Local News

  • Mount Washington still mixed on property tax

                MOUNT WASHINGTON – What began as a routine meeting of the Mount Washington City Council turned into an unexpected debate over a proposed property tax increase.

                During the council’s Oct. 10 regular meeting, councilman Dennis Griffin made a motion to keep the current rate of .111 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of all real and personal property within the city.

  • Hillview provides fitness equipment

    HILLVIEW - The City of Hillview continues to offer opportunities for citizens to maintain physical fitness.

                In recent years the city implemented a health walk along city sidewalks.

                Now, with the transfer of civic offices to the new Hillview Government Center, the Hillview Community Center makes the most of newly-found space with the addition of a fitness center.

  • Officers earn praise for acts to save life in house fire

                PIONEER VILLAGE - To serve and to protect.

                A motto that emergency personnel live up to on a daily basis.

                Recently, four law enforcement officials found themselves in a situation where life and death could be determined.

                On Aug. 28, 2011, a home on Zoneton Road was on fire.

  • Democrats want to reach finish line on November 8

                SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Democratic election bus rolled into town Thursday with a simple message - don't believe that the statewide races are already won or you might wind up like Willie Shoemaker in the 1957 Kentucky Derby.

                With less than three weeks until the Nov. 8 general election, Democratic candidates met with a crowd at the Bullitt County courthouse.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 24

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Oct. 24:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.
    KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road):  Roadway will be closed to through traffic near Letts Road (mile points 4.95) due to cross-drain replacement.   This closure is scheduled for

  • Three men arrested in connection with Best Buy thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE- The Shepherdsville Police Department has arrested Richard L. Constant II, Benjamin J. Hursh, and Jacob W. Waters for theft of electronic devices from the Best Buy Distribution Center.

    The subjects are accused of misdirecting shipments of electronic devices in excess of $175,000 from the Best Buy Distribution Center to a private residence where the items were then sold.

    The subjects were taken to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • The sweet sounds of Colorfest 2011

     Dylan Ferris, 8, of Louisville, spent some time Saturday playing a musical instrument while taking part in the annual Colorfest celebration at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    The two-day event draws thousands to see the beautiful colors and the many family activities on the grounds.

    See more photos from Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Annual Brooks stream walk set for October 29

     HILLVIEW - Residents are invited to volunteer to clean up a polluted stream.

  • Proper policy planned for pauper burials in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are times in which a deceased person does not have the funds for a proper burial.

  • Tourist attention looks outside in making Centre improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While plans to expand Paroquet Springs Conference Centre’s McDowell Room are on hold for the time being, preparations for a functional and decorative patio outside the room are underway.