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  • 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.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 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.


  • Spring fashions to take the stage April 18 in Mount Washington

    Still need an outfit for Derby? Come to the 8thAnnual Mount Washington Style Show at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center Saturday, April 18, at noon, for ideas.

    Sponsored by the Mount Washington Seniors, the annual event is a fundraiser to help run the senior center, said the coordinator Judy Hall.

    “The center provides a place for the Mount Washington senior community to meet,” she said. “We play cards and have potlucks once a month.”

    But guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.

  • Lebanon Junction dealing with break in discharge pipe; solution expensive

    The forecast for Lebanon Junction looks red.

    At a recent meeting of the city council, Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis had some bad news—their discharge pipe has a break.

    “It's a compliance issue and is causing erosion,” he said.

    Curtis said the pipe transports clean water to the Rolling Fork River, but with the break is discharging before it reaches the river.

    While it continues to not to flow properly to its designated discharge point, there is a chance silt could enter the river, he said.

  • County escapes major damage from series of torrential rain events

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--At one point, the Salt River was rising at the rate of one foot every 15 minutes.

    For Mike Phillips and his Bullitt County Emergency Management crew, this was very alarming.

    However, with the worst of the rains ending early Friday evening, Bullitt County has apparently avoided another major natural disaster.

    With a series of heavy rains marching through the Bullitt County area over a 36-hour period, Phillips said the projections predicted major flooding.