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     BELMONT - Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

    An F-0 tornado near Belmont and Bardstown Junction with winds of up to 70 miles per hour was confirmed Friday afternoon by National Weather Service officials.

    Belmont was one of the heavily affected areas, with many large trees bent or broken in half.

  • Two individuals now charged in shooting death

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two individuals are now in custody for their roles in the murder of a 26-year-old Shepherdsville man on July 10.

  • Missing teen located

     Shepherdsville Police have located a missing juvenile following a three-day search.

    SPD released an official statement:

    On Tuesday July 7th the Shepherdsville Police Department requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Cruz Carlos Frescas.

    We are pleased to announce that he has been located safe and has been returned to his family.

    We would like to thank all of the individuals that gave us information as to his whereabouts. 

  • Louisville men arrested on child porn charges

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest and arraignment of two Louisville men for possessing child pornography.

  • AG announces credit card settlement with Chase Bank

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway announced a settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. that ensures the entities will reform their unlawful credit card debt collection practices.

    The $136 million joint state-federal settlement was reached with Attorney General Conway, attorneys general in 47 other states plus the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).


     OK, there was a little bit of rain. But the big crowds showed up on Saturday as fireworks capped off a busy day and a busy three days for vendors and organizers.

    The Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast started with a bang on Thursday and ended with an aerial fireworks show on Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Hebron Estates makes budget balancing appear very easy

    HEBRON ESTATES - In smaller municipalities it's easier to maintain the budget…or at least the Hebron Estates City Commishion makes it look easy.

                The commission unanimously approved the city's 2015-16 fiscal year budget beginning on July 1.

                The budget includes slight increases is all available resources from the previous 2014-15 budget.

  • Over 4M square ft. planned in warehouse facilities

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--If approved, Bullitt County will see around four million square feet of light industrial developments on two pieces of property.

    Two requests for a rezoning from agricultural to light industrial sent some sparks flying at the last meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The dispute centered not so much on the application but on a conflict between some of the parties.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing both applicants, requested presenting evidence for the map amendments together since the properties were adjoining.

  • Rutledge to retire as master distiller at Four Roses facilities

    LAWRENCEBURG -– Four Roses Distillery’s CEO and President, Satoko Yoshida, announced today the retirement of long-time Master Distiller Jim Rutledge – effective September 1, 2015.

  • Felons sentenced for string of armed robberies

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Louisville felons were sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to serve prison terms for their roles in a string of armed robberies announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.