Local News

  • Temporary Emergency Department entrance this week at Hardin Memorial

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 15, access to the Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency Department will be through the walk-up admitting entrance. During this five-day time period there will be no direct access from the HMH parking garage on the southern end of the hospital campus directly into the hospital.

    The closure comes as the canopy connected to the parking garage and the existing Emergency Department is being removed as part of the Emergency Department expansion construction project.

  • Saluting Our Veterans - LJ Parade

     The VFW Post in Lebanon Junction hosted a parade and ceremony on Saturday to salute the veterans.

    A large crowd came out to listen to guest speakers after a parade went through the downtown area.

    A luncheon followed the ceremony.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas from the parade and ceremony in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 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.


    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.


  • Churches unite to provide temporary aid

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local church foundation believes it has the key to relieving the burdens of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    Heart of My City, a Christian ministry led by pastor Carl Rogers, started a program locally known as Room in the Inn, based on similar programs implemented in other locations to assist the homeless.

    The Room in the Inn concept is a conglomeration of local churches taking turns in hosting overnight stays for homeless individuals and families, with meals provided.

  • Two arrested on parole violations after standoff

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men were arrested early Friday morning after a four-hour standoff involving several police agencies.

    Scottie R. Perkins, 41, of Shepherdsville, and Johnny Scott, 66, of West Point, were both arrested and charged with parole violations.

    According to Ken Bernardi, a spokesman for the Shepherdsville Police Department, officers from that agency arrived at the Honeysuckle Mobile Home Park, which is located off Highway 44 West.

    The officers were looking to talk with an individual to be questioned about a robbery.

  • BE grad Lucas part of band launching its newest album

     LOUISVILLE - The folk-rock band Bridge 19 releases its new album, Riding on a Wire, and celebrates with a Louisville release party on Nov. 7.

    A finalist for a 2015 Louisville Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year (winner announced on Nov. 5), Bridge 19 is Audrey Cecil (guitars, vocals), Amanda Lucas (guitars, vocals, percussion), who are founding members and songwriters. 

  • Belcher to chair state committee

     FRANKFORT - State Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville has selected to serve as chair of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee charged with overseeing the expenditure of funds budgeted for capital projects throughout the Commonwealth

  • Bellarmine joins in quest to bring ‘dream’ alive

     LOUISVILLE -- It was a celebration. But it was also the beginning of the next phase in the life of the Bowman Valley School.

    The first phase into its restoration has been accomplished -- it has been saved.

    But the next quest will involve securing a lot of funding to make it the historical and educational piece many envision.


      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Polls closed at 6 p.m. in Bullitt County, and the Bullitt County Clerk's Office had the unofficial results ready at 7:44p.m.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney reported no significant problems at the polls during Election Day.

    "It's been pretty quiet," he said.

    All of Bullitt County's races were at the state level except for Lebanon Junction, where mayor pro-tem Larry Dangerfield and city councilmember Carroll Samuels appeared on the ballot uncontested.




  • MW moves forward with sports park

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The land developed as a business industrial park is about to become the Field of Dreams.

    A new multi-million dollar sports complex is in its final planning stages.

    According to Mount Washington Mayor Barry Armstrong, the idea of the project had been tossed around for six or seven years.

    “We were overloading our current park and we were very limited on what we could offer,” he said.