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  • Dishon admission, Southeast Bullitt biggest news in first half of year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is never a dull moment in Bullitt County.

    Looking back on 2015 had so many events that we have divided the year in half.

    There are no such things as the top stories of the year. There will be no ranking. Instead, we will relive some of the moments of 2015 with today’s collectionrunning from January through June.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Department closed out 2014 as a hot topic of discussion. And it took just the second day of the new year to throw gasoline onto an already simmering fire.

  • SPD seeking tips on trailer owner

    The Shepherdsville Police Department recently recovered a large industrial trailer and need help in locating the owner.

    If you have information in regards to the trailer please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000.

  • UPDATE: Missing juvenile located

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department have located a missing juvenile that was reported missing on Dec. 23.

    The department thanked the community for its assistance in locating 17-year-old Jericho Moore.

  • The kitchen is closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s a little slice of hometown that makes the locals still feel like they’re in the country.

    The Country Cupboard, located on South Buckman Street in downtown Shepherdsville, has closed its doors after 33 years of service.

    Owner Kit Parker has been making all of the restaurant items from scratch, starting as early as 4 a.m., to have everything ready for the weekday lunch crowd.

    She has grown tired of the routine.

  • The Reason for the Season...

     A long-standing tradition at Hillview Community Christian Church is the Walk to Bethlehem live nativity.

    Great weather brought thousands to the special observance of the Christmas season.

    See more photos from the live nativity, as well as photos and videos from many other Bullitt County Christmas events, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Holiday Spirit for Others

     Police officers throughout Bullitt County are sworn to serve and protect, and at Christmas they serve as much as anyone.

    Among the programs that assist area families and youth in need of further assistance, the Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42 help out with their annual “Shop with a Cop” program.

    This year five children from two selected families searched the aisles of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart for clothes, shoes and a few nice toys.

  • Probe into sewer plant failure over; no surcharge to be issued

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Christmas gift that had been requested by so many in northern Bullitt County has been delivered.

    While the Bullitt County Sanitation District put on its gift list a dismissal of a surcharge for sewer customers in the Bullitt Utilities treatment system, officials didn’t know if the 700-plus customers would receive that present.

    On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission put the bow on the package and sent its blessings back to the customers who had the potential of seeing their sewer rates more than double.

  • Holiday gifts come in many forms as drive to attract attention to cause

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What started off as a normal ending to a last day of school for former head start teacher Rhonda Wray turned into a day she would never forget.

    “The doctor’s office called and said my husband and I needed to get there as soon as we can,” she said. “They said they would wait for us even if we got there after they closed.”

    Wray had been experiencing pains and had been waiting on the results. Because of the call’s urgency, she and her husband knew something was seriously wrong.

  • Martin Hill bridge to reopen Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE – Residents of Bullitt County are getting an early Christmas present with the re-opening of the KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) bridge.

    Contract crews have been installing guardrail and pavement markings this week so the roadway can be opened to traffic on Wednesday, December 23. Construction is being completed one week ahead of the December 30, 2015 project completion date.

  • 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.