Local News

  • MW Lions Club announces donations for year

     The Mount Washington Lions Club recently announced its donations for the 2012-13 year.

         The club donated a total of $16,059.15 to local organizations in the past 12 months.

         The largest benefactor was the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, which received $4,000.

         The schools received contributions with Mount Washington Middle receiving $100, Bullitt East’s cross country team getting $1,840 and the Pleasant Grove archery club receiving $1,000.

  • Driver loses control; car misses house, pool

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A driver narrowly avoided a splashdown in a residential swimming pool Monday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Police Ofc. Jeremy Wilson said a red Chevy Cobalt was headed eastbound on Highway 44 East when the driver lost control near the Shawnee Acres subdivision.

    According to Wilson, the driver, a 22-year-old female, lost control, leaving the roadway and crashing through a residential backyard fence on Mills Ct.

    The Cobalt crossed the yard, resting just a few feet from the above-ground pool.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 22, 2013

    Inclement 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. 

  • Package liquor sales possible in Hillview on Sundays

     HILLVIEW -- Could stores have the opportunity to sell package liquor on Sundays in the city of Hillview?

  • Kings Island has lots of amusements for all ages

    Kentuckiana Kroger’s offers tickets to King’s Island and their water park – Soak City – for $27.99. That is two parks for the price of one and makes it the best value in the Cincy area.

  • Lanham, wife owned newspaper for 11 years

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A former owner of The Pioneer News passed away recently.

         James Matthew Lanham, 93, died on Thursday, July 11, at Regency Health Care Center.

         Lanham, along with his wife Louise, owned and operated The Pioneer News from Sept. 26, 1966, until Nov. 10, 1977.

         He was a native of Marion County, a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 157 and a former member of the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Long-time cartoonist dies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A longtime fixture on the editorial pages of The Pioneer News has died.

  • Neighbors look to each other to find criminal acts

     HILLVIEW - In the past year, the Bullitt County Attorney’s Office has handled 1000 juvenile cases, assistant county attorney Shelly Alvey told Hillview residents at a recent neighborhood watch meeting. 

  • Postal carrier arrested for delivering more than just the mail

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It appears that a U.S. Postal carrier was looking to make more than his normal deliveries on Friday.

  • Temporary closure of KY 434 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that work is beginning this week to replace a culvert underneath KY 434 in Bullitt County.  Contract crews will be replacing a culvert underneath this roadway in Lebanon Junction.

    KY 434 (Main Street) will be closed between Church Street and Wall Street (mile points 1.52 and 1.69) beginning Monday, July 22.  This closure is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. on July 22 until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29.