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  • It Happened in NOVEMBER

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of November.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago.

    The wrought iron fence around the historic Lone Grave was accidentally destroyed by developers. It is a Bullitt County landmark that had been nearly lost in time. When advised of its significance, the builder readily agreed to have it replaced.

  • Holiday festivities across county this weekend

      This weekend will be busy with holiday cheer throughout Bullitt County.

    Here's a list of some of the major festivities scheduled for the first weekend of December to help kick off the Christmas season:

    Live Nativity - Dec. 1-3

    The annual Walk Through Bethlehem will be held at Hillview Community Christian Church on Dec. 1-3.

    For the 19th year, the church will present a live Nativity scene, and seven stops in Bethlehem will feature live characters, including the animals.

  • Thanksgiving Service

     The annual Thanksgiving Community Service was held at the First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    The benefactor of the love offering was the Fellowship of Concern, which provides temporary assistance to those in need.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 26, 2017

     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.

     

  • Opportunities exist to be part of Light Up, Shep.

     The Light Up Shepherdsville festivities will return to the city park on First Street.

    A full evening of activities are planned for Saturday, Dec. 2. This is the first time the event has been held on a Saturday.

    The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Frank E. Simon Park on Highway 44 West. There is a $20 fee to have a float. All proceeds go to the Shepherd’s Pantry program.

    Awards will be given for best float in school, church and business divisions, as well as the Mayor’s Choice Award.

  • Shepherdsville police to leave notices of visits

     The Shepherdsville Police are leaving door hangers at locations they check during their patrols. This is similar to a program Hillview police has been using.

    The door hangers will have a place where officers can document the date, time, address, whether or not the location was secure and any notes they believe would be helpful to the property owner.

    The program has been in place for the past couple of weeks. If any property owner has a question, they can call 921-1000.

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  • Lights On Ribbon Cutting

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Lights are officially On at Mount Washington’s newest restaurant.

    Lights On Bar and Grill offers home cooked appetizers, pasta, ribeye steaks and more, owner Tom Chamberlain said.

    Compared to its counterpart, Shepherdsville’s Lights Out, Chamberlain said the Mount Washington location has more of a restaurant feel, adding that the space offers a large patio area with a party room for secluded gatherings.

    The Lights In is located on Highway 44 East, next to Mount Washington Elementary.

  • Urgent care facility earns approval to open center in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The opening of an urgent care medical facility in Mount Washington got the needed approvals from a pair of Bullitt County planning boards.

    Palm Development received a pair of variances and a site plan approval for a  medical facility on Highway 44 East.

    According to a representative of the development company, a 3,600 square foot building is planned on Highway 44 East, across from Hometown Pizza.

    The urgent care facility will be open seven days a week.

  • Pet Lovers Thankful for New Ownership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.