Local News

  • Fox Chase officials hit streets for resident comments

    FOX CHASE - With the city council members fighting over a new ordinance proposal, Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor is taking the fight to the streets.

    Taylor provided each council member with several copies of the proposal, assigning each member various streets to walk, sharing the copies with city residents.

  • Warehouses in Bullitt part of Four Roses expansion

    LAWRENCEBURG – Kentucky’s bourbon industry continues to reach new heights. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen joined company officials and local leaders to break ground on a significant expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg on Thursday.

    More importantly to local residents is that the company also announced a second expansion of its warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

  • Resurfacing work on Knob Creek Road planned

    BROOKS – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that paving is scheduled to begin this week on KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road) in Bullitt County.  Contract crews will be resurfacing a section of the roadway between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0.0 to 4.9).


    During paving operations, the roadway will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be flagged through the work zone.  Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time to reach their destination.


  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 8, 2015

    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.

  • New hires, pay raises possible for Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether anyone likes or dislikes the 2015-16 budget for the city of Shepherdsville is yet to be seen.
        However, no one can deny that councilmembers and department supervisors have spent an enormous amount of time putting the financial plan for next year together.
        The public will get an opportunity to see the proposed budget at the regular city council meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8.

  • PSC to consider sewer surcharge

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Customers of the Bullitt Utilities sewage system will no longer have to worry about where their waste products are going.
        But, they now have to worry about a possible surcharge on their monthly sewer bills.
        As of late May, the 700-plus customers of the Bullitt Utilities system are no longer having their waste treated by a pair of temporary treatment facilities.
        The facilities have been used to treat the waste since the plant off East Blue Lick Road failed in March 2014.

  • State Fair seeking part-time employees for upcoming event

     The Kentucky State Fair Board is hiring nearly 300 additional part-time staff for its Venue Services department.

    Those hired will assist with events at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Kentucky International Convention Center, the KFC YUM! Center and the Kentucky State Fair.

  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements for Emily Curtsinger

    Update (6-10-15, 11:30 a.m.): There will be visitation for Emily Curtsinger on Saturday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Schmid Funeral Home. On Sunday, June 14, there will be another visitation from 1 to 8 p.m.

    The funeral for Emily will be at 11.a.m on Monday, June 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.


    Update(6-9-15, 5 p.m.): The Pioneer News has been informed Emily Curtsinger recently passed. Our condolences are with her family and friends.

  • Old Mill bus involved in accident; no injuries reported

     A Miller Transportation bus returning to Old Mill Elementary from a field trip was involved in an accident on Highway 44 East near the KOA Campground Wednesday afternoon.

    Principal Les McIntosh contacted Central Office shortly following the event.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said that all students were accounted for at the school following the ordeal.

    Davis added that there were no known injuries to the students.

  • Circle of Peace Gathering

     For many years, Bullitt County was home to an annual Pow Wow to raise awareness of Native American tribes and to educate the public on the cultures of the various tribes.

    With the disbandment of the Red Crow Indian Council, another organization stepped up last weekend to host its Pow Wow.

    The Ohio Valley Native American Warriors Society hosts the two-day Circle of Peace Gathering.

    Large crowds came out to see the customs of the Native Americans. There were vendors with authentic goods and there was food enjoyed by the Native Americans.