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  • VALENTINE RECORD

     There was an overflowing crowd at the annual Valentine Gala, which benefits the Bullitt and Spencer County service centers of the American Red Cross.

    With the Wulfe Brothers again providing music, the dance flows was filled throughout the night. There was over 500 who attended the annual fund-raiser.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video by Thomas Barr.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.

  • Reconciliation helps to unite Bullitt community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were smiles, hugs and handshakes all around, proving the Day of Healing Through Prayer and Reconciliation to be a success.

    The event was hosted by the Bullitt County Ministerial Association at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, designed as an opportunity for area leaders and residents to meet and get along for the betterment of the community.

    Event organizer Randy Pace introduced an All-Star group of volunteer singers from all three county high schools as a combined performance choir.

  • Hill enjoys opportunity to expand role in schools as new MW resource officer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Sgt. Becky Hill has had a passion for teaching the DARE program for many years, recently she was given the opportunity to focus on it full-time.

  • Shepherd's Shelter faces financial hurdles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There are two plans of attack in the battle against homelessness.

    The short-term approach involves finding immediate food, clothing and shelter for those in need.

    The long-term involves a process in which the person gets back on their feet in an attempt to re-establish a normal, self-sustaining life.

    The Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., is a non-profit, faith-based organization first created in 2001 by local citizens, offering "a continuum of care" throughout the entire homeless process.

  • Woman found dead in creek

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A woman was found dead in a creek off Martin Hill Road in western Bullitt County on Thursday afternoon.

    Her discovery came two days after Jennifer Pettjohn Pike, 30, and an unnamed man apparently went to the creek to avoid the police.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, the victim's boyfriend contacted the police on Thursday. He said the last time he saw Pike was on Tuesday.

    At this stage, Murdoch said it was an open investigation.

  • Shepherdsville upgrades with Louisville Geek for IT assistance, website

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A geek from Louisville will protect the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council unanimously approved a contract extension with Louisville Geek for information technology protection.

    Louisville Geek has already been working with the city. Shepherdsville Police Lt. Col. Dan Patchin has served as the city's liaison with the company.

    At a previous council meeting, Patchin said estimated costs for city to work with Louisville Geek was estimated at $71,000.

  • Mount Washington looks at tax on abandoned property tract to help clean up city

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington means business. At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong said he was interested in implementing an abandoned property tax.

    The issue has been a hot topic at meetings for some time now.

    Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street Program, has asked the council several times to address the excess of abandoned properties,businesses and excess signage.

    Though it is in the preliminary stages, Armstrong said action must be taken to “clean up the city.”

  • Darnell unveils book on history of Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A lifetime passion will now be forever memorialized in the pages of a book.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 23, 2015

    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.