Local News

  • Revamped parks board to return in 2012

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Parks Board is almost back in business.

  • It's the most wonderful time...

     Santa Claus is one person busier than The Pioneer News staff this time of year.

  • Garage lost in Tuesday afternoon fire

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Black smoke from a Lloyd Lane garage fire billowed high above Mount Washington Tuesday afternoon.

    Fortunately, no one was injured and no other structures caught fire, according to Mount Washington Fire assistant chief Chuck Minor.

    The building, which did not house any hazardous materials, was however filled with construction and lawn care equipment.

    Minor said by the time Mount Washington Fire units responded to the scene at 524 Lloyd Lane around noon the structure was a total loss.

  • Foodborne bacteria ruled cause of Zappos sickness

                SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Public Health officials shed a little more light on what caused nearly 60 employees at Zappos to become ill early last week.

                According to a release from the Bullitt County Public Health 

    Department on Friday, a foodborne illness was most likely the cause of the illness.

  • Post office evacuated after strong smell of natural gas

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - A gas smell resulted in the temporary evacuation of the Shepherdsville Post Office Thursday morning. 

                Post Office supervisor Stephanie Carroll said the Post Office contacted Louisville Gas and Electric to report the smell around 9:30 a.m.

                According to Carroll, LG&E told the 32 employees to evacuate as a precaution until someone arrived to inspect.

  • Bardstown woman killed in accident at Bullitt Co. line

                CLERMONT - A Nelson County woman died at the scene of a multi-vehicle traffic accident late Friday morning at the Bullitt County line near Jim Beam Distillery.

                Amelia G. Smith, 60, of Bardstown, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner David Billings.

  • Shepherdsville to deliver lawsuit if postal employees don't pay up

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No matter who you are.

                If you work in the city of Shepherdsville, you are obligated to pay the occupational tax.

                And through rain, sleet or snow, city officials pledge to make sure that all of those funds are collected, even if it is against workers for the United States Postal System.

  • Shepherdsville approves rezoning for light industrial

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there is no announced tenant on the line,  
    developers with the Settlers Point business park believe a zoning  
    change would be in line for a 35-acre tract.
        And, members of the Shepherdsville City Council unanimously agreed.
        The council voted to rezone the vacant property on Conestoga Parkway from B-2 Central Business to IL Light Industrial.
        Attorney Ray Bannon said the property is located just north of  

  • Subdivision zoning questions cleared up for MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mount Washington City Council recently voted to rezone more than 243 acres under development on Bogard Lane from R-2 to R-3 Residential.

    River Crest Development, which owns the property located a half mile from Highway 44, requested the zoning change to build larger homes than the original zoning allowed.

    Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission members recommended the zoning change during their October regular meeting.

  • A New Tax?: User fee hike dies; court offers up sanitation tax

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sanitation District is the proud owner of a system that has equipment that is reaching its 50th birthday.
        With aging equipment, district manager Jerry Kennedy would like to make some improvements. In fact, he has no choice but to make those improvements.
        The sanitation district had a solution for the money needs - a 3 percent increase in its user fees for those using over 2,000 gallons of water.