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  • Faces from the Gala

     It was another big crowd on Saturday as the American Red Cross hosts its Valentine Gala at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The Wulfe Brothers were joined by Sherry Edwards on stage for a night of singing and dancing.

    See more photos and videos from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • READY TO RIDE: Local group helps to give man his outdoor freedom

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to doing the right thing and helping a family in the community that deals with special needs, the Outdoors Without Limits Bernheim Chapter is on the right track.

    The area organization strives to bring the outdoors to those who otherwise could not enjoy due to individual disabilities.

    OWL made it possible for one young man to venture outdoors thanks to the donation of an Action Track Chair, a special form of wheelchair designed with track wheels, like a tank, to allow more individual accessibility.

  • Multi-state marijuana probe ends in arrest

     Detectives with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force made an arrest on early Friday morning.

     According to Cpt. Mike Halbleib, director of the task force, the agency had been conducting a multi-state investigation involving the distribution of marijuana.

     On Friday morning, detectives had a search warrant for a vehicle it stopped near Preston Highway and Mudd Lane.

     Upon a search of the vehicle, eight pounds of marijuana was found, along with $30,410 in cash.

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile located after month-long search

     UPDATE (Mar. 21): Hannah Abell, a 16-year-old juvenile reported missing since Feb. 10 by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, was located by police Monday morning.

    A family Facebook page reported that she was found at the Brooks McDonald's restaurant location.

  • Texas truck driver arrested after Friday incidents

      BROOKS -- A man from Harlingen, Texas has been arrested for driving erractically on Interstate 65 on Friday morning.

     Danny Leonardo Gonzalez, 50, was housed in the Bullitt County Dentention Center.

     According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers began getting calls around 6:30 a.m. The calls stated that a semi-truck hauling landscape timbers was driving erractically on northbound I-65 near the 112 exit.

  • Divided House: Process of mayor’s selection point of concern

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The city of Shepherdsville has a new mayor, less than five hours after Scott Ellis resigned his position.

     Under scrutiny the past year, Ellis resigned as mayor of Shepherdsville, effective 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

     But the issues that led to Ellis’ decision to resign after five-plus years as mayor were all but forgotten by 8 p.m. that evening.

     With a 3-0 vote, Brian James was selected to fill the role of mayor. He would serve until the next general election in November.

  • Shepherdsville has new mayor after Ellis resigns

      SHEPHERDSVILLE (Feb. 9, 10:45 p.m.) - Just hours after Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis resigned, a new leader has been selected.

    Brian James, a local businessman, was selected to replace Ellis, who resigned just prior to Tuesday's night council meeting.

    Ellis had been embattled for the past year with allegations of sexual abuse, uttering the "n" word and allowing a hostile work environment.

    With five councilmembers present, three voted to fill the mayor's seat with James, whose wife is a councilmember.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win new iPad

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February. The contest runs through 12 a.m. on March 1.

     To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Bowman Valley supporters

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club presented a check for $715.75 to the Bowman Valley Project on Dec. 7, 2015. Club members Jacque Prewitt, Donna Stout and Pam Harville presented the check to Daniel Buxton, a member of the restoration committee. Tammy Ott, organizer of the Bowman Valley project, was not present.

    The two-room schoolhouse was the last African-American school in the county now sitting beside the board of education. Renovation work continues and it will eventually be open to the public.

  • Event to promote healthy heart lifestyles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year health officials want you to look inside your own heart by first looking inside theirs.

     In the past nine years heart disease has remained one of the top causes of death in Bullitt County and throughout the country.

     It’s the primary reason the Bullitt County Heath Department continues efforts to raise awareness about the disease, helping to host the ninth annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.