Today's News

  • ELECTION 2008: A great turnout

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lines have been long at most polling places in Bullitt County as the 6 p.m. deadline approaches.

    Finding a parking spot and then waiting in line as long as 90 minutes has been common at many polling precincts.

    County clerk Kevin Mooney said that with the exception of a couple of mechanical issues, things were going well.

    Except for the long lines.

    Mooney said the precinct workers were working very well as a team and getting people through the lines as quickly as possible.

  • Three seek district judgeship

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They are three candidates who had some thoughts about running for the seat of district judge in Bullitt County when current officeholder Bailey Taylor decided to retire.

    Little did they know that the retirement would come in the middle of Taylor’s four-year term.

    As a result, Jennifer Porter, Nick Raley and John Wooldridge find themselves in a race for the remaining two years on the bench.

    The verdict will remain out until the voting jury returns on Nov. 4 from the polls.


    Jennifer Porter

  • Ten candidates seeking six LJ council seats

    LEBANON JUNCTION — There are 10 candidates running for Lebanon Junction City Council this election, and each have a unique view on what assets they could bring to the city, which has recently struggled to attract and retain businesses in the area.

    Voters can learn more about each candidate by reading the following information compiled by The Pioneer News:

    Mary ‘Allie’ Thompson Phillips

    Allie Phillips might not have any previous political experience, but she is committed to helping her community prosper.

  • Incumbent faces challenge in School Board 2nd

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The battle for District 2 on the Bullitt County Public School Board will pit two men. One of who is serving his first term on the board versus another who is seeking his first elected office.

    Incumbent Gary Wooldridge will be challenged by Marion Arlis Hill.

    The winner will serve a four-year term on the board.

    Marion Arlis Hill

    For years, Hill has been involved with the youth in the community. Starting with football and now in volleyball, Hill wants to help the youth.

  • Be prepared to make election day pleasant

    Election Day is coming!  With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on Election Day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience. 

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine.

    Sample ballots will be available at the polls and a copy will be printed in the local paper.

  • Two newcomers will battle in School Board First

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Robison will not run for re-election as the District One representative on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Two candidates - Lorraine McLaughlin and Donna Miller - will be vying for the four-year term.

    Lorraine McLaughlin

    If things don’t work, you analyze the situation and evaluate the course of action to take.

    McLaughlin learned that in her nursing training. She believes the same rationale would work as a member of the school board.

  • Eleven battle for six seats on Mount Washington council

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Eleven candidates are vying for a spot on Mount Washington City Council this election, seven of which have previous political experience.

    Each candidate has his or her own goals if elected. Read on to find out why each candidate has chosen to run and what he or she plans to do if elected:

    Clifton Hudson

    Clifton Hudson has been looking for a way to get involved in city or county government for several years.

  • For three quarters, Cougars are perfect against Southern

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If there had been one very minor, questionable aspect to Bullitt Central’s remarkable dream football season, it had been that the Cougars had been slow starters this year.

    In all of the team’s big wins, Bullitt East, Anderson County and North Bullitt, the maroon and gray had fallen behind and then rallied to get the win. That makes it exciting for fans, but wears on coaches at a point.