Local News

  • Bullitt County Welcome Center claims title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the hundreds of thousands of people who drive through Bullitt County every year need to make that stop in their trip, you want to make a good first impression.

  • Smoking ban snuffed out

    FRANKFORT -- Years ago, the Bullitt County Health Department staff knew that something must be done to combat the affects of smoking and second-hand smoke in the community.

  • Mt. Washington part of regional sewer study

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--And the quest continues as the city of Mount Washington continues to try and take control of their waste situation.

    At Monday night’s city council meeting, the council passed a resolution to allow Mayor Joetta Calhoun to enter into an agreement to give $5,000 to the Salt River Wastewater Study. Shepherdsville, the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, Bullitt County Sanitation district, Oldham County Fiscal Court, Oldham County Environmental Authority and Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan sewer district were also invited to participate.

  • Shepherdsville will use engineer to help with debt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council needs an independent consulting engineer to oversee long-term sewer debt agreements.

    But the council will wait another meeting to decide who the engineer will be, after receiving further information.

    According to mayor Scott Ellis, the city must have an engineer in place if a certain amount of sewer income remains in debt, based on a 1982 city ordinance. The engineer must calculate a consumer price index (CPI) tax rate.

  • Attorney General warns of IRS phone scam

       Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Wood ready to face task of taking EMS to highest levels

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--As Eastside Middle School enters its 10th year of existence, trailblazer Bonita Franklin will hand over the “wings”  to new principal Troy Wood.

    Wood has been serving as the assistant principal at Bullitt East High School for the last three years, but he is ready for the new challenge.

    “I was looking to advance and move forward in my career,” said the Mount Washington resident. “Eastside is the best school in the county and one of the top in the state.”

  • 2014 Bullitt County Fair

     CLERMONT - The weather was hot but the rides were even hotter during the 2014 Bullitt County Fair.

    Photographers captured some of the visitors having a great time on the rides.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for images of this year's fair, from pageants to rides, from animals to food.

  • Talks clog up in hopes of solving sewer plant problem

    HILLVIEW -- What appeared to be a possible solution to a sewage treatment problem in northern Bullitt County may have come apart at the seams.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 23, 2014

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory

    nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and

    highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Smoking ban overturned by Supreme Court

     FRANKFORT - A legal case watched by many throughout the state has been decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court.