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  • Four battle in Shepherdsville mayor's race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday for the position of mayor of the county seat.

  • Hasting challenges Billings for office of county coroner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A pair of candidates will be seeking the Republican nomination for the office of coroner.

  • Hardwood lessons

    What better way to get kids fired up for the upcoming K-Prep tests this week than to bring in a couple of hoops stars wearing NCAA championship rings?

    Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock visited Bullitt Lick and Bernheim Middle, as well as Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary on Friday.

    They talked about good grades, bullying and career planning.

  • Tuesday primary will be different

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than a day, one of the more historic elections in Bullitt County will be underway.

  • Judge sends HIP back to jail's control under trail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The operation of the Home Incarceration Program will be returned to the management of the Bullitt County jailer.

  • Missing juvenile located

      UPDATE (05/19, 12:00 p.m.): Shepherdsville Police have located the reported missing teen, Makayla Taylor, safe and sound.

    The search was announced over as of Monday morning.

    Taylor was first announced as missing on Friday afternoon.


     A list of unofficial results in the 2014 Bullitt County primary election. Look for more coverage in Wedesday's edition of The Pioneer News and on www.pioneernews.net.





    Burrell Charles Farnsley 509

    Tom Recktenwald 484

    Gregory Brent Leichty 402



  • Program to help find jobs for 16-21 year olds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  – Bullitt County employers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Bullitt County youth this summer by participating in the SummerWorks program. 

    SummerWorks, managed by the Kentucky Youth Career Center in Shepherdsville, is seeking to place 100 young adults, ages 16-21, in meaningful jobs with local employers for seven weeks this summer.

  • Raid yields marijuana, cash crop

     As part of an on-going investigation, the Bullitt County Drug Task Force raided a residence in northern Bullitt County on Monday.

    According to task force director Mike Halbleib, detectives were able to seize one pound of marijuana, as well as $31,100 in cash.

    No one has been charged in this case. Halbleib said it part of a larger investigation. He said the case would eventually be turned over directly to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • Wednesday tornado confirmed in Bullitt

     DEATSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Louisville confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Bullitt County on Wednesday afternoon.

    The event occurred between 2:23 and 2:27 p.m. Wednesday in a 1.5 mile area ranging from Lotus Rd. and Maraman Rd.

    Damage reports included several downed or snapped trees, with one falling on a trampoline. Several shingles were removed from one house, while another experienced siding damage.

    No one was injured during the event.