Local News

  • 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.

  • Former city worker will not get job back for now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission has affirmed a mayor’s decision to terminate the former operator of the city’s sewage treatment system.

  • Former Shepherdsville mayor, Dr. B.C. Moser, dies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former mayor and well-known chiropractor died on Friday, May 25, 2012.

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 28: 

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance 

    Jefferson County:

  • MW gets aggressive with collecting past due bills

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is stepping up its efforts to recover delinquent tax bills and city officials have made it clear there will be no exceptions.
        During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, city officials considered a business’s request to have penalties and interest on an outstanding city tax bill waived.

  • Survivors have varied, emotional stories about fight against cancer

     HEBRON ESTATES - The 2012 Bullitt County Relay for Life continues to serve as one of the leading fundraisers throughout the state for the American Cancer Society.

    This year's event collected over $167,000 by the time of the event, including individual and team donations.

    Relay chairperson Sherry Lee said a few teams still needed to drop off their collections. She was confident the final official total would surpass this year's $175.000 goal.

  • Man indicted on sex allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for an alleged rape last summer.
        The grand jury indicted Brian K. Edwards and charged him with rape in the first degree.
        This is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.
        According to the indictment, Edwards allegedly had sexual intercourse with a woman who was physically helpless to stop the act on July 24, 2011.