Local News

  • Unmarked EMA vehicles will now be identified with county decal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Dealing with concerns over operations of the Bullitt County Emergency Services were quickly addressed by a new committee set up by Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        As a result, look for three take-home vehicles operated by Emergency Management Services and Emergency Medical Services to be clearly marked.
        Despite some concerns of director Mike Phillips, magistrate and committee member Ruthie Ashbaugh's concerns over the lack of markings won out.

  • MW looking at new uses for city annex

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The council chamber of the Mount Washington City Hall Annex Building, which serves as the official meeting place for City Council, may soon double as a reception hall if the council decides to rent it out.
        During their last regular meeting, city officials discussed the possibility after receiving inquiries from local residents who expressed interested in renting the space for events.
        Councilman Greg Gentry said he would have no problem with it as long as there were no liability issues.

  • Hillview considers three sanitation bids

        HILLVIEW - Garbage customers in the city of Hillview could have a new hauler starting in May.
        Or they may have the same company.
        The Hillview City Council opened bids for a two- and four-year sanitation contract but wanted some time to study the proposals before making a decision.
        With the current contract with Waste Management set to expire at the end of April, the council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m.

  • Ability to pay debt concern to council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville has been able to borrow funds to make keep the municipality afloat.
        But, at some time, it will have to pay the piper.
        Councilman Bernie Brown wants to make sure the city has the money and is placing funds in a reserve account as required by its bond ordinance.
        "We can't just hope," Brown said when told by city officials that they didn't know if the funds for the first bond payment could be made on June 1.

  • Hillview cruiser involved in non-injury accident

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Friday rains led to slippery roads and an accident at a dangerous intersection involving a police cruiser.

    The two-car accident involved a Hillview unit returning to the city from a transport to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1020 Friday afternoon.

    Bullitt County Deputy Sheriff Charlie Mann said the cruiser, a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, was headed northbound on 61 when another vehicle made a sudden stop in front if it.

  • Man accused of attempted murder caught in MW

     TAYLORSVILLE - A Mount Eden man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend Friday afternoon.

  • MW man dies in accident

                 MOUNT WASHINGTON – A Mount Washington man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 44 East Thursday afternoon.
                 The victim was 66-year-old Howard Wayne Parton, according to Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings.
                 Billings said Parton died of blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. Parton was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • Style show back for another year of helping kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - This Saturday the Bullitt County Woman’s Club will honor three college-bound high school seniors during the 41st annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show.

  • Flaherty selected to fill Shepherdsville seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A vacant seat on the Shepherdsville City Council has been filled with a person familiar with government work.
        Rob Flaherty was appointed to replace Alan Wetzel on the city council.
        Previously, Flaherty served as deputy county judge/executive under Kenneth Rigdon and then served as assistant county attorney with Walter Sholar.
        Flaherty received four votes and Kenneth Newton received the only tally to fill Wetzel's seat.

  • Pair of trees chosen as county's pick

                SHEPHERDSVILLE — The vote is in and it’s a tie.

                After a poll conducted by The Pioneer News, two trees have been selected as the signature trees for Bullitt County.

                Dr. Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, said that the Black Gum was the top vote-getter.