Local News

  • Streets dominate Fox Chase discussions

    FOX CHASE - The streets of Fox Chase dominated discussions during the city’s July council meeting.

    Mayor Alice White announced that curb work was ready to begin along Fox Chase Drive during the month of July.

    She said the work’s original starting point was delayed due to inclement weather.

    In June the council accepted a bid from Dirt Design of Shepherdsville to raise the roadway shoulder and add an erosion control mat.

  • Man arrested in act of alleged crime

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A Lawrenceburg man who fell unresponsive after being tasered by Mount Washington police early last week at the scene of a burglary is now in jail on multiple charges.

    Det. Buddy Stump said Daniel E. Meade, 26, of Lawrenceburg is the main suspect in a recent rash of burglaries plaguing the city.

  • Check out what's going on today at the Kentucky State Fair!


    KET Day


    * The Mrs. Wyndall Smith Quilt Award Presentation

    * “Something to Crow About” Rooster Crowing Contest

    * Evan Williams Bourbon Cooking Competition

    * Paid concert: Journey with special guest Heart

    * Free concert: The Commodores


    * 4-H/FFA Youth Dairy Cattle Show ee" Jersey & Holstein

    * Dairy Goat Show ee" Jr. Does

    * 4-H Rabbit Show

    * FFA Awards Program

  • Planners drop impact fees for storm water

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Richard Miles and other developers should be feeling pretty good - even in the tough economy.

    After pleading their case about new impact fees proposed by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission for the federal storm water program, their concerns were heard.

    Originally planning to charge roughly $1,000 an acre for impact fees to handle future storm retention basins issues, the planning commission turned a complete about face just a week later.

  • Rescue at Jim Beam

    CLERMONT - Firefighters rescued a construction worker near the Jim Beam Distillery Wednesday afternoon.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield said firefighters dug the worker out from underneath a collapsed wall near a creek on the Jim Beam property.

    The location of the incident was in a valley off of Highway 245. The area is near the site of a future Jim Beam visitors center.

    A dozen Southeast Bullitt firefighters responded along with Bullitt County EMS units.

  • Sohm to run for county judge's seat

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served as mayor of Shepherdsville for eight years, Joe Sohm felt the city made much progress.

    Much of the progress came due to being in the right place at the right time. But, Sohm said, some of the progress came through leadership and teamwork.

    Sohm, 46, hopes to take his skills and lead Bullitt County as its next judge/executive.

    Sohm has become the second Democrat to announce his intentions to run for the position in 2010. David Strange has also announced his candidacy.

  • Grant may help repair work on sewer plant

    BROOKS - Weeks ago, the Big Valley sewage treatment plant was inoperable.

    In a few months, Jerry Kennedy hopes the Bullitt County Sanitation District will receive a $100,000 grant to not only get the beleaguered system back in operation but some day lead to lower bills for residential customers.

    Kennedy, manager of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, spent an hour on Tuesday afternoon trying to alleviate some of the fears and to tell residents about what he believes could happen in the future.

  • School district investigates bus incident

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Education is investigating why a railroad crossing arm struck a bus Monday afternoon.

    Superintendent Keith Davis confirmed a parent's call to The Pioneer News saying that her daughter's bus, No. 51, was sitting on a railroad crossing at Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

    Davis said the district is investigating the cause of the mishap or malfunction before determining what course of action should be taken.

    He said a substitute driver would be on duty Tuesday.

  • Hunters Hollow residents upset with installation of speed humps in city

    HUNTERS HOLLOW – The Hunters Hollow city commission has discussed speeding issues for many years.

    After years of warnings to no avail, the council investigated the possibility of adding speed humps along city streets. The humps were installed last year.

    The humps have finally hit a bump, with Mayor Linda Parker receiving a petition from city residents demanding the humps be removed.

  • Parents fight against proposed school redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents made emotional pleas Tuesday evening to the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    They didn't want to see their children forced to attend a new school beginning next fall due to a massive redistricting plan proposed.

    The board listened as parents presented reasons why the boundaries should not be changed, made threats of pulling kids out of the public school system and offered suggestions on how to equalize the population in the schools.

    Some questioned whether the board had already made up its mind.