Local News

  • KSP involved in multi-county pursuit

     ELIZABETHTOWN –Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown were involved in an overnight pursuit that resulted in an arrest and multiple charges for a Leitchfield man.

    On October 2, 2015 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Bullitt County Dispatch contacted KSP Post 4 for assistance in a pursuit that was initiated by Hillview Police after responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint.

    The vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, fled from police and entered I-65 at the Brooks exit traveling south Interstate 65.

  • Healthy Hometown Jubilee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted a Healthy Hometown Jubilee at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to celebrate its five years of community service and commitment.

    KRDC members from partnering Henry and Shelby counties also attended the celebration.

    Director Jessica Craddock gave a synopsis of the coalition’s activities, efforts and successes during the five years, showing the strides Bullitt County made in raising diabetes awareness and offering assistance programs and monthly informational sessions.

  • Really busy morning for Hillview PD

    HILLVIEW -- At around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, things got real busy for members of the Hillview Police Department.

    On the northern portion of the city’s boundary, a man was found passed out in the drive-thru lane of the McDonald’s on Preston Highway.

    Just minutes later, police were called to the BP station on the Brooks interchange to investigate a robbery.

    At 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the McDonald’s as a male suspect was passed out in his vehicle.

  • AT&T delivers donation to Bowman Valley school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - AT&T presented the Bullitt County History Museum with a $500 donation toward the Bowman Valley School project.

    Brad McLean, AT&T director of legislative affairs, presented a check to History Museum representative Daniel Buxton during a ceremony at the schoolhouse building.

    Also attending the ceremony was Shepherdsville resident Charles Ayers, who attended the school from first through third grade.

  • Sen. Paul to greet public Friday at Pioneer Village Becknell Hall

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The current Kentucky junior senator and a candidate for the U.S. President will be in Bullitt County on Friday.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village for a meet and greet.

    It will occur on Friday, Oct. 2, from 3-4 p.m.

    The public is invited to come out and meet Paul, as well as discuss any issues or concerns they might have about the government.

    Becknell Hall is located at 4500 Summitt Drive.

    Paul has visited Bullitt County on numerous occasions over the years.

  • Lebanon Junction Wall Street Park Festival

     A few clouds couldn’t keep away a big crowd for the Wall Street Park Fall Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    The highlight each year is the parade on Saturday.

    See more photos from Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Greenwell’s humor, personality will be missed at Mount Washington post office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Starting Oct. 10, the Mount Washington Post Office will be short one harmonica, one jar of peanut butter and a whole package of laughs.

    Tom Greenwell, YouTube star, Christmas elf, masked Amtrak worker, national racquetball competitor and backyard artist, is retiring after 26 years in the postal service.

  • Blood drive, bone marrow donor event at NBCC

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local residents can do their part to help others in two different but equally important ways.

    North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Be The Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sunday, October 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary for the bone marrow drive. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. The donor will complete a brief medical history and conduct a cheek swab, which will be processed and added to the donor registry.

  • US 31W work zone scheduled to move north October 2

     LOUISVILLE – The first section of asphalt pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) is wrapping up this week.  Soon contract crews will move north to begin the next phase of work.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is overseeing a $14.5 million contract for pavement replacement on US 31W (Dixie Highway) in Jefferson County between Stonegate Manor Drive and Greenwood Road (mile points 6.6 to 11.7).

  • Lottery proceeds running above 2014’s numbers in first 2 months

    LOUISVILLE -- The  Kentucky Lottery’s board of directors, it was announced sales for the first two months of FY16 (July and August) were $153.1 million. This is $12.9 million (or 9.2%) more than the same period last year, and just $631,000 less than budget.

    Scratch-off tickets continued their strong performance, turning in sales in this period of $97 million. This is $9.4 million (10.8%) more than the same period last year and $3.1 million (3.3%) more than budget.