Local News

  • A GALA of LOVE

     The annual Valentine Gala, sponsored by the American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties, brought out one of its largest crowds ever Saturday night to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    There was plenty of dancing - by young and not-so-young - to the music of the Wulfe Pack, featuring Sherry Edwards.

    There were lots of gift packages won by ticketholders.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Group works to mend those with heart ailments

     LOUISVILLE - They are the mended hearts who are helping to mend hearts.

  • Cemetery proposals has MW residents worried

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - No matter the religion, no matter the reason, a proposed cemetery has drawn concerns from local residents. 

  • Statistics show high alcohol use by those under 21

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Ask the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and she’ll tell you underage drinking is not just a youth problem, it’s an adult problem. 

  • County agrees to contract for consultant to begin work on land-use plan

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a quick night for members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission in January.

         With only two rezoning requests on the docket, planners had time to thank county officials for their acceptance of a proposal to have Kriss Lowery and Associates begin work on updating its comprehensive land-use plan.

         Planning attorney Tammy Baker is still working on a revised contract to be signed by all parties. The contract would include the scope of work.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 11

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 11:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 44:  Delays possible between Bullitt Lick Creek and Saltwell Road in Shepherdsville (mile points 10.3 to 11.7) due to sidewalk repairs and improving ramps to ADA compliance.  Motorists should watch for flagging operations Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Jefferson County:

  • Self-defense course offered to public

          MOUNT WASHINGTON – Being aware of your surroundings has never been more important in the world.

         And Bullitt County sheriff David Greenwell is hoping that a free self-defense program will present citizens with another way to protect themselves in case the need arises.

         Teaming with sheriff’s deputy John Fowler, Greenwell is sponsoring the simple, easy and effective self-defense techniques seminar at Three Dragons Martial Arts Academy on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m.

  • Indoor pot grow operation can't HIDE from law

          CEDAR GROVE – Acting upon a tip from a fellow police agency, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office High Intensity Drug Enforcement unit (HIDE) made a major discovery last week.

         According to information provided by the sheriff’s office, Shepherdsville police officer Jason Schmidt heard about an indoor marijuana growing operation off Cedar Grove Road.

         Detectives from the HIDE unit visited the home on Partridge Run Road on Jan. 30.

  • Jail staff will sign form; not pleased with discipline recourse

          SHEPHERDSVILLE – Employees of the Bullitt County Detention Center have until Friday to sign their content forms for the new drug- and alcohol-free workplace policies and procedures.

         The document must be signed by Friday, Feb. 15, or else.

         But the question remains what consequences might be faced by those who don’t sign the acknowledgement forms.

  • Push moves forward to make hosts responsible

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the wake of the Mount Washington house party that resulted in the arrest of 16 young adults and the party's 50-year-old host, local residents are demanding those who allow anyone under the age of 21 to drink on their watch be held accountable.