Local News

  • Busy time for firefighters

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Following a cold week, the Shepherdsville Fire Department had things heat up with two runs on Thursday afternoon.

    The agency first responded to a residential fire at the home of Morris and Barbara Longacre located on Arrow Creek Rd. at 12:11 p.m.

    According to SFD chief Layne Troutman, Southeast Bullitt Fire was initially dispatched, though the area was annexed into Shepherdsville a few months ago. He said both departments arrived simultaneously and worked together.

  • Drako becomes Hillview’s newest officer in its battle against drugs

      HILLVIEW - In its ongoing attempts to crack down on drug use within city limits, the Hillview Police Department has hired a new breed of law enforcement.

    Officer Drako von den Roten Vorbergen, a two-year-old German shepherd, was officially certified as a narcotics police service dog. He is now part of a Hillview Police Department K-9 unit along with his partner/owner, officer Elliott Clark.

    Drako becomes the city’s first K-9 unit since Fritz, who worked with various departments alongside officer James Benham.

  • No lack of excitement as 2015 drew to a close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The pace of events in the final six months of 2015 did not slow down in Bullitt County.

    Some of the players from the first part of the year remained in the news but some of the focus changed.


    From a more criminal look through June, economic development played a bigger role to finish out 2015.

    In July, Bullitt County was named by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as having the highest percentage of job growth since 2009.

  • Dishon admission, Southeast Bullitt biggest news in first half of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is never a dull moment in Bullitt County.

    Looking back on 2015 had so many events that we have divided the year in half.

    There are no such things as the top stories of the year. There will be no ranking. Instead, we will relive some of the moments of 2015 with today’s collectionrunning from January through June.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Department closed out 2014 as a hot topic of discussion. And it took just the second day of the new year to throw gasoline onto an already simmering fire.

  • SPD seeking tips on trailer owner

    The Shepherdsville Police Department recently recovered a large industrial trailer and need help in locating the owner.

    If you have information in regards to the trailer please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000.

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile located

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department have located a missing juvenile that was reported missing on Dec. 23.

    The department thanked the community for its assistance in locating 17-year-old Jericho Moore.

  • The kitchen is closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a little slice of hometown that makes the locals still feel like they’re in the country.

    The Country Cupboard, located on South Buckman Street in downtown Shepherdsville, has closed its doors after 33 years of service.

    Owner Kit Parker has been making all of the restaurant items from scratch, starting as early as 4 a.m., to have everything ready for the weekday lunch crowd.

    She has grown tired of the routine.

  • The Reason for the Season...

     A long-standing tradition at Hillview Community Christian Church is the Walk to Bethlehem live nativity.

    Great weather brought thousands to the special observance of the Christmas season.

    See more photos from the live nativity, as well as photos and videos from many other Bullitt County Christmas events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Holiday Spirit for Others

     Police officers throughout Bullitt County are sworn to serve and protect, and at Christmas they serve as much as anyone.

    Among the programs that assist area families and youth in need of further assistance, the Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 help out with their annual “Shop with a Cop” program.

    This year five children from two selected families searched the aisles of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart for clothes, shoes and a few nice toys.

  • Probe into sewer plant failure over; no surcharge to be issued

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Christmas gift that had been requested by so many in northern Bullitt County has been delivered.

    While the Bullitt County Sanitation District put on its gift list a dismissal of a surcharge for sewer customers in the Bullitt Utilities treatment system, officials didn’t know if the 700-plus customers would receive that present.

    On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission put the bow on the package and sent its blessings back to the customers who had the potential of seeing their sewer rates more than double.