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  • 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.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 3, 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.

     

  • Hibbard’s story receives recognition from Trump

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  • It Happened in NOVEMBER

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of November.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago.

    The wrought iron fence around the historic Lone Grave was accidentally destroyed by developers. It is a Bullitt County landmark that had been nearly lost in time. When advised of its significance, the builder readily agreed to have it replaced.

  • Holiday festivities across county this weekend

      This weekend will be busy with holiday cheer throughout Bullitt County.

    Here's a list of some of the major festivities scheduled for the first weekend of December to help kick off the Christmas season:

    Live Nativity - Dec. 1-3

    The annual Walk Through Bethlehem will be held at Hillview Community Christian Church on Dec. 1-3.

    For the 19th year, the church will present a live Nativity scene, and seven stops in Bethlehem will feature live characters, including the animals.

  • Thanksgiving Service

     The annual Thanksgiving Community Service was held at the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    The benefactor of the love offering was the Fellowship of Concern, which provides temporary assistance to those in need.