Today's News

  • Workers want to return to better balance of work/life in contract dispute at Beam

     CLERMONT -- The good news was that for the first time in years, workers with the Jim Beam Brands plants in Clermont and Boston had the weekend off.

    The bad news is that the weekend vacation was because the 250-plus employees at the two plants officially went on strike Friday at midnight.

    The strike comes after three contract extensions and a session with a federal mediator.

  • Candidates for state offices will be part of forum on Thursday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Want to know a little more about the candidates running for some state offices?

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News will sponsor a forum on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Bullitt Central High School.

    Candidates will be there to meet and greet with the public at 6 p.m. and the program will begin around 6:30 p.m.

  • U of L releases statement regarding NCAA allegations

     The University of Louisville has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA and a redacted copy of the document is attached.  The university is currently reviewing the allegations and will prepare a response, which will be provided to the NCAA within 90 days.  The university will continue to cooperate with the NCAA throughout the process.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child Sex offenses

      LOUISVILLE  On October 19, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mohammad Ronaghi, 37, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • UPDATE: Eastside’s Mills among three finalist for state teaching honor

      UPDATE (10/19, 11 a.m.) - Eastside Middle School's Sarah Mills was selected as the 2017 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Mills was honored at the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Acheivement Awards ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates on Mills and the ceremony.


  • Home invasion leads to arrest, others sought

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- One man is in custody and two others are being sought in what started as a home invasion and ended up with a deputy being struck by a semi-tractor trailer.

    Joseph Patrick Kean, 46, of Louisville, was arrested on Sunday morning after he was one of two individuals who went to a home on Lower Beech Grove Road around 10 a.m.

  • Woman who struck officer now facing indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An officer is still off duty and the woman who allegedly caused his injuries has now been indicted.

    Raira L. Litsey, 32, of Louisville, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for events surrounding a July 3, 2016, incident in Shepherdsville.

    According to the indictment, Litsey was indicted for assault, two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing police, failure to wear seatbelt, operating on a suspended license and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 27 months in federal prison

     LOUISVILLE - A former deputy with the Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office was sentenced Monday to 27 months in federal prison and one year of supervised release, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for willfully depriving a county resident of his constitutional rights, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and United States Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Victim ‘hunts’ for suspect who took his customized hunting equipment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local hunter is seeking justice after his personal hunting sanctuary has been burglarized.

    Roger “Pappy” Eisenback, who was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, said a small shed-like building that he uses for hunting was broken into.

    According to Eisenback, he left the area on Friday, and discovered the burglary the following Monday.

  • World Champion: Schweitzer lives dream in winning blue ribbon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like Cinderella at the ball, Shepherdsville resident Anna Schweitzer lived a dream, with all eyes focused upon her.

    Unlike Cinderella, it didn't happen until midnight. And instead of a chariot, she had just one horse.

    Schweitzer, and the horse she rode, Riverdreams Marc of Reflection, earned the World Champion of Champions title at the 2016 World Championship Horse Show.