Today's News

  • Appeal denied on fire tax suit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lawsuit involving two fire taxing districts and the city of Shepherdsville may have moved a little closer to resolution last week.
        The three-member Court of Appeals panel dismissed a claim by the Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire tax districts asking for a reconsideration of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress' ruling.
        Burress ruled that the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department and had the right to acquire territory through annexation.

  • Shepherdsville burglary suspect dies following shooting

     UPDATE (11/22): The suspect was pronounced dead on Monday at U of L Hospital.

    He was identified as Eddie Robinson, 25, of Shepherdsville.

    The investigation will now be handled by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. No charges have been filed.

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Shepherdsville Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the Sycamore Bend Neighborhood in Shepherdsville.

  • BBB Tips on Black Friday Shopping

      It’s time to start planning your Black Friday, that special day after Thanksgiving when retailers gear up to offer their best. Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door for a block buster and get caught up in the frenzy, BB offers these tips:

  • Police to be out in force this Thanksgiving holiday

        FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2011) – With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants every celebration to be a joyous occasion, so travelers are reminded that state and local law enforcement will be out in force through the Thanksgiving weekend, sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.” 

  • Big issues will face legislators in January

     FRANKFORT – When the General Assembly opens the 2012 Regular Session in early January, there is no doubt what the top issue will be: enacting the state’s budget for the next two years.

    Redrawing state House, Senate and congressional districts, something done after each Census, will likely be prominent as well, especially in the session’s opening weeks.

  • Lady Cougars run strong at state meet

     LEXINGTON - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars capped a third straight trip to the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships with their best showing of the season.

  • Local pantries looking to replenish supplies

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - After working most of his life and earning a decent wage, Jeffrey Nutgrass of Mount Washington found himself out of work in July. 

  • Zoning request put on hold

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - With some question still hanging over the dedication of property for future highway expansion, a zoning request off Fisher Lane in Mount Washington has been delayed a month.

  • Grant to allow district to buy 5 hybrid buses

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $311,945 in federal funds for the purchase of five hybrid diesel/electric school buses.

  • An Ode to Tinky Pooch... a good friend

     I think I first met Mistie about four years ago. A black Labrador retriever, she was a puppy rescued from a shelter in Tennessee about a decade ago.

    Mistie and I became buddies then. About two years ago we became closer and spent more time together.

    The first best thing for me about having Mistie around was the walks. It was so nice to roam the streets without women calling their children indoors and notifying local authorities. Mistie introduced me to a lot of folks.