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  • Tourist commission gets clean audit as new fiscal year gets under way

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--It was business as usual at the special meeting for Bullitt County/Shepherdsville Tourist & Convention Commission Tuesday.

    Tourism Director Tory Beam said he biggest change from last year’s budget was having to cut $30,000 from print ads since the state will not be providing as much aid anymore.

    Other notables included a decrease to miscellaneous travel expenses and $1,000 for a new computer. Total travel expenses are budgeted at $15,500 with $2,300 for conferences, seminars and training.

  • Firewall issue latest in unexpected twist in renovation of BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It's too late to turn back now but officials with the Bullitt County Public School Board are not happy with the latest discovery in the major renovations being completed at Bullitt Central High School.

  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Blast/Shepherdsville City Fair drew large crowds once again to see the Fourth of July fireworks display.

    Spectators could see the fireworks display throughout the city.

    As well as the big fireworks show, the park hosted four days of events.

    Continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the fireworks and from the entire fair.

    On Wednesday, the pageant pictures from the fair will begin. There will also be other pictures taken during the fair event.

  • KSP Offers Tips For Highway Safety During July 4th Holiday

    The Kentucky State Police is urging motorists to take extra caution while traveling during the upcoming July 4th holiday period, which begins on Thursday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. and runs through midnight on Sunday, July 6th.
     

  • BBB Warns Consumers of 4th of July Scams

     

    It’s time celebrate the big Red, White, and Blue – Independence Day! However, with the 4th of July, and any other holiday, scam artists will try to take advantage of you and ruin your holiday plans.

    BBB wants you to be independent of the most common 4th of July scams and offers tips on how to protect yourself.

     

  • State Agencies Continue Swimming Advisories for Kentucky Lakes and Streams

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Water and the Department for Public Health today announced  that swimming advisories, in place because of high levels of E. coli bacteria, will remain in effect until further notice.

  • A little jumpy at the fair

     One of the longest running events at the Bullitt County Fair is the Kentucky State Frog Jumping Championships.

    Competitors of all ages were invited to see how far their frogs could jump.

    The techniques were quite different.

    See the mlultimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the frog jumping competition, Haystack Hunt and other fair events.

     

    Frog Jump Contest Winners:

    1st: Avery O’Bryan, 4, Mount Washington

  • Cities get high rankings in surveys

     HILLVIEW - Several local municipalities scored well in a pair of on-line analysis studies.

    And, the city of Hillview captured to top spot in one survey naming it the best in Kentucky for homeownership.

    NerdWallet looked a cities with over 5,000 people and a total of 82 municipalities were part of the study.

    In its study, NerdWallet looked at three areas:

    *Are homes available?

    *Can you afford to live there?

    *Is the area growing?

  • Funds run out for dead animal removal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The service is so good that the money has run out for a few months.

    The Bullitt County Conservation District has received $5,000 in grant money every year for the dead animal removal program.

    However, in the past year, the program has been so needed that the grant has been spent - as well as $2,000 from the conservation funds.

    Because of the lack of funds, the dead animal removal program ceased on July 1. 

    Anyone needing those services through Bluegrass Recycling will be responsible for their own costs.

  • Former Teamsters president indicted for embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE, KY - A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Jerry Thomas Vincent, Jr., age 53, of Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County, on charges of embezzling labor union funds, illegal labor union loans, and criminal recordkeeping violations, David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced today.