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  • Probe into sewer plant failure over; no surcharge to be issued

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Christmas gift that had been requested by so many in northern Bullitt County has been delivered.

    While the Bullitt County Sanitation District put on its gift list a dismissal of a surcharge for sewer customers in the Bullitt Utilities treatment system, officials didn’t know if the 700-plus customers would receive that present.

    On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission put the bow on the package and sent its blessings back to the customers who had the potential of seeing their sewer rates more than double.

  • Holiday gifts come in many forms as drive to attract attention to cause

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started off as a normal ending to a last day of school for former head start teacher Rhonda Wray turned into a day she would never forget.

    “The doctor’s office called and said my husband and I needed to get there as soon as we can,” she said. “They said they would wait for us even if we got there after they closed.”

    Wray had been experiencing pains and had been waiting on the results. Because of the call’s urgency, she and her husband knew something was seriously wrong.

  • Martin Hill bridge to reopen Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE – Residents of Bullitt County are getting an early Christmas present with the re-opening of the KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) bridge.

    Contract crews have been installing guardrail and pavement markings this week so the roadway can be opened to traffic on Wednesday, December 23. Construction is being completed one week ahead of the December 30, 2015 project completion date.

  • Police efforts will enforce ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ during holidays

     FRANKFORT -- If you drive impaired in Jefferson County and surrounding counties -- beware.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Brown-Forman joined other Louisville Highway Safety Committee team members from highway safety and health-related agencies to kick off the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign recently at Fourth Street Live in Louisville.

  • The meaning for The Season

     Cedar Grove Baptist Church again sponsored its Road to Bethlehem.

    The drive-thru experience led visitors to the Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus and the trials he faced from the non-believers.

    For travelers, if you didn’t have a few sheckles, Caesars’ men were not going to let you proceed. All complied.

    Perfect weather led to long lines of visitors to this second annual event.

    See more photos from the Road to Bethlehem, as well as other area holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Centre of Attention

     The seats were full as  Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted its annual Christmas party recently. The event has become a staple activity during the holiday season. Attendees included many members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, as well as those from  the community. 


    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of our website.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 20, 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.


  • 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.