Local News

  • 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

  • Seed and Plant exchange Saturday at Hillview public library branch

     Bullitt County Public Library will be hosting its annual Seed & Plant Exchange from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 28.

    Gardeners of all ages are encouraged to bring seeds, cuttings, and transplants to trade and share. Available seeds will include milkweed seeds obtained from the Save Our Monarch Foundation.

    Materials for sharing and repotting will be provided to participants, and kids can enjoy the children’s gardening and craft area. 

  • Temporary closure of Conestoga Parkway at KY 61

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the upcoming closure of Conestoga Parkway in Bullitt County. This road will be closed at the intersection with KY 61 (Preston Highway) to allow for connection of this route to the newly added lanes of KY 61.

    The closure of Conestoga Parkway is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 30 at 7 a.m. This intersection will be closed for approximately two weeks. Motorists can detour the area via Adam Shepherd Parkway and then reconnect with KY 61.

  • Louisville man arrested on child sex offenses

      LOUISVILLE  On April 24, 2018, at approximately 3:44 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Johnathan P. Hoyer, 41, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/ peace officer regarding sex offense.

  • We all Love a Parade

        The Blue Lick Optimist baseball and softball organization hosted its opening day parade through the streets of Hillview.

    Then they returned to Challis Ford Park for games, food and fun.

    See more parade photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net by clicking here.

  • Candidates talk issues at gathering

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the first of four public forums, candidates for office filled the Ronnie Fick City Hall Annex on Thursday.

    While the mood was fairly tame, there were a few shots fired.

    County Judge/Executive

    Incumbent county judge Melanie Roberts said the top duties of her office were the spend the tax dollars wisely, ensure safety and security for the residents and serve with transparency.