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  • Tourist commission wants less fire, more good news

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Allegations against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield are already starting to affect county entities.

  • Hunters Hollow doesn't want surcharge as gift

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - With Christmas fast approaching, the Hunters Hollow City Commission wondered what some people would receive in their stockings this year.

    Mayor Linda Parker announced that Bullitt Utilities, owners of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, were seeking a surcharge increase of $32.19 to residents' bills.

    The amount would raise current rates from $26.83 to $59.02 if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Mess YES; Criminal NO; Lot of Recommendations Set Out

    CLERMONT -- When Dan Thibodeaux made comments to Bullitt Fiscal Court concerning his issues with the activities undertaken by Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc., some chose to downplay his worries.
    Four months later, state auditor Adam Edelen has released his office's examination into the affairs of Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and many validate Thibodeaux's concerns.

  • Fiscal court will have to keep up with voting rotation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When attending training for his upcoming duties as magistrate, Joe Rayhill noticed something other counties were doing.
    Instead of voting in the same rotation all the time, they talked about changing the order.
    Rayhill brought a proposed change to the table at his very first meeting.
    It was not met with unanimous support.
    In making his point to push his proposal, Rayhill said it seemed that would be the most fair with everyone having an opportunity to vote first or last during the course of the meeting.

  • Home Product Expo this weekend at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Teen allegedly kills LJ mother

    UPDATE 1-16, 11:55 p.m.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--A Lebanon Junction man has been charged with burglary in the first degree and murder after an incident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to 247 Walnut St. in Lebanon Junction with reports of a shooting.

    Lebanon Junction Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.

  • Auditor releases Southeast Bullitt Fire District exam; finds weaknesses in financial controls

     Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District, finding lax controls and a lack of analysis of its finances while levying property taxes at the highest allowable rate.

  • HEART-WARMING: Youngster blessed with opportunity to have new lease on his young life

     HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  • WIZARDS of the GAME

     A large crowd came out on Saturday night to see a little basketball and a whole lot of fun.

    The Harlem Wizards made a return trip to North Bullitt High School to help raise money for the school’s athletic department.

    Teachers and former players took on the traveling team from New York.

    The squad was one of three traveling the country to help organizations raise funds.

    See a video and photos from the game in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Shepherdsville police certified once again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In July 2009, the Shepherdsville Police Department received a major accomplishment.

    Five years late, it may have been the recipient to an even greater recognition.

    The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police has re-certified the accreditation of the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    After working to reach the standards set forth by the state organization, Shepherdsville has been able to maintain and improve upon those laurels.