Local News

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals have been indicted for drug-related charges:

  • Changing of the Guard

    LEBANON JUNCTION--“I’ve had a good time, but it’s time to move on,” said former Lebanon Junction Mayor Butch Sweat.

    After serving two terms as mayor for Lebanon Junction, he has decided to retire. In January, longtime council member Steve Masden will assume the position.

    Before he was elected mayor, Sweat also served the county as a deputy sheriff for eight years and a county magistrate for 17 years.

    As a lifelong Lebanon Junction resident, Sweat’s fondness for the town lead him to more involvement.

  • New mayors ready to take over positions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Barry Armstrong is looking forward to his term as mayor of Mount Washington.

    “I was born and raised here, I love my town and I love my community. I want to see my city prosper and grow.”

    He has been on the city council for about 40 years.

    Armstrong said some of his goals during his four years will be to find a location for a new recreation center and alleviate traffic on Highway 44.

    He said the new center could bring more business from other towns to the city if they had a nice complex that hosted tournaments.

  • MW, Sheph. to hold special meetings

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--One city will hold a pair of special meetings to consider the fate of its occupational tax.

    Another city will hold a special meeting to discuss a sign ordinance that it passed just a week ago.

    Despite the holiday season, expect some heated discussion on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, when the Shepherdsville City Council must decide whether it wants the current ordinance to stay intact.

    If that occurs, the 1.5 percent occupational tax on those who work in the city would revert back to 1 percent in January.

  • Board takes steps to make changes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Blakeman has been on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board of trustees for at least the past nine years.

  • Calhoun pleased with progress in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--After two terms as mayor, it was time for Joetta Calhoun to retire.

    The longtime Mount Washington resident said she learned a lot about herself in this position such as how to work long hours and that she had “skin tough enough” to do the job.

    But she also learned a lot about her city in the process.

    “There is so much red tape involved in the job that you cannot just make a decision and move forward as you could do in other businesses,” Calhoun said.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of the Hillview Community Christian Church come together to bring a live nativity to the area.

    Over the past few years, the church has added several portions to the original live nativity.

    The Walk Through Bethlehem was attended by nearly 4,000 people in just two nights this month.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews for more photos, as well as a video from the spiritual event.

  • Shepherdsville Police honored as PIP community partner of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Partners in Prevention hosted a Christmas lunch celebration in conjunction with its December meeting.

    PIP recognized the Shepherdsville Police Department as the 2014 Partner of the Year.

    Chairperson Sarah Hardin presented the award to police chief Doug Puckett and mayor Scott Ellis.

    SPD was nominated for the award because of its ongoing dedication to the program, along with its collaboration and leadership role.

  • Former PN reporter dies in accident

     KURE BEACH, N.C. - A former reporter for The Pioneer News died in an auto accident last week in North Carolina,

    According to the Island Gazette, Yvonne “Missy” Baxter, 53, died in a single vehicle accident on Monday, Dec. 15.

    Baxter was a reporter in the late 1980s for The Pioneer News and primarily worked out of the newspaper’s Mount Washington office.

  • Police investigating death as motorcyclist hit by truck

     CLERMONT - A man died Monday afternoon in an accident along Highway 61.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers were called to the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 245 at around 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

    Dakota Grider, 19, of Okolona, was riding his motorcycle northbound on Preston Highway.

    A male was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on Highway 61.

    The unidentified man made a left turn onto Highway 245.