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  • Woman injured during parade incident

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — An accident involving a tractor and a golf cart brought the Mount Washington Spring Festival parade to a temporary stop on Saturday.

    According to the police report, Shirley Smith, 74, was attempting to park the tractor she drove in the parade in the First Baptist Church parking lot when she lost control of the unit, causing it to jump the curb and make contact with a golf cart that was parked in a small area of grass next to the roadway.

  • 2016 BULLITT COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

      In a close Democratic Primary race for United States President throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Bullitt County was every bit as close.

    Bernie Sanders topped Hillary Clinton in the local voting, collecting 49 percent of the votes to Clinton's 44 percent. At the state level, the race was closer, with Clinton declared the winner by half a percentage point.

  • Fatal accident Tuesday morning on 480 near I-65

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on KY480 at the intersection of Buffalo Run Road.

    At approximately 10:49am on May 17, 2016, a white SUV attempted to cross from the Love’s Truck Stop parking lot to Buffalo Run Road. The SUV was struck by a semi-truck (no trailer) traveling eastbound on KY480.

  • Country Corner Greenhouse part of state’s Roadside Farm program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery of Bullitt County is one of the 88 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Voters to have few choices on ballot Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Presidential election years are normally pretty exciting.

    However, on Tuesday, May 17, the polls will open at 6 a.m. and there will be no Republican presidential race on the ballot.

    That was decided in March.

    There will be only a handful of races on the ballot.

    All Bullitt Countians will have at least one race to vote upon.

    The Democrats will have a Presidential primary and the Republicans will have a U.S. Senate race to vote upon.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE set for this Saturday afternoon

     HEBRON ESTATES - “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”

    Neither Dr. Seuss nor the Bullitt County Relay for Life committee can guarantee good weather, but the committee can guarantee a fun time for cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters.

    The 2016 Relay for Life takes place Saturday, May 21, at the North Bullitt High School track. This year’s theme is based on Dr. Seuss: “Cancer - Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 15, 2016

      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.

  • Forum puts candidates on stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Yes, Bullitt County voters, there will be a primary election on Tuesday, May 17.

    With the absence of city races and no Republican primary for U.S. President on the ballot, there is not a lot of excitement.

    However, several of those candidates who will be on the ballot gathered to answer questions during a forum Thursday.

    Sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, candidates for local office were on stage at the Bullitt Central High auditorium.

  • National Day of Prayer

     The 65th annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A cold, chilly day could not stop over 100 people who gathered to listen to various speakers as they led prayers.

    See more photos by Thomas Barr from the event in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net

  • Community pitches in to get MW pool ready for new season of fun

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— It was a rainy day in April but that didn’t stop over 30 volunteers from spending their Saturday trying to spruce up the Mount Washington Public Pool in preparation for its Memorial Day weekend opening.

    Community member Trisha Moats organized the volunteer day and, according to executive director for the Bullitt County YMCA June Daugherty, worked tirelessly to get donations for the paint, mulch, flowers shrubs, locks and more.