Local News

  • Happy Easter

     The rain couldn’t stop the Easter Egg Hunt at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction.

    Well, it did turn it into a visit with the Easter Bunny and get a basket of goodies.

    Wet grounds and rain stopped the actual egg hunt.

    But the kids didn’t seem to mind.

  • Job Fair set for Thursday afternoon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a new job?

    Do you have a job but happen to be looking to improve you position in life?

    Are you just seeing what the local job market has available?

    You will have an opportunity on Thursday to find answers to any of the mentioned questions.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and The Pioneer News have teamed up for their second Job Employment Expo.

    It will be held on Thursday, March 29, from 1-6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • I-65 pothole patching on Friday

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews will be patching potholes Friday, March 23, on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County.

    Work will begin at 9 am near the Jefferson/Bullitt County line. Crews will work in a mobile operation and proceed south to the Bullitt/Hardin County line.

    All work is scheduled to be completed by noon. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.

  • Transportation continue road clearing route

     Roadways across the district range from wet pavement to completely covered pavement.

    With snow continuing to fall, some routes that have been cleared are getting covered again.

    All of our counties are salting and plowing at this time with the exception of Franklin County. They have reported very little snow and wet pavement conditions.

    In many areas, drivers are able to navigate the roads when driving at a lower rate of speed.

  • Clean Up days set for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Probably the most popular county service, other than road maintenance, is the annual clean up days.

    More appropriately, it should be called Get Rid of My Junk days.

    Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the dates have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The dates and locations for the annual Clean Up Days will be:

    *Saturday, April 28 -- North Bullitt High School and Bullitt East High School

  • Man indicted for sex allegations against minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for several sex-related allegations against a minor who was under 16 years of age.

    Javier A. Jimenez has been charged with incest, rape, unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between May 1, 2017, and June 23, 2017, Jimenez had sexual intercourse with a relative who was under 18 years of age.