Local News

  • Political forum Tuesday for special election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To the surprise of many, there will be an election on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for some voters in Bullitt County.

    For those registered voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives, each party will have a candidate on the ballot.

    The special election will be to fill the remaining 10 months of Dan Johnson’s term. He recently passed away.

    Keeping with tradition, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will host a forum prior to the Feb. 20 election.

  • An Honor for George

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It was a long journey from Bullitt County to Okinawa, Japan for George Bradbury.

    It was an even longer journey for Bradbury to Washington DC, a journey that took a lifetime to experience.

    Bradbury, 92, recently participated in the Honor Flight Program, an organization dedicated to transporting veterans to the nation’s capitol, free of charge, to visit war memorials dedicated to them.

    Born in 1925 and raised in Belmont, Bradbury did his part to receive such honor, surviving some of World War II’s deadliest battles.

  • Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been charged with attempted murder in separate incidents by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ricky McQueary has been indicted and charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, McQueary attempted to cause the death of another man on Nov. 16, 2017.

    It was during the committing of that offense that McQueary was in possession of a handgun even though he was a convicted felon.

  • Roberts to lead state organization

     Melanie Roberts was sworn in as the president for 2018 of the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association. District judge Jennifer Porter swore Roberts into the positiion during a ceremony on Friday afternoon. 


    Roberts will preside over the association. She is the first woman to serve in this position, as well as being the first Bullitt Countian to earn the distinction.

  • Thurman allowed to file for office, keep job -- for now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- George Thurman has been a deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office since September 2004.

    He would like to be able to run for the sheriff’s position in the upcoming election.

    However, everywhere he’s turned, Thurman has been told that he could not run for office unless he resigns from the job that he loves.

    With the filing deadline just a few days away, Thurman filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court against the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 28, 2018

     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.


  • Temporary closure of KY 44 in Bullitt County on January 26

     Louisville, KY (Jan. 25, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a temporary closure tomorrow, Jan. 26, on KY 44 West in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Merker Lane and Bob-O-Link Road so KYTC crews can patch a hole in the bridge over Knob Creek (mile markers 3.2).

    KY 44 West will be closed on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local access up to each side of the bridge will be allowed for residents. All thru traffic should detour via KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) and KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road).

  • Free Health Fair planned for Sunday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.

  • Temporary closure of KY 2706 in Bullitt County to begin January 29

    Louisville, KY (Jan. 24, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2706 (Wales Run Road) in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Patton Lane and Sycamore Drive (mile markers 1.7 to 2.1) to allow for shoulder widening.


    Closure of KY 2706 is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 29 and will continue through Friday, February 2. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Motorists should detour this area via KY 44 and US 31EX. 


  • Lebanon Junction building on Truckstop Ministries tradition

     LEBANON JUNCTION — A trucker’s life is full of movement: living a life on the road can make finding stability difficult and trying to find a regular church to attend can seem impossible.

    That’s where Truckstop Ministries comes into play.

    Created in 1981 by a retired truck driver, Truckstop Ministries is designed to give the on-the-go lifestyle of a truck driver a bit of consistency no matter which city they find themselves in on any given Sunday.