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  • KYTC District 5 road crews to remain on duty this evening for freezing rain

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 maintenance crews will remain on duty this evening to treat roads during the next winter weather event.

    Freezing rain is predicted to fall late this afternoon into the evening hours.  Contract trucks will also be utilized this afternoon to help treat roads during rush hour.


     UPDATE (Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m.): The Bullitt County Health Department will no longer accept clients after 3 p.m. Tuesday due to the pending weather situation. For more information call 955-5355.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) weight-loss competition added a second weigh-in date for those who could not attend today's event. The new date is Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Man electrocuted during apparent theft of copper

     NICHOLS - On Friday at 5:15am, Nichols Fire was dispatched on an unknown fire on Nichols Hill Road off Ky Hwy 44 West near Knob Creek.

    On arrival, a large field fire was burning.  The fire department found wires down and immediately contacted Salt River Electric to make the scene safe to extinguish the fire.

    During the fire suppression, Salt River and fire department personnel found a male deceased at the scene that was electrocuted.

  • Board votes 3-2 to extend contract of school leader

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was almost a repeat performance from the past year.

  • Hebron Estates works with other cities to minimize cost of program

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Cities in northern Bullitt County have worked together to save time and resources over the years.

  • MW hires new officer for police department

     Mount Washington’s newest police officer is bringing 20 years of experience with him to the force.

    At the Jan. 13 MW City Council meeting, Police Chief Roy Daugherty told the council they hired Ray Page to complete their roster.

    Page became an officer in 1995.

    One of his friends had started with the Louisville police and suggested he try it.

    Page worked for Shelbyville for three years then Jefferson County for a year before they merged to become the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    He recently retired from Metro.

  • UPDATE: CREW has new approach to help residents lose weight this winter

     UPDATE (Feb. 4): The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (CREW) will extend its annual weight-loss competition to a second weigh-in date due to severe winter weather.

    Those unable to attend the initial Feb. 4 weigh-in may now come to the Bullitt County Health Department Annex Building for the second weigh-in, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Fire destroys house in Taylorsville; weather proves to be an obstacle for responders

    TAYLORSVILLE—Smolders can still be seen coming from 1202 Markwell Lane.

    Monday afternoon the Mount Washington Fire Department was dispatched to a two-story structure fire.

    The house was vacant but firefighters did remove a man from a nearby apartment in case the fire spread said Major Wayne Hodge of the MW FD.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for about five hours.

    Once the house collapsed, Hodge said the “deep seed” of the fire became buried underneath making it even harder for them to completely put it out.

  • Mayor fires chief; fire chief says he can't do it

     Months of disagreement at Lebanon Junction has finally boiled down to a firing.

    After Jan. 6th’s city council meeting, Mayor Butch Sweat gave LJ Fire Chief Mark Shumaker Jr. a letter of termination.

    Sweat said it was in the best interest for the city for Shumaker to resign.

    “He’s not abiding by what the council wants,” he said.

    Per an open records request, The Pioneer News obtained a copy of the letter.

  • UPDATE: Hebron Estates meeting canceled

     The Hebron Estates City Commission will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for its regular meeting.

    The cancellation is due to possible inclement weather.

    The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., at the city's community center on Birkland Blvd.

    The public is invited.