Local News

  • Don't forget to "fall" back after Halloween: Daylight Savings this weekend

     Halloween weekend is now an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time.

    Clocks will officially "fall back" Sunday morning, Nov. 2. at 2 a.m., which will officially become 1 a.m.

    The purpose of Daylight Savings is to maximize daylight hours during summer months, taking advantage of natural light and saving on electrical use during those months.

    The practice of daylight savings became official in the United States during World War I as an effort to conserve fuel. The plan was unpopular and abolished after the war ended.

  • Lawson, Wheeler seek Second District position

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While neither have served in county government, both contenders for the seat of Second District magistrate are well-known in the community.

    And both have served on the Mount Washington City Council.

    Democratic nominee Brent Wheeler was unopposed in the spring and had a chance to watch as Gary Lawson survived the Republican primary to set up the November battle.

    The winner will take the seat currently held by Robert Hunt, who was defeated by Lawson in the spring.


  • Mitchell, Thomas battle for First District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.

    The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.

    Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.

    Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.

  • Wantland, Webber bid for 26th District House

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.


    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.

  • Three battle for county judge’s seat

     A look at the three candidates running for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the general election on Nov. 4.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being Bullitt County Judge/Executive is a lot like being a coach of a team.

    And Depp Rasner believes that it is time to change the head coach in Bullitt County government.

    Running on the Independent ticket, Rasner will challenge incumbent Melanie Roberts and Democratic nominee Tony Thompson next week for the county’s top position.

  • THINK PINK: Gathering part education, part inspirational

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Men and women gathered at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for a night of “celebration and education.”

    This was the third year for Think Pink‚ sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kentucky Cancer Program and Cooperative Extension Office.

    Guests had a chance to chat, visit booths and sample some appetizers before listening to speakers.

  • Local woman survives another type of cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stephaine Raymond is 30 years old and a cancer survivor. 

    But not the kind we typically hear about.

    The resident of eastern Bullitt County was diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer two years ago.

    “Most young women think they can’t get it because it’s usually found in women 55 and older, but a lot of younger women are getting it now,” she said.


     Election Day in Bullitt County takes place Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Anyone in line as of 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

    If you have a question on where you vote, call the Bullitt County Clerk's Office, 543-2513, prior to election day.

    The Pioneer News encourages every eligible Bullitt County resident to get out to the polls and have a say in who will serve in our federal, state and local governmental positions.

  • Human or animal: DNA will detect blood source

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Could a piece of evidence not discovered until this April be related to a 1999 murder?

  • Shepherdsville to annex property south along I-65 toward Highway 245

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's only about 178 acres, but the city of Shepherdsville is looking to grow in a big way.

    City attorney Joe Wantland presented the first reading of a property annexation ordinance to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The annexation involves unincorporated territory along the Interstate 65 corridor between Highway 480 and Highway 245, south of the current city limits.