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  • Officials roast Mayor Parker

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - When you’re the mayor, you’re always in the hot seat.

    But when you’re in the hot seat at a mayors meeting, you’re roasted.

    Linda Parker found herself in the hot seat at the December mayors meeting, which doubled as a roast.

    Parker served 30 years as the mayor of Hunters Hollow, a position she is resigning as of Jan. 1.

    The rest of Bullitt County’s mayors decided to give a fond farewell to Parker with a roast that included state Rep. Russell Webber and county magistrate Joe Laswell.

  • Talk begins on four-county loop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you asked 100 residents of Bullitt County, a vast majority would place the widening of Highway 44 on their wish list.

  • Lives of 49 lost in wreck remembered in ceremony

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was at the exact same moment, in basically the exact same spot.

    And exactly 100 years later, to the second, 100 people showed up to recognize the event.

    A Centennial Commemoration of the 1917 train wreck, which resulted in the loss of 49 lives, was presented at the Ridgway Memorial Library, which stands just across the parking lot from the location of the train tracks where the wreck occurred.

  • Survey for older adults designed to assess social service needs

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior citizens who live in Jefferson and surrounding Kentucky counties are encouraged to take a brief survey online or over the phone to help analyze social service needs for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

    For the second year, the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging will conduct a community needs assessment on behalf of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA). 

  • Deadline to change party registration Dec. 31

     FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding registered voters who wish to vote in another party’s May 2018 Primary Election or be a candidate as a member of another political party in the 2018 elections that they must change their registration no later than Dec. 31, 2017. 

  • The reason for the season...

     Our annual look at the live nativity and Walk Through Bethlehem as presented by the Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Over 5,000 people attended the three-day outdoor tradition.

    See photos from the event here and see photos and videos from many of Bullitt County's Christmas events in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 24, 2017

     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.


  • Special 49th District election set for Feb. 20

     FRANKFORT — Voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives will have an opportunity to go to the polls on Feb. 20.

    The special election will be needed to fill the vacancy left by the recent death of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

    The deadline for the Republican and Democratic Party officials to announce a candidate to place on the ballot will be Jan. 2 at 4 p.m.

    Independent candidates can also file by that date with the required number of signatures.

  • Office of Highway Safety, KSP reminds motorists to ‘plan a ride’ this holiday season

      FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Holiday Season 2017

     Family Day Ministries recently sent its final truckload of items for those in the Houston area who suffered from floods earlier this year.

    The relief effort started shortly after the flood hit.

    By the time the final M&M Cartage trailer left the Shepherdsville church, over $30,000 worth of new items were sent just in time for Christmas.