Local News

  • Weekend road closures for MW Spring Festival

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announces temporary road closures in Bullitt County as part of the Mt. Washington Spring Festival:

  • Democratic Party picks Clements to be nominee

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Not more than a week after Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Rick Clements to fill the Bullitt Fiscal Court seat vacated by Dan Kelty, local businessman and community leader Rick Clements was chosen by his party to run for the seat in the November general election.


     The National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of each May. In Bullitt County, the Shepherdsville City Park was the site of the annual observance.

    The theme this year centered around the youth and guest ministers during the ceremony were youth ministers at area churches.

    See more photos from the local celebration in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Police standoff results in arrest for local man

     HEBRON ESTATES - A local man is in custody facing charges following a standoff with police at his house.

  • Man shot in Shep.; probe on-going

            SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Shepherdsville police department is in the early stages of investigation after a shooting on Saturday morning, April 28.

            According to a release from the police department, a male subject was shot at around 5 a.m. on Saturday in the 100 Block of Driftwood Drive, which is northwest of Floyds Fork at Highway 44 East.

  • MW looking to get back delinquent water bills

                MOUNT WASHINGTON – Those who fail to pay Mount Washington tax or water and sewer bills may face a drop in their credit ratings if the city moves forward with a proposal to hire a collection agency.

                During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, city officials discussed the possibility of outsourcing collection of delinquent bills.

  • Little change in proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates didn't see too many changes from previous years then they were presented the proposed budget for Bullitt County government.
     County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her $19.3 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
     The proposed budget is an increase of roughly $400,000 from the current financial plan, which ends on June 30.
     Deputy Judge Lisa Craddock said that the county employees will not see a pay increase. Last year, employees received a 50-cent per hour increase.

  • Fifteen inducted to first group of BCHS standouts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a time to reflect.
     It was a time to celebrate
     And it was a time for some old friends to get together to talk about was a key part of their lives.
     They came to be part of the first induction of 15 individuals into the newly-created Bullitt Central High Hall of Fame.
     Besides the inductees, the ceremony honored Bill Hardy is the distinguished community member; Donna Canchola as the parent of the year; and  Robert Music as the school's teacher of the year.

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 7:

    Bullitt County:

    Southbound Interstate 65:  Left and middle lanes will be closed approaching KY 480 (mile point 115.2) to allow for pavement repairs.  These lane closures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th until 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10th.

  • Blue Lick renames complex to honor 45-year park veteran

     HILLVIEW — Many of the 500 youngsters assembled Saturday morning didn’t realize the significance of the moment.