Local News

  • Trash talk to make sure roads clean

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently talked trash and for once it wasn't about each other.

         During the last regular meeting of fiscal court, members voted unanimously to seek grant funding from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for the county's litter abatement program.

         As Bullitt County Solid Waste Coordinator Larry Hatfield explained, the program is responsible for making sure trash is picked up along public roadways.

  • Parks and Rec... Future form may change

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - What will be the shape of the newly-revamped Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board?

         And could it mean the end of the county-funded parks and recreation department?

         These are just a couple of questions discussed during the August meeting of the parks board.

         Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts gave an overview of clarifications she had received on the role of the board.

  • Policy to deal with employee, elected official issue

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past several years, the question has arisen.

         Can a county employee serve on an agency such as the city council?

         The opinion of some has changed over the years.

         Currently, David Conn, who is in charge of the numbering system and enforcement for the planning commission, is serving his first term as a member of the Hillview City Council.

  • AWANA fun way for youth to learn

     HILLVIEW - North Bullitt Christian Church is hosting a weekly club for area youth to enjoy themselves while learning more about faith and service.

    The AWANA Club (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) was designed to host games and activities while learning God's word through verse memorization.

    Norht Bulltt Christian youth director Ray Wiseman hosts the weekly events held every Wednesday during church night.

    Children are divided into three age groups including Cubbies (pre-schoolers), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-5).

  • More drug-related indictments announced

     *The Kentucky State Police has traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Bullitt County area. Troopers will be checking for safety-related items, such as child seats, seat belts and impaired drivers.

  • Young Farmers planting big plans for area

     HILLVIEW - Dozens gathered at Young and Robards Farm in northern Bullitt County for a day of special events for the Young Farmer's brand new fundraising effort. 

    The day began with an appreciation breakfast for politicians. Special guests included U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, State Rep. Linda Belcher, Bullitt Circuit Clerk Layne Abell and Bullitt Deputy Judge/Executive Lisa Craddock.

    Following the breakfast, guests took a tour of the 400-acre farm, which produces corn, wheat, soybean and cattle. 

  • Bluegrass 101 9th annual Bluegrass Festival

      The Ninth annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival was held last Saturday at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The host group, Bluegrass 101, was busy playing tunes early on Saturday afternoon.

    Mary and Eric Day from Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, attended the festival.

    More photos and video from the event by Stephen Thomas are available in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Families trace their roots at annual fair

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Genealogical Society recently hosted its third annual Family Fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library, where local residents had the chance to share their family histories and fellowship with other genealogy enthusiasts.

  • Two facing charges in standoff in Mt. Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington man and his girlfriend were taken into custody following a standoff that began late Sunday night and lasted until early Monday morning. 

  • Courthouses to close, court services to shut down statewide Sept. 4

     FRANKFORT – Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. The court system also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, to observe the Labor Day holiday.

    This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.