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  • Bluegrass 101 9th annual Bluegrass Festival

      The Ninth annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival was held last Saturday at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The host group, Bluegrass 101, was busy playing tunes early on Saturday afternoon.

    Mary and Eric Day from Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, attended the festival.

    More photos and video from the event by Stephen Thomas are available in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Families trace their roots at annual fair

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Genealogical Society recently hosted its third annual Family Fair at the Ridgway Memorial Library, where local residents had the chance to share their family histories and fellowship with other genealogy enthusiasts.

  • Two facing charges in standoff in Mt. Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington man and his girlfriend were taken into custody following a standoff that began late Sunday night and lasted until early Monday morning. 

  • Courthouses to close, court services to shut down statewide Sept. 4

     FRANKFORT – Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. The court system also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, to observe the Labor Day holiday.

    This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 27

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Aug. 27:

    Bullitt County:

  • School to be part of NBC series on making a difference

     UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 12: Bullitt County Publics Schools announced that the Maryville Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. will be featured on tonight's broadcast of The NBC News with Brian Williams.

    The show will air at 6:30 p.m. on NBC, via WAVE 3 Television in the Louisville area.

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    PIONEER VILLAGE - National watchdogs are keeping an eye on Maryville Elementary.

  • Cases settled in Bullitt Circuit Court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following cases were recently resolved in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Casey Warren and Curtis E. Pack Jr. entered guilty pleas.

    Both were charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine and three counts of endangerment to the welfare of a child.

    Under the plea agreement reached with prosecutor Nick Raley, all charges would be run concurrently for a total of 10 years.

  • Civil Service... Fate remains under review

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - City leaders are looking for suggestions before they decide whether to scrap the civil service ordinance or simply amend it.

    But that decision to ask city attorney Joseph Wantland and civil service board counsel Walter Sholar to give them suggestions did not come without a lot of discussion Monday night.

  • Pioneer Village enforcing safety rule dealing with fences around pools

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Mayor Gary Hatcher, the City Council and the police department are all serious about safety in Pioneer Village.

    Hatcher and police chief D.J. Reynolds were visiting residences to enforce the city's pool ordinance.

    The mayor and police are active in keeping everyone safe from accidental situations, especially children, in light of recent drowning reports in the area.

    The ordinance requires fences around all pools and locks on gates.

  • Shepherdsville man surrenders after four hour police situation

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man was arrested four hours after a domestic violence call turned into a police standoff.

         According to Sgt. Michael O'Donnell, public information officer for the Shepherdsville Police Department, law enforcement officials were called to the home of Harry Marshall Bryant Jr. in the 1300 block of West Blue Lick Road in Shepherdsville.