Local News

  • Saying Goodbye

    MOSUL, IRAQ – Fighting in Iraq claimed a third man with ties to Lebanon Junction Friday with the death of 24-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Gary Lee Woods, Jr.

    Woods, a Bullitt Central High School graduate and former ROTC cadet who completed basic training at Fort Knox five years ago, was inside one of two Humvees hit by the blast from a truck loaded with explosives, his father, Gary Woods Sr., said.


    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for Bullitt County through 6 p.m. Monday.

    The combination of windy conditions along with low humidity and high temperatures could result in dangerous fire situations.

    At 3:40 p.m. Nichols Fire units responded to the Fort Knox area near Mt. Eden to assist with a field fire. Southeast Bullitt Fire units were called on standby.

    A large amount of Kentucky has been placed under the red flag warning.

    Check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Shepherdsville police arrest man allegedly involved in auto thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An individual connected with a recent rash of vehicle break-ins has been arrested by city police.

    Shepherdsville resident Joseph A. Hauber, 18, was arrested April 1 and charged with four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking from automobiles.

    He was released from the Bullitt County Detention Center April 2 on a $5,000 surety bond.

    Shepherdsville Police Capt. Kenneth Bernardi said Hauber is believed to have stolen between $17,000 and $18,000 in goods from vehicles parked in various areas of Shepherdsville.

  • More officers may be on streets thanks to stimulus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there aren’t a lot of definite answers on how Bullitt County might be affected by the federal stimulus dollars sent from Washington, it appears there will be a law enforcement program revived to put more officers on the streets.

    The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program is to receive $1 billion to provide another 5,500 officers across the country.

    Several Bullitt County agencies are currently working to apply for those funds.

  • Hillview honors Burton; city, Fox Chase, host cleanup days

    HIILVIEW - While work continues to clean up limbs left by the storm, Hillview residents have an opportunity to get rid of their junk on Saturday.

    The annual cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 4.

    From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., extra dumpsters will be in place at the works department garage at the end of Prairie Drive.

    Works foreman Jim Bohannon said that no hazardous materials would be accepted, as well as household garbage.

    The county cleanup weekends will not be held in the spring. The project could be held later this summer or fall.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of April 12:



    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Shoulder closures and delays possible between mile points 109 and 116 for installation of median cable barriers.



    Jefferson County:

  • Highway 44 traffic issues

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Traffic along Highway 44 in Shepherdsville could be difficult due to maintenance issues.

    The Shepherdsville Police received notification through CSX that the crossing at Highway 44 East next to Publishers Printing would be closed at various times during the remainder of the week for repairs.

    Road crews working along Highway 44 West near Buckman Street have limited the traffic to just one lane.

    If Highway 44 East is closed, traffic may detour through Adam Shepherd Parkway, Second Street or Cedar Grove Road.

  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory for Cedar Grove area lifted

    CEDAR GROVE – The boil water advisory for residents impacted by the water main break at Omega Parkway and Cedar Grove Road has been lifted.  According a release from the Louisville Water Company, water quality tests confirm that the water is safe to drink.

    Residents whose refrigerators have automatic ice machines should allow the receptacle to fill twice and discard the ice.  Those with a chilled water line on the refrigerator door should allow it to run for approximately one minute before using.


  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The boil water advisory for Mount Washington residents has been lifted.

    A broken water main at Highway 44 and Greenbriar Lane left many customers and local schools without water Thursday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m.

    Mount Washington Utilities Superintendent Ronnie Fick said the break would probably take two to three hours to repair and customers might experience low water volume temporarily.

  • April Fools' Rocks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A dumptruck lost a load of gravel along N. Buckman Street Wednesday afternoon.

    The truck tailgate released in front of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing offices, causing gravel to spill onto N. Buckman, primarily in the southbound lane.

    The truck continued southbound along N. Buckman through Shepherdsville. It was eventually stopped by Shepherdsville Police units near Highway 480.

    The N. Buckman southbound lane was covered with the loose gravel from Adam Shepherd Parkway to W. Blue Lick Road.