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  • Shepherdsville Parades In Holiday Season

     It was a wonderful night for a parade on Friday as units kicked of the Shepherdsville Light Up by proceeding from the park to city hall.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived atop the fire truck and the kids from Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were in the gingerbread house for their ride through town.

    City hall was decorated and will be open throughout the holiday season.

    See the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for more photos from the festivities.

  • Ground broken in Mount Washington for new library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just hours before the city would fill up for its Light Up holiday event, Bullitt County Public Library officials lit up at the site of their future new location.

    Mount Washington and BCPL hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county’s newest library location at 214 N.Bardstown Rd., just across Snapp St. from the current facility.

    BCPL director Joe Schweiss said the current library was still nice but the city was outgrowing it.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 6, 2015

     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.

  • TOWER COMING DOWN

     Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • I-65 lane closures scheduled for December 3-4

     Louisville - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures tonight and tomorrow on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement repairs.

  • AARP Smart Safety Driver class Saturday

     The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  • HOPE for a good Thanksgiving meal

     The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  • Two cities plan to light up holiday season this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two cities will be bringing in the holiday season on Friday evening.

    Mount Washington will continue to have its traditional light up ceremony, while the city of Shepherdsville will make a few changes to its holiday schedule.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    In years past, the city park on First Street has been the focal point of the holiday celebration.

  • Winterfest in Hillview

     There was a little bit of everything at the recent Hillview Winterfest program.

    Of course, Santa made his appearance and talked with all the boys and girls.

    But the overflow crowd at the Hillview Government Center also got a presentation by Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales. He brought his red kangaroo and talked with the crowd.

    There was plenty of food, arts and crafts and displays from emergency services, such as the Zoneton Fire Department.