Today's News

  • Meredith, Schmidt seek new family judgeship

     Monica Merdith

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Monica Meredith sees the role of a family court judge as a problem solver and an adjudicator.

    And she believes her legal background makes her the best choice in Tuesday’s election for the newly-created second Family Court Judge in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    In a non-partisan race, Meredith will be on the ballot with John Schmidt for the position created earlier this year by the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • What to expect in getting results from election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The campaign is near the end as voters will go the polls on Tuesday to fill most county and city positions, as well as some state and national seats.

    Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney encourages anyone with any questions about their voting eligibility or their voting precincts to contact his office on Monday or go to the county clerk’s website.

    The clerk’s office is closed on election day with the exception of calls relating to the actual election.

  • Seventeen battle for six Shepherdsville council seats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There is a whole lot of folks looking to serve the next two years on the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Voters will have 17 names on the ballot with the top six beginning their two-year term in January.

    Some have past experience and some are looking to serve for the first time.

    Matthew W. Ashby

    Did not contact the newspaper for an information form.

    Nina Roby Bain

  • Ten battle for six spots on MW City Council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Six spots and 10 candidates.

    Something will have to give in the race for Mount Washington City Council.

    The nonpartisan race has attracted the six incumbents and four challengers to the Nov. 6 race.


    Troy Barr

    With the growth currently being experienced in Mount Washington, Barr said that it is important to have experience, proven leadership and pride in your community on the town board.

  • Mitchell, Warren battle in First District

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In the First District, magistrate Dennis Mitchell will be the lone person on the ballot.

    However, Brandy Warren is running a write-in campaign.

    Mitchell said that his 17 years of experience is the key to the race.

    Over the years, Mitchell said he is proud to say that he’s worked hard for the people of his district, which runs from Dixie Highway to the Pleasant Grove area.

    In deciding to run for re-election, Mitchell said there are projects he wants to see accomplished and he still enjoys helping people.

  • Ashby, Hornback seek school board seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be only one school board contested on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Current board chairperson Debby Atherton will be unopposed in the Third District school board seat.

    In the Fourth School Board District, incumbent Dolores Ashby will be challenged by retired school system employee Steve Hornback.

    The only scheduled appearance by the two candidates was at the Shepherdsville forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News.

    Ashby was the only candidate to appear.

  • Linderman to challenge Guthrie for U.S. House

     Incumbent Brett Guthrie will be challenged by Democrat Hank Linderman in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Second District.

    Linderman has appeared at Bullitt Fiscal Court on a number of ocasions. He pledged to be active and be available to anyone in the district.

    This is the first political race for Linderman, who started out in the music industry. 

    Guthrie, who served in the state Senate, has served in the U.S. Congress since 2008.

  • Three are battling for seat in 38th State Senate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals will be battling for the 38th State Senate seat.

    Dan Seum is the long-time senator who started in the state House before making the move to the other chamber. He is a member of the Senate leadership.

    During the forums, Seum talked about his experience and the importance of being in a leadership position.

    He also talked about the projects which he has helped bring back to Bullitt County, such as the interchange on I-65 near Cedar Grove and the widening of Preston Highway.


     The Pioneer News reminds everyone to set their clocks back one hour due to Daylight Saving Time ending for 2018.

  • Eastside girls win top middle school tourney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Beating some of the top middle school teams in the state, the Eastside Lady Eagles recently won the Middle School Bluegrass State Championships at the Mid-America Sports Academy in Louisville.

    This is the first statewide title for Eastside since the Lady Eagles won the Kentucky State Middle School Championships six seasons ago when future Miss Basketball Lindsey Duvall played for Eastside.

    Samantha Downs coached both of those championship teams.