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  • Board to seek final solution to on-going field trip saga

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Talk to Greg Schultz all day about things like test scores and academic strategies.

  • Over $171,000 generated by local fire departments for Crusade for Children

    LOUISVILLE-- More than $5.6 million was raised for the 61st annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The organization uses funds raised to assist special needs youngsters and programs throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Over $171,000 was raised by five of the local volunteer fire departments.

    The top collector was Zoneton Fire Department which generated $78,917.

    Mount Washington collected $40,566.36 for the Crusade while Shepherdsville added another $35,121.60 to the coffers.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 16, 2014

    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.

  • Committee shifts view to now support renovations at Maryville, Mt. Wash.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any possible conflict between the Bullitt County Public School Board and the local facility planning commission appears to be over.

  • Hillview able to balance 2014-15 budget

    HILLVIEW - Despite future administration pay raises and looming legal action, the Hillview City Council was able to prepare its upcoming fiscal year budget.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of two city budget ordinances, the first being the 2013-14 fiscal year budget amendment ordinance.

    Major changes included an additional $46,000 carryover from the 2012-13 budget, $39,000 in additional revenues and more than $300,00 in total appropriations.

    A balance of $413,000 would be carried over to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

  • Class of 2014

    LOUISVILLE-North Bullitt senior Lucas Humphrey has a big hug for teacher and coach Mike Hall during the commencement exercises at Broadbent Arena. More photos on page A-4 and at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt County Fair begins tonight

    CLERMONT - The Bullitt County Fair is at 39 and holding, but the event remains as fun as ever.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said another full week of fun and activities will be available for all fair patrons, with a few new events.

    According to Anderson, the motor sports and rides are big draws. A new motor sport event is the Farm Tractor Class during the Truck & Tractor Pull on Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Planning already in full gear as city fair, July 4 blast to combine into one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County hopes to start a new tradition with its Fourth of July festivities this year.

    This year the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast will be combined into a four-day celebration.

    Fair Director Tony Thompson said he thought it would a great way to get more people involved to expand the event for four days.

    Held at the Shepherdsville City Park, the event begins July 3 at 6 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. July 6.

  • COMMENCEMENT CLASS of 2014

      Bullitt East High was the first of the three schools to graduate on Sunday.

    The class numbered over 300 graduates and collected over $6 million in scholarships.

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

  • Man indicted for alleged robbery of local business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly robbed a local convenience store and then led police on a chase to Jefferson County has been indicted.

    Jeffery A. Dawson has been indicted on the charge of robbery in the first degree by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Dawson robbed the Valero on Highway 245 at Interstate 65 and then fled north into Jefferson County before he was stopped.

    In the commission of the crime, Dawson had a deadly weapon and threatened to use physical force against an employee.