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  • County budget approved quietly

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without a commentÉwithout a mumbleÉwithout a dissenting vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved its $21.9 million budget for the upcoming year.
        This still cuts about $1 million off the current budget, which ends June 30.
        The budget approved Tuesday has little variance in the one proposed by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts in late April.
        The final budget increased by around $200,000 to a final mark of $21.98 million.

  • Weather far from FAIR

    It may have been the wettest edition ever for the Bullitt County Fair. Each day or night was met with rain or at least threatening skies. Still, there was plenty of opportunities to have a good time. See more photos on www.pioneernews.net

  • MW still looking for way to deal with odor problems

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The stink continues.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong and city engineer Dave Derrick said they hope to have a solution soon that will cure the odor problem coming from the sewer treatment plant.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Armstrong said he and some members of his staff would be traveling to Georgetown, Ind., soon to view its system, which has been rid of odor (for three years).

    “We are dedicated to getting this resolved,” Armstrong said.

  • Shepherdsville police need help to solve death investigation

     The following is an official release from the Shepherdsville Police:

    On June 20, 2015, shortly before 2:00pm, officers responded to Interstate 65 southbound near the rest area located at the 113 mile marker. On arrival, officers found Aaron Jerrell, 45 years old of Tuscumbia, Alabama outside of his vehicle and had suffered from an apparent stab wound.

  • Proposals for Metro United Way funds taken now through July 8

     Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. 

    The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way’s focus on education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a better life for all.

  • KSP charges man with child porn possession, distribution

     On June 16, 2015, at 6:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post-4 Elizabethtown, arrested Joseph F. Sanchez JR., 41, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Louisville man sentenced for prostitution transport

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to 51 months in prison for transporting adult females, with the intent that they engage in prostitution, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Third time charm for Erica Holder

      BERNHEIM - The third time really was a charm for Erica Holder on Monday night as she was crowned the 2015 Miss Bullitt County Fair on the opening night of the week long festival.

    Competing in the summer event each of the two previous years, Holder gained experience and maturity that she carried into play against four other competitors, impressing the four judges to earn the crown from 2014 Miss Bullitt County Fair Joanna Whitener.

  • Hillview will approve budget at tonight's meeting

      HILLVIEW - Despite past issues with trucking companies, the city of Hillview may see a new company take up residence at the old Brooks Elementary location.

    Summit Trucking LLC, currently based in Clarksville, Indiana, is considering purchasing the property as a new location on the south side of the Ohio River, to help avoid additional tolls implemented by the future I-65 bridge.

  • Dobson overcomes many obstacles to earn his high school diploma

    Every year at high school graduation time, there are stories of students who must overcome significant obstacles to earn that coveted piece of paper.

    Meet Jordan Dodson of Bullitt Alternative Center. Less than one year ago, Jordan was an unhappy adolescent leading a lift going nowhere.

    Thanks to the Bullitt Alternative Centerm he will now graduate with a high school diploma June 6th.

    "I am excited that I now have a future to look forward to," he said.