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  • 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.

  • Robinson challenged by Wooldridge for county attorney

     A look at the candidates for Bullitt County Attorney running in the May Republican Primary Election: 


    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Monica Meredith Robinson was concerned four years ago that the system in which she observed did not offer a level playing field to all.

    And, when she decided to run for the position of county attorney four years ago, Robinson wanted to be part of a change in the judicial system.

  • Greenwell, Tinnell in rematch for sheriff’s seat

     A look at the candidates for Bullitt County Sheriff in the May Republican Primary Election:


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he decided to run for sheriff four years ago, David Greenwell knew that changes were needed in the office.

    He served as a deputy and then had an opportunity to serve as chief for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    The Bullitt County native knew that the way the office had been run and operated needed a change.

  • Three battle for GOP nod as county clerk

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be three men in the running for the Republican Party nomination in the race for Bullitt County clerk.

    And the survivor will have what appears to be a clear path into a general election victory as no Democrat has filed.

    Incumbent Kevin Mooney will have two challengers to his seat - Aaron Messer and Richard Seay Sr.

    Kevin Mooney

    Someone asked Mooney on the campaign trail why he wanted to serve another four-year term as county clerk.

    His answer was pretty simple.

  • Fox Chase city clerk resigns due to stresses of the job

     FOX CHASE - There are council members and residents in the city of Fox Chase that demand transparency in their local government.

    They can now view it all through the hole left behind by city clerk Ricki Daniels, who resigned from her position prior to the council's April business meeting.

    Mayor Bill Broughton presented copies of Daniels' resignation letter to council members. City attorney Mark Edison read the letter aloud to make it public record.

  • Mount Washington Spring Festival

     The show must go on when you are holding a big community event.

    The rains stopped long enough to hold the Mount Washington Spring Festival parade on Saturday.

    Despite some tough weather, the festival was held on Friday and Saturday.

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

  • RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY: Annual fund-raiser brings entire county together at NBHS for one common cause

     HEBRON ESTATES - The fight against cancer is worldwide, but Bullitt Countians gather at North Bullitt High School to celebrate the victories and honor loved ones at the annual Relay for Life.

    This year’s Relay theme is “Saving Lives Around the World” with each team camp site decorated in honor of various countries.

    For two decades the Bullitt County Relay for Life has offered a way to raise funding for cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

  • City park, pay increases part of MW budget talks

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A possible new city park has left the city of Mount Washington with some uncertainties. At the special meetings called last month to discuss the budget, the council debated about whether it was worth putting more money into the current park to update it when they plan to build in the near future. And what will be done with the old park once the new one is built.