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  • Police efforts will enforce ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ during holidays

     FRANKFORT -- If you drive impaired in Jefferson County and surrounding counties -- beware.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Brown-Forman joined other Louisville Highway Safety Committee team members from highway safety and health-related agencies to kick off the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign recently at Fourth Street Live in Louisville.

  • The meaning for The Season

     Cedar Grove Baptist Church again sponsored its Road to Bethlehem.

    The drive-thru experience led visitors to the Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus and the trials he faced from the non-believers.

    For travelers, if you didn’t have a few sheckles, Caesars’ men were not going to let you proceed. All complied.

    Perfect weather led to long lines of visitors to this second annual event.

    See more photos from the Road to Bethlehem, as well as other area holiday events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Centre of Attention

     The seats were full as  Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hosted its annual Christmas party recently. The event has become a staple activity during the holiday season. Attendees included many members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, as well as those from  the community. 


    See more photos by Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of our website.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 20, 2015

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.


    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Man arrested for charges of child porn involvement

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  A Bullitt County man was arrested on charges related to child sexual exploitation Thursday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Dennis R. Schliebener, 59, is charged with seven counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony, punishable from one to five years in prison.

  • UPDATE: Missing Shepherdsville juvenile found

    UPDATE: The following message was sent out by the Shepherdsville Police Thursday evening:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department is pleased to announce that Austin Abell has been located and he is safe. We would like to thank the local media as well as our social media followers for their sharing of his story.



    The Shepherdsville Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating the following missing juvenile.

    Name: Austin Abell

  • Old KY 61 reopened in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Old KY 61 (Old Preston Highway) in Bullitt County has reopened following culvert replacement.

    The route was closed this summer near Robin Way (mile point 18.75) due to a culvert collapse.

    KYTC maintenance crews have been working over the last few weeks to replace this culvert and patch the roadway.  Old KY 61 was reopened on Wednesday, December 16.

  • Bullitt County businessman part of Bevin cabinet team

     FRANKFORT -- Mike Nemes was originally looking to return to Frankfort as a member of the state House of Representatives in 2017.

    The Republican had already filed for his party’s nomination for the 49th District House seat.

    Current county judge/executive Melanie Roberts made her intentions known during the summer that she was going to run for the same seat.

    Democrat Linda Belcher currently holds the seat and is also planning to run for another term in the General Assembly.

  • Love knows no boundaries as couple exchanges vows miles from Indiana home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - True love knows no bounds, be it age, distance, nor the Ohio River.

    The Ridgway Memorial Library was the setting for a special wedding ceremony featuring Norma Hackney and Don Pickle, residents of West Lafayette, Ind.

    The octogenarian couple decided to tie the knot, but not at home; Rather, they wanted to turn their journey into everlasting blissfulness into a nice little travel journey as well.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     Mount Washington launched into the holiday season with Light Up Mount Washington and an estimated 1,000 people.

    The Bullitt East High marching band led the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf as they rode into town in a horse-drawn carriage to greet the line of boys and girls waiting for them inside the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

    See more pictures in our multimedia section.