Today's News


     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.

  • County audit not pretty report

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, Bullitt Fiscal Court had seven issues which concerned the state auditor’s office.

    In the recently released report, state auditor Mike Harmon listed seven areas where he felt Bullitt County government was in violation of normal accounting procedures.

    While it is not uncommon for a governmental entity to have items of non-compliance, the seven listed for Bullitt County is the most in recent memory.

    Those areas where comments were given by Harmon’s office include:

  • LJ will increase water rates..but how much?

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Customers who are getting their water from the city of Lebanon Junction will soon see an increase.

    But the final extent of that increase will be determined by the Louisville Water Company.

    Due to prices on parts and repairs rising over time, Lebanon Junction Mayor Larry Dangerfield said in the August meeting the city is consistently losing money during repairs, having had seven line breaks in one week at the end of July.

  • Parking on streets will be more enforced in Hunters Hollow

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Parking along streets in the city of Hunters Hollow will now be more thoroughly regulated thanks to a new ordinance.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission unanimously approved a parking ordinance establishing rules, penalties and fines.

    The ordinance will not allow for vehicles to be parked at intersections or crosswalks. Vehicles are prohibited from being parked within 30 feet of a traffic signal or 20 feet on an intersection or crosswalk, or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

  • 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.

  • Tickets on sale for first major event to generate funds for animal shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Animal Shelter has come a long way from its previous years of problems, issues, and a full media circus.

    Members of the new Friends of Bullitt County Animal Shelter non-profit organization will now hope to assist with a different kind of circus altogether.

    The group is hosting its first major fundraiser, Under the Big Top, featuring a dinner and auction at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. They are billing the event as “The greatest show in Bullitt County.”

  • College, career work gets good marks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board heard positive reports from college and career programs and initiatives.

    UPS Human Resources recruiter Blake Allen, a Bullitt East High School graduate, discussed initiatives provided by the company that are available to all Bullitt County high school and college students.

  • Hillview puts in safeguards by bonding developers

     HILLVIEW — Not wanting to get caught a second time, Hillview officials have adopted some standards which will ensure developers complete their part when building new subdivisions.

    And, if they don’t, the city will have the money guaranteed to finish the project.

    The Hillview City Council adopted an ordinance dealing with street construction.

    Having had a developer go bankrupt, mayor Jim Eadens said the city learned its lesson. 

    A bond will now be required of any subdivision developer. 

  • 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.

  • 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.