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  • Smoking ban overturned by Supreme Court

     FRANKFORT - A legal case watched by many throughout the state has been decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

  • Injury can’t stop Whitener from securing crown at county fair

         CLERMONT – Playing through an injury is not normally something associated with beauty pageants.

    However, 15-year-old Joanna Whitener did just that on Monday night in being named Miss Bullitt County Fair on the first night of the annual summer event.

  • City recognizes 40th year of incorporation

    HILLVIEW - In 1974 a small community of friends in Bullitt County's north end incorporated into a small city.

    In 2014 the small city of Hillview has worked its way to becoming one of the county's largest municipalities. The Hillview CIty Council celebrated that growth with a special ceremony during the May business meeting.

    Mayor Jim Eadens addressed former city employees that attended the meeting, including former mayors Richard Terry and Rip Carter, former council members David Conn and Dale Russ, and former police officers Nancy and Donnie Dickson.

  • Board to seek final solution to on-going field trip saga

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Talk to Greg Schultz all day about things like test scores and academic strategies.

  • Over $171,000 generated by local fire departments for Crusade for Children

    LOUISVILLE-- More than $5.6 million was raised for the 61st annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The organization uses funds raised to assist special needs youngsters and programs throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Over $171,000 was raised by five of the local volunteer fire departments.

    The top collector was Zoneton Fire Department which generated $78,917.

    Mount Washington collected $40,566.36 for the Crusade while Shepherdsville added another $35,121.60 to the coffers.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 16, 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.

  • Committee shifts view to now support renovations at Maryville, Mt. Wash.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Any possible conflict between the Bullitt County Public School Board and the local facility planning commission appears to be over.

  • Hillview able to balance 2014-15 budget

    HILLVIEW - Despite future administration pay raises and looming legal action, the Hillview City Council was able to prepare its upcoming fiscal year budget.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of two city budget ordinances, the first being the 2013-14 fiscal year budget amendment ordinance.

    Major changes included an additional $46,000 carryover from the 2012-13 budget, $39,000 in additional revenues and more than $300,00 in total appropriations.

    A balance of $413,000 would be carried over to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

  • Class of 2014

    LOUISVILLE-North Bullitt senior Lucas Humphrey has a big hug for teacher and coach Mike Hall during the commencement exercises at Broadbent Arena. More photos on page A-4 and at www.pioneernews.net.

  • Bullitt County Fair begins tonight

    CLERMONT - The Bullitt County Fair is at 39 and holding, but the event remains as fun as ever.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said another full week of fun and activities will be available for all fair patrons, with a few new events.

    According to Anderson, the motor sports and rides are big draws. A new motor sport event is the Farm Tractor Class during the Truck & Tractor Pull on Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.