mount Washington police warn of phone scammers posing as LG&E

A male suspect is calling residents in the area pretending to be with LG&E and telling callers they have 15 minutes to settle an overdue bill.

  Exchange students staying in Bullitt Co. claim they were held against their will before being sent home

The two girls described the past week as a nightmare. They were supposed to finish out the year at Bullitt East High through the Education First exchange program.

Mt. Washington Police searching for shoplifting, car break-in suspects

Mt. Washington Police need help identifying suspects from two separate cases.

  Woman once in coma fighting for program she says saved her life

A Mount Washington woman is fighting to protect the Acquired Brain Injury Branch of the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services from extensive cuts.

Man wanted for thefts from Bullitt County pharmacy

  Fire captain warns against space heaters, open ovens inside during frigid weather

Bullitt County authorities issue warning after housekeeper arrested for theft

BCSO searching for gas station robbery suspect

Semi driver who crashed on I-65 accused of driving under the influence

  Bullitt East wins national award for Unified Sports program

  Bullitt East High School earning prestigious award from ESPN for unifying athletes

Bullitt East High School is being recognized by ESPN and the Special Olympics with a nationally acclaimed award for unifying athletes.

Shepherdsville Police looking for suspected porch pirate

The Shepherdsville Police Department is asking for help from anyone who can help identify a person caught on camera suspected of stealing a package off a resident’s porch.

K-9 officer Bane alerts Mount Washington Police to illegal narcotics, counterfeit money

Mount Washington Police Department’s new K-9 officer Bane is making his presence known by leading police to a big bust.

FBLA students help cleanup Active Heroes Retreat Center

The center, which is located in Shepherdsville, is free for military families.

I-65 to I-71 regional connector routes to avoid Bernheim property

No sections of the proposed routes that cross through property owned by the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest remain under consideration.

Junior Achievement hosts interactive career fair for local students

Companies will showcase their businesses through interactive exhibits for students to explore their career options upon graduating from high school.

  Homeowner’s attempt to warm up house leads to its loss

Homeowners who normally have their furnace checked before temperature drops may have skipped it this year for a quick warm-up. One Bullitt County man is warning us all to rethink that after his furnace caught fire Sunday morning.

Shepherdsville City Park meeting reveals proposed upgrades

During a meeting held at Shepherdsville City Hall on Tuesday, city engineers unveiled proposed upgrades and improvements to Shepherdsville City Park.

  BCPS sets goals for new statewide ranking system

WAVE 3 News checked in with Bullitt County Public Schools after the Kentucky Department of Education announced its new star-ranking system last month.

Federal education official visits Bullitt County

The Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education was a student for a day at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center to learn how and why the school is successful with providing unique opportunities.

  Gov. Matt Bevin announces infrastructure grant for Bullitt County

The Bullitt County Judge-Executive is grateful that Frankfort is recognizing the true need for infrastructure repairs, for now, and for the future.

  Bernheim Forest has 20 days to make case against LG&E’s bid to build pipeline

LG&E is moving forward in its fight to condemn land for a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Names of victims from I-64 crash released

The collision involved three vehicles and happened in the westbound lanes near exit 58 around 5:35 p.m. Sunday.

‘Forest Under Threat’ protesters march through Louisville

Those at the Forest Under Threat protest said they want to make sure two possible projects don't end up being constructed through Bernheim.

Students walk for awareness to health and physical activity

It was a colorful experience at Overdale Elementary in Bullitt County.

Community rallies against proposed pipeline through Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bernheim continues to fight against LG&E with a rally and march scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27.

Dozens of Bullitt County homes denied gas service

LG&E and KU say the reason for the denial is the continued delays to a pipeline extension.

18-year-old Bullitt County woman killed in crash

Police say the teenager failed to stop at the stop sign.

Bullitt County becomes latest to issue burn ban

All outdoor burning is prohibited and anyone who prohibits the burn ban could face severe penalties.

Bullitt County Public Schools, Attorney’s Office working to reduce student truancy

BCPS said they expect to start notifying the BCAO of the most severe cases in the next two weeks.

  Bullitt County residents claim drought, cigarette created roadside fire

Due to the unrelenting drought, at least eight Kentucky counties in the area are under burn bans. ​

KSP investigating claims of ‘sexual contact’ between former Bullitt East High School teacher, ex-student

Robert Troutman resigned from his teaching position at Bullitt East High School in August.

Bullitt County teacher fired for terroristic threatening found not guilty

Dusty Witherspoon was accused of sending a text message threatening Bullitt Central High School.

5-year-old battling bone cancer has last round of chemo

DJ Schott was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in December 2018.

New mailbox signs to help in emergencies in Bullitt County

The signs are paid for by a grant to the Bullitt County local emergency planning committee.

  Popular donut shop says social media claim of closure is false

A post on Donut King’s Facebook thanked customers and said they were closing, but an employee said it's not true and says they were hacked.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest files complaint against LG&E

Bernheim has filed a formal complaint against LG&E over a proposed project in Bullitt County.

  Bullitt Central High School welcomes new principal on first day of school

Over 14,000 students started new classes, and some started at new schools, but it wasn't just the students adjusting to change.

Kentucky law enforcement prepares for Labor Day impaired driving campaign

August 16 starts this year’s Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over campaign, headed each year by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  Jesse Schott: Memorial building dedicated to Bullitt Co. teen

The legacy of a young man who inspired many is still alive in the Hillview community.

Free Hepatitis C screenings available on Sunday

Screening is done with a simple finger prick and results will be available on site in 20 minutes.

Eighth-generation distiller names new Jim Beam operation in Bullitt Co. after father

The Clermont distilling operation is part of a $60 million investment to upgrade the visitor’s experience as bourbon tourism grows.

Bullitt County schools hosting Kindergarten Kickoff

Kindergarten students in Bullitt County can get free dental exams & meet teachers at event.

Dogs at Bullitt County Animal Shelter felt community love

The shelter asked volunteers to help walk the dogs while the maintenance was going on.

Local animal shelter needs volunteers July 16-18

Demolition is set to be done over the kennels next week -- Tuesday through Thursday.

Man under arrest flees after stealing police SUV

William Bruce Baker of Lebanon Junction is facing a multitude of new charges in addition to the warrants he was wanted on.

  LG&E to sue landowners for property to build proposed Bullitt County pipeline

LG&E said the existing natural gas distribution line that serves Bullitt County is “nearing full capacity.”

Shepherdsville Fire debuts new engines, gear

The investment in the state-of-the-art technology is worth around $5 million.

Shiloh’s Coffee House gives all its profit away to help others

The coffee shop gives 100 percent of its profit to building orphanages and churches around the world.

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

The Second Chances Wildlife Center is in need of donations to build more outdoor enclosures.

Corrected diploma covers ready for pickup at Bullitt Central High School

Students can pick up the corrected version of their diploma cover from Bullitt Central High School's front office, between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

High school seniors walk the halls of elementary schools

The seniors also got a chance to thank their former teachers.

  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.

‘Sleep Tight’ project builds 50 beds for 50 kids in need

The event was a partnership between Shepherdsville Elementary and Metro United Way.

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.

  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.

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.

Kentucky awarded $9 million for mental health programs in schools

Kentucky is one of four states that received the grant.

  Bullitt County property owners fighting proposed pipeline

LG&E has proposed to build a 12-mile pipeline through the county.

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.