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  • A Special Valentine

     The Hillview Government Center was the scene of a special Valentine dance and dinner for some special needs students in the county.

    Family, friends, teachers and aides all had fun on the dance floor.

    See more photos from this event and other community Valentine's Day celebrations in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Kelty resigns as magistrate; hired as MW police officer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After 33 years as a grocer, Dan Kelty is now at the service of the city of Mount Washington. 

  • Hot '11 weather put damper on this year's Red Crow Pow Wow

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Oppressive heat last June has claimed an annual event for at least one year.

    With temperatures soaring, attendance at the Red Crow Indian Council’s Pow Wow plummeted.

    And without the revenue from admissions, secretary/treasurer Linda Dishon said there was no choice but to cancel this summer’s event.

    “It was a hard decision,” said Dishon. “But it comes down to money.”

  • Fox Chase makes sure snow removal work will be done

                FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council wanted to guarantee its city residents would receive a snow job in the coming months.

                After losing a snow removal contract with the City of Pioneer Village, the council made efforts to guarantee someone would work on city streets in case of inclement weather during the next few months.

  • Lawsuit confuses election races

    FRANKFORT – A cloud of uncertainty hovers over Bullitt County and the entire state as candidates await the ultimate fate of the legislative redistricting plan passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear last month.

    A circuit judge threw out the redistricting plan contained in House Bill 1, which would have given Bullitt County a more unified voice in Frankfort.

  • USDA announces Conservatin Reserve Program general sign-up

    LEXINGTON – The Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. 

    This CRP signup will begin on March 12, 2012 and end on April 6, 2012. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • Hillview looks to take 2.5% of county insurance premium

        HILLVIEW - The county's portion of the insurance premium tax got a step closer to being a bit smaller on Tuesday night.
        The Hillview City Council became the final municipality to consider taking a portion of the 5 percent premium that has been imposed by the county for the past decade.
        While insurance holders in Hillview will see no change in their bills, county coffers could be lightened by $250,000 a year.

  • Cooperative dove field program enrollment underway

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    "Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012," said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • One arrested in Awesome Flea heist

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One man has been charged in the burglary in late January at the Most Awesome Flea Market on Cedar Grove Road.
        Shepherdsville police arrested Peter John Barth, 31, and charged him with burglary in the third degree.
        The arrest on Wednesday was a result of an unrelated charge.
        Over $100,000 of property was stolen from the flea market between 1 a.m. and 6:22 a.m. on Jan. 29. A surveillance camera showed two men in the shopping complex.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 13:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County: