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  • 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.

  • LJ others ready as snow in early future

    LEBANON JUNCTION--Old Man Winter is coming and Lebanon Junction is prepared.

    Public Works Director Chaz Sullivan told the council at a recent meeting that he was able to secure about 21 tons of salt for this winter.

    This year it was pricey though, at $165 a ton compared to the $62 a ton they paid last year. Mayor Butch Sweat said they used funds in the road aid to pay for it.

    “They’re trying to cut out some of these smaller towns,” Sweat said. “We just wanted to get Lebanon Junction some.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 17, 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.

  • LIHEAP subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014.

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  • Traffic switch on I-65 beginning November 16

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a change in the traffic pattern on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Construction work is proceeding north and the work zone will be moved to the section of interstate between mile points 118 and 123.  Lane shifts will be put in place on Sunday evening, November 16.

  • Cincy man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

     A Cincinnati, OH, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to multiple charges including commercial sex trafficking, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky David J. Hale.

  • Kentucky State Parks Remain Open During Winter With Many Events Planned

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks will be open this winter with a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events.

    These events include wildlife viewing weekends for elk, eagles, sandhill cranes, the Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 23-25 at Carter Caves State Resort Park, a Family Adventure Weekend at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Jan. 16-18 and 5K races. There are more than 250 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks.

  • Kentucky Transportation Crews Ready for Winter Weather

     With below average temperatures and a forecast of snow for this weekend, motorists begin thinking about how the weather will affect their travel plans.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance personnel begin thinking about snow and ice removal as early as July.  Planning gets underway during summer months by ordering snow-melting chemicals for the coming winter and scheduling training for staff.

  • CHFS urges pregnancy flu shots

     Pregnancy can increase the risk for complications from influenza (flu), such as pneumonia, making it even more important for expectant mothers to get a flu vaccination.