Today's News

  • LJ fire department unveils rescue truck

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Residents can feel a little safer thanks to the Lebanon Junction Fire Department’s newest addition.

    The department bought a new-to-them rescue truck that has four doors and can carry six people and equipment.

    The truck cost just under $43,000, fire chief Todd Crady said.

  • September great month for BC FFA

    Speaking competitions, conferences, floats, safety days, and meetings? Oh my! 

    During the month of September, the Bullitt Central FFA Chapter has been busy, busy, busy with a variety of events. September 14-17, many officers and members stayed after school every day to help build our float for the homecoming parade that took place on Thursday, September 17. With the theme “Through the Decades”, the back half of the float had many technological aspects such as a computer and a printer to show how technology is involved in agriculture.

  • MW Police search for suspicious driver

     UPDATE (10-1, 4:30 p.m.): The Mount Washington Police Department has released the following update on the suspect:

    A victim identified the car in the photos taken by a security camera as the suspect's car.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 5

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 4, 2015


    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Hillview tax rate rises as way to add revenue to pay debts

     HILLVIEW - In an effort to prove that it is trying to generate funds in order to pay off a $15 million lawsuit, Hillview city officials agreed to take the 4 percent increase allowed by law.

    But the vote was not unanimous.

    Councilmembers Kim Whitlock, David Conn, Lisa Boggs and Randall Hill voted to increase the real property tax rate. Councilmembers Karen Johnson and JoAnn Wick were opposed.

    Under the approved proposal, the real property rate will be 12.14 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Trial date in November for mayor’s case

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The date has been set for when a six-member jury panel will decide the fate of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    Special Judge C. Derek Reed, who presides in LaRue and Hart counties, set a date of Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.

    Ellis was indicted for a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution.

    During a brief pre-trial conference on Tuesday morning in Bullitt District Court, special Hardin County prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook said that negotiations on a settlement had been held.

  • KSP involved in multi-county pursuit

     ELIZABETHTOWN –Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown were involved in an overnight pursuit that resulted in an arrest and multiple charges for a Leitchfield man.

    On October 2, 2015 at approximately 2:15 a.m., Bullitt County Dispatch contacted KSP Post 4 for assistance in a pursuit that was initiated by Hillview Police after responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint.

    The vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, fled from police and entered I-65 at the Brooks exit traveling south Interstate 65.

  • Really busy morning for Hillview PD

    HILLVIEW -- At around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, things got real busy for members of the Hillview Police Department.

    On the northern portion of the city’s boundary, a man was found passed out in the drive-thru lane of the McDonald’s on Preston Highway.

    Just minutes later, police were called to the BP station on the Brooks interchange to investigate a robbery.

    At 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the McDonald’s as a male suspect was passed out in his vehicle.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams after flooding

     The Better Business Bureau is warning those who want to help flood victims in South Carolina and neighboring states to beware of scammers and fake charities. After a natural disaster, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from those who want to help.

    Here are some tips from BBB:

    ·       Donate to well-known charities. Beware of charities that spring up overnight. Check out a charity at bbb.org/charity.

  • Just two weeks remain in the regular season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer news will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.