Local News

  • Interstate 65 lane closures May 24

    *UPDATE AT 5/24/18: The start time for work this evening on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County has been moved up from 7 p.m. until 3 p.m. KYTC maintenance staff will begin repairs immediately on a broken concrete slab at mile marker 111, which is just south of the Clermont exit (Exit 112). Work is starting earlier to prevent damage to vehicles traveling in this driving lane. Crews will be replacing this section of pavement and the lane will remain closed overnight to allow the new material to cure. All lanes will be reopened by 7 a.m.*


  • KSP Post 4 Traffic Safety Checkpoints

      ELIZABETHTOWN – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 04 would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics.

  • Individuals arrested for shoplifting at local store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On May 17, the Street Crimes Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department observed a vehicle being operated with only one headlight and without a license plate.

    As the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that a small child was laying in the passenger seat -- not in a child safety seat. The child turned out to be only 17 months old.

    When checking with dispatch, officers found out that the driver had an outstanding warrant in Bullitt County.

  • Teen makes sure Korean veterans to be remembered

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The forgotten war will be remembered in Mount Washington for generations to come thanks to a local student.

    Located in Highland Memory Garden in Mount Washington, Robby Smith, 17, designed a monument to honor Korean War veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project.

    Inspired by his grandfather, Smith knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that would stay.

    “I wanted something I could come back in 30 years and show my kids and say ‘I did that’,” he said.

  • Temporary closure of Deatsville Road Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 1604 (Deatsville Road) in Bullitt County due to cross-drain replacement. Two new pipes are being installed prior to resurfacing of this roadway.

  • Summers, Sholar top winners in primaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There will be new leadership in Bullitt County come January 2019.

    In what would become a theme for the night — close races — Jerry Summers defeated three-term incumbent Melanie Roberts of the Republican nomination for county judge/executive.

    Summers collected 2,687 votes and Roberts had 2,448.

    He will face Democrat Tony Thompson in the fall general election.

    In an eight-person primary for sheriff, former county attorney Walter Sholar was the victor.



    (* - Incumbent) (# - Dropped out of the race)



    - Hank Linderman, 1,455

    - Brian Pedigo, 833

    - Rane Eir Olivia Sessions, 805

    - Grant Short, 674


    - *Dan Malano Seum, 2,617

    - Paul Wesley Ham, 2,254

  • Final forum brings out more sparks

     HILLVIEW — The final forum for candidates in the May primary had just a little more emotion and raised voices.

    The Hillview Government Center was the host of the final forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    In the crowded field for the Republican nomination for sheriff, only half of the candidates appeared.

    (Todd Brimm was on military duty and could not attend. Bryan Whittaker, Paul Hineman and George Thurman were not in attendance.)

  • Wallace tries to unseat Mitchell in First District

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A political veteran will be challenged by a first-time newcomer to the system in the race for First District magistrate.

    The winner of the spring Republican primary does not have any Democratic opposition in the fall general election.



    In a combined two stints, Dennis Mitchell has served 17 years as magistrate of the First District.

    During that time, he’s seen a lot of good things happen to his area and to the county.

  • Exton seeks to defeat Laswell for party nomination

     HILLVIEW — Two individuals who have been involved in the community in different ways for years will face off in the Republican primary for Third District magistrate.

    The winner will face the survivor of the Democratic primary.



    For several years, he’s thought about running for public office.

    A couple of years ago, he jumped into the Pioneer Village city council race and is serving his first term.