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  • A BitterSWEET Experience

    The Bullitt East cheerleaders had the opportunity for a second year in a row to perform at Rupp Arena as part of the PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 basketball tournament. However, Wednesday turned out to a rough night for the Charger Nation as Bullitt East fell to top-ranked Trinity in the opening game.

    Find photo galleries and video from the game and the post-game press conferences here at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bridge part of $64M plan for roadwork

        FRANKFORT - While the state struggles to find funds for projects, Bullitt County could see over $64 million in transportation improvements over the next three years.
        The state House approved the 2012-14 Biennial Highway Construction Plan and some major projects are slated for Bullitt County. The measure now goes to the Senate, which can make changes.
        Any changes would then go to a conference committee to work out a compromise bill.

  • County figures may surprise many observers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If someone asked you to describe the standard of living in Bullitt County, what would be your answer?
        And, if they asked you to compare Bullitt County to surrounding areas, how would you answer that question?
        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development, presented a few numbers that surprised members of the authority.

  • Bullitt County home to two Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County is home to two of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Bullitt County members are: Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery and Ridgeview Greenhouse & Nursery.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 19

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 19:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to shoulder work.

    Jefferson County:

  • MW Five Star has $1 million winner in Powerball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After purchasing a lottery ticket from the Five Star Food Mart on Highway 44 in Mount Washington, one lucky person became $1 million richer last week.

  • County figures look to be on par with budget

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - You hear about governmental agencies running in the red during the current fiscal year.
        What condition is Bullitt County?
        Through seven months, which ended on Jan. 31, 2012, here's a snapshot of financial condition of Bullitt County's budget, including revenue items.
        The public must consider that some revenue items and some expenses may occur at certain times of the fiscal year.

  • Process can start to replace magistrate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A replacement will now be sought for the vacancy created by the resignation of magistrate Dan Kelty.
        Kelty, who is in the second year of a four-year term as Second District magistrate, that he planned to resign by the end of last week.
        The comments came after a member of the audience asked Kelty about his future during Tuesday's fiscal court meeting.

  • County clean up days back this April

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Get your junk ready.
        The Bullitt County cleanup days will be returning this spring.
        One of the county's most popular services, the tentative dates will be sometime during the latter part of April.
        Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said it cost the county about $25,000 to do cleanup days the last time.
        That included 44 dumpsters full of junk.

  • Traffic stop helps lead police to three arrests

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A simple traffic stop has led to the arrest of three individuals allegedly involved with the theft of items approaching $100,000 at the Awesome Flea Market in January.
        And that investigation may also lead to law enforcement officials solving crimes in other counties.
        The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Peter J. Barth, Allen D. Hodge and Stafford B. Maraman on various theft-related charges.