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  • Public input needed to guide board on future use of fields next to Roby Elem.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a consultant commissioned to do the work, Bullitt County Parks Board members now have to decide what they want to learn from that study.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to pay the $4,000 fee for 5253 Design Group to look at the county’s property behind Roby Elementary.

    At its January meeting, parks board members outlined some of the items they would like the architects to look at on the property, which has been the home to a national girls’ softball tournament in the past.

  • Items purchased at auction yields insight into tragic wreck in 1917

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum’s plans to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 1917 Shepherdsville train wreck were briefly derailed in light of new information.

    Documents were recently discovered in a purchase at a Louisville estate auction by local business owner Gary Gibson.

    The papers Gibson found appeared to be about a separate incident. As he read through he discovered some of the papers were directly connected to the local event.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 21, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Weekend Repair of Large Louisville Water Main Results in Road Closures

     Louisville Water contractors will work throughout the weekend and on Monday along Bardstown near the Gene Snyder to repair and replace sections of a 24-inch diameter water main.

  • Accident causes lines down on Highway 44 West

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- An injury accident was reported at 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 on Highway 44 West near Cherokee Trailer Park in Shepherdsville.


    Power lines are currently blocking the road. Shepherdsville Fire and Police are on the scene.

  • UPDATE: KSP locate Hardin Co. juvenile

     UPDATE: KSP reported that the missing Hardin County girl, Katherine Saravia-Monterroza, was found safe in new Jersey.


    ELIZABETHTOWN – KSP Post 4 Troopers/Detectives are asking for help from the public in locating a missing Hardin Co. girl.

    Katherine Saravia-Monterroza reportedly walked away from her Cecilia residence early Tuesday morning.

    Saravia-Monterroza is a fifteen year old Hispanic female (5’5”, 140 lbs. Brown hair and eyes).

  • Faces from the Gala

     It was another big crowd on Saturday as the American Red Cross hosts its Valentine Gala at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Wulfe Brothers were joined by Sherry Edwards on stage for a night of singing and dancing.

    See more photos and videos from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • READY TO RIDE: Local group helps to give man his outdoor freedom

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to doing the right thing and helping a family in the community that deals with special needs, the Outdoors Without Limits Bernheim Chapter is on the right track.

    The area organization strives to bring the outdoors to those who otherwise could not enjoy due to individual disabilities.

    OWL made it possible for one young man to venture outdoors thanks to the donation of an Action Track Chair, a special form of wheelchair designed with track wheels, like a tank, to allow more individual accessibility.

  • Multi-state marijuana probe ends in arrest

     Detectives with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force made an arrest on early Friday morning.

     According to Cpt. Mike Halbleib, director of the task force, the agency had been conducting a multi-state investigation involving the distribution of marijuana.

     On Friday morning, detectives had a search warrant for a vehicle it stopped near Preston Highway and Mudd Lane.

     Upon a search of the vehicle, eight pounds of marijuana was found, along with $30,410 in cash.

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile located after month-long search

     UPDATE (Mar. 21): Hannah Abell, a 16-year-old juvenile reported missing since Feb. 10 by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, was located by police Monday morning.

    A family Facebook page reported that she was found at the Brooks McDonald's restaurant location.