Local News

  • KSP Asking Drivers to Plan Ahead and Buckle Up Over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

       FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police report an increase in fatal highway crashes by 12 percent from 2011.  Accordingly, they plan to intensify traffic safety and patrol efforts beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012.

  • PURPLE HEART: Bullitt Co. first to be recognized for honoring injured soldiers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has become the first in Kentucky to be designed as one which will honor those who earned Purple Hearts in combat.

  • Arts Council hosting a memorable awareness event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of its ongoing campaign to raise awareness and membership, the Bullitt County Arts Council selected Memorial Day weekend to celebrate what it offers to the community.

    The BCAC visual arts showcase and concert takes place Saturday, May 26, at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Memorial Day observances, altered schedules

     There will be Memorial Day observances at the Bullitt County Courthouse (9:30 a.m.) and Lebanon Junction Post Office (11 a.m.) on Monday.

    The Mount Washington Cemetery will hold its annual observance on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m.

    Due to the holiday on Monday, all governmental offices will be closed. The Shepherdsville city council will not meet that night and the Mount Washington City Council will move its meeting to Tuesday, May 29.

    ALL deadlines for the Wednesday, May 30, issue of The Pioneer News will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

  • Incumbent Abell to fend off primary challenge

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - The current Bullitt County Circuit Clerk survived the first hurdle in his quest for another six-year term.

         Layne Abell got past Rani Davis in the Democratic primary Tuesday by a count of 1,832 to 1,294. He will now face Republican Paulita Keith in the fall general election.


     Unofficial results of the Bullitt County 2012 primary election held Tuesday, May 22.



    Barack Obama - 1,379

    Uncommitted - 1,532



    Mitt Romney - 1,152

    Ron Paul - 224

    Rick Santorum - 191

    Newt Gingrich - 118

    Uncommitted - 58



    David Floyd - 103

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 21

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 21:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 2553 (Old Preston Highway North):  The roadway will be closed between KY 61 and KY 1116 (mile point 0.0 and 0.3) to allow for pipe replacement.  This roadway is scheduled for closure on Saturday, May 19th from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Jefferson County:

  • Program checks on those selling to underage buyers

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - You're at the corner gas station filling up your tank for the weekend when you're approached by a younger customer.

                That customer tells you they are under 21 but in search of alcohol sold inside the store. They ask if you will take their money and buy it for them. What do you do?

  • LJ looks to patch up line on Hardin Leslie Road

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With a section of the city's waterline along Hardin Leslie Road near its breaking point, the Lebanon Junction City Council recently discussed how and when the piping could be repaired.
     During their last regular meeting, council members discussed declaring an emergency, which would have given the city's mayor free reign with regard to handling the situation however they were leery of offering up a blank check.
      "I'd like to know what it's going to cost," Councilman Larry Dangerfield said.

  • Border wars...Hebron Estates annexation talks

                HEBRON ESTATES - The border wars continue in the city of Hebron Estates.

                A year-long discussion has continued at city business meetings in reference to a proposed annexation of property primarily belonging to the Bailey Family Farm.