Local News

  • MW man indicted on sex charges

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local man remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center after being indicted on 27 sex-related allegations.

    Dennis Roy Schliebener, 59, of Mount Washington, is facing 27 Class D felony counts involving minors.

    All the charges carry a possible penalty of 1-5 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Schliebener on seven counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Parks Board working on goal to have outside hoops at schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Obesity is a problem facing the youth in many corners of the country.

    Bullitt County is not immune to the changing tides in physical activity for local youngsters.

    The Bullitt County Parks Board is looking at ways to give youngsters of all ages more opportunities for outside exercise.

    Probably the biggest feat of the parks board over the past couple of years has been the installation of lighting at the basketball goals next to Roby Elementary.

  • Opinions vary over plan to pay off debt to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The comments and questions were varied when the topic of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and its financial disagreement with fiscal court began Tuesday evening.

    The controversy has been surrounding the county’s funding of the sheriff’s office and a deficit which had built up over the first four years of sheriff Dave Greenwell’s term.


    The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food annually.  The consumer makes enough money to pay for this food in about seven weeks.

    In recognition of this, Bullitt County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week by delivering food items to the residents of Colonial House in Shepherdsville on Wednesday, March 1 to celebrate this special time.

  • Ethics chair declines to hear complaint against councilmember

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An ethics complaint over the hiring of a new mayor in Shepherdsville has been rejected.

    Ethics commission chairman Jamie Weck declined to act upon the complaint filed on Feb. 11 by Lewis Trageser of Taylorsville.

    The complaint had questioned the legality of councilmember Dana James voting to have her husband, Brian James, appointed as interim mayor.

    In his complaint, Trageser alleged that Dana James violated several parts of the Shepherdsville Code of Ethics, as well as the Kentucky Constitution and state statutes.

  • American Pickers looking for Ky. treasures

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Kentucky! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Kentucky with filming scheduled for April. 

    AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques--from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 6, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Man receives life sentence for 2005 murder at Ft. Knox

      PADUCAH, Ky. – A Toledo, Ohio, convicted murderer was sentenced today by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, to a lifetime of incarceration, without the possibility of parole, for the 2005 murder of a woman at Fort Knox Military Base, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROAD RAGE: Man charged with attempted murder in case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment in an apparent road rage incident on Monday night.

  • GOP CAUCUS: Vote for president on Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As chairman of the local organization coordinating the Republican caucus on March 5, Gary Board has heard it all.

    He has heard the frustration of people not understanding why they must come out on that day to cast their ballot for U.S. President.

    He has heard from many who haven’t seen the numerous notices in The Pioneer News about the caucus.

    He has heard the anger that someone was changing the system.

    “There’s been a lot of frustration,” admitted Board.