Local News

  • Hillview home damaged by fire

     HILLVIEW - Firefighters controlled a working house fire Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units respnded to a structure fire at 3145 E. Blue Lick Rd. about 3:15 p.m.

    Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies said a driver passing by the house spotted smoke coming from the roof and alerted 9-1-1.

    The entire house received smoke damage, according to Orkies, with three rooms damaged by fire. A hole was burned through the living room floor.

    No one was home at the time of the incident. No other homes were affected.

  • Council gets insight into track record of problem

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - City leaders got a little insight into some of the reasons a reported deficit of $4 million greeted the new administration in January.

         Marty Brown, part of Public-Finance.com, which was retained to assist Shepherdsville with some financing options, said the borrowing between various funding sources started in 2004.

         At that time, $246,000 had been transferred from the sewer fund to the general fund. That money was repaid within the fiscal year.

  • Physician sees health value in smoke-free policy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While local residents will argue over the merits of the proposed smoking ban, one area physician said there are definitely merits for such a policy

  • 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.