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  • Community improvement grants available for local agencies

     From expanding recreational opportunities to making park facilities more secure, Bullitt County officials are looking to apply for money to make those things happen.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a motion for several local officials to meet with health department educator and public information officer, Cynthia Brown, to discuss a grant she shared at a recent meeting.  

    The Lowe’s Community Partners Grant and ranges from $1,000 to $100,000, according to Brown. 

  • Arts on display at CUB in second annual showing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The annual Visual Artists of Bullitt County all-members art show took center stage recently in Mount Washington.

  • One injured in two-vehicle accident

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - An intersection collision led to a prolonged extrication and a helicopter transport Thursday afternoon.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Lt. Mike Murdoch, at 4:45 p.m. a Ford F-150 extended cab pick-up was headed southbound on Highway 1020 when it struck a Plymouth Breeze pulling onto 1020 from W. Blue Lick Rd.

    Murdoch said the Breeze pulled out in front of the F-150. He said the F-150 did not appear to be speeding.

  • Company honors employees for Relay for Life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Debra Daugherty said her husband, James L. “Jimmy” Daugherty, was active in helping the community. 

  • A/C unit caused Judicial Center smoke

     The Bullitt County Judicial Center was evacuated Wednesday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Fire units were dispatched to the Judicial Center at 2:42 p.m. responding to a smoke alarm.

    SFD deputy chief Terry Whittaker said smoke was discovered by firefighters on the third floor.

    According to Whittaker, an investigation revealed "an air-handling unit failed losing coolant."

    Firefighters pushed smoke out with fans, allowing employees to return inside within 15 minutes.

  • Injury accident at Snapp Street and 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - At around 1:30 this afternoon units were called to respond to an injury-accident at the corner of Highway 44 and Snapp Street.

    The Mount Washington fire and police departments responded to the scene. Sherrif's deputies helped to reroute traffic away from the intersection.

    Two cars and three people were involved in the accident. One person was transported to the hospital.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for more updates.

  • Signs must be more reflective in cities, county within 5 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The red and gold street signs throughout the city of Mount Washington will soon be no longer. 

  • Salt River Music Fest makes debut

     The first annual Salt River Music Fest was held over the weekend at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Despite some rain, good crowds showed up for the first-time event which featured country music, mud bogging and plenty of good food.

    The headline act was country band Confederate Railroad.

    St. Louis musician Kevin Renick performed “Up in the Air,” his song that was featured in the George Clooney movie of the same name in 2009.

  • Louisville businessman guilty of evading $355,331.24 in employment taxes

     LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Businessman Martin Twist pleaded guilty today in United States District court before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III to a single charge of willfully attempting to evade and defeat the payment of employment taxes, interest, and penalties totaling approximately $355,331.24, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • A little rain can't dampen BLAST

     The rain couldn't stop the 12th annual Bullitt Blast at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos and video of the event by Mary Barczak and Kayla Swanson.