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  • Former Shepherdsville mayor, Dr. B.C. Moser, dies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former mayor and well-known chiropractor died on Friday, May 25, 2012.

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 28: 

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance 

    Jefferson County:

  • MW gets aggressive with collecting past due bills

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is stepping up its efforts to recover delinquent tax bills and city officials have made it clear there will be no exceptions.
        During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, city officials considered a business’s request to have penalties and interest on an outstanding city tax bill waived.

  • Survivors have varied, emotional stories about fight against cancer

     HEBRON ESTATES - The 2012 Bullitt County Relay for Life continues to serve as one of the leading fundraisers throughout the state for the American Cancer Society.

    This year's event collected over $167,000 by the time of the event, including individual and team donations.

    Relay chairperson Sherry Lee said a few teams still needed to drop off their collections. She was confident the final official total would surpass this year's $175.000 goal.

  • Man indicted on sex allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for an alleged rape last summer.
        The grand jury indicted Brian K. Edwards and charged him with rape in the first degree.
        This is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.
        According to the indictment, Edwards allegedly had sexual intercourse with a woman who was physically helpless to stop the act on July 24, 2011.

  • Emergency landing a glider 'outlanding'

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What was first feared as a plane crashing in Shepherdsville was fortunately only a glider landing in a field.

    Emergency units were dispatched to a reported plane crash call at 3:49 p.m. off of Buffalo Run Rd., near Cedar Grove Rd. and Interstate 65.

    First respondents at the scene found an empty glider with no pilot.

    "It wasn't really a crash," said Shepherdsville Fire chief Layne Troutman. "(The pilot) just landed in a field."

  • KSP Asking Drivers to Plan Ahead and Buckle Up Over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

       FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police report an increase in fatal highway crashes by 12 percent from 2011.  Accordingly, they plan to intensify traffic safety and patrol efforts beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012.

  • PURPLE HEART: Bullitt Co. first to be recognized for honoring injured soldiers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has become the first in Kentucky to be designed as one which will honor those who earned Purple Hearts in combat.

  • Arts Council hosting a memorable awareness event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of its ongoing campaign to raise awareness and membership, the Bullitt County Arts Council selected Memorial Day weekend to celebrate what it offers to the community.

    The BCAC visual arts showcase and concert takes place Saturday, May 26, at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Memorial Day observances, altered schedules

     There will be Memorial Day observances at the Bullitt County Courthouse (9:30 a.m.) and Lebanon Junction Post Office (11 a.m.) on Monday.

    The Mount Washington Cemetery will hold its annual observance on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m.

    Due to the holiday on Monday, all governmental offices will be closed. The Shepherdsville city council will not meet that night and the Mount Washington City Council will move its meeting to Tuesday, May 29.

    ALL deadlines for the Wednesday, May 30, issue of The Pioneer News will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 25.