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  • Amy’s Army to hold fund-raiser to assist with major medical expenses

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—It never hurts to get a second opinion. In fact, sometimes a second opinion can save a life.

    Amy Baker, 34, learned that the hard way.

    Three years ago, Baker had an MRI done from her tailbone to her brain to check on rods in her spine. During the scan, something  was found. A biopsy in 2015 proved the spots to be benign so her doctor just had her return every six months for ultrasounds to ensure everything was okay.

    By listening to her gut, she discovered it wasn’t.

  • Two Mount Washington residents will have horse in Breeders’ Cup race on Saturday

     By Griffin Coop | Special to the Pioneer News

           Two Mount Washington residents are headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Thanks to one of the year’s biggest upsets, Mount Washington’s Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins will start five-year-old gelding Bullards Alley in the $4 million Longines Turf at Del Mar Race Course on Saturday. 

           Post time is 7:37 p.m. EDT for the race, which will air on NBC Sports Network.

  • Human trafficking is real

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—At 38, Summer Dickerson has worked as a call girl, had guns to her head, been buried alive, seen friends killed in front of her, been purchased by a pimp and been exploited. Most importantly Summer Dickerson has survived.

    Dickerson is a product of human trafficking and a new coalition in Bullitt County has made it their goal to ensure no one else has to experience the life Dickerson has lived.

    Dickerson shared her story with the coalition in hopes of helping bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking.

  • It Happened in OCTOBER

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of October.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago.

     

    The Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days festival parade featured two grand marshals: Robley Rex and Danny Fackler. Mr. Rex, a veteran of World War I, was instrumental in starting several Kentucky VFW posts, and had been honored for volunteering more than 7,500 hours at the VA Medical Center. 

  • Signups now for those taking circuit clerk’s test

     Prospective candidates for the office of circuit court clerk must register for the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk 2018 Election Qualifying Exam between Oct. 16 and Nov. 8, 2017. 

    The exam will take place Dec. 2, 2017, at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. This is the only date and location for the exam. 

    The elected office of circuit court clerk will be on the ballot for all Kentucky counties in 2018.

    Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 1.060, anyone who wants to run for the office must score at least 70 percent on the exam.

  • PVA certification testing changes location; will be held on Nov. 17

     FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced a location change for the Nov. 17, 2017 Kentucky Property Valuation Administrator examination for prospective 2018 candidates.

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the exam site has been moved to the Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222. It was originally to be held in Frankfort.

    The 3.5 hour exam begins at 9 a.m. Sign in and onsite registration begins at 8 a.m.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 29, 2017

     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.

     

  • LJ VFW Post 8293 to host turkey dinner fund-raiser

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Veterans are trading in candy for turkey this Veterans Day.

    Rather than host the annual parade, the Veterans of Foreign War Post #8293 chose to mix things up this year and host a fundraiser turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Lebanon Junction Community Center.

    “We had the parade in April [for Loyalty Day] and it’s just too much to do two in one year,” VFW Post #8293 Commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

  • Keith attends state clerks’ college

      Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk Paulitta Keith joined fellow circuit clerks in celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Trust For Life program as part of the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 17-20 in Covington.

    The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life to educate Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation. 

  • Veterans Hospital won’t be in Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When discussions in Louisville started about possibly locating a new veterans’ hospital in a different spot, Bullitt County officials jumped into the conversation.
        The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had already purchased property in 2012 with a price tag of nearly $13 million.
        However, there were concerns that the Brownsboro Road locations may not have been the best spot.