Today's News

  • Yes, court to discuss medical pot one more time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- In the sports arena, it is often said that the last team with the ball wins the game.

    In the arena of government, it might be said that the last one to give a presentation is the winner.

    While the outcome can never be predicted, Bullitt Fiscal Court members will apparently have a third bite of the apple concerning the support of medical marijuana.

    First, the county heard a presentation from proponents to proposed legislation supporting medical marijuana before the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Has country gone beyond ability to talk?

     Much has been made about protests recently.

    Whether it is those fighting for their pensions or whether it is those fighting for a sense of security in the schools, the media has had plenty of protests to cover.

    The question is a simple one -- have partisan politics, stupid comments, social media and lobby groups resulted in causing the leaders of this country and state to no longer be able to sit down and talk?

    It seems that all of the above is true. We no longer have folks who can sit down and talk to opposing groups. 

  • Jim Beam fills barrel number 15 million for proper storage

     CLERNONT -- Jim Beam has again made history as it filled its 15 millionth barrel recently -- the most barrels filled to date by a Kentucky distillery. 

    The filling comes less than two years after the 14 millionth barrel was celebrated. 

    “We talk about making history here at Jim Beam,” seventh-generation Master Distiller Fred Noe said. “This 15 millionth barrel is a hell of a milestone.”

  • Beam, Bernheim combine for water project

     CLERMONT -- Two Kentucky icons are embarking on an alliance to preserve and protect the pristine limestone water in the Clermont area. 

    Jim Beam, the world’s No. 1 selling bourbon whiskey, and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, a 15,625-acre privately held forest just south of Louisville, have joined forces to develop a natural water sanctuary on Bernheim grounds immediately adjacent to the Jim Beam distillery. 

  • Darling... Pioneer Village leaves its Park Avenue for Cobblestone Avenue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - There are no boardwalks nor penthouse views, so the Pioneer Village City Council will take away a portion of Park Avenue.

    The council unanimously approved changing the name of a small portion of Park Avenue to Cobblestone Avenue.

    The portion in question is the entrance located off North Preston Highway that leads into the Meadowbrook subdivision containing both Park Avenue and Cobblestone Circle. 

    The entrance is across North Preston from Shepherds Way and Little Flock Baptist Church.

  • It Happened in MARCH

         We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of March.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

    After a late snow, young Johnny Laun was pictured shoveling snow off a Buckman Street sidewalk.

  • NB hosts Kentucky Push-Pull Powerlifting Championships

     HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt was once again the site for the Kentucky State Push/Pull Weightlifting Championships.

    The all-day event had teams from all over the state competing in an event that included both a dead lift (the pull part of the event title) along with a bench press (the push part).

  • Celebrate Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim

     CLERMONT –  Spring has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate Spring Break than enjoying nature’s beauty at Bernheim? Join Bernheim all week long for Spring Break Adventure Week April 2-6.  Along with on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife exploration and free play, Bernheim will offer a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate nature. 

    ·      Discovery Stations

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 25, 2018

     nclement 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.


  • Spring snow brings big mess

     Welcome to spring, Bullitt County.

    A winter storm dropped up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Bullitt County on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

    Ray Hart got to use his snow blower on Reserves Boulevard.

    The snow on the trees left a beautiful view of Hebron Presbyertian Church. Some trees lost branches due tothe heavy, wet snow, causing minor power outages and blocking a few roadways.

    A car was sitting off the road at the Brooks Road/Interstate 65 interchange. Vehicles were stuck and stranded throughout the county.