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  • Forum puts candidates on stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Yes, Bullitt County voters, there will be a primary election on Tuesday, May 17.

    With the absence of city races and no Republican primary for U.S. President on the ballot, there is not a lot of excitement.

    However, several of those candidates who will be on the ballot gathered to answer questions during a forum Thursday.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, candidates for local office were on stage at the Bullitt Central High auditorium.

  • National Day of Prayer

     The 65th annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A cold, chilly day could not stop over 100 people who gathered to listen to various speakers as they led prayers.

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

  • Community pitches in to get MW pool ready for new season of fun

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— It was a rainy day in April but that didn’t stop over 30 volunteers from spending their Saturday trying to spruce up the Mount Washington Public Pool in preparation for its Memorial Day weekend opening.

    Community member Trisha Moats organized the volunteer day and, according to executive director for the Bullitt County YMCA June Daugherty, worked tirelessly to get donations for the paint, mulch, flowers shrubs, locks and more.

  • Walk with Doc Saturday

     CLERMONT - There’s more than one way to make a healthy walk even healthier.

    KentuckyOne Health and the Bullitt County Health Department joined forces with the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to present its first in a series of monthly Walk with a Doc events.

    Dr. Joseph Oropilla was the first scheduled doctor, enjoying the Nursery Loop while discussion neurology and other health topics with the 40 people in attendance. Oropilla even diagnosed a dog who attended the walk.

  • Welcome to Bullitt County

     Some of Bullitt County’s best was on display for travelers stopping at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center.

    Bullitt County Tourism Day, coinciding with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 1-7), was hosted at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center May 5.

    Hosted by Bullitt County Tourism, the event featured informational booths by such locations as Bernheim Forest and Forest Edge Winery as well as works on display courtesy of the local Basket Guild and Quilting Bees.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 8, 2016

    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.

  • Roberts drops out of state rep race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The political season got a whole lot less interesting on Thursday afternoon.

    Melanie Roberts officially withdrew from her bid to be the next state representative for the 49th District.

    Barring upsets in the May 17 primary, the general election would have pitted three-term incumbent Linda Belcher versus Roberts, who is serving her third term as county judge.

  • Lines are long to get shot at having some fun at new skate park in honor of Prescott in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The day was a long one coming, but the skate park honoring Prescott Lee Goodman is finally open.

    Family, friends, coworkers, council members and community members filled the Mount Washington City Park last Tuesday for the chance to witness the official opening of the facility.

  • County has over $1 billion in roadwork in plans for next 6 years

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County motorists will experience over $1.1 billion worth of road projects over the next two years.

    This is according to the 2016-18 biennial highway construction plan completed as part of the annual budget.

    In addition, there could be another $12 million in road projects for the 2018-2022 highway construction plan.

    The newest addition to the two-year road plan may be the lowest in cost but the current situation has already cost a life.

  • PRP woman faces murder charge in fatal hit-and-run accident Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Pleasure Ridge Park resident has been charged in the death of a man in Bullitt County.