Local News

  • Welcome to Southeast Bullitt Fire

     CLERMONT - Southeast Bullitt Fire Department continued its efforts to become a community-friendly organization by hosting its first open house for the public.

    The event included free burgers and hot dogs, bouncies for the kids and a dunking booth, as well as emergency demonstrations performed by the firefighters.

    SEB staff members also offered a tour of the facility located on Clermont Road near Bernheim Forest.

  • KSP working Breckinridge death investigation

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is working a Death Investigation in the Axtell area of Breckinridge Co.

    On May 12, 2015 at approximately 7:02 P.M. EDT, KSP Post 4 received a call from Breckinridge Co. dispatch of a domestic disturbance at 42 HWY 401 in Leitchfield, Ky.

    When a Trooper and Breckinridge Co. Deputy Sheriff arrived they were met by family members that stated that Nevin L. Shawver (32) was inside the residence with a handgun and was suicidal.

  • ‘Cat Burglars’ steal tools, supplies from Pet Haven

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Owners of a local pet cemetery are seeking assistance following a robbery.

    Pet Haven Cemetery, located on Highway 44 West, lost most of its lawn care equipment after a storage shed was burglarized. Owners Patricia Karsner and Mike Nation are now hoping to find their stolen items.

    According to Karsner, the stolen items included self-propelled industrial mowers, weedeaters, chainsaws, blowers and diggers. She said animal caskets and grave markers were also taken from the shed.

  • Walks to bring focus on heroin

      CORRECTION: The following group, Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County, was incorrectly mentioned as Loved Ones Against Drugs (LOAD) of Bullitt County in the May 13 edition of The Pioneer News. The following online version has been corrected.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lori Pile and Frances Sprinkles want to offer a load of assistance to the community.

  • Construction will cause relocation of voting polls

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some voters in next Tuesday’s primary election will have a new place to cast their ballots for state offices.

    With major renovation work planned for two elementary schools, Bullitt County Board of Elections officials have decided to make the move to new locations sooner rather than later.

    Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said those who normally vote at Maryville Elementary and Mount Washington Elementary will have new places to go on May 19.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Revamped event set for this Saturday

     HEBRON ESTATES - Every year, on a Friday night, Bullitt County gathered some of its biggest heroes to honor their lives.

    Now, for the first time ever, the gathering will happen on a Saturday, and will include many more heroes in the celebration.

    The annual Bullitt County Relay for Life, presented by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m. to midnight at North Bullitt High School. This year's theme is "We Can Be Heroes" featuring superhero characters.

  • Fate of new interchange, better traffic flow rests on city council

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, when road projects have been discussed in Bullitt County, Highway 44 has always been the first one mentioned.
        But, in terms of economic future of the community, another transportation issue has risen to the forefront.
        And, John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, believes he might have an answer to the issues on Cedar Grove Road.

  • Eastside earns $20,000 grant to help inspire using innovative ideas

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Eastside Middle School has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to implement the PLTW Gateway program.

                This grant will be implemented as $10,000 installments over the next two schools years. The money is made possible by a generous donation from the Bemis Company, Inc.

  • Senior Fashions for all

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Ralph Lutes Senior Citizen Center in Mount Washington hosted a fashion show with lunch provided.

    The annual fundraiser for the senior center featured models showing designs presented by Christopher Banks and Missy K's Boutiques and Consignment.

    Jonathon Rideout provided musical entertainment

  • Spring weather boosts tourism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the weather got better, so did the numbers for local merchants associated with the tourism business.

              Troy Beam, executive director of the Bullitt County/Shepherdsville Tourist, said that lodging deposits in March has increased about $3,000 from last year.

              Local attractions have also picked up in attendance as the weather has continued to get warmer, he said.