Today's News

  • Fire destroys house in Taylorsville; weather proves to be an obstacle for responders

    TAYLORSVILLE—Smolders can still be seen coming from 1202 Markwell Lane.

    Monday afternoon the Mount Washington Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story structure fire.

    The house was vacant but firefighters did remove a man from a nearby apartment in case the fire spread said Major Wayne Hodge of the MW FD.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for about five hours.

    Once the house collapsed, Hodge said the “deep seed” of the fire became buried underneath making it even harder for them to completely put it out.

  • Mayor fires chief; fire chief says he can't do it

     Months of disagreement at Lebanon Junction has finally boiled down to a firing.

    After Jan. 6th’s city council meeting, Mayor Butch Sweat gave LJ Fire Chief Mark Shumaker Jr. a letter of termination.

    Sweat said it was in the best interest for the city for Shumaker to resign.

    “He’s not abiding by what the council wants,” he said.

    Per an open records request, The Pioneer News obtained a copy of the letter.

  • UPDATE: Hebron Estates meeting canceled

     The Hebron Estates City Commission will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for its regular meeting.

    The cancellation is due to possible inclement weather.

    The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., at the city's community center on Birkland Blvd.

    The public is invited.

  • LJ moves forward in getting handrail over pedestrian bridge

    LEBANON JUNCTION--It was business as usual at the Lebanon Junction city council meeting Monday. And with that, continued the council’s concern about not having a handrail on the walking bridge.

    Council member Tim Sanders said something needed to be done about it.

    “Let’s just do it and be done with it,” he said. “It’s for our own public safety. We’ve waited long enough.

  • Eagles land on Beach

     It was a fun time on Thursday night as the North Bullitt Eagles hosted Southern in a basketball doubleheader.

    Wanting to get a big crowd, students were encouraged to dress up for their day on the beach.

    Free admission and free food added to the enticement.

    There were plenty of interesting sights during the game, which featured a pair of victories for North Bullitt.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 3, 2014

     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.

  • Cougars get big win; Chargers in a horrible slump

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After starting the season 9-2, the Bullitt Central Cougars hit a few bumps in the road during January, but they got a big win on Tuesday as they traveled into Jefferson County and beat Shawnee 57-52.

         The Cougars are now 3-3 since that fast start and so are 12-4 heading into a busy weekend that had them playing on both Thursday and Friday.

  • 'Small' works for Eagles in 8th-grade win over Zoneton

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It might be basketball, but there are still times where small and quick can get the best of a bigger basketball team.

         That was the case on Thursday night in the championship game of the Boy’s Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament at Eastside Middle School.

         Putting on an offensive showcase, the Eastside Eagles scored 36 points in the first half and then rolled to a 66-41 victory over the Zoneton Timberwolves.

  • Flynn Brothers awarded contract to begin Highway 61 road project

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Work will begin on the second phase of the expansion and realignment of Highway 61 in Bullitt County.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Scammers using Kosair Charities Name

     BBB is warning local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name! 

    A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

    There are several things wrong with this phone call:

    ·        First, local firefighters raise money for the Crusade for Children, not for specific entities.