Local News

  • Gas leak at Clermont Road and South Preston

    A large gas leak was reported around 3:10 p.m. on Fri. Oct. 30, 2015 at Clermont Road and South Preston Highway between Shepherdsville and Lebanon Junction.


    Southeast Fire has been called to the scene.

  • Don’t forget to get out to vote next Tuesday

     No, Donald Trump will not be on the ballot next Tuesday when the voting machines are open in Bullitt County.

    To cast your opinion about the flashy leader of the GOP primary polls, or to show your support for Hillary Clinton, you will have to wait until next spring.

    What you will decide on Tuesday is who will be your leadership team in Frankfort for the next four years.

    We’re  not here to endorse anyone.

    What we do endorse is that you go out to the polls.

  • Paranormal Interest: Hunters Hollow couple look to get unusual business off the ground

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.

    The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.

    A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.

  • New business brings Brite plans to local community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County just got a lot brighter with the addition of Brite Wholesale Electric Supply.

    Brite originated in Elizabethtown in 1984 with five employees. Today, the main store is still in Elizabethtown, but the numbers have grown to over 25 employees at three additional locations in Leitchfield, Bardstown and, as of June, Shepherdsville.

    “We are locally family owned and operated,” salesperson Dwight Morgan said. “Most of our employees grew up and live where they work.”

  • Shepherdsville needs special meeting to rezone major industrial property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a special meeting to make it happen but a pair of rezoning requests were approved by the Shepherdsville City Council.

    After having its Sept. 22 regular meeting cancelled due to a lack of a quorum, four members were able to attend on Oct. 5.

    At stake was the rezoning of 139 acres in two tracts off Highway 61 South at Highway 245.

    Those tracts were originally up for rezoning over three years ago. Legal issues caused the rezoning to be overturned.

  • County clerk seeks poll workers

     The Bullitt County Clerk is seeking individuals who would like to work on election day as poll workers.

    You must be a Bullitt County citizen and registered to vote.

    For more information, immediately call 543-2513 ext. 6.

    Election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  • Mount Washington Fall Festival

     It was a great weekend of weather for the various activities in Bullitt County.

    One event was the annual Mount Washington Fall Festival, held in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday.

    The Mount Washington Lions and Lioness Clubs sponsor the event.

    From a shootout with the cowboy posse to singing to good food to plenty of games, it was a good time for all.

    See more photos by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Miraculous work done to clean up sewage site

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- It’s great for television.

    But, in reality, there is nothing toxic about the sewage that has been dumped into the Brooks Run stream after the March 2014 collapse of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Knowing that perception often becomes reality, employees with the Bullitt County Sanitation District are working quickly to clean up the mess caused last spring.

    “It looks totally different,” district manager Jerry Kennedy told his two commissioners at their October meeting.

  • Bullitt County invited to finish the fight against breast cancer

     The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Waterfront Park, and will unite the Louisville region with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 11 a.m. and the 18th annual walk is set to start at 1 p.m.

  • Temporary closure of Welcome Centers for maintenance work

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of two Welcome Centers in the area due to maintenance work. Contract crews will be striping the parking lots of these facilities on Wednesday, October 21.

    The following Welcome Centers will be closed:

    *I-65 South in Bullitt County from 4:00 a.m. until noon

    *I-64 East in Shelby County from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.