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  • Boy dies, three hurt in single-vehicle crash

     ZONETON -- An young boy died and three others were injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

    However, investigators have little to say or to confirm as the probe into the fatal accident continues.

    Connor Cochran, 8, died when the car in which he was riding struck a tree of Zoneton Road at Sunshine Drive.

    Mike Cook, the public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that a call came into dispatch at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Public looks for resources locally in battle against abuses

     HILLVIEW — She came looking for assistance.

    A problem she never imagined that would enter her family had happened.

    Now, she was hoping that several agencies attending a community forum on substance abuse providers could lend some assistance.

    Recently, a community forum was held with providers, such as Our Lady of Peace, Centerstone, The Brooke, Reach, Boys and Girls Haven and 180 Degree Counseling, present to give some advice and information.

  • Quilters enjoy annual event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Stitches and patterns and fabric, oh my!

    The annual Quilter’s Day Out brought together sewers from across Kentuckiana to show off their work, share tips and shop for their next projects.

    Held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the show featured booths from 14 guilds and 24 vendors.

    Throughout the day, participants were able to listen to presentations by Kentucky State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Nancy Cann and local instructor Pam Shartzer.

  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

  • N. Buckman closure scheduled April 3-7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 61 in Bullitt County scheduled for early April.

    Contract crews will be installing drainage pipe at the intersection of KY 61 (North Buckman Street) and KY 44 in Shepherdsville. This work is part of the $40.9 million widening and realignment of KY 61 between KY 44 and Hillbrook Drive.

  • New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

     FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels.

    Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be compliant with the new law.

  • Shepherdsville Lions run out of options; doors to shut June 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They’ve brought happy endings, new visions and community support to the Shepherdsville community for more than seven decades.

    However, without any new vision, and lacking that same community support, the Shepherdsville Lions Club will begin proceedings to close its doors by June 30. Members unanimously voted on the decision during the club’s March meeting.

    In recent months the Lions made a frantic push to remain open, inviting new members to join and even take over the administrative positions of long-time members.

  • Irene Carroll Style Show

     From looking at silent auction items to watching “celebrity” models such as John Barbagallo strut on the runway, a large crowd appeared to be very entertained at the annual Irene Carroll Style Show and Scholarship Luncheon.

    The Bullitt County Women’s Club sponsors this annual event.

    See more photos from the luncheon by Stephanie Jessie in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Man found dead in car set on fire

     OKOLONA — On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Blue Lick Park on Mud Lane was full of youngsters on the playground, basketball players on the courts and walkers getting in their exercise.

    But in the parking lot, the charred remains of a Chevrolet Impala could be seen.

    Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Okolona Fire Department crews were called to the park located just west of Smith Lane.

    It is located in Jefferson County, just north of the Bullitt County line.