Local News

  • Deadline to change party registration Dec. 31

     FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding registered voters who wish to vote in another party’s May 2018 Primary Election or be a candidate as a member of another political party in the 2018 elections that they must change their registration no later than Dec. 31, 2017. 

  • The reason for the season...

     Our annual look at the live nativity and Walk Through Bethlehem as presented by the Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Over 5,000 people attended the three-day outdoor tradition.

    See photos from the event here and see photos and videos from many of Bullitt County's Christmas events in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 24, 2017

     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.


  • Special 49th District election set for Feb. 20

     FRANKFORT — Voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives will have an opportunity to go to the polls on Feb. 20.

    The special election will be needed to fill the vacancy left by the recent death of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

    The deadline for the Republican and Democratic Party officials to announce a candidate to place on the ballot will be Jan. 2 at 4 p.m.

    Independent candidates can also file by that date with the required number of signatures.

  • Office of Highway Safety, KSP reminds motorists to ‘plan a ride’ this holiday season

      FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Holiday Season 2017

     Family Day Ministries recently sent its final truckload of items for those in the Houston area who suffered from floods earlier this year.

    The relief effort started shortly after the flood hit.

    By the time the final M&M Cartage trailer left the Shepherdsville church, over $30,000 worth of new items were sent just in time for Christmas.

  • Santa makes some early visits

     Santa came to the American Legion Post 157  and he brought gifts!

    Over 80 residents attended the annual Christmas event, where kids were invited to enjoy snacks and partake in crafts until the anticipated arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    Once there, children of all ages were given the chance to have their picture taken and receive an age-appropriate gift. The American Legion Post 157, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Riders Post 157 and the Sons of the American Legion collectively put on the event as well as purchased the gifts.

  • Ceremony to remember fatal train wreck of 1917

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The railroad is a major factor in Bullitt County and Shepherdsville’s history.

    No other moment involving the railroad had more impact on the area than the train wreck that occurred on Dec. 20, 1917, in Shepherdsville, the worst wreck in the history of the L&N Railroad.

    On Wednesday there will be a commemorative 100th anniversary centennial remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County History Museum and Bullitt County Public Library at Ridgway Memorial Library, located next to the actual wreck site.

  • Traffic patterns expected to change along Preston Highway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Motorist driving through Shepherdsville can expect to see traffic changes this week.

    At least that is what the portage signs say.

    The traffic signal at the new Old Ford Road bypass at South Preston Highway is expected to be activated some time this week. The paving work on the connector road is still being done.

    The state Department of Highways is also saying that Highway 61 will see some lane changes starting on Thursday.

  • Legislator ends ‘battle’ against report

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Johnson found himself defending his character against allegations of sexual molestation of a teenager five years ago.

    Thirty hours later, Johnson took his own life on a deserted bridge near Mount Washington.