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  • 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.

  • Convicted felon admits guilt in armed robberies

     The second day of testimony in the jury trial of Troy Lamont Gaines, Jr. ended today, with the defendant’s admission of guilt to the armed robbery of eleven area convenient stores and fast food restaurants in December, 2012 and January, 2013, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Firework safety stressed by state this July Fourth

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the Kentucky fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law,” said state Fire Marshal Bill Swope. “I recommend that families attend local firework displays instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.” 

  • Designate a sober driver this Fourth of July

     FRANKFORT – The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. However, celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking.  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver.

  • County budget includes spots for financial officer, planner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With little fanfare, the 2014-15 budget was approved Wednesday by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Sanitation district will apply for revised grant funding; Marvin residents excluded

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A grant application to help extend sewer service to several areas will move forward once again.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 30, 2014

    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.