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  • Bullitt Blast: Fireworks, day of fun celebrates ninth year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than to enjoy a day of family fun capped off with a fantastic fireworks display.

        The ninth annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast will take place Sunday at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        As always, the event is highlighted with a fireworks extravaganza courtesy of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, the same company showcased during Thunder Over Louisville.

  • Paul appears at Tea Party event

        Dr. Rand Paul made a brief appearance during a Tea Party rally at Shepherdsville City Park Thursday evening.

        A few hundred patrons attended the event, mostly in support of Paul and the Tea Party.

        Check Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for a full story on the event.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY

        Louisville Water Company has issued a Boil Water Advisory for approximately 330 customers in the southern part of Jefferson County and parts of Bullitt County who are served by the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Hill elevated tanks.

        The advisory comes after a drop in pressure.  Customers do have water but should follow the precautions in the Boil Water Advisory.

  • UPDATE: Paul appearance time change

        UPDATE, 07/01/10: Due to scheduling issues, Rand Paul's appearance at the Voices of Independence rally in Shepherdsville's City Park has been changed to 6:30 p.m., rather than 7:30 p.m.

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        SHEPHERDSVILLE - What has been dubbed as a celebration of the country’s independence will boast a high-profile guest speaker at its inaugural event.

  • Shepherdsville Police search for burglary suspect

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Between June 5 and June 12, 2010 several burglaries occurred at and around St. Aloysius Church and School.

        Various items and cash were taken from this location as well as 44 Auto Mart, Extreme Auto, and Creations by Barbara.

        Wanted for these burglaries is Brandon Gallihue, a 21-year-old white male with no known address.

  • Carryover makes budget moves easier

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Funny how finding over $1 million makes the budget process a little easier to tackle.

    For the budget committee, keeping the proposed financial plan balanced for the 2010-11 fiscal year was made much easier when over $1.2 million in carryover funds were found.

    Now, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have an opportunity to put its final stamp of approval on the budget prior to the June 30 deadline.

    Magistrate David Walker made the recommendations from the budget committee to fiscal court on Wednesday.

  • County should begin quest for park land, board advises

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 20 years, county attorney Walter Sholar has been asking for it.

    Now, he might have some over voices to support that mission.

    In talking with various surrounding counties, Steve Larimore said Bullitt County has a void. It has very few park-like areas throughout the community.

    As chairman of the newly-revamped Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board, Larimore said the members would like to explore the idea of having more green space areas.

  • Criminal charges will not be pursued against hoops star

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After a thorough investigation, the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department has decided to not pursue criminal charges against a University of Louisville basketball player.

        And the family of the victim in the physical confrontation is OK with the decision to not move forward with assault charges against Preston Knowles.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department announced Friday afternoon that after interviewing eight individuals that the case will not be pursued.

  • Teen will go to prison for five years in death

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County teenager will serve a five-year sentence in prison for the July 15, 2009, death of Joshua Bartley.

        Heather Woloch, 19, recently entered a guilty plea to reckless homicide in the death of Bartley, who was a passenger in her car last July.

        While attorney Douglas Vowels sought probation for his client, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that would depreciate the seriousness of the crime.

        The decision came after an emotional hearing.

  • Truck blocks tracks

         Traffic was tied up for an hour  Thursday afternoon as  the train crossing at East Blue Lick Road and Highway 1020 was the site of yet another stuck tractor-trailer truck.

        Bullitt County Sheriffs Sgt. James Benham said the trailer’s wheels went off the pavement when the driver tried to make a right turn off of northbound 1020.

        According to Benham, the driver was following GPS navigation system directions.