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  • You might have money coming your way

     On October 31, 2014, the Bullitt Circuit Court Clerk turned over $32,232.95 in unclaimed funds to the Kentucky State Treasurer. 

    If you are one of the people listed below or know one of these people, please let them know that funds have been submitted to the Secretary of State in their name.  The funds turned over as unclaimed funds included bail bonds which had previously been released and checks had been returned, restitution payments previously mailed which had been returned, and overpayments of fees for which the checks were not cashed.

  • Flaherty continues in her mom’s pageant footsteps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One little girl will be following in her mother’s footsteps this holiday season.

    Nine-year-old Evelyn Flaherty, the daughter of Robert and DeeAnn Flaherty, was recently crowned Miss American Crossroads Sweetheart and will be competing in the National Miss American Coed Pageant in Florida next week.

    Evelyn’s mother, DeeAnn, said her daughter became interested in pageants after watching some old videos of her competitions about five years ago.

  • WINTER MAKES EARLY APPEARANCE

     Much to the joy of local students, the snow on late Sunday night and early Monday morning was enough to cancel classes

    The weather posed few problems but it did strain an already tight salt supply for many agencies.

    Classes were back in session on Tuesday.

    See more wintry photos from Stephen Thomas in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Murder under investigation as man dies from gunshot

      NICHOLS - Investigators have released little information surrounding a fatal shooting on Saturday morning in western Bullitt County.

    According to Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, the agency is currently investigating the death of Donald Hagan, 41, as a homicide.

    At around 10 a.m. on Saturday, there was a call to dispatch about a man who had been shot on Cow Branch Road.

    A female drove the victim to Jerry’s Drive-In Liquors on Dixie Highway at Highway 44 West.

  • Former teacher indicted on rape charges

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former teacher with the Bullitt County Public School System has been indicted.

  • Three indicted for home invasion in Hillview

    HILLVIEW -- Two men have been indicted for the burglary and kidnapping of three individuals in northern Bullitt County.

  • Hunters Hollow officials fear higher sewer rates are looming

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker finally had good news to share with the city commission in regards to sewer issues.

    However, she also discussed potential bad news that awaits in the form of raised rates.

    Parker said the Bullitt County Sanitation District finally had a working agreement with Chris Cogan, representing Bullitt Utilities, to work toward a permanent solution for city residents.

  • Explorers Post gives youngsters taste of life as sheriff's deputy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office looks for future hires, hopefully they won't have to explore further than the county itself.

    The Explorers Program, offered by the Sheriff's Office through the Boy Scouts of America, allows students to participate in an organization designed to offer and promote law enforcement experience.

    Special deputy Dirk "Mac" McCoy serves as Explorers advisor. He said the program was designed to offer participants an opportunity to seriously explore the career field at a higher level.

  • Affordable home insulation tips

     Freezing weather predicted over the next few days is a good reminder to prepare for winter.

    Frozen pipes are the second most common cause of home insurance claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute. Pipes that are either inadequately insulated or exposed to outside temperatures can freeze, rupture, and cause costly damage.

  • Monday morning Courthouse evacuation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Sheriff's units evacuated the Judicial Center area in downtown Shepherdsville Monday morning.

    The surrounding area was evacuated around 10:15 a.m. An all-clear began around 11:30 a.m.

    The Judicial Center has been evacuated three times in the past two years due to bomb threats. The cause of Monday's evacuation has not yet been revealed.

    Continue to check www.pioneernews.net for further updates.