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  • Elections a major story in 2012

                Early in 2012, magistrate Dan Kelty announced that he would resign to become a police officer for the city of Mount Washington. Banker Rick Clements would be appointed to the position. But in the fall election, Bob Hunt defeated Clements.

  • KSP Increasing Patrols During New Years Eve Holiday

      FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, will be out in full force during the New Years Eve holiday.

    The official holiday enforcement period begins Fri., Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and will continue through Tues., Jan 1 at 11:59 p.m.

    Last year, traffic crashes across Kentucky claimed the lives of six people during the New Years Eve holiday period. There were 1,314 crashes reported for that time frame and 63 of those involved alcohol.

  • Keith receives state training as new circuit clerk

     FRANKFORT– Kentucky’s latest class of elected circuit court clerks got a jump start on preparing to take office at a comprehensive orientation program that the Administrative Office of the Courts provided Dec. 11-13 in Lexington. 

  • Santa begins a new tradition in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Scott Ellis was first campaigning in his run for mayor, he talked with his wife about wanting to do something to help families during the holiday season.

  • Holiday Impaired Driver Enforcement

     Holiday party-goers, beware!  To help save lives this holiday season, the Shepherdsville Police Department will out in support of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    Officers will be aggressively looking forimpaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include safety checkpoints and saturation patrols.  The special enforcement crackdown will run through January 1, 2013.

  • Troopers help make holidays a bit happier

     HILLVIEW - Every year a little bit of Christmas cheer is spread throughout the Commonwealth courtesy of the Kentucky State Police.

  • The reason for the season

     The annual live nativity scene was part of the Walk to Bethlehem at Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Large crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday to see the live scenes re-enacted.

    King Herod was an added part of this year’s presentation during the Christmas season.

    The Walk to Bethlehem is presented the first weekend in December each year by members of the congregation.

    See Christmas videos and photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Agency provides winter driving tips

     As winter weather enters the region and brings falling temperatures, snow and ice to Kentucky’s roadways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies urges all drivers to exercise extreme caution on their regular commutes.

    Slushy accumulations and icy patches may make roadways difficult to navigate, reduce tire traction, increase required braking distances and, at times, may limit driver visibility. Motorists must take extra caution when headed out under these conditions.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 24

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Dec. 24:

    Bullitt County: 

    Routine maintenance 

    Jefferson County: 

    Interstate 64: Shoulder closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.

  • State road crews ‘ready to roll’

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are ready for the latest wintry blast.  KYTC staff is monitoring weather conditions and will send salt trucks out to patrol and treat the state’s roadways as temperatures drop below freezing this evening.

    KYTC’s vehicle and equipment fleet includes 1,065 snow plows. In addition, the Cabinet can call on 375 contracted snow plow trucks to assist with snow and ice removal.