Local News

  • Relay for Life set for Friday night at NBHS

     HEBRON ESTATES - The silver screen. The red carpet. The purple shirts. And every story involved is worthy of an Oscar.

    “Lights, Camera, Cure” is the theme for the 2018 Bullitt County Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society.

    This year’s event will be hosted on Friday, May 11, at North Bullitt High School, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Gayle Shuff, Relay’s event experience lead, said participating teams were encouraged to represent their favorite movie or television themes.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of May 6, 2018

     Serving the counties of Bullitt, Franklin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble

    (New items or changes in project status are shown in red.)


    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.


  • Ft. Knox training will result in increased noise

     FORT KNOX - Derby Week is usually a blast, but even more so this year around the Fort Knox area.

    The post announced trainings through May 8, including troops firing larger caliber weapons systems.

    Nearby residents are accustomed to noises, but this week's blasts and vibrations are expected to be louder than normal.

    Fort Knox is located partially within Bullitt County limits, as well as in portions of Hardin and Meade Counties.

  • Higgins, Mahoney seek nomination

     HILLVIEW — There will be a pair of contested magisterial races in the Third District this May.

    In the Democratic primary, Mike Higgins will face Geneva Mahoney on May 22.

    The winner will face the survivor of the Republican primary.



    For years, Higgins has been active in the community. From his membership and active participation with the North Bullitt Lions Club to his volunteer work in the school system, Higgins has been involved in the community.

  • Finding those Spring Flowers

     Hey... it didn’t rain on the annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Bullitt County Extension Office.

    The norm for the annual plant sale is for rain... make that heavy rain... to fall on the rain or shine sale.

    This past Saturday, the crowds were huge as they enjoyed the sunshine and the many great items on sale.

  • No injuries as train derails cars near Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Multiple emergency units responded to a train derailment between Belmont and Lebanon Junction Tuesday afternoon.

    The accident occurred about 4 p.m., near the Streble Farm Road area off of Collings Hill Road.

    No injuries were reported from the event, which included 18 cars off the tracks, two of them locomotive engines.

  • It Happened in APRIL

        We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of April.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 29, 2018

     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.


  • Health officials urge getting hepatitis shot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An outbreak of the Hepatitis A virus has reached Kentucky and has officially made its way into Bullitt County.

    Health Department officials reported 19 known cases in the county as of April 25. Health educator Cynthia Brown said no deaths have been reported locally, but there have been three deaths in the state.

    According to Brown, state officials were aware of hepatitis in Kentucky as early as August 2017. There were been 352 reported cases overall as of April 20, with the majority in Jefferson County, the highest-populated county.

  • Bullitt County Clean Up days on April 28, May 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This Saturday will be the first of two very popular days in Bullitt County.

    The annual clean up days in Bullitt County will be held on April 28 and May 12.

    Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the dates have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The dates and locations for the annual Clean Up Days will be:

    *Saturday, April 28 -- North Bullitt High School and Bullitt East High School