Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER 03/09/11

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at the county's newest wave of increasing gas prices.

  • SPD chief fired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis made it official, firing Shepherdsville Police Chief Doug Puckett.

    Ellis initially suspended Puckett in early January after taking office.

    The reason given by Ellis for the suspension involved an investigation into Puckett campaigning for another mayoral cadidate during the 2010 election while in his SPD uniform.

    Dan Patchin was named interim chief.

    Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story.

  • Moby Dick gutted by fire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A blaze early Tuesday morning left one Bullitt County restaurant out of business.

  • House members race against the clock to ensure legislative action

                With little time remaining in the 2011 Regular Session, we used this week as the opportunity to amend and act on legislation.  This was done with the hope that each chamber will have an opportunity to consider and concur upon a great number of bills from the other chamber before we adjourn for the ten-day veto period.

  • County will challenge board action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Harlen Compton was ready to address Bullitt Fiscal Court, asking the members to challenge the legal authority allowing the Bullitt County Health Department to pass a smoking ban.

  • MW will not claim rest of insurance premiums

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After weeks of discussing whether the city should increase its portion of the 5 percent local government insurance premium tax shared with the county, the Mount Washington City Council members opted to take no action on the matter, thus keeping the rate the same. 

  • Columbine victim’s father crosses nation stressing need for positive thoughts

     HEBRON ESTATES - Darrell Scott could be the most important link in a very positive chain, a link to the anchor, his daughter, Rachel.

    The first victim during a shooting at Columbine High School near Denver, Colorado, in April 1999, Rachel was one of twelve students and a teacher killed during the tragedy, with another 27 wounded.

    Since that time Rachel's legacy lives on via Rachel's Challenge, a special program designed to raise student awareness about positive thoughts and behaviors toward themselves and others.

  • Jail deputy indicted for sex offenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A deputy jailer with the Bullitt County Detention Center has been indicted for sex-related charges.

    Steven Allen Plessinger, 41, of Shepherdsville, was indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on five felony counts.

    According to the indictments, Plessinger has been charged with sodomy of a victim who was less than 12 years of age. The alleged incident occurred between September 2006 and Sept. 12, 2007.

    This is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Lebanon Junction gets help on lines

      LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

         During the February regular meeting of City Council, city officials approved two resolutions to accept $200,000 in grants from the General Assembly for replacing outdated cast iron pipes with larger PVC plastic pipes as well as adding new piping.

  • Local groups help raise stuffed bears for youngsters at Kosair Hospital

      When Ethos at Woodlake senior living executive director Kathy Franke asked an employee battling cancer if there was anything they could do for her the only thing she asked was that they do something to help children.