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Today's News

  • Three battle for county judge’s seat

     A look at the three candidates running for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the general election on Nov. 4.

    DEPP RASNER

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being Bullitt County Judge/Executive is a lot like being a coach of a team.

    And Depp Rasner believes that it is time to change the head coach in Bullitt County government.

    Running on the Independent ticket, Rasner will challenge incumbent Melanie Roberts and Democratic nominee Tony Thompson next week for the county’s top position.

  • 2014 ELECTION - BULLITT COUNTY

     Election Day in Bullitt County takes place Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Anyone in line as of 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

    If you have a question on where you vote, call the Bullitt County Clerk's Office, 543-2513, prior to election day.

    The Pioneer News encourages every eligible Bullitt County resident to get out to the polls and have a say in who will serve in our federal, state and local governmental positions.

  • Mitchell, Thomas battle for First District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.

    The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.

    Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.

    Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.

  • Wantland, Webber bid for 26th District House

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.

    SCOTT WANTLAND

    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.

  • THINK PINK: Gathering part education, part inspirational

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Men and women gathered at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for a night of “celebration and education.”

    This was the third year for Think Pink‚ sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kentucky Cancer Program and Cooperative Extension Office.

    Guests had a chance to chat, visit booths and sample some appetizers before listening to speakers.

  • Precautions needed when taking kids out for annual Trick or Treat adventures

     It is fast approaching the fun filled night of Halloween; the Shepherdsville Police Department wants to share with you some important tips to keep you and your family safe.  

    If your child is participating in a traditional “trick or treat” evening, always make sure you walk on the sidewalks and cross the street at the intersections.  

    Make sure an adult is with your child as they make their way through the neighborhood. 

    Another thing to take in consideration is the costume that your child wears. 

  • Local woman survives another type of cancer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Stephaine Raymond is 30 years old and a cancer survivor. 

    But not the kind we typically hear about.

    The resident of eastern Bullitt County was diagnosed with endometrial or uterine cancer two years ago.

    “Most young women think they can’t get it because it’s usually found in women 55 and older, but a lot of younger women are getting it now,” she said.

  • Human or animal: DNA will detect blood source

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Could a piece of evidence not discovered until this April be related to a 1999 murder?

  • I-65 ramp to KY 1526 closed Oct. 31-Nov. 3

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to KY 1526 (Exit 121) at Brooks will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs. This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3.

  • Armstrong Lane, Highway 44 East to get traffic signal starting Oct. 29

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 44 and Armstrong Lane/Fisher Lane in Bullitt County. The signal heads are currently in place and have been on flash for a few days to make motorists aware of new traffic conditions. The signal is scheduled for activation on Wednesday, Oct. 29.