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  • KentuckyOne Health donation will help save lives in Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - When someone is experiencing a heart attack, emergency medical responders are often the first line of care. 

    Having the latest technology can make the difference between life and death. 

    KentuckyOne Health officials recently presented new technological equipment to Bullitt County EMS, which will help to ensure that patients who may be suffering a heart attack get the care they need more quickly.

  • Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 24, 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.

    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.

     

  • Schaaf to make music as part of Macy’s parade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will have everything you want to see: Floats, balloons, clowns, celebrities, Broadway performances and a marching band with a Bullitt County high school student.

    Bullitt Central senior band and marching band member Sarah Schaaf will perform with 185 high school musicians and 40 dancers in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the parade.

  • Holiday event kicks off season in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- He’s making a list, checking it twice. Gonna to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus will be coming to town very soon.

    Traditionally, each of the major municipalities host holiday events.

    That will again be the case this year, starting with the Hillview Winterfest celebration this Saturday night.

     

    Shepherdsville

    After hosting a Christmas parade to lead into its light up ceremony, Shepherdsville will see a major plan of attack this holiday season.

  • 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.