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  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 4, 2018

     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.

  • MW Fire to seek judge’s opinion on dual office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Can a member of fiscal court also serve as a trustee with the local fire taxing district?

    That was the question posed by Michael Huffman to the state Attorney General’s office.

    And, the non-binding opinion of assistant attorney general Taylor Payne is that the person could not serve in both capacities.

    County attorney John Wooldridge said it would be a matter that would need to be decided by circuit court judge Rodney Burress.

  • Mercy Hill won’t let flood waters stop opening of new church worship center

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie to again host district art competition

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced the beginning of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. 

    The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts. 


     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