Local News

  • Cement truck causes pair of solid collisions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The driver of a cement truck was charged with two separate hit-and-run accidents in Shepherdsville on Friday.

    Frank Shevchuk, 57, of Louisville, faces two charges by Shepherdsville Police for leaving the scene of an accident.

    SPD Sgt. Mike O'Donnell said the first incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 44 East and Adam Shepherd Parkway.


     The American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville hosted its annual Memorial Day observance on Monday in the front lawn of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    The morning ceremony was filled with song, prayer and a lot of flags.

    See more photos of the event by Alex Wimsatt in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Former city worker will not get job back for now

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For a second time, the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission has affirmed a mayor’s decision to terminate the former operator of the city’s sewage treatment system.

  • Former Shepherdsville mayor, Dr. B.C. Moser, dies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former mayor and well-known chiropractor died on Friday, May 25, 2012.

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 28: 

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance 

    Jefferson County:

  • MW gets aggressive with collecting past due bills

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is stepping up its efforts to recover delinquent tax bills and city officials have made it clear there will be no exceptions.
        During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, city officials considered a business’s request to have penalties and interest on an outstanding city tax bill waived.

  • Survivors have varied, emotional stories about fight against cancer

     HEBRON ESTATES - The 2012 Bullitt County Relay for Life continues to serve as one of the leading fundraisers throughout the state for the American Cancer Society.

    This year's event collected over $167,000 by the time of the event, including individual and team donations.

    Relay chairperson Sherry Lee said a few teams still needed to drop off their collections. She was confident the final official total would surpass this year's $175.000 goal.

  • Man indicted on sex allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for an alleged rape last summer.
        The grand jury indicted Brian K. Edwards and charged him with rape in the first degree.
        This is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.
        According to the indictment, Edwards allegedly had sexual intercourse with a woman who was physically helpless to stop the act on July 24, 2011.

  • Emergency landing a glider 'outlanding'

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What was first feared as a plane crashing in Shepherdsville was fortunately only a glider landing in a field.

    Emergency units were dispatched to a reported plane crash call at 3:49 p.m. off of Buffalo Run Rd., near Cedar Grove Rd. and Interstate 65.

    First respondents at the scene found an empty glider with no pilot.

    "It wasn't really a crash," said Shepherdsville Fire chief Layne Troutman. "(The pilot) just landed in a field."

  • KSP Asking Drivers to Plan Ahead and Buckle Up Over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

       FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police report an increase in fatal highway crashes by 12 percent from 2011.  Accordingly, they plan to intensify traffic safety and patrol efforts beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012.