Local News

  • Library works to build team to work on problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A library is a place where many things can happen.

    From checking out a book or a video to doing genealogical research to attending a workshop, the library is a place the entire community can embrace.

    However, what a library is not equipped to do is to deal with loitering, sleeping and making patrons feel uneasy.

    At the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville, social issues relating in a large part to a homeless population which are using the facilities has led to a call to action.

  • Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Feb. 15

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fashion, food and fitness. That’s what the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon is all about.

    Back for its eleventh year, residents and friends of Bullitt County are invited to learn how to give their heart its best life.

    “We all know somebody who has had a heart attack, a stroke or suffered from other heart issues,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire said. 

  • ‘Bullitt County’ makes local debut at Louisville theatre

      LOUISVILLE -- A movie with Bullitt County as its title will have a showing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in eastern Jefferson County.

    “Bullitt County” saw its debut in August at the Austin Film Festival and is now being shown at one-night screenings in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    The film centers around a group of four friends in 1977 who detour from a bachelor party touring the Bourbon Trail to hunt for buried Prohibition money.

  • KYTC District 5 crews will be on duty overnight for next winter weather event

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews will be on duty this evening in preparation for the next winter weather event. A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain is expected to move through the Louisville area beginning this evening and continue during the overnight hours. Impacts to the Wednesday morning rush hour are expected.

    More ice than snow is expected along Interstate 64 and north towards the Ohio River. Since ice takes longer to melt from the pavement than snow, we ask motorists to be patient while crews work to treat roads. 

  • Wales Run closure extended through Feb. 7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that work on KY 2706 (Wales Run Road) in Bullitt County will continue this week.

    The route is being closed daily between Patton Lane and Sycamore Drive (mile markers 1.7 to 2.1) to allow for shoulder widening.

    Work on KY 2706 will continue through Wednesday, February 7. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Local access will be allowed for residents. All other motorists should detour this area via KY 44 and US 31EX.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of February 4, 2018

     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.


  • Political forum Tuesday for special election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To the surprise of many, there will be an election on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for some voters in Bullitt County.

    For those registered voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives, each party will have a candidate on the ballot.

    The special election will be to fill the remaining 10 months of Dan Johnson’s term. He recently passed away.

    Keeping with tradition, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a forum prior to the Feb. 20 election.

  • An Honor for George

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It was a long journey from Bullitt County to Okinawa, Japan for George Bradbury.

    It was an even longer journey for Bradbury to Washington DC, a journey that took a lifetime to experience.

    Bradbury, 92, recently participated in the Honor Flight Program, an organization dedicated to transporting veterans to the nation’s capitol, free of charge, to visit war memorials dedicated to them.

    Born in 1925 and raised in Belmont, Bradbury did his part to receive such honor, surviving some of World War II’s deadliest battles.

  • Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been charged with attempted murder in separate incidents by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ricky McQueary has been indicted and charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, McQueary attempted to cause the death of another man on Nov. 16, 2017.

    It was during the committing of that offense that McQueary was in possession of a handgun even though he was a convicted felon.

  • Roberts to lead state organization

     Melanie Roberts was sworn in as the president for 2018 of the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association. District judge Jennifer Porter swore Roberts into the positiion during a ceremony on Friday afternoon. 


    Roberts will preside over the association. She is the first woman to serve in this position, as well as being the first Bullitt Countian to earn the distinction.