Local News

  • Cease Fire on Overtime Talk...For Now

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Avoiding a regular discussion each meeting on waiving the freeze on overtime, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to wait on imposing that on the EMS service.
        But that waiver only goes through the end of June, when a new budget cycle begins July 1.
        EMS director Mike Phillips said that under the present scheduling setup, there is no way to avoid overtime. Currently, the agency works on a 48-hour shift one week, followed by a 36-hour shift the next. This results in four hours of scheduled overtime each pay period.

  • BC addresses bed bug issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE: The following was a communication distributed by Bullitt Central High School interim principal Andrew Pohlman on Friday afternoon in regards to bed bugs at the school:

    Parents and members of the Bullitt Central community

  • KSP charges against Louisville man with child porn

     LOUISVILLE - On May 14, 2015, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post4-Elizabethtown, arrested Thomas F. Militello, 58, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • 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.