Local visitor information is available at the Bullitt County Visitor Center located at 142H Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville, just off I-65 Exit 116. The Bullitt County Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon.


Local Information

- Getting Here -

Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States, Shepherdsville is located just south of Louisville on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Shepherdsville is within a 20-minute drive of Louisville International Airport (SDF), which offers nonstop service to more than 25 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. 


- Getting Around -

Airports

Louisville International Airport (SDF)
600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, KY 40209
502-368-6524 
www.flylouisville.com

Bowman Field (LOU)
2815 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205
502-367-4636
www.flylouisville.com

Blue Lick Airport (07KY)
502-957-5159
Blue Lick Airport is located in northern Bullitt County. With prior permission, single-engine plane landings are permitted at the private airport.

Ground Transportation

Bourbon City Taxi
133 Jones Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
502-349-5001

BourbonTown Tours
Bardstown, KY 40004
844-268-7266

Bullitt Taxi LLC
215 Tollview Drive, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-921-3454

CopperTop Tours
129 W. John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, KY 40004
502-251-1345

Toby Travel and Tours
145 Carter Ave, Louisville, KY 40229

502-955-8680


- Truck Centers -

Pilot Travel Center (I-65, Exit 121)
2050 E Blue Lick Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-955-5049

Love's Travel Stop (I-65, Exit 116)
1090 Cedar Grove Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-7000

Pilot Travel Center (I-65, Exit 105)
150 Park Plaza Boulevard, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
502-833-2727


- Visitor Information -

Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism
142H Buffalo Run Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-8656
Local visitor information is available at the Bullitt County Visitor Center located at 142H Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville, just off I-65 Exit 116. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bullitt County I-65 Welcome Center
I-65 Southbound, Mile Marker 114, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-5900
One of Kentucky’s eight Welcome Centers, the Bullitt County Welcome Center is located just south of Shepherdsville along I-65 south. The Welcome Center offers state and regional maps and brochures, as well as friendly travel consultants who can answer questions and suggest itineraries.


- About Shepherdsville -

Brief History
Established in 1796, Bullitt County is named after Kentucky’s first Lieutenant Governor, Alexander Scott Bullitt. Alexander Scott Bullitt was the nephew of Capt. Thomas Bullitt who discovered Bullitt’s Lick on a surveying expedition in 1773. Early pioneers had settled the area years before the founding of Bullitt’s Lick due to the paths cut by herds of buffalo, deer and elk migrating to the natural salt licks, but it wasn’t until Capt. Thomas Bullitt that the area became one of the largest salt making operations in the region. Salt was critical to survival of pioneers and Native Americans alike, thus salt licks such as Bullitt’s Lick were often the scene of battles among settlers and the area’s indigenous people. The site of Kentucky’s first commercial industry, Bullitt’s Lick primarily served the Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee territories, however salt produced at Bullitt’s Lick was also sent down the Salt, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans on flatboats. Shepherdsville developed near the licks and became the county seat, and The Wilderness Trail, which led to Bullitt’s and other nearby salt licks from the Cumberland Gap, became the first inland intermodal distribution system for commerce in the western frontier. Another pioneer industry in Bullitt County was Iron production. Bullitt County was one of the largest producers of iron in Kentucky during the 18th and 19th centuries, and it is said that the first railroad rails west of the Alleghenies were made in Bullitt County. After a century of expansion, Bullitt County’s salt and iron industries had faded, and so had its forests due to the vast quantities of timber cut to fire the kettles which boiled water into salt, and the furnaces which melted ore into iron. In 1929 a successful businessman and naturalist, Isaac W. Bernheim established the Bernheim Foundation and purchased 14,000 acres in southeast Bullitt County to be returned to natural forest. Today Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is internationally renowned for its work with native-habitat rehabilitation and its unmatched collections of native-species plants and trees. Less than a mile from what would become Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a giant in Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry would emerge near the end of the 18th century under the Beam family. In 1795 Jacob Beam sold his first barrel of whiskey. Called, “Old Jake Beam Sour Mash,” this whiskey was particularly popular among pioneers, farmers and traders. The family distillery was then known as “Old Tub.” From Old Tub to Jim Beam, the historic distillery has become one of the largest producers of Bourbon in the world.

Geography
Bullitt County consists of roughly 300 square-miles located in the area known as the Knobs Region, which borders Kentucky’s outer Bluegrass Region. This area is noted for its many isolated, steep sloping, often cone-shaped hills of shale, limestone and sandstone. Dividing Bullitt County from east to west is the Salt River. Many small creeks and other tributaries flow into the Salt River, which stretches 150 miles from central Kentucky to the Ohio River. The U.S. Army Post Fort Knox encompasses much of Bullitt County’s western half and approximately one-fifth of Bullitt County as a whole, while Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky’s official state arboretum, encompasses a significant portion of southeast Bullitt County.  

Population
Bullitt County has a population of 78,702, making it the 10th most populous county in Kentucky according to 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The estimated population of the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Statistical Area, of which Bullitt County is a part, is 1,269,702.

Time Zone
November to March: Eastern Standard Time
March to November: Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Climate/Seasonal Planning
The mean average temperature in Shepherdsville is 57.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Average annual rainfall is 48.45 inches. Average annual snowfall is 4 inches. Shepherdsville-Bullitt County has four distinct seasons and no prolonged periods of heat, cold, wind, rain or snow.

Average minimum and maximum temperatures:
March-May: 35-78
June-August: 62-89
September-November: 38-82
December-February: 26-49


- Places of Worship -

Brooks - I-65, Exit 121
Brooks Baptist
3837 Coral Ridge Road
502-955-6792

Calvary Holiness
505 Rodgers Road
502-957-3446

Deliverance Tabernacle
1149 Brooks Hill Road
502-955-1615

Mt. Elmira Baptist
3644 Mt. Elmira Road
502-957-5838

Apostolic Lighthouse Church
4602 Summit Drive
Hillview, KY 40229
502-955-8943

Hillview Assembly of God
1408 Hillview Blvd.
502-955-9439

Hillview Community Christian Church
141 Brookley Drive
Hillview, KY 40229
502-957-3801

Iglesia Cristiana Maranatha
4150 E. Blue Lick Rd
Hillview, KY 40229
502-608-6332

Kingdom of God Tabernacle
6706 Terry Road
Hillview, KY 40229
502-742-6896

Maryville Baptist Church
130 Smith Lane
Hillview, KY 40229
502-957-2856

Overdale United Methodist
515 Overdale Drive
502-957-4567

Radiant Life Church of God
4601 Summitt Drive
502-277-9199

Southern Hills Church of the Nazarene
12320 Ridgemont Road
502-955-8830

Summit Hills Baptist
4507 Summers Drive
502-957-5161


Lebanon Junction - I-65, Exit 105
Dennie Memorial Methodist
132 N. Brook Street
502-833-9926

Faith Assembly of God
6811 S. Preston Hwy.
502-543-1457

Faith Baptist Bible Church
270 S. Sanders Lane
502-833-4607

Field of Grace Baptist Church
6674 Preston Hwy.
502-409-0885

First Baptist Church of Lebanon Junction
495 Main Street
502-833-4954

First Christian
190 W. Oak Street
502-833-3576

Happiness Way General Baptist Church
502-379-3202

Mt. Carmel Church
1305 Mt. Carmel Church Rd.
502-296-6462

St. Benedict Catholic
211 W. Oak Street
502-833-4886


Mount Washington - I-65, Exit 117
Bethany Baptist Church
1863 Flatlick Road
502-538-4141

Bethel United Methodist Church
7357 Ky. Hwy. 44E
502-538-8116

Calvary Christian Center
11829 Hwy. 44 East
502-538-7768

Church of God of Prophecy
1499 Wales Run Road
502-955-8139

Church of the Crossroads
9234 Hwy 44E
502-664-2356

First Assembly of God of Mt. Washington
12056 Ky. Hwy. 44E
502-538-4217

First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington
320 N. Bardstown Road
502-538-7361

First Christian Church of Mt. Washington
317 Fairlane Drive
502-538-4257

Freedom Baptist Church
287 Greenbriar Road
502-955-6799

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
Hwy 44 East
502-538-6993

King’s Baptist Church
989 Kings Church Road
502-538-6902

Lifeline Community Fellowship Church
695 N. Bardstown Road
502-538-3699

Mt. Washington Church of Christ
164 Sunnyside Drive
502-538-4612

Mt. Washington Church of God
172 Boxwood Run
502-538-7415

Mt. Washington United Methodist Church
253 Flatlick Road
502-538-6756

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
155 Stringer Lane
502-538-4933

True Life Church Assemblies of God
530 Delania Drive
502-538-4360

Vision Valley Baptist Church
850 Fisher Lane
502-904-0616


Shepherdsville
- I-65, Exit 117
Bardstown Junction Baptist Church
4855 S. Preston Hwy.
502-543-3747

Beech Grove Baptist Church
300 W. Beech Grove Rd.
502-543-4702

Bullitt Lick Baptist Church
2975 Ky. Hwy. 44W
502-543-2483

Calvary Hill Separate Baptist Church
645 Coral Ridge Road
502-543-3590

Calvary Road Baptist Church
2120 Raymond Road
502-938-3514

Cedar Grove Baptist Church
4900 Cedar Grove Road
502-543-4101

Cedar Grove Methodist Church
5005 Cedar Grove Road
502-543-3723

Church of Jesus
546 Huber Station Road
502-921-1805

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4614 Hwy 44E
502-543-5224

Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church
265 S. Buckman Street
502-543-4422

Divine Savior Lutheran Church
1025 N. Buckman St.
502-543-2905

Eagle Heights Baptist Church
2944 Ky. Hwy. 44E
502-543-3715

Eastern Gate Baptist Church
3699 N. Preston Hwy.
502-955-1228

Eastside Baptist Church
301 Lees Valley Road
502-543-7589

Faith Praise & Worship Center
160 Zoneton Road
502-955-4058

Family Day Ministries
178 S. Buckman St.
502-424-0334

Family Worship Center
217 Salt Well Road
502-543-4444

First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville
254 S. Buckman Street
502-543-7721

Gospel of the Kingdom Campground
141 Mt. Elmira Rd.
502-543-0875

Hebron Lane Church of Christ
3221 E. Hebron Lane
502-957-5115

Hebron Presbyterian Church
4765 N. Preston Hwy
502-957-3880

Holy Chapel of God
2357 W. Bluelick Road
502-543-5656

Immanuel Baptist Church
1810 W. Blue Lick Road
502-921-1931

Impact Church
515 Raymond Rd.
502-921-0230

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
205 Charles Hamilton Way
502-543-7368

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall
2215 Zoneton Road
502-955-7598

Journey Christian Church
416 S. Buckman St.
502-531-9602

Lighthouse Baptist Church
170 Becnel Lane
502-921-2045

Little Flock Baptist Church
5510 N. Preston Hwy
502-955-8760

Maryville Baptist Church
130 Smith Lane
502-957-2856

Mercy Hill Church
165 W. Joe B. Hall Ave.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
545 Blue Lick Road
502-543-2135

North Bullitt Christian Church
4265 N. Preston Hwy
502-957-5541

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
5285 Hwy. 44E
502-543-7336

Rolling Hills Baptist Church
4290 N. Preston Hwy
502-957-5388

Rushing Winds Ministries
1944 Hwy. 44E

Salem Church of Christ
1595 Zoneton Road
502-955-6856

Shepherdsville Christian Church
337 Lees Valley Road
502-543-2633

Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene
244 N. Maple St.
502-543-2083

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
187 S. Plum St.
502-543-5918

Sunnyside Baptist Church
2722 Knob Creek Road
502-922-4848

Trinity Life Center
964 Hwy. 44 West
502-543-3265

Victory Baptist Church
4420 Ridge Road
502-543-4032

Vine Hill Baptist Church
2078 Clermont Rd.
502-543-9429


West Point
Knob Creek Union Church
10439 Hwy 44 West
502-922-3368

Nichols Spiritual Temple
8700 Hwy 44 West
502-922-3402

Stites Station Baptist Church
237 Cupio Lodge Lane
502-922-9222


- Local Contact Information -

Chamber of Commerce
Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce
162 South Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-6727

Economic Development
Bullitt County Economic Development Authority
162 South Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-1200

County and City Government
Bullitt Fiscal Court
300 South Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2262

City of Shepherdsville
634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2923

City of Mount Washington
275 Snapp Street, Mount Washington, KY 40047
502-538-4216

City of Hillview
283 Crestwood Ln, Louisville, KY 40229
502-955-6808

City of Lebanon Junction
271 Main Street, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
502-833-4311

Police
Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office
300 South Buckman Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2514

Shepherdsville Police Department
634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-921-1000

Mount Washington Police Department
180 Landis Lane, Mount Washington, KY 40047
502-538-8143

Hillview Police Department
283 Crestwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40229

502-955-6808

Lebanon Junction Police Department
271 Main St, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
502-833-2244

Corrections
Bullitt County Detention Center
1671 Preston Highway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-7263

Fire
Shepherdsville Fire Department
634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-6833

Mount Washington Fire Department
772 North Bardstown Road, Mount Washington, KY 40047
502-538-4222

Zoneton Fire Protection District
5328 North Preston Highway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-955-8076

Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District
1515 Clermont Rd, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-3794

Nichols Fire Protection District
4706 Highway 44 West, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-3974

Lebanon Junction Fire Department
291 Main Street, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
502-833-2022

Emergency Services and Disaster Relief
Bullitt County Dispatch/ 911

911 Walnut Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-7074

Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services
238 Salt Well Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2000

American Red Cross Bullitt County Service Center
214 Frank E. Simon Ave, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-7501

Public Health
Bullitt County Health Department
181 Lees Valley Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-2415

Public Library
Bullitt County Public Library System
Shepherdsville-Main Branch
127 North Walnut Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502-543-7675

Mount Washington Branch
214 N. Bardstown Rd., Mount Washington, KY 40047

502-538-2696

Hillview Branch
155 Terry Boulevard, Hillview, KY 40229

502-957-5759

Lebanon Junction Branch
11382 South Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, KY 40150


502-833-4648

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