Local News

  • Happy 60th Birthday Zoneton Fire Department

     Zoneton Fire Department recently held an open house in honor of its 60th anniversary.

    The ceremonious moving of the old truck out of the bay and pushing the newest truck into the firehouse was just part of the ceremonies.

    Fire chief Rob Orkies gave a history of the department and led a recognition of many of those who were instrumental in getting the department started 60 years ago.

  • Justin Beaver gets some assistance in having national celebrities help build him new pond

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The city is home to an unusual celebrity and he just found his new crib.

    Justin Beaver, or JB for short, was abandoned as a baby and put under the care of Second Chances Wildlife Center.

    Founder Brigette Brouillard has kept JB at her house for the past year and a half, bottle-feeding him until he was older.

    “He’s never been with other beavers,” she said. “They are family-oriented. There are a lot of survival skills he lost by not growing up with them.”

  • McGruder selected state’s top CASA volunteer of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were two primary reasons that led to Cheryl Carter McGruder becoming a volunteer with Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

    A retired employee from Kosair Children’s Hospital NICU, McGruder said she “saw all the bad stuff” pertaining to child abuse injuries.

    The other reason was her mother, Anne Carter, who volunteered for a CASA program in Indiana.

  • Porter attends judicial college on Casey’s Law

     FRANKFORT-- Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter participated in sessions on Casey’s Law, guardianship cases, cultural competency and more Sept. 16-19 at the 2018 District Judges College in Lexington. 

    The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of October 14, 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.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was an “egg citing” forum for candidates running for various offices in the fall general election.

    However, the race which sparked the most excitement was the state Senate contest. Incumbent Republican Dan Seum is being challenged by Independent candidate Susie Board and write-in Democrat Andrew Bailey.

    The forum, hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, had a standing-room only crowd Tuesday at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Rasner to challenge longtime PVA Johnson

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The property valuation administrator doesn't set tax rates.

    But the person holding that position plays a key role in determining the amount of money local taxing districts have to spend each year.

    This fall, incumbent Bruce Johnson will be challenged by Republican Depp Rasner II for the position of Bullitt County PVA.

    The office is a four-year position that is part of state government. Bullitt County PVA is located on the second floor of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.


  • Traffic changes coming to those in north Bullitt

     Motorists in northern Bullitt County should be on the lookout for several changes.

    The intersection of Old Preston Highway at Burkland Boulevard is currently a four-way stop.

    Previously, a traffic signal operated at the intersection.

    With the construction of new Preston Highway and the change in traffic patterns, the four-way stop with red flashing light is in operation.

    A study is being done on the change.

  • I-65 resurfacing in Jefferson Co. begins Oct. 12

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for resurfacing a 3.5-mile section of Interstate 65 in Jefferson County. Construction is scheduled to begin this weekend to mill and pave all lanes between Fern Valley Road and I-264 (Watterson Expressway), mile markers 127.5 to 131.2.

  • Local church gets volunteers to help fix up public areas in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In The Bible, in the Book of James, it reads, “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”

    Journey Christian Church in Shepherdsville showed their faith by their deeds, hosting the Journey Big Sunday, an event to give back to its surrounding community.

    Minister Jeremy Willis said the church decided upon various service projects, then selected a day for everyone participating to work together on completing the projects.