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Today's News

  • Weather far from FAIR

    It may have been the wettest edition ever for the Bullitt County Fair. Each day or night was met with rain or at least threatening skies. Still, there was plenty of opportunities to have a good time. See more photos on www.pioneernews.net

  • Local firm not pleased with city's bid process

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Highway 44 sewer improvement project is ready to begin in Shepherdsville.

    The city council unanimously approved a motion to accept QK4, the project designer, to serve as the project inspector to oversee the work.

    The council approved QK4's inspection offer despite receiving a lower offer from Armstrong Engineering.

    Arthur Jones, representing Armstrong, addressed the council just prior to the official vote.

  • MW still looking for way to deal with odor problems

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The stink continues.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong and city engineer Dave Derrick said they hope to have a solution soon that will cure the odor problem coming from the sewer treatment plant.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Armstrong said he and some members of his staff would be traveling to Georgetown, Ind., soon to view its system, which has been rid of odor (for three years).

    “We are dedicated to getting this resolved,” Armstrong said.

  • Shepherdsville police need help to solve death investigation

     The following is an official release from the Shepherdsville Police:

    On June 20, 2015, shortly before 2:00pm, officers responded to Interstate 65 southbound near the rest area located at the 113 mile marker. On arrival, officers found Aaron Jerrell, 45 years old of Tuscumbia, Alabama outside of his vehicle and had suffered from an apparent stab wound.

  • Farmers’ Market in Shepherdsville Saturday

     CEDAR GROVE - In the shadows of a thriving business park, located on what once was ample farmland, locals will again be able to acquire farm products.

    A new Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market has been established, located at 172 Buffalo Run Rd. off of Cedar Grove Rd. near the House of Quilts.

    The market will be available every third Saturday of the month through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Proposals for Metro United Way funds taken now through July 8

     Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

    The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way’s focus on education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a better life for all.

  • East’s Colvin ready to get bigger with Tigers

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes a college football recruiters’ best friend is a former teammate.

    That is exactly the case when it came to Campbellsville University getting the signature of Bullitt East running back Austin Colvin earlier this spring. Colvin got a positive report from former Bullitt East tight end Cruise Coulter who just finished his first season in the Tigers’ program (albeit a short season as Coulter spent much of the fall injured).

  • Man pleads to child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Bullitt County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon, before Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to two charges of producing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Michael Mudd, age 45, was arrested on August 25, 2014, on a criminal complaint.  A federal grand jury indicted Mudd on September 18, 2014.  Mudd pleaded guilty to two separate counts of producing child pornography.  Additional charges for receiving child pornography remain pending.

  • Furniture, variety store looks to be good fit for MW, Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growth and a warm community have brought new store—F & B Furniture & Variety Store-- to Mount Washington.

    Owner Faith Roberts, of Bardstown, said she chose to have her store in Bullitt County because there was no store like it here and “thought it would be a good fit for the area.”

    “We didn’t want to go to Louisville and Mount Washington is up-and-coming, has a lot of potential for growth,” she said.

    Roberts said the whole community has been so welcoming since she opened May 5.

  • Grand Opening: Zounds

     Kevin Franke was joined by his wife, family, friends and members of the business and government community recently to cut the ribbon on his second Zounds of Louisville location.

    This site is located on Smyrna Parkway at the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    The store provides professional assistance for those experience hearing difficulties. The unique hearing aids developed by Zounds is available through over 200 locations coast-to-coast.