Local News

  • Ex-boyfriend shoots man; shoots himself

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A love triangle turned deadly late Saturday night when a local man committed suicide after he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend after shooting her boyfriend in the face.

  • County fair wrestles with ways to reach new heights

     CLERMONT - Don’t let the recent fair weather confuse you: It’s really time for the Bullitt County Fair.

  • Disaster plan has few stormy moments at Fox Chase

            FOX CHASE - A plan for disaster and emergency preparedness within Fox Chase almost led to a stormy situation at the last council meeting.

    The council approved a resolution at its May meeting allowing the mayor to authorize and appoint a city emergency/disaster coordinator.

  • Governor signs Belcher's bill on education

    VERSAILLES– Gov. Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and school children Wednesday at the Woodford County Early Childhood Center to sign two bills related to education innovation and strategies. 

    House Bill 37, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins, allows school districts to apply to become a “District of Innovation.”  This designation will allow the districts more flexibility in curriculum, instructional models, funding and school scheduling.

  • Hillview City Fair set June 7-9

     HILLVIEW - It's been an amazing experience this year for organizers of the Hillview City Fair, set for June 7-9.

    Sponsors are coming out of the woodwork to help make the Hillview City Fair a successful, family event.

    Harlan  Compton, a member of the Zoneton Trowel Club, a part of the Zoneton Masonic Lodge, said that businesses have really gotten on board in its second year of organizing the event.

  • Spray park to provide summer relief in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Two years after Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to close the Lebanon Junction swimming pool local residents now have a new place to beat the heat.

    The Lebanon Junction Spray Park, located at the old pool site behind Lebanon Junction Elementary School on Highway 61, opened Memorial Day weekend.

    Local resident Trista Crooks, 26, and her two daughters, Darvey Sanders, 9, and Lucy Crooks, 5, have visited the spray park twice since it opened.

    Crooks said her family misses the pool, but she said the spray park is a nice alternative.

  • Man charged in robbery of local cinema

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown man accused of armed robbery was arrested late Sunday morning after being stopped for a traffic violation.
    Timothy Ray Nichelson, 49, is suspected of robbing the Keystone Cinemas at Highway 44 East and Armstrong Lane.
    Police responded to the scene at 10:49 Sunday morning shortly after the suspect held a Keystone Cinemas employee captive and stole from the theater.
    Sgt. Rodney Hockenbury of the Mount Washington Police Department said Nichelson met the employee outside the theater as it was opening.

  • City budget better than expected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While certainly not out of the woods, there were a few more smiles Tuesday as members of the Shepherdsville City Council sifted through budget proposals for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
     Coming off a year in which they needed to borrow millions of dollars to pay the bills, Shepherdsville officials were breathing at least a little easier as the June 30 deadline to approve the new budget approaches.
     Another budget workshop is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4. The public is invited to attend.

  • Cement truck causes pair of solid collisions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The driver of a cement truck was charged with two separate hit-and-run accidents in Shepherdsville on Friday.

    Frank Shevchuk, 57, of Louisville, faces two charges by Shepherdsville Police for leaving the scene of an accident.

    SPD Sgt. Mike O'Donnell said the first incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 44 East and Adam Shepherd Parkway.


     The American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville hosted its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday in the front lawn of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    The morning ceremony was filled with song, prayer and a lot of flags.

    See more photos of the event by Alex Wimsatt in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.