Local News

  • Man receives life sentence for 2005 murder at Ft. Knox

      PADUCAH, Ky. – A Toledo, Ohio, convicted murderer was sentenced today by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, to a lifetime of incarceration, without the possibility of parole, for the 2005 murder of a woman at Fort Knox Military Base, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROAD RAGE: Man charged with attempted murder in case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment in an apparent road rage incident on Monday night.

  • GOP CAUCUS: Vote for president on Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As chairman of the local organization coordinating the Republican caucus on March 5, Gary Board has heard it all.

    He has heard the frustration of people not understanding why they must come out on that day to cast their ballot for U.S. President.

    He has heard from many who haven’t seen the numerous notices in The Pioneer News about the caucus.

    He has heard the anger that someone was changing the system.

    “There’s been a lot of frustration,” admitted Board.

  • No quorum means no vote on possible resolution of debt for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Nearly three months ago, Bullitt County Sheriff David Greenwell made himself pretty clear.

    Unless Bullitt Fiscal Court participated in a plan to help pay debt which the sheriff’s office owes from the first four years to the state of Kentucky, ;aw enforcement would stop..

    That deficit amount was around $640,000. The question was who would be responsible for repayment -- the sheriff, fiscal court or both.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 28, 2016

     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.


  • Man shot by police facing six felony counts

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Shelbyville man is facing six counts of wanton endangerment for his role in a standoff with police on Friday afternoon.

    Christopher S. Lindsey, 30, of Shelbyville, remains in University of Louisville Hospital, where he was taken after being shot.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, which is handling the investigation, at around 5:15 p.m. Shepherdsville police officers and members of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office were called to Nancy Drive.

  • KSP charges Jefferson Co. man With possession and distribution of child pornography

     LOUISVILLE  On February 25, 2016, at approximately 9:35 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Louisville Metro Police Department, arrested John W. Johnson, 76, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Johnson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Paroquet Springs hosts bridal fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Soon-to-be brides can alleviate the headache of wedding planning by attending the Something Blue Bridal Show this Sunday.

    According to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing, over 30 vendors will be set up for the event, showcasing their best cake, photography, limousine, floral and catering skills.

    “Most vendors will have special prices just for those in attendance,” Downing said.

    Samples of wedding cake, food and a special Blanc de Bleu champagne will be offered to visitors.

  • Icy water tower no concern for MW as issue resolved

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Jack Frost hit the Armstrong Lane area in a different way recently.

    Residents near Keystone Movie Theater on Armstrong woke up to an iced over water tower and, for one family, a chain-link fence turned ice wall in their backyard.

    According to Public Works Director Ronnie Fick, the valve that tells the tower to stop loading water froze in the cold weather.

  • Healthy Hearts Wear RED

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-- Bullitt County cares about their hearts.

    For the first time in its nine-year reign, the Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon sold all 300 seats a week and a half before the event.

    The annual event brings local organizations to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, including the American Heart Association, Bullitt County Extension Homemakers, Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County YMCA, CareSource, KentuckyOne Health and Mended Hearts Kentuckiana Chapter 11.