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  • Roberts to serve as president

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts will be alone in a prestigious group as she becomes the first female to serve as president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association.

    Roberts will also be the first Bullitt Countian to serve in that role. She served the past year as the first vice president.

    She said she was proud to represent the county as a leader of the group.

    The goal of the organization is to better serve government in all 120 counties. The group has an annual convention.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 10, 2017

    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.

     

  • Bible reading marathon returns to Bullitt County starting New Year’s Day

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, nearly 90 local residents took the challenge.

    And, this year, that number will grow.

    Bullitt County will again participate in the Kentucky 120 Bible Reading Marathon and Shepherdsville Government Center will be the local host.

    Depp Rasner, coordinator of the local effort, said that the goal is to have all 120 counties have a Bible reading maration starting on Jan. 1, 2018.

    In its first effort, Rasner said he was very pleased with the 87 participants who volunteered their time.

  • HOLIDAY SEASON 2017

     Light Up Shepherdsville returned to the city park with new activities.

    Great weather and free food were part of the attraction Saturday.

    The annual parade brought big crowds to the park, where music, food and a visit from Santa Claus were part of the night.

    Visit the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more pictures and videos from the festivities.

  • Filings begin; deadline Jan. 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With almost two months to go until the primary filing deadline, activity has been high in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The most populated race for next May was expected to be the contest for sheriff.

    As of Monday, that race has already drawn four Republicans and one Democrat.

    Former county attorney Walter Sholar has thrown his name into the sheriff’s race.

    Sholar would be joined in the Republican primary by Bryan Whittaker, Larry Coy and Michael Offe if the filing deadline was today.

  • Suspects return to scene; get arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three men have been arrested for a road rage robbery incident.

    In this case, it was probably not wise to return to the scene of the crime too quickly.

    And, in another case, you might want to dim your bright headlights or it could lead to much more than a simple traffic violation.

    Last Wednesday, a man was driving when a vehicle with three men passed him in the 100 Block of North Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    After the men passed him, they stopped their vehicle in the roadway.

  • Donations needed for MPCAA transportation expenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the most joyous time of year, the good people of Bullitt County seem to do a tremendous job making sure everyone is taken care of at Christmastime.

    From needy families to school kids and their teachers, many organizations go above and beyond to make certain all community members are properly taken care of.

    Sometimes, however, there is one group that feels forgotten and neglected, and emotions can hit them especially hard at this time of year.

  • Festival of Trees runs through Dec. 10 at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.

  • Memorial planned for 1917 train wreck

        A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.