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  • Shepherdsville burglary suspect dies following shooting

     UPDATE (11/22): The suspect was pronounced dead on Monday at U of L Hospital.

    He was identified as Eddie Robinson, 25, of Shepherdsville.

    The investigation will now be handled by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. No charges have been filed.

    See Monday's edition of The Pioneer News and www.pioneernews.net for the full story.


    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Shepherdsville Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the Sycamore Bend Neighborhood in Shepherdsville.

  • Police to be out in force this Thanksgiving holiday

        FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2011) – With the holidays upon us, millions of Americans are hitting the road to visit with family and friends.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) wants every celebration to be a joyous occasion, so travelers are reminded that state and local law enforcement will be out in force through the Thanksgiving weekend, sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.” 

  • Brooks Hill residents again fight to get animal processing facility out of area

     BROOKS - No matter the promises, residents who live around Virgil Warren Jr.’s property on Brooks Hill Road knew that a rezoning request stunk.

  • Shooting of man under investigation in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A mysterious shooting in Lebanon Junction left a Louisville man hospitalized Monday morning. 

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 14:


    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.


  • Out-of-state educators impressed with work done by MW Middle School

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a 2010 School to Watch, Mount Washington Middle School is regarded as one of the finest institutions of its kind in Kentucky.

    Hoping to get a glimpse of what has leant to MWMS’s success, educators from across the country visited the school last week while in Louisville for the 2011 National Middle School Association Conference.

    MWMS was among only eight schools in the Louisville area chosen for NMSAC site visits.

  • Hunters Hollow finds the Price is right to fill board vacancy

                HUNTERS HOLLOW - It took a little time but the Hunters Hollow City Commission found a new member to come on down.

                The council approved the addition of city resident Phillip Price as its newest member, joining current members Ronnie Parker, Bonnie Israel and Thomas Cissell.

  • Hillview may annex 300+ acres next to quarry

        HILLVIEW - Past requests for annexation and rezonings have never been easy for the Rogers Group, owner of Bullitt County Stone.
        But as the company seeks to have over 300 acres annexed into the Hillview corporate limits, one of its major opponents will no longer be in opposition.
        The Hillview City Council will decide at its Nov. 21 meeting whether to annex over 300 acres into its corporate limits.
        The property, owned by the Bates family, is being purchased by the Rogers Group.

  • Bullitt election figures mirror statewide results on Tuesday

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the exception of one race, Bullitt Countians followed suit in Tuesday's statewide elections.

  • Mount Washington bites bullet, increases tax

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - After two meetings and a public hearing, the Mount Washington City Council recently voted to raise its real and personal property tax rate for the 2011 tax year.

    During a public hearing held just before the council’s Monday, Oct. 24 regular meeting, members voted 4-2 in favor of raising the rate to 11.4 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of all real and personal property within the city.