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  • Larry Dangerfield selected LJ mayor

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Spring showers has also brought new leadership to Lebanon Junction.

    At a recent city council meeting, city attorney Walt Sholar read a letter of resignation from former Mayor Steve Masden.

    Sholar told the council they had 30 days to fill the position. Qualifications for the position included an applicant who is at least 25 years-old and a resident of Lebanon Junction.

    He said the appointee would fill the position until the next election.

  • Kentucky participates in the second annual national texting enforcement crackdown

      FRANKFORT - In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement agencies in Kentucky are stepping up efforts to persuade drivers to put down the phone as part of the second annual national texting enforcement crackdown – U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

  • ‘Heroes’ sought for MW Spring Festival festivities

     MOUNT WASHNGTON -- Are you veteran?

    Live in Mount Washington?

    Then the Mount Washington Family Spring festival coordinators are looking for you.

    Bill Willoughby, a coordinator of the festival, said the theme this year is “Our Heroes.”

    He said it was a natural choice, for the Mount Washington Lion and Lioness clubs, since it is their motto.

    The group is seeking the oldest veteran in Mount Washington to serve as this year’s grand marshal in the parade on Saturday, May 9.

  • Southbound I-65 lane closure April 11

      LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane closure on southbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction (mile point 104.6).

    The right lane will be closed on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to allow for bridge deck repairs.

    This work is part of a project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement on I-65 in Bullitt County.

  • Work done by pantry in MW earns top marks

           MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Hard work and dedication has paid off for Mount Washington Community Ministries. 

    The 31-year-old organization was recently named the Kentucky Pantry of the Year by Dare to Care at the 5th Annual Presentation of the Dare to Care Food Bank 2015 Bobby Ellis Awards.

    “I think this is an indication that the community appreciates the volunteers and their time and the organizations who contribute funds,” said Ralph Clark, co-director of the Mount Washington Community Ministries.

  • Political forum to feature statewide office seekers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?

    What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?

    Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.

  • Let the hunt begin...

     Youngsters came out to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds on Saturday to do a little Easter Egg Hunting, enjoy some lunch and have an opportunity to get their faces painted and their pictures taken with Harvey.

    This was all part of an event coordinated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Explorers Post.

    See more photos of the event by Thomas J. Barr in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Three arrested for major indoor pot grow operation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three people were arrested early Tuesday morning after a major indoor marijuana growing operation was busted.

    Shepherdsville Police units discovered the illegal operation in the basement of a residence located in the 200 block of Shady Glen Circle.

    Police responded to a dispute at 3:50 a.m. taking place inside the residence. Upon arrival, they immediately detected the odor of fresh marijuana.

  • Mt. Washington wants to get rid of eyesores

    Negligent abandoned property owners—Mount Washington wants you out.

    At a recent city council meeting, the council further discussed instituting an abandoned property ordinance to help with forgotten, unkempt properties through town.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong said, “Everybody is blighted by (the abandoned properties) but they're using it as a tax right off.”

    The city is modeling its ordinance after one used in Hodgenville.

  • Hebron Estates commission to take spring break for April mtg.

    HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public School students won't be the only ones taking a Spring Break this year.

                The Hebron Estates City Commission postponed its next regularly-scheduled meeting, which fell on April 7, the Tuesday of Spring Break week.