Local News

  • MW homes to be part of grant-funded energy work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three dozen low to moderate income households that received energy efficiency audits last year may be eligible to receive energy-saving home improvements for free. 

  • Hatfield wants city to look at civil service ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With concerns about the cost, Larry Hatfield isn’t sure the civil service system currently in place shouldn’t be eliminated.

  • Coal truck overturns on Hwy. 1020; cleanup needed

     BROOKS - Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Highway 1020 and West Blue Lick Road at 11:45 a.m., shortly after the coal truck overturned into Blue Lick Creek. 

  • Back to School

    Nearly 13,000 students were back in classes on Wednesday as the Bullitt County Public Schools system was back in business. 

    See inside today's paper as well as Wednesday's issue, and on the website at www.pioneernews.net for more back to school photos and videos. 

  • Safety tips offered for actions both on, around school buses

    FRANKFORT – Summer break ends for thousands of Kentucky students this week as they head back to school. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus.  Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Tpr. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Election memory cards ends up in tie vote

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kevin Mooney is in charge of holding elections in Bullitt County.

         As county clerk and chair of the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Mooney is the focal point when issues arise over election activities.

         With the county now using paper ballot scanners and the eSlate machines, Mooney is concerned about the lifespan of the memory cards used by both systems.

  • Interest continues but JCTC out of room in Bullitt

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no room at the inn.

         The Jefferson Community and Technical College Inn, that is.

         With classes ready to start today, there is not a vacant seat in the house.

         Bullitt County campus director Donna Miller said that every seat is full and her quest now it to look for additional space for additional students when the winter semester begins in January.

  • Tuesday last day to file for election

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Activity picked up a little as candidates filing for office in November have just a few days to throw their names into the hat.

         The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Bullitt County Clerk's office.

         In the past week, a number of candidates have placed their names on the ballot, especially in the municipal races.

         As of Friday afternoon, the most crowded field is in the city of Fox Chase.

  • Filing deadline Tuesday for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking and few offices are filed as the filing deadline for the November election nears.

  • In all areas, Dare to Care shows need does exist

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It may be called the “land of milk and honey,” but, in reality, the community of Mount Washington faces the same thing as communities throughout the world.