Today's News

  • Fatality in I-65 crossover accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A Louisville man was killed in a crossover accident on Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Paul Waddle was parked in the right shoulder of southbound I-65 near mile 106 when his Toyota was struck.

    A Waste Management dumptruck driven by Steven Barnes of Lebanon Junction was traveling northbound. Police said the dumptruck crossed the median for unknown reasons.

    Waddle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner's office.

  • Singing for a special cause

    The judges watched and listened as a number of contestants took the stage Saturday for a karaoke competition with winners being the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    PBI Bank hosted this second annual fund-raiser.

    The Bullitt County Relay for Life is scheduled to take place Friday, May 15, at North Bullitt High School.

  • Senior Prom

    HILLVIEW – Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center members enjoyed a special senior prom dance combined with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

    The special guests for the party included 18 members from the University of Louisville Sigma Kappa sorority.

    Sigma Kappa recognizes the National Alzheimer’s Association as one of its organization’s philanthropies. U of L Sigma Kappa foundations chair Maggie Varner said the national sorority was one of the biggest donors to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

  • Troy Beam earns travel marketing certification

    ATLANTA -- Troy Beam has earned certification as a “Travel Marketing Professional” (TMP) after completing the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.

    Beam was one of 57 new TMPs recognized at the STS spring meeting in Montgomery, Ala. The STS Marketing College started in 992, and 473 people have earned TMP certification.

    He is group sales manager for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission.

  • 155 years: Jury recommendation may be largest ever in sexual abuse case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – It didn’t take a Bullitt County Grand Jury long Wednesday to hand down a guilty verdict for convicted sex offender Perry Bennington.

    And it took even less time for the 12 jurors to sentence Bennington to 155 years in prison – the maximum sentence – for 14 separate sexual abuse-related charges.

    It was a decision about which Bennington showed no emotion.

    Bennington, 59, was found guilty in Bullitt Circuit Court on charges of first and third degree sodomy, first and third degree rape, first degree sexual abuse and incest.

  • Grant would help prepare for next 'one'

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – What natural disaster has Bullitt County not suffered in the past 20 years?

    How about a break of the Taylorsville dam?

    That could be the next exercise conducted by the Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency.

    Director Mike Phillips is looking toward the federal government to provide some assistance in making that mock disaster happen.

  • Hatfield believes civil service ordinance needs change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – City officials are moving closer to deciding whether a much-discussed civil service ordinance needs to be altered.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield has made it known that he is not pleased with the current provisions.

    Currently, the mayor does not have the right to terminate or demote any employee, including supervisors, without being subject to a hearing before the civil service board.

    Hatfield said he had talked with all but one supervisor and they seemed to be OK with his proposal.

  • Saying Goodbye

    MOSUL, IRAQ – Fighting in Iraq claimed a third man with ties to Lebanon Junction Friday with the death of 24-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Gary Lee Woods, Jr.

    Woods, a Bullitt Central High School graduate and former ROTC cadet who completed basic training at Fort Knox five years ago, was inside one of two Humvees hit by the blast from a truck loaded with explosives, his father, Gary Woods Sr., said.


    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a red flag warning for Bullitt County through 6 p.m. Monday.

    The combination of windy conditions along with low humidity and high temperatures could result in dangerous fire situations.

    At 3:40 p.m. Nichols Fire units responded to the Fort Knox area near Mt. Eden to assist with a field fire. Southeast Bullitt Fire units were called on standby.

    A large amount of Kentucky has been placed under the red flag warning.

    Check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.

  • Shepherdsville police arrest man allegedly involved in auto thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – An individual connected with a recent rash of vehicle break-ins has been arrested by city police.

    Shepherdsville resident Joseph A. Hauber, 18, was arrested April 1 and charged with four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking from automobiles.

    He was released from the Bullitt County Detention Center April 2 on a $5,000 surety bond.

    Shepherdsville Police Capt. Kenneth Bernardi said Hauber is believed to have stolen between $17,000 and $18,000 in goods from vehicles parked in various areas of Shepherdsville.