Local News

  • 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.

  • MW will not claim rest of insurance premiums

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After weeks of discussing whether the city should increase its portion of the 5 percent local government insurance premium tax shared with the county, the Mount Washington City Council members opted to take no action on the matter, thus keeping the rate the same. 

  • Lebanon Junction gets help on lines

      LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

         During the February regular meeting of City Council, city officials approved two resolutions to accept $200,000 in grants from the General Assembly for replacing outdated cast iron pipes with larger PVC plastic pipes as well as adding new piping.

  • Grant to help diabetes in three-county area

     SHELBYVILLE -- Just hearing the word “diabetes” conjures up distressing images of every kind of ailment associated with the disease, from blindness to limb amputation.

  • Work to cause detours on Cedar Grove Road

     CEDAR GROVE - Motorists who usually travel Cedar Grove Road on the weekends should be warned.

  • Statewide tornado drills test preparedness

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2011) - At approximately 10:07 AM (Eastern Standard

    Time) Tuesday, March 8, the National Weather Service (NWS), partnering with

    Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee

    (KWPC) and Kentucky Broadcast Association (KBA) will issue a tornado warning

    test message.  Warning sirens will sound at this time across Kentucky

    communities, weather alert radios will activate and television and radio

    stations will broadcast the alert message.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 7

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 7:

    Bullitt County:

  • Railroad crossing road closures expected

     The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of two roadways in Bullitt County due to CSX railroad crossing repairs.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road) will be closed to thru traffic between KY 61 (Preston Highway) and Old Beech Grove Road/Horsefly Hollow Road (mile points 0.0 and 3.2).  This roadway is scheduled for closure from 7:00 a.m. on March 8th until 7:00 a.m. on March 10th.  Local access will be allowed.