Today's News

  • Ordinance on shooting of weapons discussed on May 1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A firestorm of concern has arisen over a proposed ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, after getting a complaint from a resident off Bleemel Lane, instructed county attorney John Wooldridge to draft an ordinance to deal with those who fire weapons and have the ammunition leave their property.

    Updating the court members recently, Wooldridge said nothing in the ordinance would deal with the Second Amendment.

  • Tonya Hill selected as Roby Elem. principal

     The new principal at Roby Elementary School is Tonya Hill.

    “Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Bullitt County Schools,” she said. “It warms my heart to know I am a part of such an encouraging and supportive team. I look forward to working with you as we strive to help all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.”

  • Local robotics team headed to World in Detroit

     Who says robotics is only for boys? 

    Well a group of local girls from Whitefield Academy have definitely proved that girls can do robotics too.

    It all began as a dream for team captain Elaine Nelson. “I felt it would be great to try and form an all girls’ team and this year we have made it happen!” said Elaine.

    After a previous competition, Olivia Bailey, of Shepherdsville, stated, “This is so much fun! We are going to remember this for a long time.”

  • Rodgers ready to take next step after 35 years at Faith Assembly

    LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  • Physician guilty of illegal controlled substances distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A Franklin, Kentucky, physician was convicted today on 15 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances by way of prescribing opiate pain medications outside of the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate medial purpose, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Man indicted for offenses dating back to 1995

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for sex-related charges dating back to 1995.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Brian Petty.

    According to the indictment, Petty was charged with six counts of sodomy, six counts of incest and three counts of sexual abuse.

    The indictments allege that between July 2, 1995, and Nov. 21, 2002, Petty had sexual intercourse with a victim who was less than 12 years of age.

    The charges also allege that Petty should have known there was some type of family relationship with the victim.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 22, 2018

     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.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Forums set in all areas for those in May election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In just over six weeks, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to go to the polls.

    Republicans will have primary races in many of the contests on the ballot on May 22. But, the Democratic Party will also have a couple of contested primaries.

    The forums, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, will be held on four nights during April and May.

    The schedule will be to have candidates available to meet with the public from 6-6:30 p.m. each night.

  • Hunters Hollow: Surcharge proponents lose again; legal battle still alive

     HILLVIEW  -- Customers of the old Hunters Hollow sewer system survived another challenge to a possible surcharge on their monthly rates.

    Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a challenge by the bankruptcy trustees for Bullitt Utilities to have the state Public Service Commission reopen its request to have a surcharge placed on customers to recover millions of dollars lost when its treatment facility failed in 2014.

  • Santa Rosa to expand new MW site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Less than a year after opening, a facility in Mount Washington is already planning a major expansion.

    Santa Rosa Systems LLC, which has opened a facility in Mount Washington, received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to receive tax incentives of over $2.6 million.

    According to the application, the company plans to spend over $21.6 million to expand its current facility.