Today's News

  • Police seeking missing juvenile

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriffs Department is seeking public assistance to help locate a missing juvenile.

    Madison Whitehead, 15, was last seen leaving Bullitt Central High School Thursday morning at about 9:20 a.m.

    She was last seen wearing red basketball shorts, a gray hoodie and work boots, and was carrying a camouflage backpack.

  • KSP seeks public assistance with electronic crime investigation

     The following is a release from the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, distributed on Oct. 20, 2016:

    On October 13, 2016, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen K. Goodlett, 36, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch is seeking the public’s assistance in this investigation.

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

     UPDATE (10/21, 2 p.m.) - The strike at the Jim Beam Brands plant in Clermont has officially ended.

    Workers have voted to return back to work as of Monday.

    Look for a full story on the situation in Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net.


    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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.