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  • Man arrested for charges of child porn involvement

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  A Bullitt County man was arrested on charges related to child sexual exploitation Thursday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Dennis R. Schliebener, 59, is charged with seven counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony, punishable from one to five years in prison.

  • UPDATE: Missing Shepherdsville juvenile found

    UPDATE: The following message was sent out by the Shepherdsville Police Thursday evening:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department is pleased to announce that Austin Abell has been located and he is safe. We would like to thank the local media as well as our social media followers for their sharing of his story.



    The Shepherdsville Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating the following missing juvenile.

    Name: Austin Abell

  • Old KY 61 reopened in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Old KY 61 (Old Preston Highway) in Bullitt County has reopened following culvert replacement.

    The route was closed this summer near Robin Way (mile point 18.75) due to a culvert collapse.

    KYTC maintenance crews have been working over the last few weeks to replace this culvert and patch the roadway.  Old KY 61 was reopened on Wednesday, December 16.

  • Bullitt County businessman part of Bevin cabinet team

     FRANKFORT -- Mike Nemes was originally looking to return to Frankfort as a member of the state House of Representatives in 2017.

    The Republican had already filed for his party’s nomination for the 49th District House seat.

    Current county judge/executive Melanie Roberts made her intentions known during the summer that she was going to run for the same seat.

    Democrat Linda Belcher currently holds the seat and is also planning to run for another term in the General Assembly.

  • Love knows no boundaries as couple exchanges vows miles from Indiana home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - True love knows no bounds, be it age, distance, nor the Ohio River.

    The Ridgway Memorial Library was the setting for a special wedding ceremony featuring Norma Hackney and Don Pickle, residents of West Lafayette, Ind.

    The octogenarian couple decided to tie the knot, but not at home; Rather, they wanted to turn their journey into everlasting blissfulness into a nice little travel journey as well.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     Mount Washington launched into the holiday season with Light Up Mount Washington and an estimated 1,000 people.

    The Bullitt East High marching band led the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf as they rode into town in a horse-drawn carriage to greet the line of boys and girls waiting for them inside the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

    See more pictures in our multimedia section.

  • KSP investigating officer involved shooting in Grayson County

     The following is a statement released by Kentuckt State Police regarding an incident in Grayson County on Thursday, Dec. 10:

    Investigators from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown are currently investigating an officer involved shooting in Grayson Co.

    Around 2:00 EDST two Sheriff’s units from the Grayson Co Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with a shot fired at a residence on Saint Paul Rd. in Leitchfield.

  • Shepherdsville Parades In Holiday Season

     It was a wonderful night for a parade on Friday as units kicked of the Shepherdsville Light Up by proceeding from the park to city hall.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived atop the fire truck and the kids from Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were in the gingerbread house for their ride through town.

    City hall was decorated and will be open throughout the holiday season.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the festivities.

  • Ground broken in Mount Washington for new library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just hours before the city would fill up for its Light Up holiday event, Bullitt County Public Library officials lit up at the site of their future new location.

    Mount Washington and BCPL hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county’s newest library location at 214 N.Bardstown Rd., just across Snapp St. from the current facility.

    BCPL director Joe Schweiss said the current library was still nice but the city was outgrowing it.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 6, 2015

     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.