Local News

  • It Happened in December

        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 December.


    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Tabitha Gibson led B.C. scoring with 26 as the Lady Cougars defeated Spencer County 60-42. Tonya Rhoades contributed 18, most from outside range with a trio of 3-pointers.

  • LMPD officer to be laid to rest in Hebron Cemetery

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Louisville Metro Police detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht will be laid to rest in Hebron Cemetery on Monday.

    Mengedoht, a seven-plus year veteran of LMPD, was fatally struck in Christmas Eve while making a traffic stop on Interstate 64.

    Her cruiser was struck by Roger Burdette, an employee of MSD. Burdette is being held on a $200,000 cash bond on the charges of murder and driving under the influence.

    Mengedoht, 32, leaves behind a son.

  • 2018: Infrastructure

     The official word came in December. The interchange on Interstate 65, just south of the current Cedar Grove Road exit, will be completed within two years. Many doubted the reality of the interchange, which will be built to relieve the traffic congestion on Cedar Grove Road and even Highway 44.

  • 2018: Economic Development

     Jobs continued to be created and existing companies continued to make investments.

    Santa Rosa Systems in Mount Washington opened a facility with over 470 in 2017. Sooner than a year went by that the company was looking to add another building and 300-plus employees.

    Jim Beam in Clermont was looking to spend another $101 million in Bullitt County for upgrades and warehousing.

    Wal-mart and Jet.com announced plans  to quickly invest $41 million in the community by opening a distribution company in Cedar Grove.

  • 2018: Community

     It was a big year in the world of community services.

    At the beginning of 2018, the Turnaround Center in Lebanon Junction opened its doors. Throughout the year, the agency has provided food, clothing and housing assistance. 

    During the Christmas season, well over 200 individuals came out for a pancake breakfast.

    The homeless population had two groups continuing to find ways to provide services.

  • Deadline to change party affiliation will be Dec. 31
  • Kroger customers help to cram the cruiser for needy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to helping the needy at Christmas, employees at the Shepherdsville Kroger have it in the bag!

    The store is collecting bags of groceries as part of the store’s nationwide “Cram the Cruisers” campaign, which encourages stores to work with local police agencies and others to collect and distribute food items to needy familes.

    The Shepherdsville location is leading all other Kroger stores in a five-district, multi-state region, with 1,564 bags as of mid-December.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Each year, the members of Hillview Community Christian Church present a live nativity as part of its Walk Through Bethlehem.

    This year’s three-night event again drew large crowds. A video presentation was added this year to the experience.

  • KSP Post 4 Christmas and New Year Holiday Period Traffic Safety Checkpoints

     Elizabethtown, KY. (December 19, 2018)–The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics.


  • Temporary closure of Colesburg Rd. Dec. 19

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 434 (Colesburg Road) at the bridge over the Rolling Fork River near the Bullitt/Hardin County line (mile marker 0.0 to 0.3).

    KYTC maintenance staff will be performing some slope stabilization at the embankment slide on the north end of the bridge in Bullitt County.