Local News

  • Ability to pay debt concern to council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville has been able to borrow funds to make keep the municipality afloat.
        But, at some time, it will have to pay the piper.
        Councilman Bernie Brown wants to make sure the city has the money and is placing funds in a reserve account as required by its bond ordinance.
        "We can't just hope," Brown said when told by city officials that they didn't know if the funds for the first bond payment could be made on June 1.

  • Hillview cruiser involved in non-injury accident

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Friday rains led to slippery roads and an accident at a dangerous intersection involving a police cruiser.

    The two-car accident involved a Hillview unit returning to the city from a transport to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 1020 Friday afternoon.

    Bullitt County Deputy Sheriff Charlie Mann said the cruiser, a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, was headed northbound on 61 when another vehicle made a sudden stop in front if it.

  • Man accused of attempted murder caught in MW

     TAYLORSVILLE - A Mount Eden man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend Friday afternoon.

  • MW man dies in accident

                 MOUNT WASHINGTON – A Mount Washington man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 44 East Thursday afternoon.
                 The victim was 66-year-old Howard Wayne Parton, according to Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings.
                 Billings said Parton died of blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. Parton was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • Style show back for another year of helping kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - This Saturday the Bullitt County Woman’s Club will honor three college-bound high school seniors during the 41st annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show.

  • Flaherty selected to fill Shepherdsville seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A vacant seat on the Shepherdsville City Council has been filled with a person familiar with government work.
        Rob Flaherty was appointed to replace Alan Wetzel on the city council.
        Previously, Flaherty served as deputy county judge/executive under Kenneth Rigdon and then served as assistant county attorney with Walter Sholar.
        Flaherty received four votes and Kenneth Newton received the only tally to fill Wetzel's seat.

  • Pair of trees chosen as county's pick

                SHEPHERDSVILLE — The vote is in and it’s a tie.

                After a poll conducted by The Pioneer News, two trees have been selected as the signature trees for Bullitt County.

                Dr. Mark Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, said that the Black Gum was the top vote-getter.

  • A BitterSWEET Experience

    The Bullitt East cheerleaders had the opportunity for a second year in a row to perform at Rupp Arena as part of the PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament. However, Wednesday turned out to a rough night for the Charger Nation as Bullitt East fell to top-ranked Trinity in the opening game.

    Find photo galleries and video from the game and the post-game press conferences here at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bridge part of $64M plan for roadwork

        FRANKFORT - While the state struggles to find funds for projects, Bullitt County could see over $64 million in transportation improvements over the next three years.
        The state House approved the 2012-14 Biennial Highway Construction Plan and some major projects are slated for Bullitt County. The measure now goes to the Senate, which can make changes.
        Any changes would then go to a conference committee to work out a compromise bill.

  • County figures may surprise many observers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If someone asked you to describe the standard of living in Bullitt County, what would be your answer?
        And, if they asked you to compare Bullitt County to surrounding areas, how would you answer that question?
        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development, presented a few numbers that surprised members of the authority.