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  • Santa begins a new tradition in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Scott Ellis was first campaigning in his run for mayor, he talked with his wife about wanting to do something to help families during the holiday season.

  • Holiday Impaired Driver Enforcement

     Holiday party-goers, beware!  To help save lives this holiday season, the Shepherdsville Police Department will out in support of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

    Officers will be aggressively looking forimpaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include safety checkpoints and saturation patrols.  The special enforcement crackdown will run through January 1, 2013.

  • Troopers help make holidays a bit happier

     HILLVIEW - Every year a little bit of Christmas cheer is spread throughout the Commonwealth courtesy of the Kentucky State Police.

  • The reason for the season

     The annual live nativity scene was part of the Walk to Bethlehem at Hillview Community Christian Church.

    Large crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday to see the live scenes re-enacted.

    King Herod was an added part of this year’s presentation during the Christmas season.

    The Walk to Bethlehem is presented the first weekend in December each year by members of the congregation.

    See Christmas videos and photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Agency provides winter driving tips

     As winter weather enters the region and brings falling temperatures, snow and ice to Kentucky’s roadways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies urges all drivers to exercise extreme caution on their regular commutes.

    Slushy accumulations and icy patches may make roadways difficult to navigate, reduce tire traction, increase required braking distances and, at times, may limit driver visibility. Motorists must take extra caution when headed out under these conditions.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 24

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Dec. 24:

    Bullitt County: 

    Routine maintenance 

    Jefferson County: 

    Interstate 64: Shoulder closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.

  • State road crews ‘ready to roll’

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are ready for the latest wintry blast.  KYTC staff is monitoring weather conditions and will send salt trucks out to patrol and treat the state’s roadways as temperatures drop below freezing this evening.

    KYTC’s vehicle and equipment fleet includes 1,065 snow plows. In addition, the Cabinet can call on 375 contracted snow plow trucks to assist with snow and ice removal.

  • Cub Scouts provide holiday cheer for those less fortunate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whenever Santa Claus needs assistance, he can always turn to the Cub Scouts.

  • Smoking decision to be appealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to give a discretionary review of a recent decision relating to the powers allowed a health department.

  • Spirit damaged in truck accident

     HILLVIEW - A tractor-trailer knocked over a gas pump in Hillview Tuesday afternoon.

    Emergency crews were dispatched to the Spirit station on Joy Ln., off of Preston Hwy. near Bells Mill Rd., just after 3 p.m.

    The driver attempted to turn around in the Spirit parking lot, but did not leave enough room to make a full turn. The trailer knocked over a gas pump, resulting in a brief fire.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer was not harmed in the event. No one else was involved in the incident.