Today's News

  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival

     CLERMONT - While the Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival 2012 is sure to attract wine lovers from all over, you don't have to be 21 to enjoy this family-friendly event.

    KWA treasurer and past president Eddie ODaniel, who is helping organize the first-ever event, invited everyone to join their friends for an afternoon of fall color with lots of music, food and, of course, local wines. 

    As ODaniel pointed out, the festival will cooincide with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest's annual fall celebration, ColorFest. 

  • Esterle tries job, likes job, selected to lead Maryville

     PIONEER VILLAGE - An educator filling the void in Maryville Elementary principal's office will continue to do so officially.

    Ruth Esterle was selected as the school's new principal, replacing long-time leader Sam Cowan.

    This is Esterle's first stint as a principal, bringing over 25 years of educational experience to the position.

    Esterle was selected by Bullitt County Public Schools as Maryville's interim principal while serving as counselor at Mount Washington Elementary.

  • Apartments may be built; roadwork to be required

          HILLVIEW - David McMullan has seen too many vehicles leave the road at a sharp curve on East Blue Lick Road.

         In fact, he keeps pictures on his cell phone of the various accidents.

         Now, a developer is looking to add nearly 200 apartment units just south of the curve.

         With promised road improvements, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres from B-1 Highway Business to R-3 Residential.

  • Council OKs hiring of one officer in Shepherdsville

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not perfect but it will be better.

         Shepherdsville city leaders approved the hiring of an additional police officer due to concerns over the lack of manpower on some shifts.

         While speaking to the Shepherdsville City Council, chief Doug Puckett knew he only had two officers on duty to cover the entire town. That is not a situation which makes him feel comfortable for either his officers or for the residents.

  • BEHS teacher killed in Monday morning crash

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt East High School teacher was killed in a car crash early Monday morning. 

    Brian Walters, 38, of Spencer County died shortly after the accident that occurred just before 7 a.m. on Dale Lane off Wilsonville Road in northern Spencer County.

    According to Shannon Brock of The Pioneer News' sister paper, The Spencer Magnet, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers identified Walters and, from the information he collected, said Walters was on his way to work when the accident occurred.

  • Diabetes Walk for Fitness

     Several dozen walkers of all ages came out recently to participate in a walk around the Cedar Grove Business Park to raise awareness to the fight against diabetes.

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition sponsored the Tri-County Walking Challenge started at the Anytime Fitness facility in the shopping center.

  • Dollar General rezoning case withdrawn in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – What was supposed to be a public hearing regarding a controversial rezoning that would have made way for a Dollar General store turned out to be a regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council. 

  • THE CLASH: Redemption the name of the game Friday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the first time since 2009, both North Bullitt and Bullitt East will meet in The Clash with both squads coming off losses.

  • District football title is on the line for Cougars

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time in 33 years, the Bullitt Central Cougars can reign as district football champions on Friday if they can beat Shelby County in Shelbyville.