Local News

  • Prosecutors join LMPD's “Project Recoil” repeat offenders program

      LOUISVILLE – U.S. Attorney David J. Hale was joined today by Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas B. Wine, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, Special Agent in Charge ATF Louisville, Stuart L. Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge FBI Louisville, Perrye Turner, U.S. Marshall James E. Clark and Assistant County Attorney Ann Dyke, in the announcement of the initial results of “Project Recoil,” a coordinated review and prosecution of violent gun crime arrests in metro Louisville.

  • KSP Increasing Patrols during Fourth of July Holiday

     FRANKFORT – Kentuckians will see increased patrols beginning Wednesday, July 3, as troopers prepare for a busy July fourth holiday travel weekend.

    As part of the ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ safe driving campaign, troopers will be maximizing their efforts to save lives by arresting impaired drivers, ticketing speeders and enforcing the seat belt law.*

  • SummerFest in Lebanon Junction

     SummerFest in Lebanon Junction featured a lot of fun events recently.

    A little girl had fun trying her hand at the sponge throwing game.

    Three-year-old Zoe Gauss waits patiently to get her face painted.

    Billy Proffitt plays the mandolin during the group performance.

    See more SummerFest photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt Blast to feature fireworks, whole lot more

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before fireworks light up the sky at the 12th annual Bullitt Blast Thursday night, event organizers are encouraging residents to take a run.

  • Don’t have to go far to find fireworks

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the market of supply and demand, there is no doubt that the supply of fireworks for your July 4 celebration is plentiful.

  • Salt River Music Festival to make its debut on July 5-6

     Are you looking for something to attend to this summer? The Salt River Music Fest is coming up on July 5 and 6th! Kimberly Netwon said her father Robert came up with the idea. “He loves music and we had been planning this for a while now,” Netwon said. “We hope it goes well so we can have it every year.”

  • Criminal probe looks at two of 3 Thursday fires

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County firefighters battled hot summer afternoon weather during three working house fires within two hours on Thursday.

    The state fire marshal's office is investigating each incident, two being treated as a crime scene and another involving minor injuries to two firefighters.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to a working fire at 3323 E. Blue Lick Rd., located at the corner of Jeffie Way, at 11:19 a.m.

    Zoneton chief Rob Orkies said firefighters handled three separate fires within the house.

  • New laws passed by General Assembly now in effect

     FRANKFORT — New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session went into effect on Tuesday.

  • Bad track

     There were no injuries documented in a single car accident that happened last Tuesday, June 25 at Highway 61 and 1020.

    According to the accident report, a 65-year-old female was driving north on Highway 61 and lost control of her vehicle.

    The car, which was a 2005 Volkswagen, went off the side of the road and overturned next to the railroad tracks.

    The female was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital as a precaution, the report said.

  • Bullitt looks to be work ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Location, location, location.