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  • Committee shifts view to now support renovations at Maryville, Mt. Wash.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any possible conflict between the Bullitt County Public School Board and the local facility planning commission appears to be over.

  • Hillview able to balance 2014-15 budget

    HILLVIEW - Despite future administration pay raises and looming legal action, the Hillview City Council was able to prepare its upcoming fiscal year budget.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of two city budget ordinances, the first being the 2013-14 fiscal year budget amendment ordinance.

    Major changes included an additional $46,000 carryover from the 2012-13 budget, $39,000 in additional revenues and more than $300,00 in total appropriations.

    A balance of $413,000 would be carried over to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

  • Class of 2014

    LOUISVILLE-North Bullitt senior Lucas Humphrey has a big hug for teacher and coach Mike Hall during the commencement exercises at Broadbent Arena. More photos on page A-4 and at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt County Fair begins tonight

    CLERMONT - The Bullitt County Fair is at 39 and holding, but the event remains as fun as ever.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said another full week of fun and activities will be available for all fair patrons, with a few new events.

    According to Anderson, the motor sports and rides are big draws. A new motor sport event is the Farm Tractor Class during the Truck & Tractor Pull on Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Planning already in full gear as city fair, July 4 blast to combine into one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County hopes to start a new tradition with its Fourth of July festivities this year.

    This year the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast will be combined into a four-day celebration.

    Fair Director Tony Thompson said he thought it would a great way to get more people involved to expand the event for four days.

    Held at the Shepherdsville City Park, the event begins July 3 at 6 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. July 6.

  • COMMENCEMENT CLASS of 2014

      Bullitt East High was the first of the three schools to graduate on Sunday.

    The class numbered over 300 graduates and collected over $6 million in scholarships.

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

  • Man indicted for alleged robbery of local business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly robbed a local convenience store and then led police on a chase to Jefferson County has been indicted.

    Jeffery A. Dawson has been indicted on the charge of robbery in the first degree by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Dawson robbed the Valero on Highway 245 at Interstate 65 and then fled north into Jefferson County before he was stopped.

    In the commission of the crime, Dawson had a deadly weapon and threatened to use physical force against an employee.

  • West Hebron Lane to be closed for two months near Preston

    PIONEER VILLAGE - 

    Motorists who use West Hebron Lane between Preston Highway and John Harper Highway will have to find another route for the next two months.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the closure of KY 1450 (West Hebron Lane) at KY 61 (Preston Highway).

    This roadway will be closed to through traffic to allow for reconstruction of the intersection as part of the KY 61 widening project.

  • Fox Chase hires new clerk for city government

    FOX CHASE - The city of Fox Chase was able to obtain a new city clerk within the month following the resignation of former clerk Ricki Daniels.

    Despite approving the new clerk, the city council continued to share concerns about the old clerk's reasoning for departure.

    The council unanimously approved the hiring of Jennifer Barnes as the new city clerk. Mayor Bill Broughton introduced Barnes at the May city council meeting.

  • Budget approval will go down to the wire

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The minutes will be counting down as passage of the 2014-15 county budget goes down to the wire.