Local News

  • On-line support group formed in MW for 'fat girls'

        MOUNT WASHINGTON – As a 35 year-old woman battling obesity, local resident Amy McCorkle can tell you from experience that losing weight is no easy task.

        For some, maintaining a healthy weight can be a daily struggle, which is why McCorkle has set out to offer hope and support to those like her trying to live healthier lives.

  • Driver rescued from ravine

     One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 61 and Old Preston Highway.


    The accident, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, closed the southbound lanes for about 30 minutes.


    One vehicle landed in a drainage ravine and the driver had to be extricated by the Zoneton Fire Department's jaws of life.


    Those responding also included Bullitt County EMS, Hillview Police Department and Pioneer Village Police Department.

  • Old Ford Road project could be done by summer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road project started seven years ago could be completed by next summer.

  • The Pioneer News launches new Web site

           The Pioneer News would like to welcome you to the new and improved version of www.pioneernews.net.

        We offer many new features intended to offer readers more convenience and better access to the information that's important to you.

        We now have a Pioneer News eEdition, located on the right hand side of the homepage. The eEdition is a complete digital copy of our print newspaper from cover to cover.

  • Cattleman’s group receives $155,000 grant

        FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $155,000 in Bullitt County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP).
        The Bullitt County Cattlemen’s Association submitted a proposal to the Bullitt County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Hillview officials get visual look at expansion boundaries of the city

        HILLVIEW - After listening to city attorney Mark Edison verbally read the legal description on its municipal boundaries for over an hour in October, Hillview councilmembers had the opportunity in November to see what the community actually looked like.
        Brad Armstrong and Tim Tinnell presented the electronic version of the city’s actual boundaries.
        In using existing mapping technology, Armstrong said they were able to customize it to meet the needs of Hillview.

  • BAMS allows students to study worldwide

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools wanted to prove it included some of Kentucky’s best students. An elite classroom program was created to increase the students’ success.
        The Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) class at the Riverview Opportunity Center was established at the start of the 2010-11 semester.
        Twenty of Bullitt County’s top eighth graders were invited to participate in the four-year accelerated high school program including two years of college credit at no cost.

  • Civil service hearing back on case after 9-month wait

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nine months after the last deliberations were held, Michael Schroader is still out of a job as operator of the Shepherdsville sewage treatment plant.

  • Watkins ends recount; Knox elected jailer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 2010 general election in Bullitt County can finally be put in the books as being official.

  • Spainhours earn recognition for work with CASA

        LOUISVILLE - One member of the family knew that they would be the recipient of an award from a statewide organization. The other didn’t.

        But, the state Court Appointed Special Advocates honored a husband and wife team that has been instrumental in protecting children in the commonwealth.

        Elise Givhan Spainhour was selected by the organization as the Judge of the Year for CASA.