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  • Salute to our Veterans

      If you didn’t get there early, you were probably left out.

    The VFW Post 8293 hosted a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans Day. 

    Within 30 minutes of the start time, all 100-plus meals had been served.

    The Lebanon Junction Community Center was full with veterans and supporters of the veterans.

    Remember to thank and honor all of our military heroes on Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 11.

  • Four arrested in separate incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals now face charges, all related to drug or alcohol offenses.

    On Nov. 1, the Shepherdsville Police Street Crimes unit stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. The driver, Clifton Rowland, 37, of Shepherdsville, was operating on a suspended license. Further inspection of the vehicle found two syringes and a small baggy with a residue inside. The suspect stated it was either heroin or methamphertamine.

  • Traffic stop results in drug arrest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The Streets Crime Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department has been busy.

    On Oct. 26, a traffic stop was conducted in the 200 Block of North Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    K9 Diego was present and indicated on the vehicle.

    A search led officers to find methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin Stinnett, 24, of Litchfield, was arrested on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Hillview Operation Santa receives check

    The Hillview Operation Santa program recently received a significant contribution.

    Joey Hutchins of Dents, Dings and Colors presented Terri Bohannon and Mayor Jim Eadens with a check for $1,000.

    The money will go to help fund Operation Santa. Each holiday season, over 400 food baskets and toys are distributed to less fortunate families in northern Bullitt County.

    The organization also does things to help families throughout the year.

    Dents, Dings and Colors is located off Bells Mill Road.

  • Happy Halloween!

     There was plenty of fun activities over the past week as Halloween was celebrated all over the county. Zoneton Fire Department hosts its annual event. This youngster enjoyed the festivities at Little Flock Baptist Church. A little fun and games at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction. And this young man was seeking candy at Mount Washington Firehouse.

     

    For more pictures from throughout the county, click here

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 5, 2017

     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.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Amy’s Army to hold fund-raiser to assist with major medical expenses

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—It never hurts to get a second opinion. In fact, sometimes a second opinion can save a life.

    Amy Baker, 34, learned that the hard way.

    Three years ago, Baker had an MRI done from her tailbone to her brain to check on rods in her spine. During the scan, something  was found. A biopsy in 2015 proved the spots to be benign so her doctor just had her return every six months for ultrasounds to ensure everything was okay.

    By listening to her gut, she discovered it wasn’t.

  • Two Mount Washington residents will have horse in Breeders’ Cup race on Saturday

     By Griffin Coop | Special to the Pioneer News

           Two Mount Washington residents are headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Thanks to one of the year’s biggest upsets, Mount Washington’s Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins will start five-year-old gelding Bullards Alley in the $4 million Longines Turf at Del Mar Race Course on Saturday. 

           Post time is 7:37 p.m. EDT for the race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • Human trafficking is real

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—At 38, Summer Dickerson has worked as a call girl, had guns to her head, been buried alive, seen friends killed in front of her, been purchased by a pimp and been exploited. Most importantly Summer Dickerson has survived.

    Dickerson is a product of human trafficking and a new coalition in Bullitt County has made it their goal to ensure no one else has to experience the life Dickerson has lived.

    Dickerson shared her story with the coalition in hopes of helping bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking.

  • It Happened in OCTOBER

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of October.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago.

     

    The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days festival parade featured two grand marshals: Robley Rex and Danny Fackler. Mr. Rex, a veteran of World War I, was instrumental in starting several Kentucky VFW posts, and had been honored for volunteering more than 7,500 hours at the VA Medical Center.