Local News

  • Puckett fired as city’s police chief

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police chief who had been on paid suspension since the first of the year has now been fired.

  • County building gets money for work to be finished

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past three years, renovations on a new county building have slowly taken place.

  • Local man arrested, charged with sodomy and incest

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County man is in jail facing charges of incest and sodomy.

                John William Orkies, 62, was arrested Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. after allegedly having innapropriate contact with a family member from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13.

  • State reports flooded Bullitt roads

     UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. Thursday, HYTC District 5 announced that Cedar Grove Road is re-opened.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists that KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road) in Bullitt County is still closed near Woodsdale Road (mile point 10.0) due to water over the roadway.

    In addition, KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road) is closed at the David Arnold Memorial Bridge (mile point 5.4) due to water over the roadway.

  • SPD chief fired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis made it official, firing Shepherdsville Police Chief Doug Puckett.

    Ellis initially suspended Puckett in early January after taking office.

    The reason given by Ellis for the suspension involved an investigation into Puckett campaigning for another mayoral cadidate during the 2010 election while in his SPD uniform.

    Dan Patchin was named interim chief.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story.

  • Moby Dick gutted by fire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A blaze early Tuesday morning left one Bullitt County restaurant out of business.

  • County will challenge board action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Harlen Compton was ready to address Bullitt Fiscal Court, asking the members to challenge the legal authority allowing the Bullitt County Health Department to pass a smoking ban.

  • MW will not claim rest of insurance premiums

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After weeks of discussing whether the city should increase its portion of the 5 percent local government insurance premium tax shared with the county, the Mount Washington City Council members opted to take no action on the matter, thus keeping the rate the same. 

  • Lebanon Junction gets help on lines

      LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

         During the February regular meeting of City Council, city officials approved two resolutions to accept $200,000 in grants from the General Assembly for replacing outdated cast iron pipes with larger PVC plastic pipes as well as adding new piping.

  • Grant to help diabetes in three-county area

     SHELBYVILLE -- Just hearing the word “diabetes” conjures up distressing images of every kind of ailment associated with the disease, from blindness to limb amputation.