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  • Students get early look at what college experience all about

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Ever wondered what college would be like? Two Bullitt East juniors will get a taste this summer at the Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy.

    Shaina Ojala and Charlotte Mason were two of about 150 juniors across the nation that were selected for this program.

    The pair will spend three weeks in June at Murray State earning college credit.

    Ojala, 17, said she became interested in the program after hearing about it from her school counselor.

  • Nuisance ordinance becomes bother to council

                FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council unanimously approved its 2015-16 fiscal year budget with very little discussion.

                However, words ran rampant during the rest of the city business meeting in relation to other topics.

  • STRONG STORM... LITTLE DAMAGE

    BELMONT- Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

                The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

                No tornado touchdowns have been reported, but the area received substantial damage due to strong winds of more than 60 MPH.

  • Flood warning remains in effect for Rolling Fork area

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flood warning for the Rolling Fork River that continues into Thursday evening.

    The official warning is designated for areas of Hardin and Nelson County. However, the Rolling Fork could also affect southern Bullitt County and the Lebanon Junction area.

    At 9:30 a.m. the river was less than a foot from flood stage near Boston. Minor flooding is forecast to begin sometime Tuesday afternoon, reaching up to three feet above flood stage by Wednesday evening.

  • STRONG STORM...LITTLE DAMAGE

     BELMONT - Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

    An F-0 tornado near Belmont and Bardstown Junction with winds of up to 70 miles per hour was confirmed Friday afternoon by National Weather Service officials.

    Belmont was one of the heavily affected areas, with many large trees bent or broken in half.

  • Two individuals now charged in shooting death

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two individuals are now in custody for their roles in the murder of a 26-year-old Shepherdsville man on July 10.

  • Missing teen located

     Shepherdsville Police have located a missing juvenile following a three-day search.

    SPD released an official statement:

    On Tuesday July 7th the Shepherdsville Police Department requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Cruz Carlos Frescas.

    We are pleased to announce that he has been located safe and has been returned to his family.

    We would like to thank all of the individuals that gave us information as to his whereabouts. 

  • Louisville men arrested on child porn charges

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest and arraignment of two Louisville men for possessing child pornography.

  • AG announces credit card settlement with Chase Bank

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway announced a settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. that ensures the entities will reform their unlawful credit card debt collection practices.

    The $136 million joint state-federal settlement was reached with Attorney General Conway, attorneys general in 47 other states plus the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

  • WHAT A BLAST

     OK, there was a little bit of rain. But the big crowds showed up on Saturday as fireworks capped off a busy day and a busy three days for vendors and organizers.

    The Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast started with a bang on Thursday and ended with an aerial fireworks show on Saturday.

    See more photos by Mary Barczak in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.