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     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Residents of all ages gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Center recently to learn how to keep those hearts healthy.

    Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire opened the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon by saying the health department’s county assessment continues to show the county’s largest areas of concern are heart problems and strokes.

    “Our mission is prevention,” she said.

  • House passes budget plan

     FRANKFORT – Today, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a funding package aimed to set Kentucky on a robust path for the future.

  • Roberts seeks fourth term as county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals of Melanie Roberts is to have a safe and secure county.

    As the Bullitt County Judge/Executive the past 11 years, Roberts feels that the community is indeed a secure place to live and to work.

    With the encouragement of a lot of people, Roberts will run for her fourth term in office this May.

    Roberts will be challenged by Jerry Summers in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democratic nominee Tony Thompson in the fall.

  • Etherton prepared to be next district judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Angie Etherton has pointed her career to an opportunity which she has been presented.

    With Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward retiring at the end of her term, that window of opportunity has been opened.

    “What I have done in my life has put me in the position to seek this promotion in my career,” said Etherton, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years.

    She said her career has been pointed toward seeking the judgeship.

  • State offers advice on dealing with flood waters, cleanup

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

    The following precautions are recommended by DPH:

    Flood Waters

  • Water Under and Over the Bridge

     Photographer Wayne Bonnett went airborne to capture this picture of the Salt River at Highway 61.

    You can see that the water is over its banks, nearing the Highway 61 bridge. Preston Highway would be shut down just north of the river.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday due to numerous roads blocked by water.

    Check for more flood photos in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net, and subit your flood photos to editor@pioneernews.net

  • Spencer County woman indicted for murder of Mount Washington man

     TAYLORSVILLE -- A woman has been indicted for the death of a Mount Washington man last year.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted Heather Marie Metts, 31, of Taylorsville.

    She has been charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Joshua Moore.

    Metts has also been charged with possession of marijuana.

    On Dec. 7, 2017, Moore, 33, of Mount Washington, was shot in a home off Essex Way in Spencer County.

    He would die from the gunshot wound en route to the hospital.

  • Flooding Creates Health, Safety Concerns

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.


     It’s not quite 1997, but it’s easy to see where fear of another flood has reached the city of Lebanon Junction.

    This time, though, the city is prepared.

    “We can’t make it not rain, but we can be ready for it,” mayor Larry Dangerfield said.

    Though some in poor health evacuated early as a precaution, Dangerfield wasn’t too fearful Friday afternoon of what the weekend had in store. He and public works director Chaz Sullivan check the floodwall often and are working to prepare what they have jurisdiction over.

  • Mike Cook has passion to be next sheriff

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — His ultimate goal was to be the sheriff of Bullitt County.

    Mike Cook didn’t exactly know the timetable but he knew that was his dream job.

    In May, Cook will be one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for sheriff in the May primary.

    “I have a passion to address the needs of the people of this county,” said Cook, who is currently chief deputy under sheriff Donnie Tinnell. “I want to do whatever is possible to make sure people are safe in their homes and businesses.”