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Local News

  • Lanham, wife owned newspaper for 11 years

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A former owner of The Pioneer News passed away recently.

         James Matthew Lanham, 93, died on Thursday, July 11, at Regency Health Care Center.

         Lanham, along with his wife Louise, owned and operated The Pioneer News from Sept. 26, 1966, until Nov. 10, 1977.

         He was a native of Marion County, a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 157 and a former member of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Long-time cartoonist dies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A longtime fixture on the editorial pages of The Pioneer News has died.

  • Neighbors look to each other to find criminal acts

     HILLVIEW - In the past year, the Bullitt County Attorney’s Office has handled 1000 juvenile cases, assistant county attorney Shelly Alvey told Hillview residents at a recent neighborhood watch meeting. 

  • Postal carrier arrested for delivering more than just the mail

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It appears that a U.S. Postal carrier was looking to make more than his normal deliveries on Friday.

  • Temporary closure of KY 434 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that work is beginning this week to replace a culvert underneath KY 434 in Bullitt County.  Contract crews will be replacing a culvert underneath this roadway in Lebanon Junction.

    KY 434 (Main Street) will be closed between Church Street and Wall Street (mile points 1.52 and 1.69) beginning Monday, July 22.  This closure is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. on July 22 until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29.

  • Honor guard would ensure recognition of fallen heroes

     HILLVIEW - The recent death of Bardstown Police Ofc. Jason Ellis affected all law enforcement officials.

    With the event taking place so close to home, Hillview Police Ofc. Chuck McWhirter ran through a gamut of emotions. Then he decided to pursue something he had first introduced in the county two years ago.

    McWhirter hopes to help establish a Bullitt County Color Guard, comprised of all county police agencies, for various police-related services and countywide functions.

  • County may have partner in new cellular tower deal

     CLERMONT -- Bullitt County officials might have both a new stream of revenue and a way to improve its emergency communications.

  • Community improvement grants available for local agencies

     From expanding recreational opportunities to making park facilities more secure, Bullitt County officials are looking to apply for money to make those things happen.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a motion for several local officials to meet with health department educator and public information officer, Cynthia Brown, to discuss a grant she shared at a recent meeting.  

    The Lowe’s Community Partners Grant and ranges from $1,000 to $100,000, according to Brown. 

  • Arts on display at CUB in second annual showing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The annual Visual Artists of Bullitt County all-members art show took center stage recently in Mount Washington.

  • One injured in two-vehicle accident

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - An intersection collision led to a prolonged extrication and a helicopter transport Thursday afternoon.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Lt. Mike Murdoch, at 4:45 p.m. a Ford F-150 extended cab pick-up was headed southbound on Highway 1020 when it struck a Plymouth Breeze pulling onto 1020 from W. Blue Lick Rd.

    Murdoch said the Breeze pulled out in front of the F-150. He said the F-150 did not appear to be speeding.