Local News

  • Three battle for GOP nod as county clerk

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be three men in the running for the Republican Party nomination in the race for Bullitt County clerk.

    And the survivor will have what appears to be a clear path into a general election victory as no Democrat has filed.

    Incumbent Kevin Mooney will have two challengers to his seat - Aaron Messer and Richard Seay Sr.

    Kevin Mooney

    Someone asked Mooney on the campaign trail why he wanted to serve another four-year term as county clerk.

    His answer was pretty simple.

  • Fox Chase city clerk resigns due to stresses of the job

     FOX CHASE - There are council members and residents in the city of Fox Chase that demand transparency in their local government.

    They can now view it all through the hole left behind by city clerk Ricki Daniels, who resigned from her position prior to the council's April business meeting.

    Mayor Bill Broughton presented copies of Daniels' resignation letter to council members. City attorney Mark Edison read the letter aloud to make it public record.

  • Mount Washington Spring Festival

     The show must go on when you are holding a big community event.

    The rains stopped long enough to hold the Mount Washington Spring Festival parade on Saturday.

    Despite some tough weather, the festival was held on Friday and Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY: Annual fund-raiser brings entire county together at NBHS for one common cause

     HEBRON ESTATES - The fight against cancer is worldwide, but Bullitt Countians gather at North Bullitt High School to celebrate the victories and honor loved ones at the annual Relay for Life.

    This year’s Relay theme is “Saving Lives Around the World” with each team camp site decorated in honor of various countries.

    For two decades the Bullitt County Relay for Life has offered a way to raise funding for cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

  • City park, pay increases part of MW budget talks

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A possible new city park has left the city of Mount Washington with some uncertainties. At the special meetings called last month to discuss the budget, the council debated about whether it was worth putting more money into the current park to update it when they plan to build in the near future. And what will be done with the old park once the new one is built.

  • Constable races more popular than ever

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some people in the state want to do away with the Constitutional office.
        But others want to keep the position.
        And, in Bullitt County, there are plenty of candidates battling for the four constable positions.
        There is a guarantee that there will be a new constable in January 2015 in each of the four districts.
        First District
        In the First District, there will be a pair of Democrats on the May 20 ballot.

  • Five battle for Republican nod in Fourth District

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is one guarantee for residents in the Fourth District.
        They will be represented on Bullitt Fiscal Court by a new magistrate in January.
        With incumbent John Bradshaw opting to run for county judge, the field for magistrate is wide open.
        In the spring Republican primary, Paul Ham, Roger Hobbs, Sherry Hurt, Tom Kelly and Joe Rayhill will be battling for the party nomination.

  • Wimsatt challenges Webber for new District 26 state House seat

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Technically, it will be an open seat when voters go to the polls to select their Republican nominee for the 26th District House of Representatives seat on May 20.
        However, Russell Webber, who will be challenged by Alex Wimsatt, is a current member of the House.
        During the redistricting, Bullitt County underwent several changes.
        Gone is David Floyd, Dwight Butler and Jeff Greer.

  • Roberts challenged by Bradshaw in county judge's race


  • HIP: So far, sheriff still in control of program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the parties entered the courtroom at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the home incarceration program in Bullitt County was under the direction of the sheriff's office.
        And, when the parties representing various sides of a civil lawsuit left the Bullitt Circuit Courtroom two hours later, the sheriff's office was still in control of the home incarceration program.