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Local News

  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Holiday schedule reminder

     The Pioneer News staff wishes Bullitt Countians and their family and friends a happy, fun and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

  • Giving Thanks: JOM helps Red Cross to help victims again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt/Spencer County American Red Cross Disaster Services team members are on call every hour of every day to assist those in need during an emergency.

  • Four charged in series of MW burglaries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two young adults and a juvenile were recently arrested in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred in Mount Washington the last weekend of September. 

  • Book to be released on history of Mount Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Who remembers when the north end of Mount Washington near Old Bardstown Road was known as Frogtown or when city councilman Gayle Troutman was commonly referred to as “Lum Digger”?

  • Hunt for new magistrate complete

    With his wife holding the Bible, Robert Hunt was sworn into office Wednesday evening by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    Hunt won a special election on Nov. 6 to fill the remaining two-plus years on the term as Second District magistrate.

    Dan Kelty originally won the seat but resigned to pursue a career in law enforcement.

    Rick Clements was appointed earlier this year to fill the seat until the general election, which Hunt won.

    The Mount Washington resident will be in the seat Tuesday for his first Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting.

  • KSP vehicle enforcement begins concentrated watch on traffic laws

     The Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will be kicking off a two week TACT Blitz throughout the Commonwealth.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 19

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

    No interstate lane closures during the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-25

    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.

  • Thanksgiving is peak day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT – Don’t forget basic cooking safety tips during this Thanksgiving season.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In 2010, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,400 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments. Those fires caused 420 deaths, 5,310 injuries and $993 million in direct property damage.

  • Salute to the Veterans from Lebanon Junction

     The second annual Veterans Day event attracted hundreds to downtown Lebanon Junction where there was a parade and special ceremony recognizing active-duty and retired military personnel. 

  • Murdoch graduates crime scene course

     RICHMOND - Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Kentucky Criminalistics Academy: Crime Scene Technician course.