Today's News

  • 2018 Bullitt County Fair

      It was a hot time at the old Bullitt County Fair last week.

    The week started out with some showers but the end of the festivities were hot, hot, hot.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for Fair highlights over the next week, including pageant photos and various contest winners.

  • Defining ‘infant’ for LJ cemetery rules being studied

     LEBANON JUNCTION — At what age is one no longer considered an infant?

    That was the question at the Lebanon Junction City Council meeting.

    It may be a strange debate but it’s a necessary one when discussing a new ordinance establishing the fees in connection with the city’s cemetery.

    The ordinance would set the prices as follows:

    *purchase of the use of a standard size (not infant) grave plot which may be used for one or two “double deep” interments [burials] at $750

  • Bullitt County recognized as Economic Engine recipient

     Bullitt County accepted the Economic Engine Award from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) at the Bullitt County Chamber luncheon last month. 

    The award is given to those who have had a significant economic impact on the local economy through tourism. 

  • Tubers rescued along Salt River

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started as a nice ride down the Salt River turned out to be a disaster on Saturday.

    At least 13 people taking advantage of the Most Awesome Flea Market’ Lazy River Ride had to be rescued -- some nearly eight hours after their journey started.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Layne Troutman said those who somehow got past the end of the floating tube route at the Highway 61 bridge on Salt River ended up as far away as the Fort Knox military reservation.

  • Hillview City Fair to be held June 21-23

     HILLVIEW - It’s the North End’s biggest annual neighborhood party.

    Three days of fun have been scheduled for the 2018 Hillview City Fair presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club. This year’s event will take place June 21-23 at the Hillview Government Center.

    Plenty of rides, games, food, music and pageants are on the three-day schedule, with opportunities to also assist local charities, according to fair organizer Tony Thompson.

  • UnBEElievable Business: Kelley pushes for more bees in Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—If the honeybees are gone, we’re gone.

    That’s local artist Travis Kelley’s motivation behind his newest project: Bee is for Bullitt County.

    After noticing the gourd production had dwindled four years ago, Kelley discovered it was due to lack of bees to pollinate the plants. He created a line of artwork called “Bee Somebody” to bring awareness to the situation.

    Today, Kelley is ready to get the rest of the county involved.

  • Where Was Charlee Campbell?

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Less than a two weeks ago, a community was searching for the whereabouts of a two-year-old girl and her dog.

    Now, her grandmother is facing a charge in Bullitt District Court related to the hunt for the toddler.

    Beth N. Campbell, 40, has been charged by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office with wanton endangerment.

    According to the police report, Campbell admitted to detectives that she used methamphetamine while she was watching and caring for her granddaughter, Charlee Campbell.

  • Mt. Washington challenged with new issue over outdoor noise

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After previously refusing to change the noise ordinance for a business that would later close its doors, the Mount Washington City Council is torn on how to approach the most recent request.

    Code enforcement officer Mike Huffman spoke to the council about the current ordinance, stating the changes proposed wouldn’t have much effect on how the ordinance is enforced.

    Currently, the ordinance states any noise that annoys a neighbor is considered a nuisance and could lead to the suspension of the businessí license.

  • Local man guilty of fraud in federal case over counterfeit bike helmets

     LOUISVILLE—After a four day trial, Matthew S. Stepp, 40, of Shepherdsville, was found guilty recently of eight counts of mail fraud and three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

  • Man to serve seven years in death of teen

     HILLVIEW -- He won’t face a murder conviction and 20 years in prison but a Bullitt County man will spend time for his role in the death of a teenager last spring.

    Bradley Cannon entered a guilty plea on the charges of reckless homicide, tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident.

    On March 4, 2017, Cannon’s vehicle struck Robert Pace, who was walking across Preston Highway near Old Preston Highway.