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  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SETTLED

     A lawsuit taking back to 2004 was finally settled in the city of Hillview.

    After having filed for bankruptcy for protection against an $11 million debt, the city of Hillview was able to finally work out a deal with its victim.

    Truck America had filed suit in 2004 when the city would not accept its offer to pay $800,000 for 40 acres of property off Interstate 65.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

     Even a family of beavers could not stop the economic boom in Bullitt County.

    The past year brought announcements of hundreds of new jobs. The latest multi-million investment came with the arrival of Browning Investments and its Velocity 65 project, which will have four or five buildings.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: TRUMPED

     Forget the polls. Ignore the political experts.

    Donald Trump will soon be sworn in as your next President of the United States.

    And, he’s taking a lot of his friends into the political office at all levels across the country.

    One of those who will begin his first term of public office will be Dan Johnson. The Mount Washington resident will begin his work this week as the state representative of the 49th District.

  • Police investigate suspicious device

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department regarding a suspicious device:

    On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at approximately 540pm, officers responded to Tecumseh Drive on a report of a suspicious device.

    A witness reported seeing the device in a field near his residence.

    Officers on scene requested assistance from the Louisville Metro Police Bomb Squad.

    The LMPD Bomb Squad determined that it was not an explosive device and the item was rendered safe.

  • Ohio River bridge tolls begin

     LOUISVILLE – Tolling on the Louisville/Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 30.

    Tolling is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge.

  • Dishon case on national TV

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was March 2015 when one of the most heinous crimes came to a close in Bullitt County.

    It involved murder and sexual abuse. It involved family members being violated by another family member.

    It was the stuff that the members of the Dishon family would like to put behind them.

    However, the story of Jessica Dishon’s death in 1999 will be told to a national television audience.

    Not once but twice.

  • Hillview’s Mahoney selected as PIP partner of the year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  • Bullitt ready to donate land to VA

     CLERMONT — They may not be interested but Bullitt Fiscal Court has made the offer.

    While officials in Jefferson County discuss the ultimate location of the Veterans Administration hospital, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to offer 42 acres at the northwest quadrant of the Interstate 65/Highway 245 interchange.

    Free of charge.

    With several dozen veterans in attendance on Tuesday morning, Bullitt officials discussed the offer and why it makes sense.

  • Food pantry gaining popularity throughout community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Sometimes it’s the smallest acts that make the biggest difference.

    Rob Beckett, minister of Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, thought he was doing a small act by building an outdoor pantry. Little did he know, that small act would turn into a countywide project.

    In August, Beckett was on Facebook when a friend shared a post about a free pantry in Arkansas, suggesting that someone should do the same in Shepherdsville.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Once again this Christmas season, Hillview Community Christian Church hosted its Walk through Bethlehem.

    The live nativity included a live camel and donkey, as well as members of the church.

    Several thousand attended this year’s event.

    More photos and a video can be seen at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also, continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos and videos of various Bullitt County holiday events.