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  • KYTC District 5 road crews ready for more snow

     LOUISVILLE – Here we snow again!  With more winter precipitation expected today Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 maintenance crews have been getting ready to battle the elements again.

    Yesterday afternoon and evening, brine was sprayed on the secondary and rural roadways.  This pretreatment should prevent initial precipitation from bonding with the pavement while plow trucks are treating the interstates and other priority roadways.

  • McAllister takes shot again at constable’s position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served on the Shepherdsville and Nichols fire departments for about eight years, Eddie McAllister has seen the events which occur at the scene of a fire or an accident.

    He has had the opportunity to work with law enforcement officials.

    And, he believes he can help the community.

    McAllister has filed to run for the office of constable in the First District. He will run in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Branham ready to help community as new magistrate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the past few years, David Branham has talked to his wife about his desire to do something more to help the community.

    The family band donates its time to play at a lot of community functions but he wanted to do more.

    Having an interest in government and how it works, Branham has thrown his hat into the ring.

    His goal is to be the next magistrate of the Second District. He will be among three hopeful vying for the Republican nomination in the spring primary.

  • Knox seeks re-election as county jailer

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not a job for everyone but Martha Weaver Knox enjoys it.

    Since 1988, Knox has been part of the staff at the Bullitt County Detention Center. 

    For the past three-plus years, the Bullitt County native has served as jailer.

    That means that the operation of the jail, the condition of its inmates and the welfare of her staff is on her mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “I enjoy the job,” said Knox, 53. “I enjoy helping people.”

  • Tinnell seeks return to county sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With 32 years in law enforcement, Donnie Tinnell enjoys the profession.

    And, he is attempting to return to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    This time, the battle between Tinnell and David Greenwell will be in the Republican primary in May.

    Saying that the philosophies of the national party had gone in a different path, Tinnell will now run under the Republican Party flag in a rematch of 2010, when Greenwell won the general election.

  • UPDATE: Wanted Mother, Missing Sons Located In Bowling Green

      UPDATE (02/18): BOWLING GREEN - On Monday, February 17, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. CST Kentucky State Police Post 4 developed information that Rachel Lynn Madison-Stone (42) along with her missing son’s, Jacob Stone (8), and Morgan Stone (6), may be staying at a location in Bowling Green, Ky.

    At approximately 7:35 P.M. CST KSP Post 3 Troopers responded to the residence at 8454 Porter Pike and attempted to make contact with Mrs. Madison-Stone at that location.

  • Road show to Frankfort will provide united look at future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a group of Bullitt County leaders head to Frankfort on Thursday, it will have a plan.

    A unified plan of attack.

    The audience will be senators and representatives - past and present, depending on the redistricting boundaries - and the discussion will be on the transportation improvements needed in Bullitt County.

    Bill Duffy and Steve Froelicher, both members of Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts’ transportation task force, gave a preview of the presentation last week.

  • VALENTINE GALA 2014

     The annual American Red Cross Valentine Gala drew a record crowd on Saturday.

    Besides enjoying dinner, there was plenty of dancing to the tunes of the Wulfe Pack at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This is the major fund-raiser each year for the Bullitt-Spencer County Red Cross.

    There was also a list of gift packages given away to the lucky ticketholders.

    See more photos and video of the gala in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Shepherdsville to make sure fire truck work will be covered

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Insurance claims involving damages to a firetruck led to legal action by the City of Shepherdsville.

    City attorney Joe Wantland filed a letter against the Ryder trucking company, according to Shepherdsville Fire chief Layne Troutman.

    The issue was addressed at a recent city council meeting, when Troutman reported the department was still waiting for repairs to be completed on the truck.

    The 2007 Seagrave model firetruck was damaged in an accident on Interstate 65 in August 2013 while firefighters worked an accident scene.

  • Ex-student indicted for threat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A former Bullitt East student has been indicted for making threats.